Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2008 MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2000 BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1999 Richmond University, London, UK
PYTHON, USC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gayle and Ed Roski Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Boofthle – Booth Booth, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Raise High the Roof Beam, Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL
My Buddy, 2007 Wight Biennale, The New Wight Gallery at the Broad Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
GLAMFA 2007, California State Long Beach University, Long Beach, CA
Tyler Britt, Wiley Hoard, Leroy Stevens, Lisa Williamson, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL
Corpus Humorous, Shatford Library Gallery, Pasadena, CA
The Freezer is a Polar Cave, (solo) Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, Gayle and Ed Roski Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Group Grope II, Gayle and Ed Roski Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
John VanWmson, DBS / DogmaticButcherShop, Chicago, Illinois
The Self Center, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
No monument, The Guest Room, Chicago, Illinois
2000 Paper Cranes, Phoenix Library, Phoenix, Arizona
Undergraduate Exhibition, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
Modified Art Space, Phoenix, Arizona (solo)
Richmond Gallery, London, England
Milieu, Spine Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Sixteen Sides to a Square, Studio Gallery 1023, Phoenix, Arizona
Monkey, Metropophobia, Phoenix, Arizona
CURATORIAL & COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Keep Off – Death!, an artist publication created in collaboration with artist, Sarah Conaway,
Los Angeles, CA
Co-Curator of The Ghost of Rodney Dangerfield, video screening at USC Roski School
of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator of POST Chicago, a monthly public art project in which
artists were commissioned to create posters for public spaces, www.post-chicago.com
POST Chicago, Projects 2003-2004, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Co-Curator of Don’t Fail Me Now, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Illinois
Co-Curator of Room for a Revolution, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, Illinois
The Stray Show, POST Chicago Projects, Chicago, Illinois
Eelms, Anthony, Mark Fischer and Kristen VanDeventer. 2004 Top Ten, (individual mentions, select POST Chicago projects), Coterie, January 2005.
John Van Wmson, Flavorpill Chicago, January 17 – 23, 2006.
Hannum, Terence J. Don’t Fail Me Now at TBA Exhibition Space, Bridge Magazine, 2003. (online)
Mayer, Anne. Don’t Fail Me Now, Panel House, October 2003. (online)
Post Chicago, Ten by Ten, The Cheap Issue, 2003.
Speh, Scott. Hot Commodities 19, January 2004. (online)
Stewart, Lorelei. Top Ten, Modern Art Notes, December 2003. (online)
Wehunt, Jennifer. 30 Under 30, UR Chicago. August 12-September 15, 2004.
Weinberg, Lauren. John Van Wmson, Time Out Chicago, Issue 49, Feb 2 – 9, 2006.
Workman, Michael. Eye Exam, Bizarre Love Circle, New City, October, 2003.
Workman, Michael. Eye Exam, Ladies Night, New City, January 10, 2006.
Workman, Michael. Eye Exam, See the World, New City, October, 2003.