Canadian born artist, Terrence Jon, earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, launching his art career in Toronto afterwards.
He moves freely within his multidisciplinary practice, creating paintings, photography, poetry, installations & sculptures—playing with light translucency, shadow, texture-- poetically experimenting with unconventional mediums often constructed out of indigenous materials, refashioning collected objects into modern day totems that dually speak both to nature revealed in the human condition and the environment.
He delves into everyday life for inspiration illuminating contemporary culture in distinctly original fashion, recreating famous historical monuments and icons by constructing mixed media paintings along side hybrid social sculptures, reformed out of pre-existing objects, gathering indigenous materials that resonate the environment in which they are made. He often performs (vocally) in front of his paintings and sculptures to inaugurate them.
Selected for numerous international exhibitions and residencies in galleries, public art venues, foundations, concert halls and museums in Canada, United States, Europe and Mexico. He divides his time between his studios in Merida Mexico & Hollywood LA.
Paris Salon, 2N Azul painting selected for prestigious exhibition 2003
Second Nature:2N:Segunda Natura (solo), Museo de Arte, Queretaro Mexico 2005
Equinoccio, multi-media sculptural installation/intervention utilizing 1200 beer bottles to reconstruct a mayan temple, recreating the equinox experience with found rocks, photography, banner with original text, singing and video projection.
Solo exhibition curated by Yucatan Institute of Culture, Centro de Artes Visuales (CAV), Merida Mexico 2007
The Cleansing (video), selected as one of 12 international art videos
words no words: Geborgen Kamers Gallery, the Hague, Nederlands 2007
International Assemblage, Gallery 37, Berlin, Germany 2006,2008
Santuario Exhibition, La Clinica Arte Contemporaneo, Merida Mexico 2008
Sound Marks, Live Performance (Painting/Vocals/Interactive Video) Collaboration with violinist Mayumi Seiler and Via Salsburg, Glen Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC, Toronto 2009
Save Yourself 1st, sculpture/installation, Museo de la Cuidad, Merida, Mexico 2010
Artist Residency/Exhibition, Untitled BCN, Barcelona Spain, Sep-Oct 2011
Artist Residency/Exhibition, cULTUREgLU:Anguilla, Anguilla BVI, Nov2012-Mar 2013
Portas Aberta/Open Doors, Exhibition at Forum Foundation Eugenio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal, July-October 2013
MAP Merida Art Palace Mexico, solo exhibition Everything & Nada (Almost Crashing Falling Shining Brightly Upwards) for inaugural event. Site specific installation with sculpture, light, video, paintings. MAP Merida, Mexico July-August 2013
Artist Residency @ Luftschloss Projects, Hollywood, Los Angeles
Hay Algo en El Agua: There is Something in the Water @ Lux Perpetua Art Centre Merida Mexico 2016
NEVER GIVE UP! MultiMedia Exhibition + Performance (painting/sculpture/video/installation/music/vocals) @ Las Palmas Art Hub in Collaboration with Lux Perpetual Art Centre Mexico April/May 2016
Never Give Up! Multimedia Performance @ Oeds Studio for Berlin Arts Week
September 11, 2016
NEVER GIVE UP! MultiMedia Performance @ Gala Opening Art Party SJ for the San Jose Art Fest, Santa Clara Fairgrounds
Sep 24, 2016
cULTUREgLU YUCATAN solo exhibition paintings/sculpture/video @ Fundacion de Artistas Merida Mexico
CENOTE: The World Reborn exhibition
mixed media hybrid sculpture/paintings
@ Fundacion de Artistas Merida Mexico
Oct 6 2019
ARTE MID Feria
Invited to make an installation/sculpture/performance at the Merida Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico. I created TQM (Te Quiero Mucho) , an interactive light sculpture mounted in the garden, along with live musical performance based on an original song I wrote based on the endearing affectionate way the local people of the Yucatan communicate expressing their affection for each other. This work explored the ideas of culture and the universal questions of "who do you love?" yourself? your family? the planet? Viewers were encouraged to sing, dance with the artist and take selfies with their images reflected in the mirror like light sculpture. This work speaks to the human condition, sustainability, while actively engaging the audience to participate.
Oct 28 - Dec 1 2019