Jonathan Callan


Born in Manchester, England in 1961. Lives and works in London.


BA, Goldsmiths College of Art
H.D.F.A, Slade School of Fine Arts in Sculpture


Selected One-Person Exhibitions


Words Will Fold, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany

Bind, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Set, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Koln, Germany

New Work, Hopstreet, Brussels, Belgium

Blancpian Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Faith, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Making subjects and verbs agree, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin

I Can’t Tell You Why, Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium

Access Denied, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany

The Library of Past Choices, Grusenmeyer Gallery, Deurle, Belgium

New Works, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany

Jonathan Callan: New Work, The Apartment, Athens, Greece
Trace, Zinger Gallery Tillburg, Netherlands, curated by Steven Van Grinsven
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Empires and Other Worlds, Houldsworth Gallery, London, England

BearSpace, London, England
Surface, (with Reinhard Doubrawa), Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

Interference: Jonathan Callan, The New Art Gallery Walsall, England. Travels to: Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, England, April 5 – May 31, 2003

Zwemmer Art, London, England
Grant Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
Hales Gallery, London

L’Oeil de Poisson, Montreal
Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Hales Gallery, London

Entwistle Gallery, London
Winchester Gallery, culmination of residency at Winchester School of Art

Hales Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Suspended LineJosée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY


Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Parti Pris, 1989-2014, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
A Book between two stools, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium


The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Drawing Up, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY


Met anderen Ogen, Teylers Museum, Harrlem, Netherlands
Passing Time, Wesleyan University Museum, Boston, MA
Walking the Line IV, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
With Other Eyes, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

Espaces de Destin, le 19 CRAC, Montbéliard, France
Walking the Line III, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburg, SCO
Summer Group Show, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK

Speaking Volumes, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Summer in the city, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eraserhead, Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany
Monochrom, Galerie Linder, Geneva, CH
The thought of stuff, Royal Society of British Sculpture, London, UK

Jonathan Callan, Jason Tomme, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (Two-person exhibition), New York, NY
On Paper, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Opportunities, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

Bookish, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Pop Art: Now and Then, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Ghost Trade And The Spectre Of Change, Deptford X, APT Gallery, London
Fantastic, Found and Fake, Potteries Museum, UK
Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, curated by Clare Norwood
London Calling, Grusenmeyer Gallery, Belgium
Digital Romance, VILKA, Thessaloniki, Greece
And Now, Greek State Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
Papier & Raum, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
Interiors, Grusenmeyer Gallery, Belgium
Walking the Line, Kudlek Van Der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany

The New Lexicon, The Apartment, Greece
Displaced, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Microwave 5, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Rummage: Sculptors’ Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK
Drawings and Papers, Grusenmeyer Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
Overcraft, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Play, The Cello Factory, London, curated by Bearspace

Crossing the Borders, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessoloniki, Greece
Draw, Paper, Scissors, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Portraits, Marc Selwyn, Los Angeles, CA
Anniversary Show, The Apartment, Athens, Greece
Jonathan Callan, Rodney Graham, Matthew Higgs, Imi Knoebel, Hirsch Perlman, Andrzej Zielinski, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
The Constant Possibility of Erasure, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY, curated by Donna Harkavy and Gracie Mansion
The West Collection, SEI Investments, London, UK
Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artist’ Books, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Black and White, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Book, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
From the Island of Misfit Toys, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Claremont, CA
Sculpture / Object, Featuring Anya Gallaccio, Gavin Turk, Nina Saunders, Richard Wentworth and Hadrian
Piggott, Potteries Museum, Stoke, UK

In a Certain Place, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Uncharted Territory: Subjective Mapping by Artists and Cartographers, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
The Apartment, Athens, Greece
Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Paperworks, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Papier Kunst 5, Neuer Kunstverein, Germany
Paper Art Remixed 9, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
Romance [a novel], Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon

BearSpace, London, England
Pistilos y Petaloi, Girona, Spain
Heimweg, Traveling Exhibition

Chaotic Order, Houldsworth, London, England
Perforations, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
The Book Show, The Nunnery, London

AOP 2002: The 37th Art on Paper Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina of Greensboro, NC
The Map is Not the Territory, England and Co., London, England
Complexity: Art and Complex Systems, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. Travels to: Federal Reserve, Washington, DC, 2003

The Silk Purse Procedure, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
PERFIDY: Surviving Modernism, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England

From a Distance: Approaching Landscape, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

Nature/Culture, Gimpel Fils, London
Hales Gallery at Old England, Paris
Drawings, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York.
Manufacturers, The Paper Bag Factory, Deptford, London

