by Jonathan A. Anderson
From the Violence & Peace in Contemporary Art Symposium
Professor Jonathan Anderson introduces the symposium to the discussion of violence and art. He identifies three types of violence that will be brought into discussion: violence of conspicuous injury, violence of social and institutional power, and violence of being.
Jonathan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Art
Jonathan Anderson has been teaching at Biola University since 2006. He holds an M.F.A. from California State University Long Beach, where he received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Drawing & Painting. He is an actively exhibiting artist, including exhibitions at the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand; Phantom Galleries in Long Beach, CA; the Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego, CA; George Fox University in Newberg, OR; and numerous other galleries around the country. Anderson’s work is heavily influenced by 20th-century philosophy and takes the figure/ground relationship in painting as his primary preoccupation. In addition, Professor Anderson is a regular speaker and writer about art, focusing especially on bringing contemporary art and Christian theology into more meaningful conversation with each other.