John Swanger

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Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1956
Education: Yale University, BA Art, 1978.
Places: Lancaster, 1978-1982
New York City, 1982-1989
Los Angeles, 1989-2008
Austin, 2008 -

Exhibitions

2016 Lumens & Currents: Elizabeth Chiles, John Swanger / Grayduck Gallery, Austin, TX
Due East / Big Medium, Austin, TX
Selected Paintings / 701 Tillery St, Austin, TX
Hunting Prize / Finalists exhibition / Houston, TX
2015 John Swanger / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
Group Show / Big Medium, Austin, TX
John Swanger Paintings 2009-2014 / Hellmann Stribling, Austin, TX
Due West / Big Medium, Austin, TX
5 X 7 / The Contemporary Austin / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2014 John Swanger, Recent Paintings / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
New American Painting 114 (publication), Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO
Distilled Essence: Selected Work from the Kiyo Higashi Gallery / Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Group Show / Big Medium, Austin, TX
Small Works / French & Michigan Gallery, San Antonio, TX
5 × 7 / The Contemporary Austin / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2013 Gallery Artists / French & Michigan Gallery, San Antonio, TX
John Swanger, Paintings + Constructions / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
Due East / Big Medium at Canopy, Austin, TX
5 × 7 / The Contemporary Austin / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2012 John Swanger, Paintings / 2305 Newfield, Austin, TX
John Swanger, Arrangements / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
Charles Demuth Museum / Benefit exhibition and auction, Lancaster, PA
5 × 7 / Arthouse / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2011 Group Show / Big Medium at Springdale, Austin, TX
John Swanger, Black Lacquer & Other Paintings / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
5 × 7 / Arthouse / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2010 John Swanger, Large Circles / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
Wish / Dallas Contemporary / Benefit exhibition and auction, Dallas, TX
5 × 7 / Arthouse, Austin / Annual benefit, Austin, TX
2009 Texas Biennial / Multiple exhibition spaces, curated by Michael Duncan, Austin, TX
John Swanger, Reliefs & Tracings + Silver Flowers & Landscapes / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
Group Show / Austin City Hall, curated by Michael Ray Charles, Candace Briceno, Sydney Yeager, Austin, TX
Summer Show / Craighead Green Gallery, curated by Charissa Terranova, Dallas, TX
2008 John Swanger, New Work / 701 Tillery, Austin, TX
2007 - 2000 Studio Exhibitions and Installations / South Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA
1999 Larry Bell, Michael Rouillard, John Swanger, Carolee Toon / Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 John Swanger, Lead Paintings / Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art / Benefit exhibition and auction, Los Angeles, CA
1997 John Swanger, Epiphyllum Paintings / Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawings / Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions / Benefit exhibition and auction, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Group Show / Catherine Lee, Donald Lipski, Elizabeth Newman, John Swanger, Mitja Tusek, Dario Urzay / Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
John Swanger, Drawing Project / Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art / Benefit exhibition and auction, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Color and Structure / Robert Mangold, Walter DeMaria, Sean Scully, John Swanger, Fredric Matys Thursz, Mitja Tusek, Richard Tuttle / Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
John Swanger, Siteworks / Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Material Dreams / Han Feng, Ava Gerber, Jim Hodges, Beverly Semmes, John Swanger / The Gallery at Takashimaya, curated by Lynn Gumpert. Catalogue. New York, NY
LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions / Benefit exhibition and auction, Los Angeles, CA
1994 John Swanger, Project Room / John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
A Perhaps Hand / Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
LA Mail / Jose Freire Fine Arts, New York, NY
1993 Salad Days / Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Richard Lodwig, Joe Mancuso, John Swanger / Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The White Show / Susan Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
One Nail / Susan Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Mark Lere, Robert Levine, John Swanger / Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Boomerang / Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Five Days / Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show / Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Six Painters / Matthew Scott Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Sculpture / Vaughan & Vaughan, Minneapolis, MN
14 Solo Exhibitions / Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 John Swanger, Annunciation / One Main, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show / Vaughan & Vaughan Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Vital Signs / 10 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
1987 Jumbo Dumbo / 10 Jay Street, curated by Bill Arning, Brooklyn, NY
Art, Bridges, Space / Ammo Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Endangered Species / Puck Building, curated by Lori Ledis, New York, NY
On the Edge / 10 Jay Street, curated by Valerie Smith, Brooklyn, NY
Decisions, Divisions / Federal Courthouses, curated by Deborah Masters, Brooklyn & New York, NY
1985 Selected Artists / Marion Art, Lancaster, PA
Drawings / Marion Art, Lancaster, PA
1984 John Swanger (with Scott Stenhouse) / Marion Art, Lancaster, PA
1983 Selected Artists / Marion Art, Lancaster, PA
1981 John Swanger (with Gregory Costello) / Marion Art, Lancaster, PA
Ellen Groff, Jerome Hershey, John Swanger / Community Gallery (now Lancaster Museum of Art), Lancaster, PA
Paint on Paper / Art Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Annual Invitational / Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA
1980 Small Works / Grey Art Gallery, New York University, curated by Patterson Sims, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition / Art Gallery, University of Delaware, Dover, DE
Echo Valley Invitational / Community Gallery (now Lancaster Museum of Art), Lancaster, PA
1978 John Swanger, Senior Project Exhibition / Ezra Stiles College, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1977 John Swanger, Independent Project Exhibition / Gallery, Art and Architecture Building, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Other Projects

2016 “Spaces” (projected paintings) / Jennifer Hart & Performa Dance, Ballet Austin Theatre, Austin, Texas.
2014 Blanton Museum Group / curators Veronica Roberts and Evan Garza / Studio visit and artist talk, Austin, Texas.
2009 Flatbed Press Collectors Forum / Studio visit and artist talk, Austin, Texas.
2000 - 1994 Collaboration, design, fabrication of artwork elements with numerous artists / including Barbara Bloom, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Stephen Prina / New York and Los Angeles.
1998 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Collectors Group, curator Howard Fox / Gallery exhibition visit and artist talk, Los Angeles, California.
1996 Artist in Residence / Exhibition and artist talks / Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.
1995 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Acquisition Committee, curator Howard Fox / Studio vist and artist talk, Los Angeles, California.
Artist in Residence / Site specific installations (in landscape and buildings) and artist talks / Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.
1984 “Anatomy of a Triangle” (set design) / Victoria Marks and Company, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York.
1983 “Small Revolutions” (set design) / Victoria Marks and Company, Ethnic Folk Arts Center, New York.
1982 “Detail” (set design) / Victoria Marks, Alma Project, Ethnic Folk Arts Center, New York.
1980 “Light Plot” (site specific work), Mount Hope, Pennsylvania.