Jon’s projects, past and current, include:
Jon is also a visiting professor at the Pingry School in New Jersey, as well as Salem State college in Massachusetts.
Currently, Jon is working on photo-documenting and digitizing his entire collection of artwork, which is estimated to be in the low five-figures in volume.
Jon was most notably featured in the Fall 2023 issue of Raw Vision magazine. You can read the article or order the issue on their website.
Jon has been the subject of much media attention since the early 1990s including GQ, The New York Times, The New Yorker, BBC, and The Discovery Channel. He was the subject of a biography, Shadows Bright as Glass, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amy Ellis Nutt.
If you're interested in writing about Jon, review our press kit and/or reach out for an interview at email@example.com. What follows is a non-exhaustive list of articles and videos from high-profile publications, as well as relevant television and film appearances.
Aux frontières de l'art brut (French), paris.fr, Aug 2023
Jon Sarkin: The Eternal Now, The Journal of Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, April 2023
About the Cover Artist: Judith by Jon Sarkin, Practical Neurology, February 2023
Cómo ser creativo como un niño de 5 años, Yorokubo, June 2022
Worcester Living: Juniper Rag founders celebrate creative community in Worcester and beyond, Worcester Gazette, Oct 2021
The Art of Jon Sarkin
The art of Jon Sarkin is an unmediated outpouring of creativity emerging from a mysterious psychological space we all possess, but which is usually inaccessible. The door to that world was unlocked for Jon by a catastrophic event, but what was lost was also accompanied by a new ability to communicate powerfully through visual art. The door for Jon remains open and through it he continues to share his unique vision with the world. In this richly illustrated book Colin Rhodes provides an invaluable introduction to the artist's work.
Shadows Bright As Glass
In "Shadows Bright As Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph (Free Press)", Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nut blends a range of neurological findings with the inspiring personal details of Sarkin’s transformative—and artistic—rehabilitation. Below, Nutt details Sarkin’s search for his new self, “line by line, color by color.”- Vanity Fair
The Savant Syndrome
The strength of this book is the thirty amazing individuals with special talents with art, music, and memory abilities. Dr. Osvaldo shares how each of us may also have a hidden gift waiting to be revealed.- Ron Sandison, founder of Spectrum Inclusion, author of A Parent's Guide to Autism: Practical Advice.