Jonathan S. Green is of Mi’kmaq and Inuit, settler heritage from Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He does not know a lot about his indigenous heritage but is trying to learn more. Green earned a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2016, a BFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland – Grenfell Campus.

He has canoed down the Yukon River as part of the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency. As well, he was 2017 SNAP Printshop Emerging artist in residence in Edmonton, Canada. Green was an artist in residence at the University of Alaska Anchorage, USA from 2017-2019.

Green’s research is focused on wilderness survival, and ecological change. Particularly temporary and propositional sites – such as camps – where humanity and architecture meet nature.

Green combines his own documentation of the so-called ‘wilderness’ with appropriated images from survival books, and online images of wild landscapes, then merge them with pictures of cabins, construction sites, and modernist, experimental, ‘hippie’ architecture like domes. In these ‘camp’ spaces, our built human environments have the potential to work with or against the reality of nature. These campsites, and their accompanying landscapes, have become a “site of contest” between humanity and nature.

He currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at his studio Campsite Press.

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