Jon Kloote

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Title: Preparator

Office: Art Gallery Support Facility

Phone: 616-331-8052


Degrees/ Bio

Jonathan received a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University in 2001 and worked for The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts as an art installer.  In 2004, he started KlooteStudies and is still producing work for it today.  Jonathan received the Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant from the Kalamazoo Arts Counsel in 2005 and from it, created a body of kinetic sculptures for the public to touch and interact with.  In 2008, Jonathan and his wife Christy bought a remodeling project on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids and begin laying down roots for a Family.  From 2009 – 2011, Jonathan worked as a Collections Technician for the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  Christy and Jonathan gave birth to a Daughter Carlene in 2010.  He joined the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery in 2011, as Preparator, and appreciates the opportunity to work at such an outstanding university.