b. Rice Lake, Wisconsin

lives and works in San Diego, California
 

Education

 

2005     University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, M.F.A.

2001     University of Wisconsin– Eau Claire, Department of Art and Design, B.F.A.

1997     University of Wisconsin – Barron County, A.A

 

Artist in Residence

 

2006 - 2008     500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007 - 2008     Southside on Lamar – Dallas, Texas

2005               Watershed Center for the Arts – Newcastle, Maine

 

Selected  Exhibitions 

(* Denotes solo exhibition)

 

2014

 

Super Surprise – Art Bar – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Cross Currents - Hyde Art Gallery - El Cajon, California

 

Between Oak and Mulberry - Norwood Flynn Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

We Love Art - 50 Artists Show Their Love - Kenise Barnes Fine Art - Larchmont, New York

 

 

2013

 

Object Object! – Helmuth Projects – San Diego, California

 

John Oliver Lewis – For Example - London, England

Curator: Nick Sellek

 

2012

 

Aqua Art Fair  - J. Fergeson Gallery  - Miami, Florida

 

Creases Pieces IV * - ART BOXED San Diego - NTC at Liberty Station - San Diego, California

 

Tastes Like Flavor* - Art San Diego: Contemporary Art Fair - San Diego, California

 

Contemporary Clay Invitational - J. Fergeson Gallery - Farmville, Virginia

Curators: Jarrod Fergeson , Andrea Keys, Adam Paulek

 

Temporary Occupants– Eastfield College – Mesquite Texas

Curators: David Willburn and Iris Bechtol

 

Informal Exchange - Seattle Design Center - Seattle, Washington

Curator: Hope Rovelto

 

Wastelands and Candylands - Boehm Gallery - San Marcos, California

Curator: Sasha Koozel Reibstein

 

2011

Uberyummy - Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art – San Bernardino, California

Curators: Alison Petty Ragguette and Karen Crews Hendon

 

Objects of Desire - Art San Diego, California

Curators: Laurie Mitchell and Jen Luce

 

Suspension - DN/ZA Projects - San Diego, California

Curator: Lauren Popp, Assistant Curator, New Childrens Museum - San Diego, California

 

Fired - Manifest Gallery - Cincinati, Ohio

 

2010

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now - Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego, La Jolla, California

Curator: Lucia Sanroman, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego, California

 

Rendezvous, National Clay Invitational - Artspace Gallery - Jackson, Wyoming

 

Midnite Snacks - 1366 Space - Chicago, Illinois

 

2009

 

John Oliver Lewis and Kim MacConnel - Southwestern College Art Gallery - Chula Vista, California

 

Go West: John Oliver Lewis and Jessica McCambly – College of the Redwoods - Eureka, California

 

Sounds - Galerije 73 - Belgrade, Serbia

 

Trade Show - 11th Istanbul Biennial - Parrallel Exhibition - Ankara, Eskischir and Istanbul, Turkey

Curator: Anna Stump

 

Strange Clays – New Directions in Ceramics - Sullivan Goss – Santa Barbara, California

 

2008

Candy Circus* - IGLOO - Portland, Oregon

 

This is Not a Toy* - Overload - San Diego, California

 

The First International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics - Liang Bao Building, Xi'an, China

Paper Jam – My House Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Island, The Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York

 

Nightmares, Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Your Favorite Artist Was a Member – 30 years at 500X  (Invitational) - 500X Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

Tasty Bits - Gallery 414 – Fort Worth, Texas

Curator: Eric Tosten, Co-founder, Dallas Art Cast – Dallas, Texas

 

2007

“Career Winning” hair products * - 219 Gallery - Eastfield College - Mesquite, Texas

 

Royal Pine: John Oliver Lewis and Brennen Bechtol - Project Room - 500X Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

Float Bloat Burst: John Oliver Lewis and Alex Soto - Project Room – 500X Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine – good good things – Dallas, Texas

 

