Jonathan Shimony

Associate Professor, Curator of the Fine Arts Gallery, Department Chair - Art History & Fine Arts

  • Department: Art History and Fine Arts
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Professor Shimony graduated from Harvard College’s visual and environmental studies department with highest honours in 1987. Thanks to a Luce Foundation Scholarship he was able to study in Japan at the Tokyo School of Art where he was awarded a diploma of higher studies in 1989. He returned to the United States to continue his education at the Massachusetts College of Art and obtained an MFA in 1991. Jonathan won a Fulbright Scholarship to France in 1994 to be the Artist in Residence at the Ecole Duperré (National School of Applied Arts) and has lived in Paris ever since.

Shimony has had extensive exhibitions as well as commissions of his prints, paintings and sculptures in Europe, the US and in Asia.


  • Master of Fine Arts with honors, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (1989–1991)
  • Diploma of Higher Studies, Tokyo School of Art, Tokyo (1987-1989)
  • Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude with highest honors in VES, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, (1983-1987)