Jon Key - CV + Bio

Jon Key (b. 1990, Seale, Alabama) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2013). He has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2019); Spring Break, New York (2019) and the Rubber Factory, New York (2019). His work has also been featured in group exhibitions at Jeffrey Dietch, New York and The Hole, New York. Key is also co-founder of Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based queer and trans people of color artist collective. He lives and works in Brooklyn.


Born 1990, Seale, Alabama
Lives and works in Brooklyn

Education
2013
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
BFA, Brown University, Providence
2008
Summer Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
2005
Summer Program, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2020
The Armory Show with Steve Turner, New York (Upcoming)
2019
Violet Alabama, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths, Rubber Factory, New York
Home Body, Spring/Break Art Fair, Ross+Kramer Gallery, New York
2018
UNTILL, Spring/Break Art Fair, Codify Art, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Untitled Art Fair with Steve Turner, Miami Beach
Punch, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York
The Key Twins, Studio 301, Brooklyn
Codify Art, The Public Theater, New York
2017
The Anxious Body, Angell Gallery, Toronto
We the People, Thought Matter, 41 Cooper Sq New York
32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
If You Were in My Body, Fierman Gallery, New York
Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel, Baxter St at CCNY, New York
Environmental Projection Agency, Bau Haus, Brooklyn
Standard Standard, Spring / Break Art Fair, New York
Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn
Endless Edition Zine and Art Bienniale, Endless Edition, New York
2016
You Are Here, Bau Haus, Brooklyn
Afropunk Featured Artist, Commodore Park, Brooklyn
Work., Outlet, Brooklyn
Bau Haus Semi-Annual, Bau Haus, Brooklyn, NY2015
2015
Odds and Ends Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Artists Against Police Violence, EMW Bookstore, Boston, MA
About Face, Bau Haus, Brooklyn, NY

Bibliography
Vulture, A Radical New History of Queer Modernism, Jerry Saltz
Brooklyn Rail, Jon Key’s Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths reviewed.
Artsy, Jon Key in “7 Artists Who Stole the Show at Spring/Break.”
Artnet News, Jon Key’s Spring/Break installation highlighted.
ARTnews, Jon Key’s Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths featured.
AFROPUNK , Jon Key’s Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths reviewed
Galerie, Jon Key’s Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths highlighted
Bedford & Bowery – February 2019, Jon Key’s Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths
New York Times, Four Knockout Group Shows to See Now, Roberta Smith
The Design of Dissent, Featured Work, Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic
Dissection, Podcast interview, Featured Artist/ Designer
Revision Path, Podcast interview, Featured Artist/ Designer
The Tenth Magazine, Featured Artwork
Wade in the Water. Meredith, Maya. Featured Artist
ADC Global, We Are Bullet Proof, Featured Artist + Designers

Untitled Miami Beach

Sarah Ball, Lydia Blakeley, Jon Key, Gabby Rosenberg, David Shrobe, Brittany Tucker

December 3–8, 2019