Represented Artist

Brookhart Jonquil

Born 1984, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Brookhart Jonquil

Brookhart Jonquil's work is informed by how our brains are wired to understand the world around us.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Brookhart Jonquil

Brookhart Jonquil uses concrete materiality to engage aspects of the world that lie beyond our ability to directly perceive. Often reflecting or doubling, his compositions of common construction materials and fluorescent lights occupy a perceptual world beyond the physical. By emphasizing the movement of light, gravity, and lines of force in dynamic equilibrium, these sculptures make tangible the natural laws and immaterial interactions that shape the subtle foundation of our experience. Through wide ranging research that includes physics, ecology, architecture, and mathematics, his work reveals the underlying principles that create harmony and stability in a dynamic system, whether it be a society, an ecosystem, or an individual mind. These scientific modes of thinking take on poetic life as they turn toward the impossible task of Utopian perfection, and the questions of lived experience, agency, and interdependency. 

 

Brookhart Jonquil’s projects have been commissioned by the Bass Museum of Art, the De la Cruz Collection, MoCA Tucson, Vizcaya Museum, and the Cornell Art Museum.

 

Biography

Brookhart Jonquil was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1984 and lives and works in Miami, Florida. Jonquil received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, as well as a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona in 2007. His work is represented by Emerson Dorsch in Miami and Piero Atchugarry Gallery in Europe and South America.

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SELECT SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Celestial Future X, Soft Surplus, Brooklyn, NY

2018
Endless Light In An Endless Night, Emerson Dorsch, Miami

2016
PULSE New York, Emerson Dorsch, Miami

2015
Art Wynwood, Emerson Dorsch, Miami

2013
YYYYYY, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
In a Perfect World, Emerson Dorsch, Miami

2012
Inverted Night, De la Cruz Collection Project Room, Miami
Volume, 323 Projects, Los Angeles

2011
PULSE Miami, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Never Odd or Even, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Physical Spectrum, Los Caminos, St. Louis

2009
Still Breathing, Gallery X, Chicago

2006
space.ing, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson

SELECT GROUP AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018
Aesthetics and Values, Frost Museum, Miami

2017
Sunrise, Sunset, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Artissima, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Turin
EAB Fair, Bleu Acier, New York
Looking Glass, Cornell Art Museum, Boca Raton
Wunderoom, Floodlight Foundation, Art India, New Delhi

2016
Three Kinds of Light, E3 Arte Contemporanea, Brescia
Lost Spaces and Stories, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
Aesthetics and Values, Frost Museum, Miami

2015
Illuminations, Miami Biennale, Miami
100º in the Shade, Swampspace, Miami
ArtSlant Special Project, Aqua Art Miami
Artissima, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Turin
The Frontier, Sometimes Art Space, Havana
Love and Choice, Rosazzo Abbey, Manzano
Art Verona, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Verona
Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
New Art, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
7th Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Florida
Spaces of the Soul, Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay
Ideal Perfection, LVL3, Chicago
Coworker, Swampspace, Miami
John Riepenhoff Experience, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas
Locally Grown, American University Museum, Washington DC
Alternative Contemporaneity: TAZ, MoCA North Miami
Vienna for Art’s Sake, Winterpalais of the Belvedere, Vienna

2014
Vizcaya-fy or Bust, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
More Than One and Less Than Two, Gordilloscudder, Brooklyn
The New Romantics, Eyebeam, New York
The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando
All Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Miami Performance International Festival, Edge Zones, Miami

2013
Better Than Universe, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, South Korea
It’s About Time, Miami International Airport Gallery, Miami
Back of Beyond, Deering Estate, Miami
DWNTWN Art Days, Miami
Back by Popular Demand, The Collabo Show, Miami
Turn On, Kunsthalle Beacon, Beacon NY
Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York
Sharper Image II, artSTRAND, Provincetown MA
Tibetans Have a Word for That, Jaqueline Falcone, Miami

2012
PULSE Miami, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
The Silent Treatment, Art Live Fair, Miami
Size Scale Repetition, General Practice, Miami
Collage Pottage, Swampspace, Miami
Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen, New York
The Air Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson
Let’s Begin with a Line, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Arte No Es Fácil, Links Hall, Chicago
SoBay, Deering Estate, Miami

2011
Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds, Cannonball, Miami
ROY G BIV, Waterhouse and Dodd, New York
Displacement, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago

2010
Bubble Raft, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
7.06052010, MVSEVM, Chicago
Alphabetization, Noble and Superior Projects, Chicago
Transformations and Reflections, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago
Usefulness, Boomerang Project Space, Chicago
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

2009
LiveBox Lab, Around the Coyote, Chicago
Sugar, Around the Coyote, Chicago
Third Arm, SUGS at Art Chicago

2008
ECHO, Chicago
Dollar Store, Kunsthalle Chicago, Chicago

2007
The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, ApexArts, New York
Salon de Refusés, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson
PerformIt, Plugged Video Collective, Tucson
Web Biennial 2007, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
Human Presence, Gallery Centella, Tucson
Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens

2006
BFA Exhibition, Union Gallery, Tucson
Sculpture, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson
Heart Rock, Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson
Marin Varbanov International Art Festival, Oriahovo City Gallery of Art, Bulgaria
Facts and Figures, ShaneHouse Gallery, Tucson

SET DESIGN AND COLLABORATIONS

La Medea – with Director Yara Travieso

2016
Premier – COIL Festival, BRIC, Brooklyn
Performance Space 122, RAMP Residency, Manhattan

2015
BRIC, BRICLab Residency, Brooklyn
Knots – in Collaboration with Liz Ferrer

2014
Index, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2013
Extra, Academia de San Carlos, Mexico City
Orpheus and Eurydice – with Director Yara Travieso and architect Chat Travieso.

2012
Presented by YoungArts and Emerson Dorsch Gallery at Art Live, Miami

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Floodlight Foundation, New Delhi
Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay
Fountainhead Collection, Miami
University of Arizona Museum of Art
Miami Dade College
Oriahovo City Gallery of Art, Bulgaria

AWARDS

2015
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship
Tigertail Artist Access Grant

2013
1st place Artist Project Award – Bass Museum of Art / Locust Projects

2010
James Nelson Raymond Fellowship (Art Institute of Chicago Graduate
Fellowship)
2007-10
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant

2007
Tucson Pima Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

2006
University of Arizona School of Art Creative Achievement Award
Dean’s Fund for Excellence Grant

2007
Samuel Kingan Scholarship for Art

2002-06
Dorrance Merit Scholarship
UA Achievement Scholarship
UA Spirit of Discovery Scholarship

2006-07
UA University Grant

RESIDENCIES

2019
NARS Foundation International Residency, New York, NY

2017
Floodlight Foundation, Delhi, India

2016
Artists in Residence in the Everglades, Everglades National Park
RAMP, Performance Space 122, Manhattan (La Medea collaboration)

2014
BRIClab, Brooklyn (La Medea collaboration)
ACRE, Steuben, WI / Chicago

2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

2011 Cannonball, Miami

2006
Marin Varbanov International Art Festival, Oriahovo, Bulgaria

EDUCATION

2010
MFA- School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007
BFA- University of Arizona
BA in Art History- University of Arizona

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