Jonathan Cain received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the University of North Alabama. After working briefly in the field, he attended the University of Mississippi and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture. While at the University of Mississippi, he also pursued a Master of Arts degree concentrating on modern women sculptors and their use of symbolism in autobiographical works.
From 2003 to 2006, Jonathan Cain held the position of Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the Tennessee Valley Art Museum in Tuscumbia, AL. He organized individual artists’ exhibitions as well as larger cultural/historic/thematic overviews. Subsequent to his role at TVAM, he taught fulltime for two years in the Art Department at the Northwest Shoals Community College. Jonathan Cain has exhibited in various collegiate and local exhibitions and has taught various courses in studio art and art history with UNA since 2000.