Milwaukee, WI, United States
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WIMarquette University
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)Milwaukee Art Museum: Photography Council
Jon Horvath is an artist and educator residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His creative process embraces the eclectic, commonly adapting systems-based strategies and sits at the intersection of new media, photography, and a performance act. Inspired by artists who perform chance processes, Horvath routinely incorporates concepts of mapping, travel, surveillance, and ritualistic behavior, through a personal lens and often with a subtly humorous tone.
Horvath received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. His work has been exhibited nationally in galleries including: The Print Center (Philadelphia), Macy Gallery at Columbia University (New York), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland), and The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. His work is currently held in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Haggerty Museum of Art, and is included in the Midwest Photographers Project at MoCP . Horvath was a finalist for the The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's 2009 and 2010 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellowship. In 2011, he was named a US Flash Forward winner by The Magenta Foundation. Horvath currently teaches at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Wide Eyed is intended to be a breathing body of images; a space to bounce and veer and double back while maintaining the sensation of being in a place of familiarity without specificity.