Raised in Pensacola Florida and Macon Georgia, Jonah Criswell earned his BFA in painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in painting at the Pennsylvania State University. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in Berlin, New York, Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis. He has curated group exhibitions in Berlin, New York, and Kansas City. His drawings and paintings focus on emotional and psychological drama. Currently, he lives and works in Kansas City Missouri.