CV – Bio

Whitfill received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Texas Tech University in 2006, following a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Biology and Chemistry from Wayland Baptist University in 2000. Whitfill exhibits his work primarily in his native Texas habitat, but has also exhibited nationally and internationally, spanning seventeen states, France and China. He is a founder of many artist-run collaborative organizations including the RJP Nomadic Gallery, Earthbound Moon, Culture Laboratory Collective, The Button Project, and the Free Range Creatives.In addition to his work as an artist and sculptor, he currently teaches AP Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, and coaches Chess at Estacado High School in Lubbock Texas.  In the past he has been a bar tender, tire repair man, EMT, College Interior Design Instructor, Fire Fighter, Entomologist, simulated diamond salesman, and a Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer technician.


Jonathan Whitfill

156 W Garza
Slaton, Texas 79364

(806) 252-8846


Master of Fine Arts, Texas Tech University
Primary Studio: Sculpture Secondary: Printmaking

Bachelor of Science, Wayland Baptist University
Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry

Firefighter and EMT Certification, Amarillo College
8th Annual Firefighter training school

Teaching Experience

2008 – 2019
Physics Teacher, Estacado High School Lubbock, TX
AP Physics/ Astronomy – Lecture and Laboratory
Founder and Sponsor of the Estacado Chess Club
2010 – 2018
Welding/Metal Fabrication Instructor, CASP Lubbock, TX
Qxy-Acetylene, MIG, TIG Welding – All varieties of Metal Fabrication
2010 – 2018
Chess Instructor, Hummingbird Music Camp Jemez Springs, NM
Ages 8-14 Novice/Intermediate
2014 – 2017
Chess Instructor, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Ages 5-18 Texas Tech Chess Program – Knight Raiders
2007 – 2008
Adjunct Instructor, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Intro to Interior Design: Foundations 2D/3D Design Interiors III – Advanced Rendering: Google Sketch-Up
Art Appreciation – Humanities/Multicultural Course
2006 – 2007
Adjunct Instructor, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Art Appreciation – Humanities/Multicultural Course
Design II, 3-D Design – Art Core: Foundations
2003 – 2006
Teacher of Record, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Introduction to Mixed Media – Advanced Sculpture
Introduction to Metal Fabrication – Advanced Sculpture
Design II, 3-D Design – Art Core: Foundations
Introduction to Printmaking – Printmaking

Awards – Collections – Service

Public Sculpture – Almagestum – Art Al Fresco, Collection of the City of Boerne, TX
Board of Directors, CAMP – Contemporary Art Museum of Plainview, TX
Artist Lecture – A room without books is like a body without a soul – Prizer Art Gallery – Austin, TX
Artist Lecture – Patent Pending – Austin College – Sherman, TX
Permanent Collection – Texas Tech University. Public Art Program. Art Department – Lubbock, TX
Permanent Collection – Library – Graduate Medical Education Center at the Methodist Hospital, Dallas, TX
Artist Lecture – Patent Pending – Laredo College – Laredo, TX
Curator’s Choice Award – WAH Center, Over the Edge – Paperworks Unbound, Brooklyn, NY
Awarded the Newton Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation
Permanent Collection – Ervin Elementary, LISD. Commemorative ‘Comet’ Sculpture
Permanent Collection – Children’s Medical Center: Dallas, TX
Artist Lecture – Artist Collaborative Groups – West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV
Permanent Collection – International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction: Pagosa Springs, CO
Permanent Collection – Fountainhead – Art Foundation Collaborative – Nasher Sculpture Center: Dallas, TX
Jury Reviewer for ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art
Artist Residency: ArtsFest – Visiting Artist: Wichita Falls, TX
Artist Residency: The Button Project: Caritas Village: Memphis, TN
Artist Residency: Outdoor Sculpture Commission: Earthbound Moon Site: Chicago, IL
Published Finalist for Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Works Competition
Visiting Artist Residency: Outdoor Sculpture, and Solo Exhibition
Northern State University: Aberdeen, SD
Art work selected for SANOFI’s Library Conference and Exhibition: Montpellier, France
Lubbock Independent School District Teacher of the Year Nominee
Review and Image – Sculpture Magazine: International Sculpture Center: Jan/Feb.
Written by Jane Durrell
Honorable Mention: Texas National 2008 – The Art Center at The Old Opera House
Juror: Roger Shimomura: Nacogdoches, TX
Centennial Exhibitions Committee member, curator, and catalogue director: LHUCA
Centennial Celebration of Lubbock, TX
Commission: Lubbock Avalanche Journal Newspaper Box Exhibition, Tornado Gallery: Lubbock,TX
Art Donation: 5” x 7” Texas Tech School of Art Scholarship Fundraiser, TTU: Lubbock, TX
Art Donation: Boots & Pearls Benefit Gala benefiting the UMC Foundation:Treasured Hearts Project
Stray Dog Art Project: Art Clinic for people engaged in alcohol and drug recovery
17 weekly meetings and Exhibition – Stray Dog Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Best of Show: Wheels, National Juried Show. Gallery North: Bloomington, IN
Chancellors Scholarship Award: School of Art: Texas Tech University

