2006 MA, The Royal College of Art, London, UK.

1999 BA, Syracuse University, New York.


2022 Carol Corey Gallery, Kent, CT. [upcoming]

2022 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX. [upcoming]

2019 Faster Then I Thought, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.

2019 The Ones After The Physical Ones, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX.

2017 Movement 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL.

2017 Machine Language, Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute, Baltimore.

2016 Films Without Light, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

2016 Reflected Yeses, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX.

2016 Films Without Light, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.

2015 Together Principle, Y Gallery, New York, NY.

2014 Myxathesys, Carbono Galeria, São Paulo.

2014 Ornithology, Savernack Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012 See-Sounds, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

2010 Liveliness, Volta 6, Basel, Switzerland

2009 Zoo Solo Works, Zoo Art Enterprises, London.

2008 Tin Tan, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

2006 Paper Films, Riflemaker Gallery, London.


2022 Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL.

Cross Pollination and Our Contemporary Moment, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR.

2021 Origens & Evolução, Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo.

Cross Pollination and Our Contemporary Moment, Thomas Cole Site, Catskill, NY.

Un/NaturalSelections, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.

Chronometry, Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal.

Garden Party, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, NY.

Melodies, SUNY Albany Art Department, Albany, NY.

2020 Cross Pollination, The Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL.

Exquisite Corpse, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Abstraction Hot And Cool, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.

2019 Creatures, Olsen Gruin Gallery, New York, NY.

In The Summertime, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.

Parallels and Peripheries, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI.

2018 Attentive Arrangements, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL.

It Passes Like A Thought, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA.

Scape, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.

2017 Connecting to The Beginning, Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, New York.

Fool The Eye, Nassau Museum of Art, New York

The House of the Book | Museum Meermanno, The Hague, Netherlands.

The Internal Machine, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Radical Kingdoms, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY.

2016 Contemporary Art Moscow University Apothecarie's Garden, Moscow, Russia.

Historie Naturelle, La Frontiera, Paris, France.

Brooklyn Comes to Westport, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA.

Conference of the Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY.

BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry Short List.

The Rabbit Hole, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH.

2015 Paradise Syndrome, PEANA Projects at Puccio Marble Works, Brooklyn, NY.

New Artists Feature 120, Culturehall.

Cross Pollinated, Center For the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Baltimore.

Se Liga!, The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.

Habitats outdoor sculpture show, Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY.

Dutton Gallery at Gansevoort St, New York, NY.

Home Improvement, Rock Street outdoor sculpture show, Bushwick, NY.

The Experiences Of Beauty, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France.

Flock, Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara, CA.

2014 Human Machinery, +81 Gallery, New York, NY.

On, Noire Gallery, Turin, Italy.

The Scars Are Not Just Skin Deep, Cob Gallery, London, UK.

Dear Paul, Fridge Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Mating Season, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

Iridescent Behavior, The True Wheel, Brooklyn, NY.

2013 WAH Bridges Bushwick, The WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Unsteady Ground, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.

The Window 235 Bowery, New Museum, New York, NY.

A Riflemaker Exhibition, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

Voyage Autour De Ma Chambre, Noire Gallery, Switzerland.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, UK.

2012 Reveal + Hidden, Guestspot, Baltimore.

LEAP!, Contemporary Art Society, London.

A Gush of Water Cleared the Land, The Running Horse, Beirut.

2011 photo LA., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.

Precarious Interchange, Waxy Pith, Brussels, Belgium.

7+1 Group Show, Brooklyn, New York.

3rd Ward Group Show, Brooklyn, New York.

Trompe Le Monde, Occupy Space, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland.

2010 For The Sake of the Image, Jerwood Gallery, London. Intimate Spaces, Galerie8, London.

2009 Obsession: contemporary art from the Lodeveans Collection, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK.

2008 Indica, Nyehaus Gallery, New York, NY.

2007 Ingenuity, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.

2006 Magnetic Vision, Kinetica Museum, London.

Riflemaker becomes Indica, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

Sensory Material, Bonhams, London.

photoLondon, The Royal Academy of Art, London.

The Show, Royal College of Art, London.

2005 Dead Aim, Riflemaker Gallery, London.

Under Five's, 39 Space, London.

60 Seconds, The Gallery Southwark Park, Bermondsey, London.

Typography and Gridlock, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

MAN Group Drawing Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London.


