Jonathan Treviño is a Visual Artist, Interiors Stylist, and Creative Consultant working between NYC and San Antonio, TX. He received a BFA with Honors in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology and working as an assistant to Fashion Photographers Daniel Jackson and Arno Frugier for clients such as Vogue China, DAZED Magazine, Sephora, and CLASH, later producing special projects for JUXTAPOZ Magazine, SCOPE Gallery, Art Basel Miami, Highsnobiety, VICTORY Journal, and Nike NYC.

Treviño's artwork focuses on the spiritual construction of American identity, the absurdity of the quest for self-perfection, and the ravages of American cultural desire at large as they arise out of the struggle between matter and meaning throughout the history of Western philosophy, religion, and law over time; evidenced by luxury vernacular and material notions of The New in art, media, and technology. As a Native American-Latinx artist, Treviño introduces American art praxis as a dual process of metaphor and mestizaje, using contemporary iconography and art history to investigate the generational effects of christian law on the family relationships of "the two races;" particularly within the souls of parents, their children, and queer members of American society.


Through visions ranging from video installation and performance photography, to sculptural pastiche incorporating textile, cosmetic, and botanical materials, Treviño's works function as poignant meditations on the numinous reveries and longings of proletariat city life, paralleled by celebrations of Earth matter in the context of mestizo experience; a precarious context in which neither “pure" race nor “pure" culture exists to create a uniquely American phenomenon within art history. The work,then, becomes fully intelligible when in dialogue with the history of America.


His award winning art-house short film, BLUE SWEEP has screened regionally and internationally, premiering at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2018 San Antonio Film Festival, shortly after receiving the Texas Vision Award at the South Texas Underground Film Festival,  Alamo Drafthouse, Corpus Christi, selected for the Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico, as well as screening across thirty cities in Romania as part of the SHORT to the Point Film Festival before being selected to screen at Hemisfair, San Antonio for Luminaria 2019.



jonathan@jonathantrevino.com



EDUCATION


2013 BFA (Hons) Photography
Parsons, The New School for Design, NYC


EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS


2020 Law in Identity: Reality and Imagination
Centro Cultural Aztlan, El Gran Mes De Los Artistas


2020 Entre Paredes Propias: Anathema
Clamp Light Gallery, San Antonio


2020 Destroy White Supremacy Show
Black Dot Studio, San Antonio


2019 The Intersection of Art, Film, and Technology | Guest Speaker
Schultze House, San Antonio


2019 Blue Sweep, Luminaria
Hemisfair, San Antonio


2019 Marches That Move Us, The Writing on The Wall
Blue Star Arts Complex, Planned Parenthood South Texas


2019 SHORT to the Point Film Festival, Blue Sweep
Romania, 30+ cities


2019 South Texas Underground Film Festival, Blue Sweep (Texas Vision Award)
Drafthouse, Corpus Christi


2019 Tenth Edition of Oaxaca FilmFest, New Industry Selection, Blue Sweep
Oaxaca, Mexico


2018 SAFILM Festival, Blue Sweep
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio


2018 Quis Ut Deus
Guenther Hotel, San Antonio


2015 Absolute Resolution, FotoSeptiembre USA
Digital ProLab, San Antonio


2013 SILICA, BFA Thesis Exhibition
MILK Gallery, New York


2012 Third Law of Love, Contemporary Interpretations of Love in the Museum
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2018 Living in the Glass Age, Edgar Wind Society of the History of Art - The Oculus Journal, Oxford Journal
“Oxford University’s only Magazine for Art and Art History”