education

1994 MFA, New York University, New York, New York

1992 BFA, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island


solo exhibitions

2019 Eye of the Beholder, Contra Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2018 Shangri-La, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)
2016 Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (two-artist exhibition with Rinus Van De Velde)
2015 MARC STRAUS, New York, New York Rogue Arena
MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey (catalogue)
2013 Bestiary, MARC STRAUS, New York, New York
2011-12 Crescendo, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York, New York (catalogue)
2011 Nocturne Paintings, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (West Gallery)
Motifs and Methods, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (East Gallery)
2009 Beyond the Horizon, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (West Gallery)
Rebels and Raptors, Lattuada Gallery, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
2006 Allegory of Nations, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York
2004 Black Widow Paintings, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Backyard Bliss, New Gallery / Them Andriola, Houston
2002 New Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
2001 Recent Paintings, Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Spain
Meeting Place, Silverstein Gallery, New York
2000 Natural Selection, Margrett Gallery, New York
1999 Brushfire, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery (project space), New York
1998 Sanctuary (100 Bird Paintings), Greene Gallery, Geneva
1997 Recent Drawings, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York
1996 Recent Paintings, 407 Gallery, New York New Work, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York


group exhibitions

2019 

Flora, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)

2018 

Rite of Passage, Vito Schnabel Projects, New York

Points of Light in a Nocturnal World (curated by John Newsom in cooperation with Metro Pictures, New York), 7 Herkimer Place, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue)

2017

Back to the Shack (curated by André Butzer), Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, California
Garden Party, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)
LOB DES SCHATTENS - DJ Piet Mondrian’s Sister in the Year 2849 - and her books (from Vienna) curated by DJ Arnold Schoenberg and Rhianna, MARC STRAUS, New York, New York (catalogue)


2016

DER FUNKE SOLL IN DIR SEIN (curated by André Butzer), Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Urban Dawn II, McCaig + Welles, Beirut, Lebanon
Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

2015

Late Harvest, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada (catalogue)
The Hollow Bone (curated by Robert Banat), Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Xigue-Xigue, MARC STRAUS, New York, New York
All the Best Artists are my Friends (curated by Ray Smith), MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey

2013

Prints & Paper, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York

2012

ESTATE, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York
Ai Weiwei Humanitarian Award Exhibition, WhiteBox, New York, New York
PRINTED HISTORIES 16 Years of Print Portfolios at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York

2011

An Instance of Vibration (curated by Peter Makebish), The Bowery Hotel, New York, New York
Outer Space, Exit Art, New York, New York
ART MANA FEST, The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, New Jersey

2010

Exquisite Corpse Project (curated by David Salle), Gasser & Grunert Inc., New York, New York
Fire, Burning Rain (curated by Jihae Kim), Le Poisson Rouge Gallery, New York, New York
A Group Painting Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (West Gallery)
Blood, Sweat and Tears, Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Spain
In.flec.tion, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York (catalogue)
In Dialogue (curated by Peter Makebish), Anonymous Gallery, New York, New York (catalogue)
Quick While Still, Part 2 (curated by Colin Huerter), Heist Gallery, New York, New York (catalogue)

2009

Quick While Still, Part 1 (curated by Colin Huerter), Heist Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)

2008

Pop-Auge und die ewigen Quatschkommonden Deutsche und Amerikanische Kunst seit
1999 (German and American Art since 1999) curated by André Butzer, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (Melrose Gallery)
Faces and Figures (Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, New York (catalogue)

2007

Size Matters: XXL - Recent Large Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York Paradise (Robert Crumb, John Newsom, Peter Saul, and H.C. Westermann), Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, California (West Gallery)
Trance/Borders: Exit Art Print Portfolio, Exit Art, New York, New York (catalogue)
Pop Art 1960’s - 2000’s, Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Japan.
Traveled to The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and The Hachoiji Yune Art Museum, Japan (catalogue)

2005

Contemporary Voice: Contemporary American Art from The Misumi Collection, Tottori Perfectural Museum, Osaka, Japan (catalogue) Hope, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, New York


museums & public collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA
The Neuberger Museum of Art, Westchester County, NY
The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
The Francis Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NY
The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
The Vera List Center, The New School, NY
The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
The Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, PA
The Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
The Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA
The Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
The University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS, Amherst, MA
The Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley, CA The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Historic Deerfield Museum, Worcester, MA
The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, South Hadley, MA
The Mount Holyoke Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
The New York Public Library Print Collection, New York
The Library of Congress Collection, Washington D.C.
The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Osaka, Japan


selected bibliography

2018

Graham, Betty Ann. John Newsom at Brintz Gallery, Modern Luxury Magazine (Palm Beach Edition), January issue, pp. 16&40.

