Born 1980, Providence RI, USA   

                Lives and works in Lincoln RI, USA


                Education

2011        MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

2008        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2004        BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

2002        Australia National University

              

                Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances (solo exhibitions where noted)

2017        Essex Art Center, Painting Library, curated by Cathy McLaurin, Lawrence MA (solo)

                The Wurks, Art Show, curated by Francisco Gonzalez and John Finnery, Providence RI

2016        Monserrat College of Art, Seven Reunion, curated by Leonie Bradbury, Beverly MA

                Carroll and Sons, Yard Sale, curated by Jack Schneider, Boston MA

                Socrates Sculpture Park, Adventure Dept. Presents, Queens NY (performance)

                Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Works well with others, curated by Ian Alden Russel, Providence RI (solo)

                Skowhegan .Watch 3-8, curated by Paige Laino

2015        Wellesley College, Collective Residency Project, Wellesley MA

                Fulton Street, Body Meets City, curated by Sofia Fernandez Alvarez, Brooklyn NY (performance)

                Mills Gallery, Action Kits, curated by Matt Rich, Boston MA

                Mills Gallery, Thomas Willis performs exercises by John C Gonzalez, Boston MA (performance)

2014        New Art Center, Flash of an Instant, Newton MA     

                Le Petite Versailles, Secret Garden, New York NY

2013        Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Odd Spaces, curated by Liz Munsell, Boston, MA (performance)

                The Home Depot 4285, Home Depot House Project, Providence RI

                225 Friend Street, Odd Jobs, Organized by SubSamsøn, Boston MA (solo)

                deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 2013 deCordova Biennial, Lincoln MA

                138 Sycamore Street, Saturn Rising, Roslindale MA

                Monserrat Gallery, Seven, Monserrat College of Art, curated by Leonie Bradbury, Beverly MA

                WYE, der Sonnenaufgang Tours Berlin, organized by Katrina Newmann, Berlin Germany

                Wassaic Project, Stick Exchange, Wassaic NY

                Howard Art Project, Small Conversations 7, Boston MA

                Proof Gallery, Boston Does Boston Six, curated by Kara Braciale, Boston MA

2012        Excavating Herring Cove Bathhouse, 10 Days that Shook the World, curated by Jay Critchly, Provincetown MA (performance)

                School of the Museum of Fine Arts, A Cubic Yard of Air (MFA, Boston), Boston MA

                Project Space Gallery, The Drawing Room, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI (solo)

                Wassaic Project, Sandwiches in the Expanded Field, Wassaic NY

                119 Gallery, Space Mission, curated by Bradford Rusick, Lowell MA

                Stairwell Gallery, Foundation On Parade, Boston MA

                Jamestown Art Center, Statewide, Jamestown RI

                Howard Art Project, Small Conversations 5-6, Boston MA

                92nd Street Y Tribeca, Drawings Related to Performance Works, New York NY

                The Beehive, Sting! XII Boston Contemporary, Boston MA

                Boston University, Trading Post, part of 100 Years (Version #4 Boston, 2012), organized by Kate McNamara and Performa 11, Boston MA                 

2011        Samsøn, Small Conversations 1-4, Boston MA

                Socrates Sculpture Park, September 25, 2021, Queens NY (performance)

                Regina Rex, Out of the Woods, Brooklyn NY (screening)

                School of the Museum of Fine Arts, In-Between, curated by Benjamin Austin, Boston MA (performance)

                Eastern Michigan University, Looking Both Ways, Ypsilanti MI

                Helen Day Art Center, Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts, curated by Nathan Suter, Stowe VT

                Grossman Gallery, Graduating Students Exhibition, Boston MA

                Lufthansa Studios, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston MA

2010        William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Summer 2010, curated by Jennifer Nichols, Boston MA (performance)

                William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Parallel Archive, curated by Christopher Ford, Boston MA (performance)

                Boston University 808 Gallery, Boston Young Contemporaries, curated by Joao Ribas, Boston MA

