Jonathan S. Green, Artist – Winnipeg

 

Jonathan S. Green is of Mi’kmaq and Inuit, British, and Scottish heritage from Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. He does not know a lot about his Indigenous heritage, but is trying to learn more. He currently resides in Winnipeg – located on Treaty No. 1, the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
His creative research investigates ideas around landscape and wilderness, bushcraft and survival, camping and shelter in the face of the climate crisis. Most recently, this has manifested in a reflection on the increased incidence of wildfires, particularly through his drawing and printmaking practice.
His exhibition & there’s no more living off the land is on view at the Grenfell Art Gallery until January 28.

  1. T.J. Demos

One of my favourite authors right now. It is the way that he articulates the present moment, but also manages to critically see through the fog of art and ecology, the Anthropocene, and climate crisis.

  1. Martha Street Studio

I have a love for all artist-run centre print studios. (Special shoutout to SNAP and St. Michael’s!) I moved to Winnipeg just two months before the pandemic hit. MSS has been one of the few ways I’ve been able to meet and engage with my new community here. Everyone is bonded by a shared love of antiquated and new print-making technologies.

  1. Tekla – my Samoyed puppy

My wife and I made Tekla our kin five months ago. She has brought joys while also challenging the limits of my patience. She’s smart, mischievous, and talks back a lot – a real “alpha” who makes me irrationally happy. Looking forward to all the long winter walks.

  1. X-country skiing and winter

My wife taught me to ski years ago and I immediately regretted not learning sooner. I have always enjoyed winter and the transformation it brings to a place – how it tidies everything up, the sculptural qualities it can leave. Skiing allows me to take it all in, to see more. It hasn’t manifested in my art practice yet, though Outdoor School, edited by Diane Borsato and Amish Morrell, has me thinking…

  1. Flashlights, lighters, and knives

I usually have at least one knife, one lighter, and a flashlight on me at all times. I don’t know if that is a point of pride? I’m not a prepper. Or least I don’t think I am. A GORPcore enthusiast before it was cool. I just try to be prepared. I was a Cub Scout.