Resume

Featuring work exhibited for over a decade across Ohio and the midwest

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Press

 

Perhaps that’s why his paintings, dominated by the human shape, pop so strongly despite a purposeful lack of definition. They have the immediacy of a news bulletin, leaving interpretation up to the viewer.

“Bilingual Utterances” ARTWATCH
Bay Arts’ “Presence and Projection”: Humanity at Extremes and in Intimacy  CAN Journal
“A Different Kind of Tension”  Canvas Magazine
“Exhibition Challenges Our Preceptions By Altering The Photographers Original Intent” artdaily.org
“Destruction of Form Exhibition” Cleveland Scene, Scene and Heard
“The Heart of the Matter” Westlake Observer

Past Exhibitions

August 2017 The Bowery Gallery, New York, NY 26th Bowery Gallery National Competition
June 2017 ARTneo, Cleveland, OH ARTmeow :The Cool Cats of Cleveland
June 2017 Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH The Peer Show
May 2017 The Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH Paintings and Drawings by John W. Carlson
March 2017 ARTneo, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Creates
January 2017 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH PRESENCE AND PROJECTION
October 2016 Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA EIGHTH ANNUAL FIGURATIVE
DRAWING PAINTING EXHIBITION
October 2016 The Galleries at Cleveland State, Cleveland, OH 22nd Annual People’s Art Show
September 2016 FORUM ARTspace, Cleveland, OH DOF2
July 2016 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH BAYarts 10: 10 Artists, 10 Years
July 2016 HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland, OH Face Value
July 2016 Cox Fine Arts Center Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit
June 2016 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 80th Midyear Show
April 2016 ARTneo, Cleveland, OH Fundamental Gestures: Figures From Life
April 2016 Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH From the Ground Up: Surface and Dimension
December 2015 Beth K Stocker Gallery, Lorain, OH JUNTOS
November 2015 The Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH Inaugural Juried Show
October 2015 The Art Gallery, Willoughby, OH The Return of KOCARLSON
September 2015 Florence O’Donnell Wassmer Gallery, Pepper Pike, OH The Drawing Show: From Doodles to Digital
October 2015 HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland, OH HEDGE REPRESENTS
August 2015 The Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH Destruction of Form; Photography and the Aftermath
July 2015 FORUM artspace, Cleveland, OH BAZAARBEQUE Vol. 6 at
April 2015 Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH [RE]define 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition of Works
May 2015 Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition, Kirtland, OH 6th Annual May Show
May 2015 Summit Art Space, Akron, OH “Fresh” 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
August 2014 HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland, OH It Figures: John W. Carlson and Joe Ayala
April 2014 Cleveland, OH ART CARES AUCTION and BENEFIT: ARTCARES 14
December 2013 ARTCRAFT Building, Cleveland, OH ARTCRAFT STUDIO SHOW! Annual Holiday Open House & Sale
August 2013 Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Cleveland, OH TALL WALLS – Uncensored: CWAL (Cleveland West Art League)
August 2013 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH TAG Annual Juried Show
October 2013 Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, OH Solo Show: John W. Carlson
October 2013 Doubting Thomas, Cleveland, OH Out of the Box – Group Show
June 2013 Convivium, Cleveland, OH CAN Journal Benefit and Auction
June 2013 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH Negative Space – THE ART OF JOHN W. CARLSON
May 2013 Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH May Show – Lakeland Community College Annual Juried Exhibition
April 2013 Forum Art Space, Cleveland, OH Sketch Book Show
December 2012 Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Cleveland, OH Exposed  John W. Carlson, Ron Johnston and Kirsten Tradowsky
December 2012 Cleveland, OH Zygote Press – Holiday Off-the-Wall Sale
August 2012 Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Cleveland, OH TALL WALLS – Uncensored: CWAL (Cleveland West Art League)
July 2012 Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Cleveland, OH PRIMAL – John W. Carlson, Doug Utter, Dana Depew, Matt Dibble, Ron Johnston, Loren Naji, Judith Brandon, Tim Herron, Randall Tiedman, Jim Morana, Melinda Placko and others
April 2012 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH CONTRAST – Figurative Works by John W. Carlson and George Kocar: Multiple works by contemporary art of John W. Carlson and George Kocar
April 2012 MOCA, Cleveland, OH ART CARES AUCTION and BENEFIT: ARTCARES 12
March 2012 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH  FACULTY SHOW – “Water”
November 2010 SPACES, Cleveland, OH App to the Future: SPACES Annual Benefit and Auction
June 2010 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH Annual Juried Show

Second Place Award – “The Jacket”

April 2010 Cleveland, OH ART CARES AUCTION and BENEFIT: 10
April 2010 Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, OH Tremont West Fundraiser
August 2009 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH TAG Annual Juried Show
March 2009 SPACES, Cleveland, OH SPACES Member Show
January 2009 The Pop Shop Gallery, Lakewood, OH 50 Dolla Holla – Group Show
October 2008 – January 2009 VALLEY ARTS CENTER, Chagrin Falls, OH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
October 2008 – January 2009 Case Western University Mandel School of Applied Sciences (MSASS) Gallery, Cleveland, OH JOHN W. CARLSON Fine Art 2000 – 2009
September 2008 The Art Gallery, Willoughby, OH KOCARLSON – The art of John W. Carlson and George F. Kocar
August 2008 The Pop Shop Gallery, Lakewood, OH OUTSIDE THE LINES – GROUP SHOW
August 2008 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH TAG Annual Juried Show

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD – “Rain 2” Charcoal, Ink and Gesso on paper.
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD – “Vortex” Oil on canvas.

July 2008 Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood OH STARRY NIGHT
July 2008 The Art Gallery, Willoughby, OH DANCERS BY JOHN W. CARLSON
June 2008 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
June 2008 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH 50/50: John W. Carlson and David Baldanza
May 2008 Heeschen Gallery, Meadville, PA LIFE AS WE SEE IT – GROUP SHOW
May 2008 The Pop Shop Gallery, Lakewood, OH LAKEWOOD ARTWALK – Group Show
October 2007 Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH VALLEY ARTS CENTER – ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
September 2007 True Art Gallery, Collinwood, OH INCURSIONS and IMMUNITIES Interpret at will… the works of John W. Carlson and David Baldanza
August 2007 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH TAG Annual Juried Show (50th Anniversary)

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD – “The Struggle” 36×40 Oil on Canvas.

June 2007 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
May 2007 Chicago Matrix Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL SHADOW and SUBSTANCE: Recent works by John W. Carlson
April 2007 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH A PAINTER and A POTTER – The art of John W. Carlson and Moira Beale
September 2006 Pentagon Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH FEATURED ARTIST SHOW
August 2006 Local Girl Gallery, Lakewood, OH PAINTINGS by John W. Carlson
August 2006 Ashtabula Art Center, Ashtabula, OH DRAWINGS by John W. Carlson
June 2006 BAYarts, Bay Village, OH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
November 2006 Pentagon Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH HOLIDAY GROUP SHOW
April 2006 Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA INTO THE LIGHT – Recent Acquisitions Showcase
September 2005-2007 The Art Gallery, Willoughby, OH Select Drawings by John W. Carlson
May 2004 Harbor Perk, Ashtabula, OH Drawings By John W. Carlson
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