2017

Wagley, Catherine. ‘Back to the Shack’ at Meliksetian | Briggs, Contemporary Art Review .LA, September 12.
‘Back to the Shack’ at Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, BLOUIN ARTINFO, September 11.

2016

Tietjen, Alexa. Science and Art Collide at The New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Annual Gala, WWD, October 21.
Simay, Doug. John Newsom at Patrick Painter, simayspace.com, August 15.
John Newsom | Rinus Van de Velde at Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, Ex-Chamber Museum SeeSaa.net, July 2.
John Newsom | Rinus Van de Velde at Patrick Painter, zingmagazine.com, July 2.
John Newsom | Rinus Van de Velde at Patrick Painter, laartparty.com, July 2.

2015

Barrow, Jerry. Raekwon Explains Getting Physical, Mystical & Artistical on FILA, WatchLOUD.com. Mastrangelo, Fernando. Meeting of the Minds, CULTURED Magazine, February/March, p. 204.
Magdaleno, Johnny. Vivid Unexpected Collage Depictions of the Natural World, The New York Times, January 5.
Painter John Newsom Takes Us Inside His “Rogue Arena”, Société Perrier, January 20.
John Newsom: Rogue Arena, MANA Contemporary, ArtStack.

2014

John Newsom in conversation with Tracey Emin, FLATT Magazine, Spring/ Summer issue, pp. 147-157.
For Sigmar Polke: Alchemical Painting, by John Newsom. Flash Art Magazine, May-June. 2013
Francesco Clemente: Of An Historical Nature, by John Newsom. FLATT Magazine, Spring/Summer issue, pp. 51-60.

2012

John Newsom: Profile, World of AERIN, June 25.
John Newsom in conversation with Will Cotton, FLATT Magazine, Spring/ Summer issue, pp. 68-77.
Marc and Livia Straus: Collectors, LUXE IMMO Magazine, Fall Issue, pp. 22-25.
Jimenez, Luis. Art Does Dallas, WhiteHot Magazine, April.
Luby, Abby. CIRCA 1986: A Tumultuous Time for the Arts, The Examiner Newspaper, July 15.

2011

Robinson, Walter. Art Basel Miami Beach - More on Miami Art Week, Artnet, December.
At Art Basel - Swimming in the Nudes, style.com, December 2.
TOP 100 ARTISTS, Flash Art Magazine, November/December issue, pp. 50-51.
Fashion News: Fresh Picks, The Wall Street Journal, November 26.
Schwendener, Martha. The Complex 1980’s - Viewed by 47 Artists, The New York Times, November 4.
John Newsom in conversation with André Butzer (cover story), Flash Art Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue, pp. 80-84.
Trezzi, Nicola. John Newsom: Beyond the Horizon, FLATT Magazine, Spring Issue, pp. 92-97.
John Newsom in conversation with Ross Bleckner, FLATT Magazine, Winter Issue.
Roaming the Grounds: The Zeitgeist International Art Exhibition, Martin-GropiusBau Berlin 1982, by John Newsom. Flash Art Magazine, January/February Issue.

2010

Smith, Steve. Remaking a Dark Tale, With Real-Life Notes, The New York Times, September 19.
Haden-Guest, Anthony. Deck the Walls: the DJ as Curator, The Art Newspaper, April, p. 52.

2009

Wise up to Owls, British Vogue, October Issue, p. 125.
Talbot, Amanda. Fresh and Wild. ELLE Decoration UK Edition (cover), pp. 100-109.
Simay, Doug. John Newsom at Patrick Painter, simayspace.com, June 27.
Walsh, Daniella. Cover Story: Patrick Painter Does It His Own Way (with reproduction of ‘Resting Place’, 2008, by John Newsom on the cover), Art + Living, Winter Issue, pp. 60-64.

2008

John Newsom: Artist’s Profile for Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (with reproduction of ‘For All Ages’, 2007-08), Frieze Art fair Yearbook 2008-09, Frieze Art Fair - October 16-19, London.
The Armory Show Highlights, The Art Newspaper TV, March 28.

2007

Morgan, Robert C. John Newsom: Allegory of Nations (with reproduction of ‘Shadowland’, 2005-06), The Brooklyn Rail, February Issue, p.55.
Garbarino, Steve. We Got Ourselves A Live One! Painter John Newsom Has Bats (and Bugs) In His Belfry and That Makes Us Happy, BlackBook Magazine, December/January Issue, pp. 40-43.
Sisco, Josh. Bullies Go Down! John Newsom Takes You to School, Glitterati Magazine, November/December Issue, pp. 26-27.