John Westmark

John Westmark

Gainesville, FL, United States

About John Westmark

John Westmark's work is exhibited widely and is held in collections worldwide. John is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant and was selected as a finalist for the Arte Laguna painting prize and exhibition, Venice, Italy. In 2012, John was awarded The Gibbes Museum of Art Factor Prize for Southern Art. (Charleston, SC) The Factor Prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media while contributing to a new understanding of art in the American South. John's work has been featured in New American Paintings, American Art Collector, Studio Visit Magazine and Surface Design Journal.

John is featured in Michele Wesen Bryant's recently released 2nd Edition Fashion Drawing, Laurence King Publishing, London, UK.

John received an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.

Education

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute
MFA, University of Florida

Exhibitions

2015
Solo show
New Babylon: Recent Work by John Westmark,
Arts on Douglas, Atlantic Center for the Arts,
New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Artist Exhibition 2015
Arts on Douglas, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL Curator: Meghan Martin

Solo show, Stories of Her: New Work by John Westmark, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID
Curator: L’Anne Gilman

Group show, Velocity of Textiles - Flight Patterns,
Georgia State University,
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
Curator: Dot Moye

2014
Solo show, John Westmark, Narratives
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Curator: Pam Wall

Group show, Flight Patterns, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA
Curator: Dot Moye

Group show, Massively Small, J-Go Gallery, Park City, UT
Curator: Jude Grenney

2013
Solo show, Flight and Fancy
2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta, GA
Curators: Lois and Becky Rule

2012
Into the Fold
Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho
Curators: L’Anne Gilman, Casey Hanrahan

Group show, Freedom of Type
2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta, GA
Curators: Lois and Becky Rule

Solo show, John Westmark
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Curator: Meghan Martin

2011
Group show, Material Matters
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Curator: Kim Anderson

Group show, Exhibition #3
Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
Curator: Paul Schranz

Solo show, Double Bind
Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Curator: Wynn Bone

Group show, Arte Laguna Prize Exhibition
Venice Arsenale, Italy
Curator: Igor Zanti

2010
Group show, Under the Influence of Fashion and Finance: Selections from the Weisman Art Foundation
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Curator: Billie Milam Weisman

Solo show, Flight
Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Curator: Cabeth Cornelius

Group show, Small Wonder
JEMA Next Chapter Project Space,
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
Curator: Sean Miller

Solo show, Cut from Experience
Randy Batista Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Curator: Randy Batista

Solo show, Modern Myths
Miami International Art Fair, Chelsea Galleria
Curator: Dorothy Long