Jonty Hurwitz

Jonty Hurwitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent his early life living in small hotels in rural towns in South Africa. He studied a B.Sc (Eng) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and worked as a full-time researcher at the University of Cape Town.

Following his studies, Jonty travelled in India, studying Yoga and wood carving, before arriving in London, where he then spent many years in the tech world designing financial risk algorithms.

Jonty started producing sculpture in 2009.

For more information, visit his website at

Notable Collectors & Commissions: Science Gallery, Dublin; Hermann Collective, Austria; Science Centre, Singapore; Chugai Group, Tokyo; Savoy Hotel, London.

“Is this the World’s Smallest Sculpture?”. A documentary on Hurwitz’s nano sculpture made by CNN featuring curator of the Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, sculptor Antony Gormley and art critic Estelle Lovatt. CNN “Ones to Watch” shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming creative talents set to be the next big names in culture and the arts. Published online and on CNN International, March 2015. See this article in Cosmos magazine for more details.

Museum Exhibitions
2017, Science Center, Singapore
2017, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
2017, Liberty Science Center, New York
2016, Science Gallery at the Art Powerplant, Leipzig
2015, Petrosains is a Science Centre, Malaysia
2014, Exploratorium, Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, San Francisco
2014, Fleet Science Center, San Diego
2014, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, ICA London

Academic Papers and References
Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond: Advanced Materials, 2016. Yetisen, A. K. ; Coskun, A. F. ; England, G. ; Cho, S. ; Butt, H. ; Hurwitz, J. ; Kolle, M. ; Khademhosseini, A. ; Hart, A. J. ; Folch, A. ; et al.[47]

Technology and the Arts: Current Works of Eric Whitaker and Jonty Hurwitz. International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC) 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia. Written and presented by Mark Konewko, Marquette University, Wisconsen, USA.[48]

Nanotechnology Cleans Up, Carolien Coon, Physics World, May 2016[49]

Appearance-mimicking surfaces. Christian Schüller, Daniele Panozzo, and Olga Sorkine-Hornung. 2014. ACM Trans. Graph. 33, 6, Article 216 (November 2014)[50]

Cylindrical Mirror Anamorphosis and Urban-Architectural Ambience. Čučaković, A. & Paunović, M. Nexus Netw J (2015) 17: 605.[51]

Two Photon Absorption & Carrier Generation in Semiconductors. F.R. Palomo1, I. Vila, M.Fernández, P.DeCastro , M. Moll, Departamento Ingeniería Electrónica, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, SSD Group, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland[52]

Anamorphic Experiences in 3D Space: Shadows, Projections and Other Optical Illusions. Symeonidou, I. Nexus Netw J (2016) 18: 779. [53]

The Magic of Anamorphosis in Elementary and Middle School. Marina Barreto and Diego Lieban, Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture Pages 553–556 [54]

Numerical anamorphosis: an artistic exploration. Francesco de Comite and Laurent Grisoni, SA ’15 SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 Art Papers, Article No. 1 [55]

Sanat ve Tasarımda Anamorfik Görüntüler (Anamorphic Images in Art and Design). Bengisu KELEŞOĞLU, Mehtap UYGUNGÖZ, Anadolu University Art & Design Magazine, Issue 7, 2016 [56]

Between reality and deception: the anamorphoses in visual communication (Entre a realidade e o engano: as anamorfoses na comunicação visual.), FERREIRA (UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA, PORTUGAL), Helena. Visualidades, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, set. 2016.[57]

Drzwi Do Nowej Percepcji – Londyński Festiwal Kinetica Art Fair 2013 / Doors To A New Perception – The London Festival Kinetica Art Fair 2013., Letkiewicz, Marek. 2014 Annales UMCS, Artes. 10(2): 95-106. Retrieved 17 Jan. 2018[58]

Anamorphosis in the work of foreign artists at the end of the XX-XXI century (Russian), статья в журнале – научная статья, YOUTH BULLETIN OF THE ST PETERSBURG STATE INSTITUTE OF CULTURE , 2(6), pages 136-139,2016 [59]

Art and Science Education in Optics: From Multidisciplinary to Transdisciplinary (Arte e Ciência no Ensino de Óptica: Da Multidisciplinaridade à Transdisciplinaridade), Claudemir Batista, Edivaldo Lima, Universidade de São Paulo, e-Disciplinas, Sistema de Apoio às Disciplinas [60]

Art & Design Awards:
2016, The Royal Photographic Society, Finalist, International Images for Science
2015, Guinness World Records, The Smallest Animal Sculpture
2015, Guinness World Records, The Smallest Sculpture of a Human Form
2010, Gofigurative Art Prize, Peoples Vote, London, United Kingdom
2010, Arte Laguna Prize, Finalist, Venice, Italy
2009, Bentlif Art Prize, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, People Choice Award, United Kingdom
2009, Noble Sculpture Prize, Liguria, Italy
2000, New Media Age Nomination, Special Award for Innovation (Delve)
2000, IVCA, International Visual Communications Association, Nomination, Award for Innovation
1999, IVCA, International Visual Communications Association, Gold Award
1998, BIMA, British Interactive Media Association Awards (Delve)
1998, BAFTA Interactive Nomination, Best use of moving image (Delve)

Solo Exhibitions:
2014, Art and the Internet, Gofigurative Gallery, Hampstead, London
2013, Old Street Art, Gofigurative Gallery, Solo Show, London
2011, Noble Sculpture Prize, Italy

Group Exhibitions:
2019, Lausanne Art Fair, Beaulieu Exhibition Center, Switzerland
2019, Canwood Gallery, Hereford
2017, SCOPE Art Show with Modus Art Gallery, Miami, USA
2017, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, USA
2017, Catto Gallery, Portugal
2017, Kinetica Museum 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, London
2017, Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems, Liberty Science Center, New York
2016, Walton Fine Arts, London
2016, Opera Gallery, London
2016, Gallerie de Medicis, Paris
2016, Science Gallery at the Art Powerplant, Leipzig
2016, International Images for Science, The Royal Photographic Society, London
2015, Illusion Exhibition Malaysia tour with the Dublin Science Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2014, Kinetica Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
2014, Illusion Exhibition USA tour with the Dublin Science Gallery, San Francisco
2014, Illusion Exhibition USA tour with the Dublin Science Gallery, San Diego
2014, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, ICA London
2013, Savoy Hotel, Unveiling of Kaspar the Anamorphic Cat sculpture, Solo show
2012, Kinetica Art Fair, London
2011, Tower 42, City of London, Solo show
2011, Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
2011, Bloomsbury Art Show (represented by Arthur Ackerman Gallery), London
2011, Untitled Artists Fair, London
2010, Arthur Ackermann Gallery, London
2010, Art London, Represented by Arthur Ackermann Gallery, London
2010, Go Figurative Show, Real Broadgate, Broadgate Circle, London
2010, Go Figurative Show, Real Hampstead, St. Stephen’s, London
2010, Untitled Art Fair, London
2010, Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice
2009, Lloyd Gill Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2009, Bentlif Gallery, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery

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