Jonathan Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments. His work as Escape Mechanism has been featured in numerous publications, including both WIRE and Wired Magazine, The Onion's Decider, The Star Tribune and City Pages, which picked Escape Mechanism as one of its "Picked to Click" artists in 1999. Assembling a group to perform live in that year, Nelson performed at venues such as The Walker Art Center and The First Avenue Mainroom, and released a CD of live recordings in 2004. His second studio album, 2008's (Emphasis Added), explores much of the same philosophical territory as the debut CD, and is also 100% recycled. Both albums enjoyed a healthy rotation on college radio, establishing positions on College Music Journal Charts.
Nelson now focuses his sound collage project on installation, studio work and collaborations with other artists. His 2005 collaboration with Jerome Fellowship recipient Abi Basch (Fear of a Fuhrer) resulted in an Austin Critic's Table Award for Outstanding Original Score, and his 2001 collaboration with The Tape-beatles, Wobbly and Steev Hise (Minneapolis Summit) was released by Dutch label, Staalplaat, in 2002. Nelson's sound installations have been presented in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas, at venues such as The Abercrombie Gallery, The Blue Theater, The Rochester Art Center and The Soap Factory. His visual work is on permanent display at Patrick's Cabaret, in Minneapolis.
For more information about Jonathan Nelson, visit his artist's page at mnartists.org, and the Post Consumer Productions website, at: www.PostConsumerProductions.com
Read Nelson's Artist's Bio HERE.