Jonathan Anzalone was born on Long Island in 1981. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in painting in 2003. For three years he worked with the furniture maker Peter Murkett in western Massachusetts where he developed an interest in melding functional and non-functional objects.
In 2009 Jonathan and Joe Ferriso established Anzfer Farms, dedicated to erasing the distinction between furniture and art. Since 2014 Jonathan has maintained a wood shop and art studio in San Francisco, California where he continues the integration of these two practices. He sees both as an exploration of process and an investigation of techniques and materials.
His work employs force, pressure, splitting, grinding, sifting , pouring, light and shadow. Nature, and in particular the coastline are primary influences. Timber, paint, and shoreline sediments are his materials of choice. The slow accumulation of shifting strata and material alteration in Jonathan’s work reflects his interest in the delicate shoreline ecosystem that informs his practice.
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2441 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121