Jonathon Kimbrell was born and raised in West Texas surrounded by dirt, oil fields and incredible roots music. Upon graduating from McMurry University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, he relocated to North Texas and established himself as a full-time working artist and graphic designer.
Since childhood, Kimbrell has been immensely influenced by 20th Century artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Tom Wesselman. Additionally, Kimbrell is inspired by music, film, comic books, advertising, mid-century graphic and poster design, automobiles, obsolete printing processes, and packaging design. In various form and fashion, these elements find their way into Kimbrell's extensive body of personal and commercial work, which spans the globe in art galleries as well as corporate and private art collections in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Over the last year, Kimbrell has shifted focus from painting to his interest in collage, generating a fresh body of art, design, and perspective for himself.
Kimbrell currently occupies time and space in Dallas, Texas. He is completing an MFA in Visual Communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce, slated to graduate August 2021.