Curriculum Vitae

John McDevitt King was born in Detroit, MI. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


EDUCATION

1978-82
MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York

1977-78
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1977
New York Studio School, New York, NY

1972-77
BFA, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Van Deb Editions, "Conversation Piece", recent drawings with Claire Seidl photographs

2014
Heskin Contemporary, "Edge of Dark", recent drawings and a video, New York, NY

2011
Van Deb Editions, “Soft Ground”, recent prints and drawings, New York, NY

2008
Atkinson Gallery, “John King: Paintings, Drawings, Prints” Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2005
Vicenza Art Fair, “How I Know:  Drawings by John King”, Vicenza, Italy

2003
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Return Receipt, an exhibition of drawings and a poetry reading celebrating the publication of a collaborative book between John King and William Corbett”, New York, NY

2002
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “New Work”, New York, NY

2000
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Arts, “Recent Work”, New York, NY

1998
The Gallery At R & F, "Encaustic Paintings", Kingston, NY

1992
Sean Elwood Fine Arts, "Talking To Myself"- Sketchbook and Small Scale Drawings, Seattle, WA

1990
Fuller/Elwood Gallery, "Recent Work", Seattle, WA

1988      
Greene Street Studio, NYC, "Recent Paintings and Works on Paper", Sponsored by Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA

1982
Hunter Gallery, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Urban Glass, "Render: Responding to Glass", New York, NY

2013
Van Deb Editions, "Black + White", New York, NY

2012
Heskin Contemporary, "Watermarks", New York, NY

2011
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, “Printed by Master Printers”, Norwalk, CT

2010
La Medusa Centro di Cultura, “Natura Ad Arte”, Este, Italy

2009
Van Deb Editions, “Tenth Anniversary”, New York, NY
6th Novosibirsk Graphic Biennale, Novosibirsk Museum of Art, Novosibirsk, Russia

2006
VanDeb Editions, “New Prints”, New York, NY
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Gallery Artists”, New York, NY

2005
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Fall Group Show”, New York, NY     

2005
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Panel Paper Canvas”, New York, NY

2002
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Intrepid”, New York, N.Y.
The Drawing Center, “25th Anniversary Exhibition”, New York, NY

2000
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Arts, “Sun Signs”, New York, NY
Bank of America Gallery, “The Elwood Collection”, Seattle, WA

1999
Exit Art, in conjunction with “The Stroke-Painters Choose Painters”, New York, NY
Catherine J. Smith Gallery, “Halpert Biennial”, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Greg Kucera Gallery, “SEEditions”, Seattle, WA

1998
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, “Summer”, New York, NY

1997
The Gallery At R & F, "International Exhibition of Encaustic Works", Kingston, NY

1996
The Gallery At R & F, “Five Artists”, Kingston, NY

1995
Fukuya Art Gallery, "Hiroshima: From Me To You", Hiroshima, Japan

1994
Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Drawings: Explorations 94, Kutztown, PA
SeaFirst Columbia Center Gallery, "Stealth", Seattle, WA

1993
C & A Gallery, "Drawings", New York, NY

1991
Times Square Gallery, "Ten Year MFA Invitational", Hunter College, New York, NY

1989
Brooklyn Museum, "Recent Print Acquisitions", Brooklyn, NY
Fuller/Elwood Gallery, "Objects of our Affection", Seattle, WA

1988
SoHo Center for Visual Artists, "Four Painters", New York, NY

1986
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, "Black, White, and Gray", New York, NY

1985
John Nichols Printmaking/Publishing, "Intuition and the Block Print", New York, NY, traveled to: Fuji-i Gallery, Tokyo, Japan and Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

1984
Community Arts Gallery, “Alumni in New York”, Detroit, MI
Hunter Gallery, Hunter College, “Recent Alumni”, New York, NY
John Nichols Printmaking/Publishing, "Two Years, Strother/Elwood Art Editions", New York, NY

