by Jonathan A. Anderson
Contemporary Arts Trends, Art 315
Professor Jon Anderson explains conventions and schools of thought that have been prevalent in modern, postmodern, and other contemporary art. Anderson offers insight into the philosophy and meaning of various works and artists and challenges his audience to evaluate those meanings themselves.
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.