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Jon Copes
B. 1998 Raleigh, NC. Living in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2024 MFA, Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2020 BA, Communication Media, Minor in Art + Design, Raleigh, NC

Exhibitions

Solo
2023 Cancerianism, Durham Fruit, Durham, NC
2021 We Can Help Each Other Be Brave, SLUG, Chapel Hill,NC

Group
2023 9 Muses, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

Performances

2023 Untitled, MFA Fine Arts Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Film Screenings

2021 We Can Help Each Other Be Brave, Cinequeer, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta, GA
          We Can Help Each Other Be Brave, NCSU Student Moving Image Showcase, Raleigh, NC

2020 Welcome Home, NCSU Student Moving Image Showcase, Raleigh, NC

Residencies/Fellowships

2023 Durham Fruit Artist Residency, Durham Fruit, Durham, NC
2020 Resisting Narratives of Erasure Fellowship, Visionary Justice Storylab, Atlanta, GA

Published Works

2024 Black Futurity: Lessons in (Art) History to Forge a Path Forward, Gagosian Quarterly Online, Feb 2024

2021 We Can Help Each Other Be Brave, Windhover Magazine, Raleigh, NC, April 2021

2020 Welcome Home, Windhover Magazine, Raleigh, NC, April 2020

2019 I Found Love In:, Windhover Magazine, Raleigh, NC, April 2019

Awards

2024 Edward Zutrau Memorial Award, Alumni Scholarship Fund, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Professional Experience

2024 DEI Contractor, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2023 Guest Critic, Useless Machines - ITP Department, NYU, New York, NY
           DEI Committee Intern, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
           Workshop Instructor, QT-BPM: Intro to DJing Workshop, Durham Fruit, Durham, NC

2022 Curator, PLAY, VAE Raleigh for Dock 1053, Raleigh, NC 2021 Panelist, Visionary Justice Storylab, Atlanta, GA