Jon Isherwood, a faculty member in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a sculptor who has pioneered high-tech CNC technologies, led international projects, and designed opportunities to investigate the sites where the intellectual and physical become visually entangled.
Isherwood’s work has been widely exhibited in public museums and private galleries in US, Canada, Europe and China. He is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation award and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of New York at Plattsburgh. His sculpture has recently been exhibited at Villa Strozzi, Florence, Italy, The National Archaeological museum, Florence Italy, Ping Yao II, China; The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Boston Mass and in Belgrave Square, London, UK.
He has had over 25 solo exhibitions, including Reeves Contemporary in NYC, John Davis Gallery in NYC; The C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore; Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Hamilton, OH. He has been featured in many group exhibitions, including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy; The McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX; The Derby City Museum, Derby, UK; and Kunsthalle, Manheim, Germany. His work can be found in more than 25 public collections.
Isherwood has completed over 30 commissions in the private and public sector including a recent commission for New Jersey Public Art, Capital One Investments, USA, the US State Department Art in Embassies Program for the New Embassy in Oslo Norway, The Peninsula Hotel, Beijing China, Public Art San Antonio, Fidelity Investment UK, BCA, St Paul MN and The Woodner Memorial Sculpture at the Evening Star building Washington DC. Isherwood’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, The Washington Post, The New York Sun, Sculpture Magazine, Partisan Reviews, The Philadelphia Enquirer, London Times and in The Guardian, UK. He has made personal appearances on shows featuring his work, including WAMC Public Radio and The Culture Show, BBC Television, UK. He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S, Europe and China.
Isherwood is the President of The Digital Stone Project. Leeds College of Art; BA, Canterbury College of Art; MFA, Syracuse University. He has taught at Bennington since 2000 and is currently a faculty member in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action.