Alumni Profile

Jonathan Mayers

Jonathan Mayers


BFA 2007, Painting & Drawing


Art

Jonathan Mayers is an instructor of painting and drawing at Louisiana State University. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University as a computer science major before changing his course of study and earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration of painting and drawing in 2007. In 2011, Mayers received his Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from the University of New Orleans. In 2012, he became a co-manager and founding member of the TEN Gallery + Collective, located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. He has been known to use a traditional, old master’s drawing technique of silverpoint to create fantastic surreal images on canvas and paper, but more notably, has incorporated his metaphorical Green Guedry character into many of his works.