                Grossman Gallery, Student Annual Exhibition, curated by Dina Deitch and Andrew Witkin, Boston MA

2009        Emerson College, Next Generation 3, curated by Joe Ketner, Boston MA

                Arthouse at the Jones Center, New American Talent 24, curated by Hamza Walker, Austin TX

                Grossman Gallery, Boston MA

2008        Justison Landing, Wilmington DE

                Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA

                Wickford Art Association, Man and Beast, Wickford RI

2004        Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Branford CT

2003        Providence Art Club, Providence RI

                Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI

                ISB Gallery, Providence RI

2002        Australia National University, Canberra Australia

2001        Searless Gallery, Providence RI

2000        Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI

              

                Curatorial Projects

2010        Lufthansa Studios Project Space, Boston MA

                Mobius Art Space, We’ll Take You Seriously Someday, Boston MA

                Gasp Gallery, Death Does the Popsicle, Brookline MA


                Bibliography

2017        Gray, Rowen. “Let’s Build a House Together.” Take Magazine. 2/6/17

2016        McQuaid, Cate. “John C Gonzalez’s Solo Show Built Upon Collaboration.” The Boston Globe. 5/24/16

                Invaluable. “10 Contemporary Artists to Watch.” In Good Taste. 3/2/16

2015        Dore, Alana. “Action Kits Exhibit Premieres in South End,” Huntington News. 1/29/15

2014        Ramos, JV. “Inconspicuous Art and Matters of Labor.” Expat Newspaper. 10/19/14

                Grossman, Suzi. “Went There: ‘Flash of an Instant’ at the New Art Center.” Bostonhassle.com 4/14/14

                Maclelland, Keith. “Flash of an Instant...” Bostonartistsblog.com 3/24/14

                Russell, Ian Alden. “Video Profile: John C. Gonzalez” Bigredandshiny.com 3/17/14

                Cook, Greg. “Prefer Your Bugs Fried, Roasted or Mashed? Artist Offers Taste of Food’s Future. Wbur.org 3/6/14

                Lee, Deborah. “Indoors Outdoors: Home Depot House at deCordova Museum” Art Outdoors. 2/6/14

2013        Moeller, Robert. Made in New England: The 2013 deCordova Biennial.” Hyperallergic.com 12/12/13

                Munitz, Charles. “2013 deCordova Biennial.” Boston Arts Diary. 10/18/13

                Russell, Ian Alden. “John C. Gonzalez” The 2013 deCordova Biennial Catalog. 10/13

                Whitcomb, Robert. “Color Chronicle.” New England Diary. 11/4/13

                Pyper, John. “The Artists of the deCordova Biennial.” Bigredandshiny.com 10/30/13

                Shea, Andrea. “‘Premier Make-Out Opportunity’ Among Works Of Local Art At DeCordova Biennial.” Wbur.org 10/22/13

                Kirk Amaral Snow. “John C. Gonzalez deCordova Preview.” Temporarylandbridge.com 9/30/13

                McQuaid, Cate. “What’s Up at Boston-Area Art Galleries.” The Boston Globe. 7/23/13

                Vanouse, Allison. “Notes on Odd Spaces.” Howlround.com 6/25/13

                Cardon, Stephanie. “Family Meal with John C. Gonzalez.” Bigredandshiny.com 6/17/13

                Pyper, John. “Odd Spaces at the MFA.” Bigredandshiny.com 5/17/13

                Cook, Greg. “Odd Spaces and the MFA’s New Performance Art Program.” Wbur.org 5/13/13

                Baez, Anulfo. “Boston Does Boston Six.” Bigredandshiny.com 2/6/13

                Browning, Celine. “What Does it Take to Make an Art World Happen?” artfetch.com 1/2/13