1982
The Drawing Center, "New Drawing in America", New York, NY
The Alternative Museum, "Mixed Bag", New York, NY

1980
The Drawing Center, "Selections 10", New York, NY
Alexander Carlson Gallery, New York, NY

1978
Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI
12th Southwestern Invitational, Yuma, AZ
Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

1977
Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Willis Gallery, "New Members", Detroit, MI
Community Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI
23rd Annual Drawing Exhibit, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Artist Guild of Detroit Galley, "Peripheric Plus Two", Detroit, MI

1976
Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
Community Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI


AWARDS           

2009
Honorarium, Northampton Community College, Easton, PA

2008
Honorarium, Northampton Community College, Easton, PA
Honorarium, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

1994
Program Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1986
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1985
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant

1980
Honorarium, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Best Products Company, Inc.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Library of Congress, Washington DC
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum’s Rutger’s Archives for Printmaking Studios, New Brunswick, NJ


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
“In Pursuit of Alien Perfection”, Susan Yung, The Brooklyn Rail, March, 2011

2010
Natura Ad Arte, Grafica Internazionale D’Arte, Exhibition Catalogue and Essay

2008
The Quiet Power of the Ambiguous, Stephen T. Vessels, Santa Barbara Independent
Traveling Between Worlds, Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press
Hot Beeswax & Boards at Atkinson Gallery, Siyang Che, The Channels

2007
Checking In At The Hotel King, Brochure Essay, William Corbett

2005
Much So Strangely Soft and Self-Illuminating: The Drawings of John King, Catalogue Essay, Kathryn A. Tuma
Il Giornale Di Vicenza, L’immaginazione di John King, 3/31/05, Vicenza, Italy
I Viaggi Di Republica, Nella Dimora Della Fantasia, 3/31/05
Corrierre Del Veneto, Il Mio Modo Di Conoscere, 3/31/05

2002
The Artist’s Illustrated Encyclopedia, Phil Metzger, pg. 151-152, North Light Books

2000
The Amplitude of Twilight, Catalogue Essay, Mark Daniel Cohen
Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, 11/17/00, Mathew Kangas

1998
The Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, 2/27/98, Joan D’arcy

1997
Woodstock Times, Woodstock, NY, 1/02/97, Renee Samuels

1990
Reflex, Seattle, WA, November-December

1984
Print News, Vol. 6, No. 6, November- December
New York Times, Dec. 9, "Gallery View", Grace Glueck

1983
Appearances Magazine, Spring Issue

1982
New York Times, Apr. 4, "Gallery View" by John Russell

1980
The Soho News, New York, N.Y., June 18, by John Perreault

1977
The Detroit News, Detroit, Mi., June 5, by Joy Hakanson Colby
The Detroit News, Detroit, Mi., July 3, by Joy Hakanson Colby

1976
The Detroit News, Detroit, Mi., Oct. 10, by Joy Hakanson Colby


ARTIST BOOKS

2015
Conversation Piece, an artist's book of drawings and photographs in collaboration with Claire Seidl

2012
Hotel King, an artist's book of hotel stationery drawings with an interview by Susan Yung

2008
Desire and Compatibility, an artist’s book in an edition of 50

2003
Return Receipt, Artist book collaboration consisting of drawings on hotel stationery with corresponding poems by poet William Corbett


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2009
Guest Artist (Studio Visit), Northampton Community College, Easton, PA

2008
Guest Artist (Studio Visit), Northampton Community College, Easton, PA
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2006
“Technology and Artistic Perception”, Hawaii Jewelers Association, Honolulu, HI

2005
“Drawing’s Role”,  Vicenza Rotary Club, Vicenza, Italy

2002
Guest Artist (Studio Visit), Drew University, Madison, NJ

1986
Visiting Artist, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1984
"Making Art In New York", Panelist, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1980
Artists' Symposium, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

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