London Now, Saks Fifth Avenue Project Art, New York, NY
Project 8, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.
Drawing Center, New York, NY
Lombard Freid Fine Art, New York, NY
British Invasion, SAKS, New York, NY
De Praktijk, Amsterdam
Not Nothing Nowhere, London
ART98, with Hales Gallery, Business Design Centre, London

The Mag Collection, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull
20th Century British Art Fair with Hales Gallery, Royal College, London
Young British Artists at Marlene Eleini
Parasite, Toison D’Or, Brussels

To Whom It May Concern, Anna Bornholt, London

Tight, The Tannery, London Bridge

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Barclays Young Artist of the Year, Serpentine Gallery, London

Into the Nineties, The Mall Galleries, London


Henry Moore Fellow in Sculpture, Winchester School of Art

Boise Scholarship

Selected Biblography

"Burning Books", Sleek Magazine, No. 18, p. 86.
Hijack Reality, Exhibition Catalogue, Deptford X Cover of “Mr. Motley,” Issue 19.
"8038 Titles", Monograph, by Kudlek Van Der Grinten.
Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography In Contemporary Art, by Clara Norwood Contemporary Arts Center, Cinninnati, OH.
"Atlas Sung: CAC’s Uncoordinated and American Idyll dissect globalization and popular culture in new ways", by Laura James, CityBeat, June 18 2007.
"Boys Craft", by Tami Katz-Freiman, Exhibition Essay, Craftsmen in The Factory of Images, Athens Contemporary Art Review, Issue 10, Feb.
Play, Exhibition Catalogue. Essay. Julia Alvarez.

"Remembering Books", by Geof Huth, dbqp: Visualizing Poetics, Dec. 30.
"New Art On View: Celebrating the Success of the Contemporary Art Society’s Special Collection Scheme", London: Scala and the Contemporary Art Society.
"Book at Hosfelt Gallery", by Glen Helfland, Art on Paper, March/April.
"Messages and Communications: The Mattress Factory", by Cynthia Camlin, Art Papers, March/April.
"What This Group Can Do With Paper", by Leah Ollman, LA Times, June 2.
"Jonathan Callan [Interview]", The Athens Contemporary Art Review, February.
"From the Island of Misfit Toys [Review]", Juxtapoz, May.

"Stadt Revue", by Cordula Walter, Koln Magazine, March.

"Jonathan Callan: Interference", ArtPreview, Dec/Jan.

"Artist Toys With His Exhibition", Walsall Express & Star, Dec. 6.

"Top Shows of 2000", Paper, January.

Valdez, Sarah. Art in America, March.
Duehr, Gary. Art On Paper, November/December, pp.90-1.
Clifford, Katie. ARTnews, November, p.210.
"Voice Choices/Best of NYC", The Village Voice, October 3.
"Talent", New York Magazine, September 18.
"Hitting Paydirt: A World of Wonders At The ICA", by Christopher Millis, The Boston Phoenix, August 25, p.11.
"Illustrating The Loss of Landscape", by Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, August 4, p.D1.
"Landscapes Keep Distance From Nature At ICA Exhibit", by Mary Sherman, Boston Herald, July 23.
"View From Above", by Paul Parcellin,, July.
"Review Soundings", Artists Newsletter Magazine, March.
"Love Affairs of Some Famous Men", by Piers Masterson, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 28.
"Love Affairs of Some Famous Men", by Helen Sumpter, The Big Issue 07, February 13.
"Love Affairs of Some Famous Men", by Duncan McLaren, The Independent on Sunday, February 6.
"Love Affairs of Some Famous Men", by Sacha Craddock, Magazine, February 1.
"Love Affairs of Some Famous Men", by Regina von Planta, Kunst-Bulletin, January/February.

"Drawings: Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery", by Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Friday, August 13.
"Works on Paper", by Dorcus Taylor, Leeds’ Sculpture Collections, Henry Moore Institute.
Scientific American, May.
Nature, by Adrian Webster, January.

"Nature", Essay by Martin Kemp, December.
Catalogue Parasite, Denis Gielen.

Lillington David, Time Out, July.
Tight, H. Reitmar. Art Monthly, No. 81.

Bonaventura, Paul. Jonathan Callan, Exhibition Catalogue, March.

Kent, Sarah. Time Out, July.

Curatorial Projects

I Can’t Think of Anything, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany

Public and Corporate Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The British Museum, London, UK
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
South London Art Gallery, London, UK
Whitworth Gallery, London, UK
The British Council, London, UK
The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York, NY
The High Museum, Atlanta, GA
The West Collection, PA
The Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH