Jonathan VanDyke is a visual artist.

He grew up in the countryside in Pennsylvania in the US. He has been based in New York City since 2001.

VanDyke studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow as the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship.

He received his MFA from The Milton Avery School at Bard College.

He attended the Atlantic Center for the Arts through a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant; there he was mentored by the artist Paul Pfeiffer. In 2008 he attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, where he studied with Harmony Hammond, Julianne Swartz, Charles Gaines, Francis Cape, and Yun Fei Ji.


He has been a resident at many institutions, including Yaddo, The Hans Scharoun House of the Ferdinand Moller Foundation in Germany, Qwatz in Rome, and at The William Penn Performing Arts Institute through a major Artists & Communities grant from The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

His exhibitions and performances have appeared nationally.

He has been a faculty fellow at The University of Chicago, Illinois State University, The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies, and Krabbesholm Academy in Denmark; has taught at many institutions of higher education in the US; and has been a visiting artist and critic at many institutions, including CalArts, Florida State University, The Museum School in Boston, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Parsons The New School, Tyler School of Art Rome, and University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Since 2015 he has been on the faculty of the Pig Iron/University of the Arts MFA program in Devised Performance.