Working as a performer, teaching artist, theatre mask producer, and designer, Jonathan Kipp Becker is an internationally known artist multiformer. As a performer, he has worked throughout Europe, Asia and North America, and has appeared as an actor in programs with most of the major Symphony Orchestras, performing in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City.
As owner, operator, and maker at his full service production shop, Jonathan creates masks for the international theatre community. His current clients include educational institutions, professional theatres, and individual artists in 50 countries.
Jonathan’s work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States, and he was awarded the first annual mayor’s arts award in Muncie, Indiana, where he lived and worked from 2005 to 2020.
Jonathan Becker is now continuing his internationally acclaimed production in Canton, Ohio, where he is expanding his studio practice to focus on fine art and decorative works. Facing Humanity, Theater Masks and Fine Art Sculpture by Jonathan Kipp Becker, is a testament to sculpture as a living moment captured in stillness; a constant search to define a culture, a mythic space, and a clear origin of being. This collection provides a creative commentary on Jonathan’s travels and experiences as an internationally-known artist.
“…Every aspect of my work is a story… my story… the story of another… universal story. Sculpture is a living moment captured in stillness. It is the moment before, and the implications of, the moments to come…”
ARTIST TALKBACK: Jonathan will talk about the journey of how he arrived here in Canton, OH and the inspiration for the pieces in the show and their stories as well as the skill sets particular to an sculptor creating what is referred to as living form. that which is necessary for the masks for performance. Join us at 7pm for this talkback.