JMEARTNOW.COM is a quick access website that presents current paintings, sculpture, performances and information surrounding the artwork of JonMarc Edwards. The site is composed into four simple categories; JME (Bio) ART (images) NOW (current exhibitions, performances, multimedia) .COM (news, photos, links)
Please visit this website for current artwork and information. For more archival inquiries please go to JMEART.com for artwork of the past ten years and TEXTACT.com for artwork of the 90's
Born to a nomadic family of retail hustlers and small town shopkeepers Jonmarc grew up making produce signs and wrapping gifts for his father’s 5 & 10 stores. Jonmarc’s art began to grow out of this mixture of ink and block printing and his careful attention to gift presentation. As his father’s job evolved into managing stores, art became the only constant in Jonmarc’s life as his education became a revolving door of public schools throughout the Midwest. Eventually Jonmarc would travel all over the U.S. and Japan gathering influences as diverse as calligraphy, punk art and short story writing.
Since 1990, Jonmarc has lived in Los Angeles, finding fertile ground for these interests. He is best known for work that transforms composed writings into concise, legible pictographic landscapes. His work has been individually exhibited in the United States and abroad at galleries that include Apex Art Gallery, NYC , Newspace Gallery and Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Texas. Edwards has received numerous grants, awards and commissions including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in New York City, the Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship in Minneapolis, MN, the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul, MN and the Neiman-Marcus Memorial Commission in Dallas, Texas.
Edwards diverse interests have led him to create a line of jewelry, costumes and set pieces for the performances of “Looming Bias” performed at Art Center, Pasadena and a billboard series “My Work Is Here,” located at major intersections of Los Angeles. Jonmarc has recently finished “The Truth Collection,” an edition of fifty-leaded crystal sculptures completed in September 2013. The Truth Collection, under the direction of Mark Litwin M.D., MPH. Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is awarded to graduating residents that exhibit a gift for the sensitive and nurturing practice of patients’ rights advocacy.
Jonmarc has recently finished "The Truth Collection," an edition of fifty-leaded crystal sculptures completed in September 2013. The Truth Collection, under the direction of Mark Litwin M.D., MPH. Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is awarded to graduating residents that exhibit a gift for the sensitive and nurturing practice of patients' rights advocacy. Jonmarc retained the last five pieces of the edition (#46 - #50) and four A.P. sculptures for the purpose of exhibition and sale. Please see the "ART" section of this website to see a few images from the collection.