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Jon Haddock


Jon Haddock, Screenshots, Cymbolic Sciences Lightjet 5000 to make 22.5" x 30" digital C-prints

A series of drawings from an isometric perspective, in the style of a computer game. The subject of each drawing is the image, or images, that created a popular cultural event. Historical events (like the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel) are used interchangeably with fictionalized events (like the picnic scene from The Sound of Music).

  1. "The Sound of Music"
  2. Assassination of Martin Luther King (Memphis, Tennessee, 1968)
  3. James Meredith shot by a sniper on US Highway 51 (Hernando, Mississippi, 1966)
  4. General Nguyen Ngoc Loan shoots a Viet Cong prisioner during the Tet Offensive (Saigon, 1968)
  5. Federal agents seize Elian Gonzales (Miami, 2000)
  6. Kim Phuc and other Vietnamese flee napalm (Trang Bang, Vietnam, 1972)
  7. Bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Brentwood California, 1994)
  8. "The Godfather, Part II"
  9. Jack Ruby murders Lee Harvey Oswald (Dallas, 1963)
  10. "Twelve Angry Men"
  11. Reginald Denny and Damian Williams (Los Angeles, 1992)
  12. Rodney King beaten by LAPD officers (Los Angeles, 1991)
  13. "Mary Poppins"
  14. Quang Duc commits suicide to protest Vietnamese War (Saigon, 1963)
  15. Theodore Kaczynski's cabin (Lincoln, Montana)
  16. Car crash killing Diana Spencer and Dodi Fayed (Paris, 1997)
  17. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at Columbine High School Cafeteria (Littleton, Colorado, 1999)
  18. Anonymous man faces down tanks at Tiananmen Square (Beijing, 1989)
  19. Civil Rights protesters attacked with fire hoses (Birmingham, Alabama, 1963)
  20. Fence to which Matthew Shephard was left to die (Laramie, Wyoming, 1998)




BORN: 1960
RESIDES: Tempe, Arizona
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, MFA, 1991
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, MA, 1990
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, BFA, 1986

Solo Exhibitions


"The Death of Reason", Howard House, Seattle, WA

“Screenshots”, Howard House, Seattle, WA


“Screenshots: A Project by Jon Haddock” for the exhibition “No Absolutes”, Arizona State University Art Museum Experimental Gallery at Matthews Center, Tempe, AZ

"Modifications", Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


"Homemade", Howard House, Seattle WA
"Robot Prince", Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Group Exhibitions


Breaking and Entering - Art and the Video Game, PaceWildenstein, NY

The Other Mainstream - Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weith, Arizona State University Art Museum


Bang the Machine - Computer Gaming Art and Artifacts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco


Anxious Omniscience: The Aesthetic Politics of the Arts of Surveillance, PrincetonUniversity, Thomas Y. Levin, curator


“CTRL [Space] – Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother”,
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsuhe, Germany.
curated by Thomas Y. Levin

“Byte-bi-Byte: Digital Art from Coast to Coast”, Howard House, Seattle, WA, curated by Billy Howard

“Phoenix Triannial 2001”, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ curated by Brady Roberts

“Cyborg Manifesto, or The Joy of Artifice”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Tyler Stallings, Curator
“Bitstream: Art in the Digital Age”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Lawrence Rinder, Curator
“ Air Hockey”, Howard House, Seattle, WA
"Not There", Rena Bransten, San Francisco, CA Robin Moll, Curator
"Too Small (To Stand on Their Own)", Lead Gallery Annex, Seattle, WA
"R.K. Merritt / Jon Haddock", Ashtabula Art Center, Ashtabula, OH
"Recent Drawings: Works by Regional Graduates 1991", Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, MN
"MFA Thesis Exhibition", Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
"TEH", Johnson County Arts Center, Iowa City, IA
"Three Perfectly Normal People Behaving in a Perfectly Normal Fashion", Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
"Evil Twin", Bookstore Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant
Lynch-Peltzer Fellowship for Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Madison Tuition Scholarship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Private and Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Collection of Linda Farris
Collection of Timothy and Leslie Fichtner
Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn
Collection of Robin Moll
Collection of Bill and Ruth True