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Jonathan Farr, Artist and Illustrator

Jonathan Farr is an artist and illustrator currently living in London, U.K.

He accepts commissions and sells prints of his work. All enquiries are very welcome.

E- mail: jonathanfsfarr@gmail.com



2010/11- Postgraduate Diploma in observational drawing, The Royal Drawing School, London
1993- 1997- BA Hons in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, U.C.L, London
1991- Foundation studies in Art and Design, Oxford Polytechnic

2016 – New Cross Pavilion 3, Harts Lane gallery, London
2016 – Christies New York show of drawings from RDS
2015 – “The Bubble in the Spirit Level” Mercer Chance gallery, London
2015 – RWA annual show
2015 - New Cross Pavilion 2, Harts Lane gallery, London
2015 – “British Contemporary Drawing” Museum of X’ian Academy of Fine Art, China
2014 – Silent Art Auction in Aid of Parkinson’s UK, RCA, London
2014 – Royal West Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol
2014 – “Kullu Perceived” curated by Shehani Fernando, Royal Drawing School gallery, London
2014 – “From there to here” solo show curated by William Feaver, Royal Drawing School gallery, London
2013 – Drawing Year 2012-13 Exhibition, Christies, London
2013 – Raindance Film Festival, London
2012 – Sanskriti Kendra Open, New Delhi
2011 – Royal Drawing School graduation show, Royal Drawing School, London
2010 – “Jerwood Drawing Prize” Jerwood Space, London
2010 – “Heads May Roll” solo show, The Emporium, Bristol
2009 – “The Disciples of Cranach” Utrophia, Deptford London
2008- London Festival of Architecture, Centrepoint, London
2008- “Where do you go to my Lovely?” 3 Bury Street, London
2008- “The best books for children 2008”. Bank of Books, Venezuela
2008 “Massing”. Solo show. Curzon and Renoir Cinemas, London
2007- “The Difference in the gaze” Bella Epoca Gallery, Mexico City
2006- “Anomalies” and “Drawings”. Solo show. Bella Epoca, Mexico City
2006- “The Hair of the Dog that Bit Me”. Solo show, Ajolote gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
2005- “Flipbooks”. La Celda Contemporary Art Gallery, Mexico City
2004- “A-Vent”, Figueras, Catalunya
2003- “Drawings”, Morcilla gallery, Barcelona
2001- “Crash” festival of moving image, Mexico City
2001- “Birds” solo show, La Muca UNAM, Mexico City
2000- “Smorgasbord”, La Casa de Refugio, Mexico City
1999- “The Big Drawing”, X-Teresa, Mexico City
May 1998 – Solo show, Zeta Gallery, Barcelona

Awards and residencies
2014 – Dumfries House Artists Residency
2014 – Winner, UWE Moving Image Research Bursary, Royal West Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol
2013 –Cil Rialaig Artists Residency, Eire
2012 – Denis Mahon award, London
2012 – IIFA teaching and studio residency, India
2011 – Lady Windermere Prize, London
2010- Jerwood Drawing Prize, London
2008- Winner of Bank of Books Most Recommended Children’s Books in Latin America for 2008, Venezuela
2008 -Winner of International Prize FILIJ Best Children’s Picture Book 2008, Mexico
1997- Winner of Slade Drawing Prize, Slade
1997- Winner of Dolby Travel Grant, Slade

Publications and illustration
2016 - "Shrinkwrapped", illustrations for book of interviews with psychiatrists
2012 – “Que los ninos metan” illustrations, Conaculta, Mexico City
2012 - "The cheshire Cheese Cat" FCE, Mexico

2011, 2012, 2016– Architectural Review, illustrations, London
2010 –Diplomat magazine, front cover illustration, London
2010 – “Why don’t you want to go to the loo?” Author and illustrator, FCE, Mexico City
2009 – “Leonora the girl who knew everything”, illustrations, Castillo Macmillan, Mexico City
2009 – “Why don’t you want to eat?” Author and illustrator of picture book, FCE, Mexico City
2009 – “What’s Scary about the dark?” Author and illustrator, F.C.E, Mexico City
2008- “The things that adults don’t understand”, illustrations, Castillo Macmillan, Mexico City
2007- “The Adventures of Max and his Submarine Eye” by Luigi Amara, illustrations. Winner of the Hispanic American Prize for Children’s Poetry 2006. Recommended by Bank of Books as amongst 20 best children’s books for 2008
2007- “What do you use your tongue for?”, illustrations , FCE, Mexico City
2007- “The 1001 cats” and “The swifts from the south” illustrations, Alfaguara, Mexico City
2006- “Joao and the Polar Bear”, illustrations, Alfaguarra, Mexico City
2006- “Milk”, “Water”, “Fungus” and “Fingers”, Flipbooks, Tumbona Ediciones, Mexico City
2006- “Myth”, flipbook, Dobledosis, Barcelona
2005 – 2007 –illustrations, La Revista, El Milenio, Letras Libres, D.F, Emeequis, Replicante. Mexico City
2005- “Ripios y Adivinanzas del Mar” by Fernando del Paso, illustrations, Secretary of Public Education, FCE, Mexico, D.F 2012 - "The Cheshire Cheese Cat" illustrations, F.C.E, Mexico City