Jonathan Luckhurst – 2015 Residency Artist
Jonathan Luckhurst is a photography based artist who currently lives and works in Edmonton, Canada. After spending 3 years documenting the Kumbh and Magh Melas mass Hindu pilgrimage in Northern India, Luckhurst turned to an art based photo practice. He has since experimented widely with his photographic work, often incorporating paper negatives, photocopies, charcoal and projection into his highly layered process. His abstraction techniques are created without the aid of digital equipment.
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 Biennale Residency Program in Squamish, where he ran a workshop on traditional darkroom techniques for the community and created a large scale three-panel photographic intervention in public space, exploring the intersection of human made structures and nature.