Jonathas Nazareth


I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have spent most of my life in the US. My work is an exercise in uniting the past and the present in an imagined universe. I draw from observation, art history, current events, and my imagination. I attempt to translate the world I see, personal mythology, memory, religion, race interactions, and gender identity into patterns. The images I am exposed to get translated into graphic motifs, which are later combined into a single theme in a painting. I work in a variety of media simultaneously, and as I develop a body of work, I have videos, photographs, and writings that go along with the each of the themes.

 Based in Harlem, New York.

Recent Group Shows:

C.A.M Gallery, Whatever Forever, Istanbul, 2016 Aspat 13th International Art Symposium, Bodrum, Turkey, Sept 2015
Either Way I'm Celebrating, Pop-up Stanton St. Gallery, 2015
Amarcord, 21st Street Gallery, New York, 2015
Antica Libreria Cascianelli, Piazza Navonna, Rome Italy, 2015, 2014
Tiny Biennale, Temple University Galley, Rome, Italy, 2014
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, 2013
Michael Mut Gallery, Handy Minds, New York, 2013
Prienne Hali Benefit Show, NY, 2012


amfAR, ASVOFF, Armani Exchange, Bulgari, Cartier, Frank Tell, GMHC, Harry Winston, Ippolita, Jimmy Choo, Joe Fresh, John Hardy, The London Times, MKG, Moet/Hennessy, Nowness, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, Piaget, Smythson of Bond Street, Stonewall Community Foundation, Swarovski, Weber Shandwick, Vogue, World Fund, and W Magazine.