Gallery Talk, courtesy of the Griffin Museum
It could have been anything, but my 1974 Minolta XE-1 was most accessible to me in 1998.  My stepfather lent me his 35mm camera at a time in my life when I most needed something creative to do.  Several digital and film camera's later, I now shoot with a Nikon D610.  I took my first photography class while living in the Berkshires, MA in the fall of 1998.  This was my first look at f-stops, shutter speeds and Polaroid transfers.  It was my first formal endeavor to see my environment through the lens of a camera.  I recall taking pictures of hay bales, pumpkins and trees, lots of trees.

Once I moved to Boston I continued my photographic education by taking a darkroom class at the New England School of Photography.  The following year, I began taking classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.  There I was pushed to examine such questions as "What is beauty?" and "How does one turn the ordinary into the extraordinary?"  Both questions were just the beginning of many more.

I have since moved on to study photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Maine Photographic Workshops, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

                                                                 

    - Jonathan Spath

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITS


Romancing ∑tone - The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, MA  Jan 21-Mar 28, 2010

Photographs of Stone: and the Math Within (twenty-one photographs) - Hynes Convention Center, Rotunda Gallery - Boston,  MA Jan 21-April 21, 2009

 

GROUP SHOWS


 

Bridges – Art and Mathematics Conference – Towson Center for the Arts, Towson, MD July 25 - July 29, 2012

Inside-Out (Juror: Anna Shapiro) - 119 Gallery - Lowell, MA Nov 15 - Dec 10 2011

 

Vernon Street Open Studios - Somerville, MA  Fall 2011

 

Texas Photographic Society - 19th Annual International Competition (Juror: Katherine Ware) - San Antonio, TX Oct 23 - Nov 17, 2010

Somerville Open Studios - Somerville, MA  Spring, 2010

Black and White Photography in the Digital Age (Juror: Nick Johnson) - The Dunes of White Sands, NM - Gallery Seven - Maynard, MA April 10-May 8, 2010

Vernon Street Open Studios - Somerville, MA Fall 2009

Water - A National Juried Photography Exhibition - Vermont Photography Workplace - Middlebury, VT  Summer 2009

Somerville Open Studios - Somerville, MA  Spring 2009

Somerville Open Studios - Somerville, MA  Spring 2008

MA Artist's Charity Art Show - Westborough, MA  Spring 2008

O'neill Library - Cambridge, MA  Fall 2008

Seek Alternate Routes (Juror: Jed Speare) - 119 Gallery - Lowell, MA  Winter 2007

O'neill Library - Cambridge, MA  Fall 2007

Landscape - Natures Beauty and Drama - Cranston Main Branch Library, Cranston, RI  Fall 2007

Decent Exposure (Jurors: Jennifer Linston Munson and Tom Rassieur) -School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  Spring 2007

 

FORMAL EDUCATION


Certificate of study in Digital Photography - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Graduate - University of Massachusetts - Boston, Secondary Math Education

Undergraduate - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - Industrial Engineering 

 

 

Jonathan Spath