Jon Setter

“Minimal photography to me is about taking what is normally complex or thought to be uninteresting and breaking it down to its simplest forms and colours so that it can be read as new.”

Jon Setter

About

Jon Setter is a photographer who was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is currently based in Sydney, Australia. He received a B.A. from the College for Creative Studies in Media Arts and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the National Art School. His photography primarily focuses on urban spaces and architecture. Jon wanders through cities looking to document a perspective that is normally not visualized. Aiming to make use of repeated formal patterns such as color,

material and texture, he methodically organizes them to develop an abstracted expression of space. Hoping to establish that even the most vernacular aspects of a place can have a role in the way it is understood and represented.
Jon has exhibited in a number of shows in Sydney and Melbourne. He has been awarded a number of photography prizes in numerous locations. Most recently with Life Framer and the International Color Awards.

CV

2017 – 2018: Master of Fine Arts
National Art School, Sydney Aus

2007-2011: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

Awards

2018: Int’l Photography Awards “Harmony” – Honorable Mention

2018: Int’l Color Awards “Abstract” – Honorable Mention

2018: Life Framer “Colour” – 2nd Place

2017: Life Framer “An Instant” – Juror Shortlist

2017: Life Framer “World Travelers” – Editors Pick

2017: Life Framer “Street” – Editors Pick

2017: Int’l Color Awards “Americana” – Honorable Mention

2016: Int’l Photography Awards “Abstract” – Honorable Mention

2016: Int’l Photography Awards “Buildings” – Honorable Mention

Exhibitions

2018: Galerie Minimal x MNML
Galerie Minimal, Berlin

2018: RPS Gallery x Life Framer
RPS Gallery, Tokyo

2018: Officine Fotografiche x Life Framer
Officine Fotografiche, Milan

2018: ClampArt x Life Framer
ClampArt Gallery, New York

2018: StandardVision LA Live Video Display
Downtown Los Angeles, July 8th – July 22nd

2018: The Art of Collecting
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2018: The Other Art Fair
Sydney Technology Park, Sydney Aus

2018: Australian Centre of Photography Invite Exhibition
7WS Chambers, Sydney Aus

2017: Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2017: CCP Instagram Project
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2017: ACP End of Year Student Show
ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus

2016: CCP Salon
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2016: ACP End of Year Student Show
ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus

2016: Greenway Art Show
Art Est. Gallery, Sydney, Aus

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Finissage MNML

Finissage MNML

5th April 2019 6pm-10pm
After just over 3 months, it’s time to say goodbye to our first exhibition

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This is how our first exhibition opening went

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