Jon Keith Swindell

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Baldwin City, KS  



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University of Kansas Visual Art Department


Jon has worked in the discipline of sculpture since 1974 with an emphasis on museum-based exhibitions. He has been the recipient of an NEA-Mid-America Arts Alliance regional award in sculpture and the inaugural Kansas Arts Commission meritorious fellowship in sculpture. Jonís work has been exhibited internationally in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico and Canada, as well as in 44 of the contiguous USA states and in Alaska and Hawaii. His work is represented in over 75 public and private collections including the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Mulvane Museum, and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Art. Jon is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Kansas in the School of the Arts, as a senior faculty member in sculpture and life drawing. Jon joined the KU faculty in 1986, where he holds the prestigious distinction within the university as a Kemper Teaching Fellow. He taught previously at Washington State University, the University of Nebraska, and the Columbus College of Art & Design. Jon earned an MFA degree from the University of Nebraska with distinction as a Vreeland Award recipient and a BFA degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works in his home and studio in Vinland, Kansas. Jon recently completed his 46th year in the classroom and plans to fully retire in December of 2018.