Jonathan Baxter

Artist and …

Once upon a painter

This page is currently being updated. Please return in August 2020.

Prior to my MFA (or Multiple Free Association) in 2008-9, I was, for the most part, a painter. I also assembled objects and made drawings.

My decision to study an MFA was a decision to step into the artworld. Consequently I brought together different strands of my life and made a cat’s cradle out of the terms artist, curator and peer-educator. The result: less painting, more socially engaged artwork.

But paintings still speak to me. Here are some of the things they said.

Bye Bye Melanie Klein - Jonathan Baxter - 2006-7

Jonathan Baxter - Untitled - 2006