John Collins


born 1979, Grayslake, Illinois


solo art exhibitions
2016    Excavation.  The Shop at Center Theatre Group.  Los Angeles, CA.
2015    Art in Unexpected Places.  Rochester Museum of Fine Art.  Rochester, NH.
            We the people.  Monk Space.  Los Angeles, CA.
group art exhibitions
2018    Full Spectrum Radio Live Portrait Series (broadcast 1/22/18).  KillRadio.org     Studios.  Los Angeles, CA. 
            Full Spectrum Radio Live Portrait Series (broadcast 1/1/18).  KillRadio.org     Studios.  Los Angeles, CA. 
2017    Full Spectrum Radio Live Portrait Series (broadcast 12/4/17).  KillRadio.org     Studios.  Los Angeles, CA. 
            Coalescence.  Civic Center Studios.  Los Angeles, CA.
            Musica con Huevos.  The Offbeat.  Los Angeles, CA.    
            Solidarity House of the South, Second Year Anniversary Concert.  Cielo Galleries.  Los Angeles, CA.
2016    Prayers from LA.  Casa 0101 Theater.  Los Angeles, CA.
2015    Overhead.  Tribal Cafe.  Los Angeles, CA.
2014    Soapbox.  East LA Rep.  Los Angeles, CA.
2013    Soapbox.  East LA Rep.  Los Angeles, CA.
2008   Spring Thing.  Greenleaf Art Center.  Chicago, IL.
2007    Artwalks Chicago created by Anni Holm.  Artist-chosen locations.  Downtown Chicago, IL.
             ArtXposium 2007 curated by Anni Holm.  Abandoned Hardware Store.  West Chicago, IL.      
             Me, Me, Me.  Orleans Street Gallery.  St. Charles, IL.
2005    Spring Break Show curated by Caleb Lyons, Brandon Alvendia, & Alberto Hernandez of ArtLedge.  The Butchershop.  Chicago, IL.
2004    Second Annual Valentine’s Show.  Alterspace.  Chicago, IL.
2003    BFA Thesis Exhibition.  Gallery 2 (SAIC).  Chicago, IL.
             First Annual Valentine’s Show.  Alterspace.  Chicago, IL.
2002    On the Rocks.  Study Abroad Thesis Exhibition.  Burren College of Art.  Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
publications
2018    L'Ephemere Review (upcoming issue), Illustrations for Poet Ingrid Calderon
            Taxicab Magazine.  Virtual Artist-in-Residence.  Ongoing, open-ended position.                                  
2015    Art Katalyst April/May issue.  “Nature, Growth and Activism”.   pgs. 6-7
presentations
2016    Excavation Artist Talk.  The Shop at Center Theatre Group.  Los Angeles. CA.
awards
2007     Illinois Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
2001     Northbrook Fine Arts Scholarship
education
2003     BFA.  School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago, IL.
2002     Fall Semester Study Abroad.  The Burren College of Art.  Ballyvaughan, Ireland
professional experience
Artist.  www.johnfromgrayslake.com  2000-Current
Preparator.  ltd los angeles.  Los Angeles, CA.  2013-2015
Preparator.  Carl Hammer Gallery.  Chicago, IL.  2004
Preparator.  Gallery 2.  School of the Art Institute of Chicago.   2000-2003