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2011   MFA, Tufts University, Medford MA

2008   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME

2004   BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

2002   Australia National University, Canberra Australia


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

2021   Socrates Sculpture Park, September 18, 2021, Queens NY 

2020   Community College of Rhode Island, Faculty Art Show, Warwick RI

2019   Tufts University Art Gallery, Bookworks, Somerville MA

           Fidelity Investments Corporate Office, Salem Painting Library, Smithfield RI (solo)

           University of Rhode Island Art Gallery, State of the Arts, Providence RI

2018   Rhode Island School of Design, Summer Faculty Show, Providence RI

           Angels Gate Cultural Center, Making Social, curated by Matt Rich, San Pedro CA

           Montserrat Art Gallery, Artragious, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA

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

           The Wurks, Don’t Tell Me What to Do, curated by Francisco Gonzalez & John Finnery, Providence RI

2016   Carroll and Sons Gallery, Yard Sale, curated by Jack Schneider, Boston MA

           Montserrat Art Gallery, Seven Reunion, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA

           David Winton Bell Gallery, Works Well With Others, curated by Ian Alden Russell, Providence RI (solo)

2015   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, The Flash of an Instant, Newton MA

           Le Petite Versailles, Secret Garden, New York, NY

2013   225 Friend Street, Odd Jobs, Organized by SubSamsøn and Camilo Alvarez, Boston MA (solo)

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

           Montserrat Art Gallery, Seven, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA

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

           The Home Depot Store 4285, Home Depot House Project, Providence RI (solo)

           138 Sycamore Street, Saturn Rising, Roslindale MA

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

           Wassaic Project, Stick Exchange, Wassaic NY

           Proof Gallery, Boston Does Boston Six, Boston MA

           Howard Art Project, Small Conversations 7, Boston, MA

2012   Project Space Gallery, The Drawing Room, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI (solo)

           10 Days That Shook the World, Excavating Herring Cove, Provincetown MA (performance)

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

           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 Arts Center, Statewide, Jamestown RI

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

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

           The Beehive, Sting! XII: Boston Contemporary, Boston MA

           Boston University, Trading Post, 100 Years of Performance (Version #4), Organized by Kate McNamara, Boston MA

2011   Socrates Sculpture Park, September 252011, Queens NY (performance)

           Tufts University SMFA, In-Between, curated by Benjamin Austin, Boston MA (performance)

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

           Samson Projects, Small Conversations 1 - 4, Boston MA

           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, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston MA

           William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Summer 2010, Boston MA (performance)

2010   Boston University, Boston Young Contemporaries, curated by Joao Ribas, Boston MA

           William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Parallel Archive, Boston MA (performance)

           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, Student Annual Exhibition, 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   Canberra School of Art, Australia National University, Canberra Australia

2001   Searless Gallery, Providence RI

2000   Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI


                  Curatorial Projects

2018 - 22   Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College, Summer Foundations Exhibition, Providence RI

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



2020          Gath, Jessica and Leurig, Sharlene, “Wish You Were Here,” 2020

2017          McQuaid, Cate, “Painting Library.” Boston Globe 7/9/17

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

2016          Musterman Brooke, “Works Well with Others.” Let’s Talk Art with Brooke 7/4/16

                  McQuaid, Cate. “John C Gonzalez’s Solo Show Built Upon Collaboration.” 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          Wong Winnie, “Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade.” Pg 179, University of Chicago Press, 2014

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

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

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

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

                  Cook, Greg. “Prefer Your Bugs Fried, Roasted or Mashed? 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.” 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.” 10/30/13         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012          Adams, Derrick, et al. “Sensorium.” New York, NY. 12/16/12

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

                  Indrisek, Scott. “24 Artists to Watch.” Pg. 87, Modern Painters Magazine 12/1/12

                  Peters, Jason. Ocean State Review. Vol. 2, No. 1. 4/1/12       

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

                  Wang, Frances Kai-Hwa. “’Looking Both Ways’ at the Made in China Label.” 9/18/11

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

                  Evans, Andrea. “John C. Gonzalez.” 4/13/11

                  Karp, David. “Mass Production at Lufthansa Studios.” 3/15/11

                  Harding, Chris. “Artists’ Collective Sets Up Shop on Fields Corner.” The Dorchester Reporter 01/06/11

2010          Cook, Greg. “New Directions.” The Boston Phoenix 07/14/10

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

                  Keith, John. “SMFA, Boston Holds December Sale.” 11/15/09

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


                  Awards and Fellowships

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

2013          Tufts University SMFA, 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 Award recipient, Boston MA

                  Wassaic Project, Artist Residency Fellowship, Wassaic NY

                  Samson, Subsamson Artist in Residence, Boston MA

2011          MacDowell Colony, Summer Artist Residency Fellowship, Peterborough NH   

                  Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency Fellowship, Banner WY

2010          Tufts University, Graduate Research Grant, Medford MA

                  Tufts University SMFA, Dean’s Grant, Boston MA

2009          Tufts University SMFA, Springborn Fellowship Recipient, Boston MA

2008-11     Tufts University SMFA, Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, Boston MA

2008          Skowhegan Fellowship Recipient, Artist Residency, Skowhegan ME

2007          Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency Fellowship, Johnson VT

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


                   Academic Appointments

2022-23     Rhode Island School of Design, Experimental and Foundation Studies, Critic, Design, Instructor of the record, Providence RI

2022          Project Open Door, Teaching Artist, Drawing, Providence RI

2018-23     Rhode Island School of Design, Instructor of Drawing, Pre-College Program, Instructor of the record, Providence RI

                  Community College of Rhode Island, Instructor of Drawing, Instructor of the record, Warwick RI

2018-22     Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education, Instructor of Design, Instructor of the record, Providence RI

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

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

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

                  Brooklyn Museum, Instructor of Game Design, Brooklyn NY

                  deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Artist Lecture, Mischievous Tactics, Lincoln MA

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

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

                  RISD, Graduate Architecture Department, Visiting Critic, Providence RI

                  Montserrat College of Art, Artist Lecture, Contemporary Art Practice, Beverly MA

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

                  University of Rhode Island, Artist Lecture, School of Fine Arts, Kingston RI

                  Tufts University, Instructor of Contemporary Art Practice, Instructor of the record, Boston MA  

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

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

2009          Tufts University, Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow, Photography, Boston MA

2004          Riverzedge Arts Project, Instructor of Painting, Providence RI

2002          Rhode Island School of Design, Teaching Assistant Fellow, Illustration, Providence RI


                  Art Collections

                  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY

                  Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston MA

                  Massachusetts College of Art Library, Boston MA     

                  W. Van Allen Clark Jr. Library, Boston MA 



                Born in Providence, RI USA. Lives and works in Rhode Island.      

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