Solo Exhibitions

Π – Pi, A Simultaneous Multi-Lingual Reading: 5th and J CASP Gallery, Lubbock, TX
Edition II: The Cube Gallery: Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAIR): Roswell, NM
Edition: LHUCA: Lubbock, TX
Withdrawn – Rearranged Excess: Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
Oh. Louise Underwood Center for the Arts – LHUCA: Lubbock, TX
Rowd, Solo Exhibition. Art Depot Gallery: Lubbock, TX
The Media, The Shredder, The Participant, MFA Solo Exhibition. Icehouse
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts: Lubbock, TX
2 hp motor, Solo Exhibition, Space 1110: Lubbock, TX

National/International Juried Exhibitions

Beyond Words: Contemporary Book Art, Foothills Art Center: Golden, CO
Seven State Biennial, Univ. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma: Chickasha, OK
Nexus 2013, National Juried Exhibition, Dogwood Arts Festival, U.T. Downtown Gallery:
Knoxville, TN
Tapped 2, National Juried Exhibition. Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center:
Cincinnati, OH
Third Coast National, National Juried Exhibition. K Space Contemporary Corpus Christi, TX Juror: Tony Magar
Intimate: Small Works, National Juried Exhibition. Brooklyn Artists Gym: Brooklyn, NY
Recontextualizing the Found Object, International Juried Exhibition – Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA
EXPO 2001, State-wide Juried Exhibition. 500X Gallery: Dallas, TX
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, National Juried Exhibition.
Maryland Federation of Art: Annapolis, MD
Texas National 2010, National Juried Exhibition. The Art Center – Nacogdoches, TX
RE: (rebound, recycled, repurposed, reused), National Juried Exhibition.
Abecedarian Gallery: Denver, CO
Le Livre est une Oeuvre D’Art, International Juried Exhibition. Art Vitam
Galerie Europ’Art : Aigues Mortes, France Juror: Sophie Blachet
Third Coast National, National Juried Exhibition. K Space Contemporary: Corpus Christi, TX
Alchemy: Object Transformed, National Juried Exhibition. Hollingsworth Gallery: Palm Coast, FL
Texas National 2009, National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Mel Chin, The Art Center: Nacogdoches, TX
Image and Word, National Juried Exhibition: The Art Center: Highland Park, IL
Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture, International Juried Exhibition. Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center: Cincinnati, OH
Translations – Art inspired by the written word, National Juried Exhibition
Fine Arts Gallery: Victoria College, Victoria, TX
Juried Art Show Rodeo, National Juried Exhibition: Gilrose Studios -Wichita Falls, TX
Texas National 2008, National Juried Exhibition. The Art Center: Nacogdoches, TX
16th Annual Juried Art Competition, National Juried Exhibition. Breckenridge Fine Arts Center: Breckenridge, TX Juror: George Hallmark
Metal Arts 2007, National Juried Exhibition. Ellen Noel Art Museum – Odessa, TX
Wheels, National Juried Exhibition. Gallery North: Bloomington, IN
Texas National 2007, National Juried Exhibition. The Art Center – Nacogdoches, TX

