Jon Handel is an artist residing in Queens, New York. His love for art began with the need to fill a high school elective class, an old Pentax K1000 and a few inspiring words from his mother. Jon works predominantly in photography, sculpture, collage, abstract painting and graphic design. He draws inspiration from city life, reading, music, creative people, subcultures and travel.

His photography derives from a simple motto: Shoot, Shoot, Shoot. This photo work focuses on urban life (neighborhoods and inhabitants), lines/angles, vivid colors, decay and human obscurity.

Jon’s photography has been featured in Vice Magazine, Cool'eh Magazine, New York Press Newspaper, Day in the Lyfe Magazine,, Performance Space 122, NURTUREart. Gimme! Coffee, Little Field, C.C.C.P. Gallery, 14th Street Y and many other publications/art spaces.

You can reach him at

Recess Benefit 2015: Beg, Borrow or Steal – Various Photos

Bruce High Quality Foundation Art Book Fair – Colorways Zine and various Photos

Colorways Zine in collaboration with A Love Token

NY Underscore Zine (Issue 5) – Cover photo and various photos

Mellow Pages Book Library – Colorways Zine in collection

Skate Night Benefit for Restore Rockaway and Rockaway Beach Surf Club - Skate or Draw Collective - Various Photos

Gimme! Coffee Brooklyn - “Seen Better Days” Solo Show – Various Photos

Bushwick Open Studios - “Seeking Space” Group Show – Various Photos

Performance Space 122 Annual Auction - Various Photos

Contact Project -

NY Underscore Zine - - Various Photos

Artists Space - Flat Files -

Pulse Art Fair – Miami, FL - Group installation with Artists Meetings – “Art Machine” - Spam Zine (Edition of 25)

Eastern District - "Brooklyn Homies" Group Show - Various Photos

C.C.C.P. Gallery - "Seductive" Group Show - Various Photos

The Tank - Auction - Various Photos

Little Field - "Absolutely Salacious" Group Show - Various Photos

Space 1026 - Philadelphia, PA - "Auction Time" Group Show - Various Photos

James Cohan Gallery - "Emerging Artists" Group Show - Various Photos

The Ponies Zine - Australia - issue #11 - Various Photos

Sweeeeet Zine - Issue #1 - Various Photos

National Museum of Mexican Art - Chicago, IL - Group Show - Various Photos

Crest Art Show - Group Show - Various Photos

Bushwick Open Studios Festival - Group Show, Opening Night Auction - Various Photos

NURTUREart - Artist registry - Artist profile featured in Gawker Artist section

New York Press Newspaper - "NYC Eyes" section - Various Photos

New York Press Newspaper - Various Photos throughout 2005-2006

Sky's The Limit - Solo Show - Grape & Grain - East Village

Cool'eh Magazine - Various Photos

Day in the Lyfe Magazine - Premier Issue - Various Photos

Vice Magazine - Annual Photo Issue Opening Reception - Groupe 16sur20 - Various Photos

Synthetic Zero Art Show - Synthetic Zero Loft Group Show - In conjunction with the Bronx Council of Arts Culture - Various Photos

14th Street Y NYC - Group Show - Various Photos

C'Fizz Café - “Big City of Dreams” Group Show - Various Photos