Biography

Jon Vaughn – Bio

Jon Vaughn is a visual artist, curator and experimental musician living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His sonic work fuses analog electronics, amplified objects and layered soundscapes that express both love for minimalism and free jazz improvisation. Releases of his can be found on labels such as Canadian labels Magnetic Domain, No Type, Panospria and Oral as well as his own Pop Quiz Records and American labels Flish and Slapart and Krakilsk from Norway.
Vaughn has opened for artists such as Merzbow and Mats Gustafsson’s The Thing and performed at such festivals as send + receive (Winnipeg, MB), Vancouver New Music Festival, Sounds Like (Saskatoon, SK), Phantom Power (North Bay, ON), and RE:FLUX (Moncton, NB), Suoni Per Il Popolo, Rien A Voir, Sight + Sound and most recently Akousma, his fourth Montreal festival appearance.
As a visual artist Vaughn works in drawing, collage, and installation, exhibiting and curating both internationally and across Canada. His work has been featured in many publications, mostly from Europe and continues to operate his own Ecstasy Editions publishing house since 2013. In addition to his work with books and galleries he creates artwork and designs for a variety of products including vinyl records currently holding down graphic responsibilities with Heart to Heart Records from Edmonton. Having a love for collaboration Vaughn also engages in many projects within his eclectic community of friends and peers around the world, often resulting in books, exhibits and even performance art. Vaughn as an artist and designer always is demand yet continues to challenge his brand and his audience with each bold yet deeply considered aesthetic move.

Jon Vaughn CV

 

 

Visual Art Exhibitions

Solo

Chasm Drifter – TBA Projects Space Residency – AKA Artist Run Centre – Saskatoon, SK – 2014

Anthropofotia – The Local Coffee Bar – Saskatoon, SK – 2014

Crypt of Life III – 672 Arts – Winnipeg, MB – 2012

Crypt of Life II – Blim Gallery – Vancouver, BC – 2012

Crypt of Life – Rob Bos Art Projects Gallery – Regina, SK -2012

Rainbow in the Night – Hot Yoga on 20th – Saskatoon, SK – 2010

Folders – La Scala Gallery – University of Saskatchewan – 2005

New Paintings – Vinyl Diner – 1997

Curator

Experience Regina (Co-Curator)- BAM Gallery – Saskatoon, SK – 2015

Realms – Gordan Snelgrove Gallery – Saskatoon, SK – 2013

BatchSplash (Co-curator) – SCYAP Gallery – Saskatoon, SK – 2007

Group

Ocotillo – Tyler School of Art Stella Elkins Gallery – Philidelphia, PA – 2017

Vortex #6 launch – Le Wonder – Saint-Ouen, Ile-De-France, France – 2016

Forms & Monuments – Le Lac – Brussels, Belgium – 2015              

BOW TOWN – Monastiraki – Le Petit Monastère – Montrèal, QC – 2015     

Abject Abstract – Art Placement Gallery – Saskatoon, SK – 2015

Wild and Free – Group Exhibition – BAM Gallery – Saskatoon, SK – 2015

Coup-Round 2 – United Dead Artists Exhibition – Galerie Central – Liège, Belgium – 2014

Mnapper – Cloaque.org – Valencia, Spain – 2014

Super Structure 2 – Le 38 – Quai Notre Dame, Beligum – 2013

INTERNET :o) – EXMA’ Mostre ed Eventi – Cagliari, Italy – 2013

Exposition 1 – Galerie LAZER QUEST – Paris, France – 2013

Always Something There to Remind Me – Painting and Collage Exhibition – Saskatoon, SK – 2013

Patada Voladora – Niceta Galeria – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2013

Doppelganger – Temple Vengeance Exhibition – Le Salon – Atelier Galerie – Paris,France – 2013

Guardie Show – eLasTiCo – Bologna, Italy – 2013

Fantasmas – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2012

Succor Punch! – La Place Forte – Paris, France – 2011

Halloween Art Show – An International Group Exhibition – Therme Gallery – Tokyo, Japan – October 2010

BABA Festival – Rome, Italy – 2008

The Art of Myspace – London, England – 2007

Publications

Solo

Process Pool – Abstract Editions – 2017 (forthcoming)

Pillow Fight – Fuck Zines – Morelia, Mexico – 2017 (forthcoming)

Schwartz on the Schwartz – Re:Surgo! – Berlin, Germany – 2014

SYMYXYM – Opuntia Books –  Lisbon, Portugal – Fall 2010

Discovery #5 – French Fourch – Strasbourg, France – Fall 2010

Collaborations

Attrition – Patrick Kyle & Jon Vaughn – Ecstasy Editions and Mother Books – 2016

Nexus – Chou Yi & Jon Vaughn – Ecstasy Editions – 2015

Untitled – Dominque Petrin & Jon Vaughn BlackFlash Magazine – Saskatoon, SK – 2015

Long Bitch – Massimiliano Bomba & Jon Vaughn – RAWRAW Edizioni – Milan, Itally – 2009

Curator

Realms II – Ecstasy Editions – 2017 (forthcoming)

