Jon Winet is an artist, media producer and professor in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Media | Social Practice | Design Area Intermedia Program. He directs the Public Digital Arts Faculty Cluster, and The Passport Project Student Success Initiative .
He has taught at the California College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Art Institute; University of California, Davis; San Francisco State University; University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; and University of Stuttgart, Germany.
His current research includes “AIDS Quilt Touch,” the digital expression of the 1.4 million square feet AIDS Memorial Quilt, a project developed with fellow Xerox PARC alumni Anne Balsamo and Dale MacDonald; and "Our Las Vegas,” a cultural animation project in Las Vegas.
He recently completed “Power 2016,” a multimedia journalism project focusing on the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, for which he served as director and lead photographer.
His collaborative media projects, installations and exhibitions have been presented at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and American University Museum of Art (Washington, D.C.); Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); George Mason University Fine Art Gallery (Fairfax, Virginia); Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR); Detroit Art Market; 2014 Life Is Beautiful Festival (Las Vegas, NV); Walker Art Center and Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis, MN); San Jose Museum of Art; La Mama Gallery and White Columns, (New York, New York); San Francisco Art Institute, SF Camerawork, Friends of Photography and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, and WKV, Stuttgart, Germany. His photographic work has been included in numerous publications including Aperture’s online project Exposures (New York, NY); The Public and Artvoice (Buffalo, NY); The Brooklyn Rail; and Little Village (Iowa City, IA).
He has been actively involved in artists’ organizations for three decades and currently serves on the advisory boards of Southern Exposure (San Francisco); Transformer Gallery (Washington, D.C.); and the Contemporary Art Center (Las Vegas). He also holds a fellowship at Provisions Library in Washington, D.C.