Brookhart Jonquil

Born 1984, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Brookhart Jonquil
Brookhart Jonquil, Endless Light in an Endless Night (installation view), 2018
Brookhart Jonquil, Endless Light in an Endless Night (installation view), 2018, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

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

Selected Works

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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.



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.


Born 1984, Santa Cruz, California


2020  Balance Never Hurt Anybody, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach

2019  Saturn Rings the Sunrise Bells, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL 

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

Atlantis, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota 

2016 PULSE New York, Emerson Dorsch, New York, NY

2015 Art Wynwood, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2013 YYYYYY, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL 

           In a Perfect World, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL 

2012 Inverted Night, De la Cruz Collection Project Room, Miami, FL 

          Volume, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA 

2011  PULSE Miami, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

           Never Odd or Even, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL 

           Physical Spectrum, Los Caminos, St. Louis, MO

2009 Still Breathing, Gallery X, Chicago, IL

2006, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ


2022 Multiplication Portal, Aspen Ideas, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Miami   

Beach, FL

2021 No Vacancy, City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs, Miami Beach, FL

Pleasure Town, Good to, Miami Beach, FL

2020 A Subtropical Affair, Good to, Miami, FL

20/20, Hunt Gallery at Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2019    Deering Estate Spring Contemporary, Deering Estate, Miami, FL 

We Buy Gold, Good to know,fyi, Miami, FL

Untitled Art Fair, AIRE Nest Gallery, Miami, FL

Behind the Seen, NARS Foundation, New York

Fragile, AIRE Nest Gallery Everglades National Park, FL

Tension and Suspension, Deering Estate, Miami, FL

RCS 51-75, The Annex, Miami, FL

  2018 Utopian Visions, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

Bodega Y Mas, Good to and Real Estate Fina Art (Brooklyn), Miami, FL

Join the Dots/Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste

Aesthetics and Values, Frost Museum, Miami, FL 

2017 Sunrise, Sunset, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL 

           Artissima, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Turin, Italy 

           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, Italy

           Lost Spaces and Stories, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL 

           Aesthetics and Values, Frost Museum, Miami, FL 

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, FL

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, FL 

The Silent Treatment, Art Live Fair, Miami, FL

Size Scale Repetition, General Practice, Miami, FL

Collage Pottage, Swampspace, Miami, FL

Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen, New York

The Air Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Let’s Begin with a Line, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

Arte No Es Fácil, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

SoBay, Deering Estate, Miami, FL 

2011 Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds, Cannonball, Miami, FL

ROY G BIV, Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, NY

Displacement, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010 Bubble Raft, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

7.06052010, MVSEVM, Chicago, IL

Alphabetization, Noble and Superior Projects, Chicago, IL

Transformations and Reflections, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery,

Chicago, IL

Usefulness, Boomerang Project Space, Chicago

Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

2009  LiveBox Lab, Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL

Sugar, Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL

Third Arm, SUGS at Art Chicago, IL

2008 ECHO, Chicago

Dollar Store, Kunsthalle Chicago, Chicago, FL 

2007 The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, ApexArts, New York

Salon de Refusés, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson

PerformIt, Plugged Video Collective, Tucson, AZ 

Web Biennial 2007, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul

Human Presence, Gallery Centella, Tucson, AZ

Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

2006  BFA Exhibition, Union Gallery, Tucson,AZ

Sculpture, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Heart Rock, Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Marin Varbanov International Art Festival, Oriahovo City Gallery of Art, Bulgaria

Facts and Figures, ShaneHouse Gallery, Tucson, AZ


  2019 New Women’s Space Program – with performance artist Tusia Dabrowska,

Celestial Futures at Soft Surplus, Brooklyn, NY    

2017 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, MX

            Orpheus and Eurydice – with Director Yara Travieso and architect Chat Travieso.

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


  Miami-Dade Art in Public Places

Floodlight Foundation, New Delhi, India 

Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay

Fountainhead Collection, Miami, FL 

University of Arizona Museum of Art

Miami Dade College

Oriahovo City Gallery of Art, Bulgaria


  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


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


  2019 NARS, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Floodlight Foundation, Delhi, India

2016 Artists in Residence in the Everglades, Everglades National Park, FL

         RAMP, Performance Space 122, Manhattan (La Medea collaboration), NY

2014  BRIClab, Brooklyn (La Medea collaboration), NY

          ACRE, Steuben, WI / Chicago, IL

2012  Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

2011 Cannonball, Miami, FL

2006 Marin Varbanov International Art Festival, Oriahovo, Bulgaria


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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