Realms – Ecstasy Editions – 2013

Group

Super Structure #2, #4, #6- Brussels, Belgium – 2015-present

Plus Trieze13.4 – Dessiner, c’est gagner. – Paris, France – 2014-present

Gestrococlub #14, #9, #8 – Paris, France –  2009-2016

Get Freaky #10, #7. #5, #4 – Lille, France – 2011-2015

Kutte – Le Garage L – Forcalquier, France – 2014

Clip or Copy (aka Eyeball Burp 7): A Survey of Collage Art – Portland Zine Symposium – 2014

Popper #3, #5 – Riga, Latvia – 2014

Alkom’x 7 – Forcalquier, France – 2013

Good vs. Evil Magazine #7, #6, #5, #3, #2 – Milan, Italy – 2008-2012

Bood Becomes Water #6 – Sofia, Bulgaria – 2012

Cavity II – Singapore/Ireland – 2012

Headache: 120 Faces by 120 Aritsts – Éditions du livre, Strasbourg, France – 2011

Part Myth, Under Belly Editions #1 – Texas, USA – 2009

Turbo Chainsaw Magazine #7, #6, #5, #3, #2 – UK – 2008-2012

Shining Magazine: Special Edition – Nantes, France – 2008

Raw Raw #1 –  Rome, Italy – 2008

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art History – University of Saskatchewan – Fall 2010

Selected Discography

Alexandre St-Onge & Jon Vaughn – AOYUA (Forthcoming Magnetic Domain 2017)

Jon Vaughn – Impossible Musics Vol. 1 (Magnetic Domain) 2016 (Cassette)

Jon Vaughn & Colby Richardson – August Improvisations  (Telepathy Tapes 006 2016 (VHS)

Slime Street – Seasons In Slime (Telepathy Tapes 003) 2016 (Cassette)

VC Vibes – For Whom Bells Toll (Telepathy Tapes 002) 2015 (Cassette)
VC Vibes – Heathers (Panospria 085) 2014 (Web)

Slime Street – Bloody Haze: Live 2010-2012 (Control Valve 044) (Web)

Various Artists & Martin Tétreault (Curator) – Phonographes Vinylisés (Oral 048) 2012 (CD)

VC Vibes – Soaking Wet (Mabz001) 2010 (CDr)

Search, Click & Destroy – The Trail (Control Valve 011) 2009 (Web)

Search, Click & Destroy / Whale Plate – Pummelling Parasites (Krakilsk 042) 2008 (CDr)

Search, Click & Destroy / Space Slave Trade – Split (Flish Records 010) 2008 (Cassette)

A_Dontigny – Geisteswissenschaften (No Type IMNT 0715) 2007 (Remix – CD)

Various Artists – Dhomontèlements (No Type 082) 2006 (Remix with Nuthre – Web)

Max Haiven & Jon Vaughn – Front (No Type IMNT 032) 2003 (CD)

Tim Olive, Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn – Floors & Frames (BricoLodge 002) 2004 (Web)

Jon Vaughn – Anthem Brut Live (BricoLodge 004) 2004 (Web)

Cal Crawford, David Turgeon & Jon Vaughn – Every So Often or Traces Thereof (No Type 072) 2003 (Web)

Jon Vaughn – Anthem Brut (Slapart 019) 2003 (Web)

Jon Vaughn – Onset (Slapart 009) 2002 (Web)

Key Performances & Screenings

Akousma Festival – Mellotrauma: A/V Collaboration with Colby Richardson, Montreal, QC – 2016

Sounds Like At Night 2: Unheard Sound Series with Alexandre St. Onge – Saskatoon, SK – 2016

Magnetic Domain 1 Year Anniversary – Vangelis Tavern – Saskatoon, SK – 2015

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon – Sound Pollution II presented by Magnetic Domain and Blackflash Magazine – 2015

Merzbow / Slime Street / Pulsewidth – Vangelis Tavern – Saskatoon, SK – 2014

The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale – Video Screening – Sao Paulo, Brazil / International – 2013

MEME Festival – Winnipeg, MB – 2013

Sight & Sound – Eastern Bloc – Montréal, QC – 2012

Phobodrome with JS Gautheir – Paved Arts – Saskatoon, SK – 2012

RE:FLUX Festival – Botsford Station –  Moncton, NS – 2011

GLI.TC/H Festival – Video Screening – Chicago, IL, USA  – 2011

FLIP Animation Festival – Video Screening – Wolverhampton, UK – 2011

Vancouver New Music Festival –  Vancouver, BC – 2010

Neutral Ground New Music Concert Series – Regina, SK – 2008

In The Mix – Video screening – Toronto, ON – 2007

Send + Receive Festival – Winnipeg, MB – 2007

This City is a Radio – AKA Gallery and Paved Arts Events Space – Saskatoon, SK – 2006

Suoni Per Il Popolo – La Salla Rossa Theatre – Montreal, QC – 2005

Beta_Lab – Society for Arts and Technologies – Montreal, QC – 2005

Phantom Power: A Festival of Sound and Video Art – Capitol Theatre and the Kennedy Gallery – North Bay – 2004

Rien-a-Voir: PreRein – Espace Go! – Montreal, QC – 2003

Microphone in a Storm of Noise – Ecube Gallery – Montreal, QC – 2003

Digidome: Festival of Contemporary Electronic Sound, Music and Digital Video – Ramada Golf Dome, Odeon Nightclub  and Paved Arts – Saskatoon, SK – 2002