Jonathan Santos

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Jonathan Santos has been awarded a travel fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to investigate a flock of white pigeons on the site of 1929 World Exposition in Seville, Spain and research its political connection to the Philippine islands. 

He has also awarded a Public Art, Architecture, and Design Grant from the LEF Foundation for a bench that fits over Jersey barriers as a way to connect contested public space with pedestrians, and an EdCo Research Grant to explore the intersection between art and design in public space for an advanced studio course at the Boston Architectural College.

He has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with a full fellowship from the William and Marguerite Zorach Foundation. 

He has collaborated with various urban-youth art programs, such as Artists for Humanity, Dot Art, and the Cloud Foundation. He is a co-founder of Department of Micro-Urbanism, an art and design collective aimed at mapping terrains, discovering relationships, addressing issues and exploiting opportunities at the pedestrian urban scale.

The New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix, among others, have reviewed his work. He has earned his MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University. He has taught at the Museum School, Art Institute of Boston and has been a guest critic at MIT's Art Culture and Technology program and at Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.