Wahl's work is extensively published, with an exhibition history crossing North America and Europe. His work can be found in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Museum of Arts and Design, New York, as well as the Museums of Fine Arts in Boston and Houston, among other public and noted private collections. Jonathan Wahl is a respected teacher and director of the Jewelry Center at New York's 92nd Street Y Art Centre.
American artist Jonathan Wahl has worked at the intersection of decorative arts, sculpture and drawing for over 25 years, with drawing being his primary focus over the last decade. Wahl explores scale, reflection and light using charcoal on paper: fleeting moments and otherworldly landscapes captured in the surfaces of precious gems and in water. Drawn from an initial training in and continued involvement with jewellery practice, in Wahl's hands pearls become giant moons, cabochon gems become whole worlds, and light rippling on water is as precious as diamonds.