JOHN WESTMARK

MIXED MEDIA

B. 1963 USA

The primary material used in his work is store-bought paper sewing patterns applied directly to the canvas.

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John Westmark’s paintings convey a heightened attention to detail and strong sense of compositional harmony that allow conceptual elements to be seamlessly woven through the narrative without diminishing the aesthetic of the work. The primary material used in his work is store-bought paper sewing patterns applied directly to the canvas. The patterns are reinterpreted outside of their usual functional context as garment templates to create a subtle

intellectual dialogue that speaks of sociopolitical issues and gender.

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AVAILABLE WORK

JOHN WESTMARK CV

  

EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Florida Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (2008 - PRESENT):

2022 John Westmark: New Work, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho
2020 John Westmark, Imprint Gallery, Astoria, OR
2019 Pattern and Place: John Westmark, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho 

2018 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Thomas Center, Gainesville, FL

Transformers, Agnes Scott College, Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2017 New Work: John Westmark, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho
2016 New Work by John Westmark, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 New Babylon: Recent Work by John Westmark, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Stories of Her: New Work by John Westmark, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID Velocity of Textiles - Flight Patterns, Georgia State University

2014 John Westmark, Narratives, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC Flight Patterns, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA

2013 Flight and Fancy, 2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta, GA
The Superstructure Series, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2012 Into the Fold, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho 2011 Double Bind, Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Arte Laguna Prize Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Italy
2010 Under the Influence of Fashion and Finance: Selections from the Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R.

Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Modern Myths, Miami International Art Fair, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, FL

2009 Southern Belles and Childhood Tales: New works by John Westmark, Second Row Studio, Birmingham, AL John Westmark: Double Bill, Collector’s Contemporary, Singapore

2008 Myth + Pattern: New works by John Westmark, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, FL

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Shands - UF Health Care, Gainesville, FL
CHW Consultants, Gainesville, FL
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Collectors Contemporary, Singapore
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Council on Foreign Relations, Washington DC U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program Courtyard Marriott, Dallas, TX
Fairfield Inn, Austin, TX
Everest, Chicago, IL

JOHN WESTMARK

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS:

Elizabeth and Mallory Factor Prize for Southern Art, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC Florida Individual Artist Fellowship
Pollock-Krasner Grant
Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Art in Embassies Program, US State Department Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Tree Highlands House, CA
Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

The Drunken Hearts, Unrest, LO-HI Records, Denver, CO
Michele Wesen Bryant, Fashion Drawing, Second Edition, Laurence King Publishing, London, UK The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Art Mag, Charleston, SC
Surface Design Journal, Summer Issue, Sebastopol, CA
Signature Magazine, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition, The Open Studio Press
Art Takes Miami, Artists Wanted, Brooklyn, NY
XHIBIT, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
New American Paintings, Southern Edition, The Open Studio Press
American Art Collector, Scottsdale, AZ
Black & White, Birmingham City Paper, Birmingham, AL
Asian Art News, Singapore
Charleston City Paper, Charleston, SC
Guernica, New York
New American Paintings, Anniversary Edition, The Open Studio Press
Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA