Jonathan Ross

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BORN 1953 London

EDUCATED Bryanston School, Dorset

1970 - 71 Studied Art History in Venice and London

1972 - 77 Worked as assistant in Film Production and Theatre Management

1978 - 79 Founded and managed The Hologram Place - The first European gallery devoted to holography

1978 - 90 Founded and managed SEE 3 (HOLOGRAMS) LTD. - a production company for the manufacture of display holograms

1992 Organised “Four British Holographers” exhibition at Smith’s Gallery Covent Garden

1993 Organised “Landscapes & Metamorphoses” exhibition at Smith’s Gallery

1994 Organised “3x8+1” a selection of holograms from personal collection at Milton Gallery, St.Paul’s School, London

1995 Contributed selection of holograms to “Holograms from around the World” James Dun’s House (Aberdeen Art Gallery)

Guest curator of “The Art of Holography” at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford

1996 Co-curator of “Raum in Sicht - Magie in 3-D”, Technorama Switzerland.

Special Consultant to Art in Holography2 Symposium, Nottingham University Exhibited selection from collection and gave paper on collecting holograms.

1997 Exhibited selection from collection at The Royal Photographic Society, Bath.

1998 Founded Gallery 286 in Earl’s Court Road, London and has curated an ongoing programme of exhibitions featuring holographers, photographers, painters and sculptors. Over 50 exhibitions to date, including one-person shows by John Kaufman, Andrew Pepper, Margaret Benyon, Matthew Schreiber, Jon Mitton and Pearl John

1999 Advisor to the Shearwater Foundation Holography Award Programme

2000 A special Exhibition of work selected from the collection at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA

The Royal Photographic Society Holography Group Summer Exhibition 2000. A selection of work from the Jonathan Ross Collection.

2004 Received The Royal Photographic Society Saxby Medal for contributions to 3-D Image-making

1988 - 93 Consultant Editor, Art Line International Art News

1983 - Hon.Treasurer, Royal Photographic Society Holography Group

During his long association with holography, Jonathan Ross has assembled one of the world's most extensive collections of holograms, details of which can be found at