2018 Brooke and Hap Stein Emerging Artist Prize, MOCA Jacksonville.

2016 Marble House Project Residency, Dorset, VT.

2010 Jerwood Painting Prize, shortlist, Jerwood Space, London.

2004 Desmond Preston Drawing Prize, The Royal College of Art.

1999 Louise Wetherbee Phelps Award for Writing.


2020 Exquisite Corpse Top Five, Glasstire Visual Art.

2017 Megan N. Liberty, The Book as Technology, The Los Angeles Review of Books.

2017 Matthew B. Shaw, Internal Synchronicity, Folio Weekly Magazine.

2017 MOCA Jacksonville’s Atrium Project Juan Fontanive’s Movement 4, Times-Union.

2017 Haruka Yamasaki, Not Only Movement, Sound Lives, TABI LABO.

2017 Jenna Swartz, Mandeville Gallery’s ‘Radical Kingdom’, Concordiensis.

2016 Kate Murphy, Juan Fontanive: Birds, Butterflies, and Animated Machines, Frontrunner Magazine.

2016 Grace Raver, An artist has re-envisioned.., Tech Insider.

2016 Emily McDermott, 10 Picks From The Dallas Art Fair 2016, Interview Magazine.

2016 Paulina Castro, Juan Fontanive, Catálogodiseño.

2016 Nina Azzarello, Juan Fontanive, Designboom.

2016 Anna Green, Things Fluttering, Mental Floss.

2015 David Andrew Frey, New Artists Feautre, Cultrehall.

2015 Charles Doneland, Why We’re Flocking to Lotusland, Independent.

2014 Marialuisa Pastò, Juan Fontanive, Dust Magazine.

2014 Lo Parkin, Juan Fontanive, People Of Print.

2014 Donnia Ghezlane-Lala, Bird Flip Books, Fubiz.

2014 Na Nossa Mira, video, Arte 1.


2014 Dança de cores e sons na cidade, Vogue Brasil, October.

2014 Thesis About the Mix, Bamboo, October.

2014 Juan Fontanive realiza primeira individual no Brasil, MADMAG, October.

2014 Luciana Pareja Norbiato, Beleza Hipnotica, Select Art, October.

2014 Genista, Juan Fontanive Assembles Ornithological Flip Books From Old Bicycles, Beautiful Decay, post.

2014 Liz Stinson, Juan Fontanive, Wired, April, post.

2014 Mark Wilson, Feast Your Eyes, FastCoDesign, April, post.

2014 Danielle Krysa, Juan Fontanive, The Jealous Curator, April, post.

2014 Jeff Hamada, Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive, BOOOOOOOM!, April, post.

2014 Christopher Jobson, New Bird & Butterfly Flip Book Machines by Juan Fontanive, This Is Colossal, April, post.

2013 My Modern Met, Spectacular Motorized Flipbooks of Hand-Drawn Birds, post, September

2013 The Laughing Squid, Hand-Illustrated Bird Flipbook Machines by Juan Fontanive, May.

2013 Jeff Hamada, Juan Fontanive, BOOOOOOOM!, August, post.

2013 Christopher Jobson, Bird Flipbook Machines by Juan Fontanive, This Is Colossal, August, post.

2012 Gilda Williams, "Juan Fontanive: Ghosts in the Machine," essay.

2012 Robin Mann, An Introduction, Riflemaker Gallery, catalog.

2012 Ann Jones, Moving Pictures, IMAGE OBJECT TEXT, post January 2012.

2010 Together We Are Stronger, The Art Newspaper, March.

2009 Obsession: Contemporary Art From The Lodeveans Collection, catalog.

2008 Ingenuity, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, catalog.

2008 Juan Fontanive: Tin-Tan, Flavorpill London.

2007 Andrew Wilson, "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," Art Monthly, March 2007.

2006 Ian White, "Frames Per Second," Art Review, March 2006.

2006 Gemma De Cruz, "Paper Films," BBC Collective, 12 January 2006.


Images and video © JC Fontanive 2021.
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---------------------------------------------------- J. C. Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his 'animations', his interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement. Hand drawn characters, human and typographical, occur in a cranky flip-book module powered by oxide. Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no 'screen' as such. His filmstock is often pulped card or metal leaves. -Tot Taylor, Riflemaker Gallery