Jonde Northcutt is a 4th generation Californian who grew up in Coronado, California. She is a printmaker, illustrator, graphic and mixed media artist.
Jonde graduated from Chapman University (Orange, CA) with a BA in Sociology and Fine Art. She completed her MA in Art from California State University Fulllerton with focus in Graphic Design & Illustration. She furthered her education traveling three worldwide semesters aboard Semester at Sea, the world’s preeminent shipboard program for global study abroad.
Jonde’s work begins with the act of collecting, both in the tangible sense and also in memory. She professes to have nearly perfected the hoarding gift (partially inherited from her mother, Tookie) to coalesce a vast array of materials and processes. “My studio houses hundreds of rubber stamps, fabrics collected from travels in Africa and India, branch fragments, vintage hand-written journals, photographs and reclaimed prints. I draw, paint, sew, illustrate, collage, hammer, burn, and wrap wire. I am drawn to create a personal narrative between the stories I find embedded in these objects and my own memories. Our lives have ephemeral moments when surroundings take on a certain re-focus and altered wonder. An experience or location may be the catalyst. I attempt to visually touch, interpret and portray these fleeting magical taps in time, and to decide at which point to freeze the elusive “visual.” My work is focused on the charting of life and exploration of perceptions and experiences, physical and metaphysical landscapes and the balance between forms and layers of spatial elements. Architectural and organic forms re-assemble as I create a wholeness from fragmented parts. Familiar sites become enigmatic structures. To re-assemble these aspects, to mask and unmask, and to create a wholeness from each integral part is my visual poetry.”
Jonde is represented in public and private collections including 20th Century Fox, Boeing Corporation, Canon, Doral Golf Resort, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton Hotels, J. Paul Getty Museum, Kaiser Hospital, Merrill Chase, Monaco Hotels, Nordstrom , Northern Trust Bank, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Manufacturers Bank, and First Interstate Bank.