In addition to being the founder and Master Printer of Manneken Press, Jonathan Higgins is also an artist. Facture, or the act and process of making has guided his work in printmaking and drawing, mediums that are rich in materials and process. Transformation, the way a silverpoint drawing oxidizes over time, the image reversal that takes place in printing, how lithographic tuche reticulates as it dries, are all elements that drive Higgins’ research and can be found in his work. His latest works are metalpoint drawings on paper and panel. His work was included in Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A complete Guide to the Medium by Schwalb and Mazzullo, published in 2019 by Routledge.
Born in Oakland, CA, 1962
1992 MA in Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY
1987 BA in Studio Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Amity Art Foundation, CT.
Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, Ballycastle, Mayo, Ireland.
K. Caraccio Etching Studio Archive, New York, NY.
The Carlyle Hotel, New York, NY.
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA.
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.
New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Trenton, NJ.
Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX.
Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Corporate Art Collection, Pleasantville, NY.
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
University of Mississippi, Southern Graphics Council Archive.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Viceroy Anguilla Hotel, Anguilla, British West Indies.
Vinalhaven Press, Vinalhaven, ME/New York, NY.
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.