b. 1970, USA

John Newsom Biography

John Newsom’s works are elegiac verses where a moment of life is luxuriously captured and lurking on the periphery of our consciousness is the thought that life is fleeting; it is not just seasonal, it is precarious. The wolf against a blood red background is so gorgeous and fully alive with thick impastoed passages that we are almost unable to feel it as threatening. That is because Newsom is not judgmental – life is a gift and man’s relationship to other living things is not the point.

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John Newsom was born in 1970 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Recent one-person exhibitions include The Richard Massey Foundation (NYC) 2011-2012, Patrick Painter Inc., (L.A.) 2011, and Lattuada Gallery (Milan) 2009. Recent group exhibits include Marianne Boesky 2012, EXIT ART 2011, Gasser & Grunert 2011, and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 2010. His works are in the collections of numerous public institutions such as the Whitney Museum, the Neuberger Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among others. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from New York University in 1994. He is represented by MARC STRAUS (NYC) and Patrick Painter, Inc. (L.A.). 

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