john barry

john barry

West Hollywood, CA, United States

About john barry

Liberated after 33+ years in print advertising for Major Motion Pictures, producing posters, lobby displays and grand scale outdoor public displays, for the last 7 years, I've been making paintings based on the excesses of those kinds of presentations. Remnants of printed paper scraps become the working material for painted and collaged compositions, abstractions and occasionally landscapes.

The current series, NFS, alludes to transforming materials that no longer serve their intended purpose — that of selling the consumer a ticket, a product or an experience.

Many of the paintings featured here were offered for sale at THE OTHER ART FAIR Sept 5-8.


Born in Trenton, NJ 1954
Currently living and working in Hollywood, CA. ​

1976 BFA University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC ​

1975-1979 Art Team, Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC ​

1980-1995, Seiniger Advertising, Manager: Print Production, Los Angeles, CA ​

1995-2012 Paramount Pictures Features Marketing, SVP Print Production, Hollywood, CA ​

1999-2015 Collaborative Projects & Theme Camps for Burning Man ​

2012 to Present: Ongoing work on NFS series


Maiden L.A. 2018: Open Studio, Occasionally Ongoing

The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, Fall 2019:


COMPRESSION: Artifacts From Burning Man Harold's Gallery, Inglewood, CA 2003