Jonathan Groeneweg

Jonathan Groeneweg was born and raised in Calgary, residing in Toronto since 2010. Groeneweg holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in photography from the University of Calgary. Currently Groeneweg teaches at OCAD University and is co-owner of Smokestack Studio, a niche fine art print studio in Hamilton Ontario. Among his achievements, Groeneweg was selected as winner of the 2015 SNAP photography competition for best documentary submission, was the recipient of the 2013 RBC emerging photographer award, and his work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions within Canada and abroad. Additionally, he has traveled internationally on multiple photo/video projects, and developed a strong community-based arts practice via various educational, artist-in-residence, and outreach programs in conjunction with Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, the Toronto District School Board, Calgary Board of Education, and other community/non-profit organizations.

Groeneweg’s artistic practice distorts traditional relations between image, scale, indexicality, and the photographic frame with a focused subject matter of gardens, ruins, and urban space. Addressing historic and contemporary issues within the discourses of documentary, landscape, philosophy, photography, sustainability, and urban development, Groeneweg explores the human/nature duality as a fundamental cultural construct exposing how this dialectic manifests in the ways humanity thinks about and acts towards the world we live in.

Web: http://www.jonathangroeneweg.com


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Works by Jonathan Groeneweg

Bleecker Street CO-OP Garden
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Alex Wilson Community Garden 1
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Alex Wilson Community Garden 2
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295 Gerrard Big Back Garden
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295 Gerrard Bike Rack Garden
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365 Parliament Small Back Garden
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A Walled Enclosure
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Take A Moment To Admire
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Knee Deep In Foliage
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Deadheading
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Man With A Wheel Barrow
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