Curriculum vitae

Jonathan Thunder • Visual Artist • Thunderfineart.com • jonthunder@mac.com               pg.1

EDUCATION                                                                                                                         

2005 Bachelors in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Minneapolis, MN

1999 – 2000 Institute of American Indian Arts – Studio Arts Program, Santa Fe, NM

SOLO EXHIBITIONS         

2022

Maamawi, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

Inaabaandem: He Dreams in a Certain Way, Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN

2021

My Grandma and Your Grandma; 6 panel mural installation, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

Manifest’o, Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport courtesy of MSP Airport Foundation, Location: B Concourse Tunnel Sept. 2021 – Sept. 2023

2019

Suspension of Disbelief, (painting exhibit and film retrospective) Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI

2018

Manifest’o, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

New Heroes from the Old World, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Suspension of Disbelief, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2017

Peripheral Vignettes, (painting exhibit and film retrospective) Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2016

The Politics of Dreams: Defying Dilettantism, (painting exhibit and film retrospective) Edge Center for the Arts, Bigfork, MN

Underwater Dreaming Bunnies, Zeitgeist Center for the Arts, Duluth, MN

GRANTS AND AWARDS                                                                                                     

2022

McKnight Foundation Fellowship Award for Visual Arts

Jim Denomie Memorial Scholarship

2021

1st Place Prize, Juried exhibit, 63d Arrowhead Regional Biennial at Duluth Art Institute

2020

The Pollock-Krasner-Foundation Grant 2020 – 2021

2019

Tiwahe Foundation Leadership Grant, Minneapolis, MN

2018

Tweed Museum of Art Commission for installation work Manifest’o

GRANTS AND AWARDS  (cont.)                                                                                       pg.2

2017

Community and Cultural Partnership Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, Duluth, MN

Best of Class (Music Video Category), Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Class X Moving Images, Santa Fe, NM

2016

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Continuing Education Grant, Crazy Horse, SD

Best of Class (Animation), Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Class X Moving Images, Santa Fe, NM

2015

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Quickstart Grant, Duluth, MN

Best of Class (Animation), Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Class X Moving Images, Santa Fe, NM

Best of Class (Experimental film), Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM Class X Moving Images, Santa Fe, NM

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2021 Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, Duluth, MN

2020 – 2021 Hennepin Theatre Trust “We Are Still Here”

2018 College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

2017 All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Master Artist Studio and Residency, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2015 Wakaja Gallery Artist in Residence, Santa Fe, NM

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014 Sacred Serenity Gallery Artist in Residence, Santa Fe, NM

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS        

2021

63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial Exhibit, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2020

Art of the People, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2019

Hearts of our People, Native Women Artists, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (collaborator)

Transference, Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

Beyond Borders | Indigenous Invitational, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Long Night of the Floating Shell, 2 artist exhibit, Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, Duluth, MN

Manifest’o at Northern Spark 2019, Multi-artist public art installation, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2017

Savage Thunder, (2 artist exhibit), All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, MoCNA North Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2016

Earth Rise, Washington Gallery, Duluth, MN

Singing Our History, Katherine E. Nash Gallery at     the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2015

Abstractscapes, Washington Gallery, Duluth, MN

Into the Peripheral, Trepanier Hall in Duluth, MN

Wakaja Gallery Opening Exhibit, Wakaja Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014

Sacred Serenity Group Exhibit 2014, Sacred Serenity Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Washington Gallery Annual Holidays Show, Washington Gallery, Duluth, MN

2013

Artifact Traffic, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2010

This is Displacement: Group traveling show, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2008

Mndn150 Beyond Statehood, Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

9th Annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit University of Wisconsin-Superior, Kruk Gallery, Superior, Wisconsin

Art-A-Whirl, Northup King Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007

Time of Five Moons (Summer), Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

8th Annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Kruk Gallery, Superior, Wisconsin

2006

Invisible Spirit, (2 artist exhibit), Augsburg College, Gage Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Land Speaks, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

7h Annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit, Kruk Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Superior, Wisconsin

Bald Eagle Days, Art fair, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, Illinois

2005

Winter Count, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

No Limits, The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004

Waasa Inaabidaa (We Look In All Directions), The Minneapolis Foundation, IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Legends of Stone and Form, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2003

Elders Wisdom, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

No Limits, Art Institute International Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota

2002

Art History Exhibit, Art Institute International Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota

Digital Warriors Exhibit, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juried Student Exhibition, Art Institute International Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Healing Through Art Exhibit, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

In The Circle Exhibit, Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Art-A-Whirl Art Festival, Northrup King, Northeast Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2000

Student Exhibition, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999

Juried Student Winter Exhibit, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Student Summer Exhibit, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • American Masters: In The Making “Good Mythology”
  • Brenda Child, Gordan Jourdain, Minnesota Historical Society “Bow Wow Pow Wow” Illustrator
  • Erica Rivera, City Pages, August 24th 2017
  • Mason Riddle, Peripheral Vignettes, Catalog from Duluth Art Institute Solo Exhibit 2017
  • Ann Markusen, Herald Review, Grand Rapids, MN 2017
  • Michael LeGarde, Native Report, March 30th, 2017
  • Lisa Kaczke, Duluth News Tribune article: Dark Humor On Canvas, May 2016
  • Brian Barber, Perfect Duluth Day, Selective Focus, May 13th 2016
  • Michael LeGarde, Native Report, April 8th 2016
  • Ed Newman, Ennyman’s Territory, April 8th, 2016
  • Jason Morgan Edwards, Indian Country Today, August 2015
  • Moving Poems, June 4, 2015
  • Naadamaading, Illustrator for 5 short stories
  • Mary Abbe, Star Tribune, December 26th 2008

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES

Mural designer and lead artist in collaboration with College of St. Scholastica community mural projects 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), The New Museum for Archaic Media: An Evening of Poem Films, with fellow artists Heid Erdrich, Andrea Carlson and Elizabeth Day, 2017

Mural designer for Denfeld High School and Duluth American Indian Education Program, Duluth, MN, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2016

Painting workshop with youth at Lincoln Park Family and Children’s Collaborative, 2015 through 2016

Workshop at South Ridge High School April 2016: Focus on design of animation

Pg.7

Mural project for Lincoln Park Family and Children’s Collaborative in Duluth, MN, Fall 2015

Painting project with 24th Street Urban Farm Coalition for the Mashkiikii Gitigan Medicine Garden. 2012

Returning guest artist lectures at Augsburg College, 2003, 2004, 2005

Workshop at Golden Eagles Mentorship Program in Minneapolis 2003

Mural workshop/classes at American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, 2003