JUAN FONTANIVE grew up climbing the rusted iron bridges of Cleveland, OH. He drew machines at Montessori school and made claymations in high school. At Syracuse University he majored in English and Textual Studies while making 16mm experimental films. In 2004, while attending the Royal College of Art, London, he invented machines that breathe spirits into Victorian clocks. Currently his studio is in a buzzing factory in Bushwick, NYC.


Juan Fontanive
Juan Fontanive: photo by Duncan Morimoto-Brown