2012        Adams, Derrick, et al. Sensorium. No. 1. 12/16/12

                Indrisek, Scott. “24 Artists to Watch.” Modern Painters. 12/1/12

                Lacoste, Christina. “Off the Wall: 100 Years Exhibit” Digboston.com 2/24/12

                Peters, Jason. Ocean State Review. 4/12

2011        Avedisian, Alexis. “Noesis: Buy/Alt.” Digboston.com 12/14/11

                Wang, Kai-Hwa. “Looking Both Ways at the ‘Made in China Label’ and 9/11 Fears” AnnArbor.com 9/18/11

                Polston, Pamela. “Bold Strokes.” 7dvt.com 6/15/11

                Evans, Andrea. “John C. Gonzalez.” Temporarylandbridge.com 5/16/11

                Karp, David. “Mass Production at Lufthansa Studios.” Limeduck.com 5/15/11

                Harding, Chris. “Artists Collective Sets Up Shop on Fields Corner’s Gibson Street.” The Dorchester Reporter. 1/6/11

2010        Cook, Greg. “New Directions.” The Boston Phoenix. 7/14/10

2009        Manning, James. “Big Red On-the-Town: Emerson College” Bigredandshiny.com 12/21/09

                Keith, John. “School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Holds December Sale” Thelifeofacity.com 11/16/09

                Faust Gabrielle. “New American Talent.” Examiner.com 6/15/09


                Awards and Fellowships

2014        Escuela de Bellas Artes, Artist Residency, Bagac, Bataan, Philippines

2013        School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Traveling Scholars Fellowship, Boston MA

                Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency Fellowship, Johnson VT

                deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Artist in Residence, Lincoln MA

                Wellesley College, Cole Fellowship Nominee, Wellesley MA

2012        Saint Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipient, Boston MA

                Wassaic Project, Artist Residency Fellowship, Wassaic NY

                Samson, Subsamson Artist Residency, Boston MA

2011        MacDowell Colony, Summer Artist Residency Fellowship, Peterborough NH

                Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency Fellowship, Banner WY             

2010        Tufts University, Research Grant, Boston MA

                School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Dean’s Grant, Boston MA

2009        School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springborn Fellowship, Boston MA

2008-11   Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, Boston MA

2008        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist Residency Fellowship, Skowhegan ME

2007        Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency Fellowship, Johnson VT

1999-03   Rhode Island School of Design, Merit Scholarship, Providence RI


                Academic Appointments and Lectures

2017        Lesley University, Artist Lecture, Global Issues and Challenges, Cambridge MA

2015        Wellesley College, Visiting Artist, Collective Residency Project, Wellesley MA

                Brooklyn Museum, Game Design Instructor, Brooklyn NY

2014        deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Mischievous Tactics panel discussion, Lincoln MA

                School of Visual Arts, Visiting Instructor of Painting, Substitute, New York NY 

2013        Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Visiting Instructor of Painting, substitute, Boston, MA

2012        Harvard University, Visiting Critic, Graduate School of Design, Landscape Architecture, Cambridge MA

                Rhode Island School of Design, Visiting Critic, Graduate Architecture Department, Providence RI

                Montserrat College of Art, Visiting Lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice, Beverly MA

                University of Rhode Island, Visiting Lecturer, School of Fine Arts, Kingston RI

                Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Visiting Critic, Painting Department, Boston MA

                Tufts University SMFA, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow, Instructor of Contemporary Art Practice, Boston MA

2010-11   Tufts University SMFA, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Instructor of Painting, Boston MA

2010        Tufts University SMFA, Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow, Pre-College Program, Boston MA

2009-10   Tufts University SMFA, Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow, Painting, Boston MA

2009        Tufts University SMFA, Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow, Pre-College Program, Boston MA

2004        Riverzedge Arts Project, Painting Instructor, Providence RI

2002        Rhode Island School of Design, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Illustration Department, Providence RI


                Art Collections

                Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston MA

                Massachusetts College of Art Library, Boston MA

                W. Van Allen Clark Jr. Library, Boston MA

              

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