Jonathan Molvik finds inspiration for his paintings in natural forms woven through urban development. His layered paintings depict the interactions between positive and negative, as well as natural and constructed, spaces by looking through, beyond and around forms. Influenced by his study of batik in Indonesia, masking and printmaking methods create layers within his work. He received his B.A. in Studio Art from UCLA, studying under John Baldessari, Roger Herman and Tim Ebner, and his MFA in Visual Arts from UCSD studying under Ernest Silva. Jonathan has been teaching art and graphic design as an adjunct professor at Huntington University, Ivy Tech, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Taylor University and University Saint Francis. Jonathan Molvik lives and works in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Jonathan has been working as a fine artist and graphic designer for over twenty years. My most recent exhibition featured three of my paintings and I was an invited speaker at the Art of Hope exhibition at Purdue University Fort Wayne. His artwork is featured in the 2020 and 2022 Irvine Valley College's Literary Journal, The Ear. He has been an exhibiting artist with the juried Laguna Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
His yearbook cover designs have won many awards from being featured in Jostens Look Book, as well as winning honors from National Scholastic Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association. He has designed an animated teaser for Tim Burton’s web site. He recently was publication designer for Dave Friedman’s “Through My Eyes,” a book covering California automobile races from 1958-1965.
Jonathan Molvik is represented by:
Laguna Art Gallery, website: lagunaart.com