Jonathan Higgins was born in Oakland, CA in 1962. He earned a BA in Art from Humboldt State University in 1987, and an MA in Art from New York University in 1992. Higgins’ work has focused primarily in printmaking, and more recently in metalpoint drawing. Higgins’ work has been exhibited on three continents, and he has been awarded several prestigious artist residencies, including The Frans Masereeel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; Artica, Bilbao, Spain; Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Mayo, Ireland. His most recent solo exhibition was at Gallery Jatad, Houston, TX in 2014. Recent group exhibitions include Point/Line/Shape/Form at the McLean County Art Center, Bloomington IL; Lineal: Jonathan Higgins & Jaqueline Dee Parker at Gallery Jatad, Houston, TX; and the Cedarhurst Biennial at the Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL. Higgins’ work was recently shown at Expo Chicago and the Editions/Artist’s Books Fair, NYC.
Higgins’ work is included in numerous public and private collections, including:
Jonathan Higgins is the Director and Master Printer of Manneken Press, a fine art press located in Bloomington, IL. He has collaborated with many artists and worked at printmaking studios in the U.S. and Europe, including Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; The Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY; Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ; Vinalhaven Press, Vinalhaven, ME. Higgins co-founded Galamander Press, New York, NY in 1995, which he ran with several partners before starting Manneken Press in 2000.