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Dr Jonathan Trayner


Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Jonathan Trayner


Jonathan received his PhD in Fine Art from the University of Reading in 2019 with his written thesis focusing on the pamphlets and visual culture of the German Peasants’ War of 1525.

He recently published an essay ‘Sacred Violence and the German Peasants’ War’ in the volume On Violence, edited by Sharon Kivland and Rebecca Jagoe (2018).

He has presented at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference and is a book reviewer for the Sixteenth Century Journal. Alongside his academic work, he is a practising artist and printmaker - recent projects include: V.D.M.I.Æ. various locations (2016-present); Centre for Remote Possibilities, Matt’s Gallery, London (2014); The (Im)Possible School, Tate Modern, London; Corbin Union Residency, Corbin BC, Canada, (2012); Sandarbh Residency Programme, Partapur, India (2010) and Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin (2009).

Jonathan lives and works mostly in London.

Further information

2018 to present: Visiting lecturer, Leeds University

2014 to present: Sessional lecturer, University of Reading

2007 to 2009: Associate lecturer, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Are you hoping to work and study at the point where art meets communication? This challenging course explores a range of techniques including web design, UX design and motion...

BA (Hons) Illustration

Turn the art of your imagination into crafted illustrations and build your portfolio using dedicated multi-media facilities and art studios in our Adobe Creative Campus.

BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

Superb connections, amazing facilities, and the opportunity to work alongside students of Photography, TV, Film, and SFX make Solent’s course a first choice: the gateway to careers across the world.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

This progressive and unique student-centred fine art course enables you to develop, define and perfect your skills as a professional artist at one of the top creative...