Group Exhibitions

$#%& Show, 5th and J CASP Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Celebrating 20 Years of Art, LHUCA: Lubbock, TX
$#%& I Made Today #2, 5th and J CASP Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Some Abstraction Required, Spartanburg Art Museum: Spartanburg, SC
$#%& I Made Today, 5th and J CASP Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Over the Edge – Paperworks Unbound, WAH Center: Brooklyn, NY
Recycled, Re-seen, Curated Group Exhibition. Buddy Holly Center: Lubbock, TX
Bottom Feeders and the Distant Self, Alternative Approaches to Self-Portraiture , Jean Paul Slusser
Gallery, Univ. of Michigan School of Art and Design: Ann Arbor, MI
186,000 Miles per Second, Free Range Creatives. LHUCA – John F Lott Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Sphere, Culture Laboratory. Studio 2504: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
A Panoramic View: The Texas Sculpture Group, Lawndale Art Center: Houston, TX
Hey Diddled, Free Range Creatives, 5th and J CASP Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits, Art Museum of Southeast Texas:
Beaumont, TX
Texas Sculpture Group Exhibition, Dougherty Art Center: Austin, TX
Provoc8 – Body Politics, Nomadic Gallery, 5th and J Studios: Lubbock, TX
Utopia, Can it Stay a Dream? Ground Floor Gallery: Nashville, TN
RJP: CTRL+P Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, NC
In Another Life, National Juried Exhibition, College of Central Florida Webber Center Gallery: Ocala, FL
Flow, Culture Laboratory, The Arts Gallery, Collin College: Plano, TX
An Investigation of Extra-Terrestrials for the Uninitiated, Culture Laboratory,The Cube: Roswell, NM
Translatory Motion, Culture Laboratory, The Pottery Workshop C2 Gallery: Jingdezhen, China
RJP: Dark Matter, Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
Obsessive Worlds, Curated Group Exhibition. Art Museum of Southeast Texas: Beaumont, TX
also Exhibited at Louisiana State University: Alexandria, Louisiana
PlexArt TextArt, Group Exhibition. The Mockbee: Cincinnati, Ohio
Co: Modify, Culture Laboratory, Select Group Exhibition. Nave Museum: Victoria, TX
Land Portrait, Culture Laboratory, Select Group Exhibition. UTSA Satellite Space, Blue Star
Art Complex: San Antonio, TX
also Exhibited at Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee: Knoxville, TN
A World Primer, Earthbound Moon, Select Group Exhibition. WaterSpace North: Slaton, TX
Response 2, Culture Laboratory, Select Group Exhibition. Box 13 Art Space: Houston, Texas
Collaboration with Noah Simblist – artist, writer, curator, and prof. at SMU, Dallas, TX
also Exhibited at Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University: Ithaca, NY
Unpacking Access, RJP Nomadic Gallery. Texas Biennial Invited Participating Organization:
Performance/Installation at Pump Project and Trailer Space Records: Austin, TX
Response, Culture Laboratory, Select Group Exhibition. Brazos Gallery, Richland College:
Dallas, Texas Collaboration with Ben Lewis of Art Safari, London
also exhibited at Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University: Slippery Rock, PA
No Rhyme or Reason, Select Group Exhibition. Ro2 Art Group Show: Dallas, Texas
DADA, Dallas Arts Dealer Association, Select Group Exhibition. Mary Thomas Art Gallery: Dragon Street: Dallas, TX
Persistent Breach, Select Group Exhibition. Shirley Pogue Art Gallery:
East Central University: Ada, Oklahoma
Mercurial Imagination, Select Group Exhibition: Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery:
Hardin Simmons University: Abilene, TX
So Say We All, Sort Of… Culture Laboratory, Select Group Exhibition
Texas State University: San Marcos, TX
No. 3 – What you do after No.2, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery in Conjunction with Waypoint Gallery: Marfa, TX
Innovation by Limitation, Group Exhibition: Nau Haus Gallery: Houston, TX
No. 2 – At your doorstep, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery in Conjunction with Waypoint
Gallery: Marfa, TX
The Man Show, Group Exhibition, Hard Tops Art Gallery: Lubbock, TX
U – Turn, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery: San Antonio Contemporary Art Month:
San Antonio, TX
40th Anniversary Lubbock Area School of Art Alumni Exhibition, School of Art: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
The New Wave, Curated Group Exhibition in Conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Art
in Lubbock, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX
Door to Door, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery: Slaton Arts on the Square, Slaton, TX
On the Road Again, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
San Angelo, TX
Monochrome: The Study of Orange, Fain Fine Arts Center Midwestern State University:
Wichita Falls, TX
Drive-In Theatre, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery: Houston, TX
Orange and Blue: Studies in Monochrome, Nancy Fyfe Cardozer Gallery The University of Texas of the Permian Basin: Odessa, TX
Maiden Voyage, Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery: Marfa, TX
Turn the Crank, Art Depot Annex, Collaborative Installation/Performance: Lubbock, TX
Bombastic Interpretations, Collaborative Installation. Art Depot Annex : Lubbock, TX
Grudge Match: Bastards of Printmaking Vs. Dirty Printmakers, Slingshot Gallery: Madison, WI
Texas Tech Annual Faculty Exhibition. Landmark Arts. Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX
Response, Collaborative Exhibition. Art Depot Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Desolate Horizons, Curated Exhibition. aAlice! Gallery: Kansas City, MO
Monochrome: The Study of Orange, Curated Exhibition. LHUCA Lubbock, TX
Occurrence, Result, Outcome, Collaborative Installation, Icehouse: LHUCA: Lubbock, TX
Open House and Reception, Texas Tech Collaborative Exhibition: Marfa, TX
Way out West, Williams Tower Exhibition: Curator: Sally Sprout Houston, TX
Ohhhhh, Five Man Productions, Space 1110: Lubbock, TX
Whether Underground, Collaborative Installation, Main Street Space: Lubbock, TX
Big Ass Show, Tree Grace Mills Gallery: Lubbock, TX
Sculptural Entourage, Texas Sculpture Network, Tree Grace Mills Gallery: Lubbock, TX
The School of Art at Texas Tech University, MFA Group Exhibition,
Lowell Collins Gallery: Houston, TX
Open House and Reception, Texas Tech Collaborative Exhibition: Marfa, TX
Anything Art, Texas Tech University 16th Annual Student Competition: Lubbock, TX
Marci Inman: Gallery director and Curator, Irving Arts Center
Summation, Collaborative Exhibition: Lubbock, TX
Saviors, Five Man Productions, Wheeler Brother’s Studios: Lubbock, TX
Ulterior Motifs III, Wheeler Brother’s Studios: Lubbock, TX

Artist Groups

Culture Laboratory
Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery
Earthbound Moon
The Button Project
Texas Sculpture Group
Free Range Creatives