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JOHN

MENDELSOHN

 

John Mendelsohn has shown his paintings in solo exhibitions at Kook Projects, New York; Artists Space, New York; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn; Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York; Michael Walls Gallery, New York; Hal Bromm Gallery, New York; Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark. Group exhibitions include the Venice Biennale, Nordiska Kompanient, Stockholm,

 

Mendelsohn has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Tree of Life Foundation. His exhibitions have been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, The Huffington Post, The New Criterion, Arts Magazine, Artnet, and d’Art International Magazine. He received a BA from Columbia University in 1971, an MFA from Rutgers University in 1974, and participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He is an adjunct professor at Fairfield University in the Studio Art Program.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

The Passing Paintings, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery; Six Movements, The Quick

Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

 

2014    

Drawing, Studies, and Works on Paper, Kook Projects, New York

21 Paintings, 1065 Sixth Avenue, curated by Ombretta Agrò Andruff

 

2013

Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, New Paintings, John Mendelsohn + Dana Gordon

 

2012

Riverfront, Cambridge, MA, 2010

Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ

 

2009

Root [Brooklyn], Brooklyn, NY

 

2004

Perkinson Gallery, Milliken University, Decatur, IL

 

2003

Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York

 

1997

Penny Liebman Contemporary Art, New York

 

1994

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

 

1988

Michael Walls Gallery, New York

 

1983

Concord Gallery, New York

 

1982

Hal Bromm Gallery, New York

 

1977

Artists Space, New York

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015    

The Art of Invisibility: Religion and the Secular in Contemporary Art, Brown University

 

2014

Artists in the Library, Mulberry St. Library, New York

Time Frames Marking Time, Westbeth Gallery, New York

Three Artists, Hallway Arts, New York

 

2013

There's Nothing Like Painting, 490 Atlantic Gallery, curated by Victor Kord

 

2012

The Language of Form and Color, 750 Seventh Avenue, New York, curated by Ombretta Agrò  

Cutting Edge, curated by Stefan Eins. Fashion Moda, Peekskill, NY

The Brucecennial 2012, New York

 

2011

CREON Gallery @ KI, New York

 

2010

Nature Calls, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

The Brucecennial 20I0, New York

 

2009

Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Platform Space

 

2008

Boson Exotics, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ

 

 

Descent, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 34¾ inches

Turbulence Drawings 1-6, acrylic on canvas paper, 12 x 16 inches