Jon Kessler is an artist known for kinetic mixed-media and found-object sculpture, installation, and as an art educator. Since 1983, he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums through the United States, Europe and Japan. A retrospective of his work “Jon Kessler’s Asia” was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and traveled to Graz, Austria. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim grant, the St. Gaudens Sculpture award, and several National Endowment of the Arts grants. His works are in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts. For his solo exhibition, “Global Village Idiot” at Deitch Projects in 2004 he began a new series of video sculptures which led to his first New York museum exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM” at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre in 2005/2006. This show will be opening at the Phoenix Kulturstiftung / Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg in June.