What I create is nothing more than an automatic response to our current age of ecological crisis — the moment of creation is a cathartic form of personalized therapy. I work with found materials and objects and create ambiguous forms. What continues to come up are heavy images that have a visceral and atavastic quality. I’m interested in where this comes from and in what this means for me.
Jonathan Luckhurst currently lives and works in Edmonton, Canada. He has experimented widely with his photographic work - incorporating paper negatives, photocopies, charcoal and projection into his highly layered process.
Luckhurst is the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (ACDI), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Edmonton Arts Council. His work is part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection. His first solo exhibition was in 2010 at WAVE Gallery (Brescia, Italy) and in 2011 his first book was published by WAVE Editions.
In 2015 Luckhurst participated in the Vancouver Biennale International Residency Program where he created a large scale three-panel photographic intervention in a public space that explored the intersection of human made structures and the natural environment. In 2020 he was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Alberta to create a space for the BMO World of Creativity Gallery.