Amarillo Biennial 600 – CLAY - Amarillo Museum of Art - Amarillo, Texas,

Jurors: Marylin A. Zeitlan, Director and Chief Curator of the Arizona State University Art Museum - Tempe, Arizona

 

Introductions North – Meadows Gallery – Center for the Visual Arts – Denton, Texas

 

Material View - Treetop Gallery - Mountain View College - Dallas, Texas

Curator: Ryan Fitzer, Director, Treetop Gallery

 

2006

 

Flavor Fortress * - LTC Art Gallery - McLennan College - Waco, Texas

 

Sweet Tart - 500X Gallery - Dallas, TexasBig As Night 2 - Tyler St. Lofts - Dallas, Texas

 

Curators: Eric Tosten and Veronica Tosten – Co-founders, Dallas Art Cast

 

All Together – 219 Gallery - Eastfield College - Mesquite, Texas

 

Members’ Exhibition – 500X Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

Draw_Drawing 2 - The Foundry Gallery - London Biennale - London, England

Curator: Giacomo Picca

 

Crafts National – Lancaster Museum of Art - Lancaster, Pennsylvania  -Juror’s Award

Juror: Gretchen Keyworth, Director and Curator of the Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton, Massachusetts

 

Ink and Clay 32 – Kellogg University Art Gallery – Pomona, California

Jurors:   Marylin A. Zeitlan, Director, Chief Curator of the Arizona State University Art Museum -Tempe, Arizona

Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics at the Arizona State University Art Museum - Tempe, Arizona

 

2005

No Room For Gloom * - Cora Stafford Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

New Work * – University Of Wisconsin – Barron County – Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Works on Paper – Community Art Center Gallery - Fort Worth, Texas

McNeese National Works on Paper – Abercrombie Gallery - McNeese State University - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Juror: Annette Carlozzi, Senior Curator of American & Contemporary Art for the Blanton Museum of Art

 

DinnerWorks 2005 – Louisville Visual Arts Association Gallery - Louisville, Kentucky

 

Voertman Competition - University of North Texas Art Gallery

Juror: Regine Basha, Adjunct Curator for the Arthouse at the Jones Center - Austin, Texas

 

2004

Texas Exchange – Texas Tech University Art Gallery – Lubbock, Texas

 

Northern Invasion – Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

 

Voertman Competition - University of North Texas Art Gallery - Denton, Texas

Jurors: Cam Schoepp, Associate Professor Art, Texas Christian University - Forth Worth, Texas

Terri Thornton, Curator of Education, Fort Worth Modern - Forth Worth, Texas

 

28th Annual  Art Competition - Union Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

Juror: Susan Dunkerly, Associate Professor of Art, Baylor University – Waco, Texas

- Juror’s Award

 

Less than 5 – Tarrant County College Gallery - Hurst, Texas

 

2003

Ceramics UNT – Union Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

 

Thematic Challenge – Cora Stafford Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

 

Pressed and Fired – Hara Gallery - Denton, Texas

 

27th Annual Art Competition - Union Gallery - University of North Texas - Denton, Texas

 Juror: David Iles

- Juror’s Award

 

2002

Kaolithic Activity – Union Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

 

Clay for a Cause – State Regional Art Center - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

 

Arts West – L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

 

2001

John Oliver Lewis and Dave Zdrazil – Heyde Center for the Arts - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

 

Wood-fire Extravaganza – Cora Stafford Gallery - University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

 

In Progress – Foster Gallery - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

 

 

Bibliography

 

2012

Uberyummy, Catalouge, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, California

 

2011

Fired -  Catalogue, Manifest Gallery, Cincinati, Ohio

 

2010

Leah Ollman, Art Review: ”Here Not There: San Diego Art Now” at the Museum of Contemporary

 

Robert L. Pincus, Art Review: A boisterous exhibit shines spotlight on S.D., The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, June 13, 2010

 

2009

500 Ceramic Sculptures – Lark Books - (reproduction of work)

 

Martha Sadler, Playing with Clay - Concurrent Ceramic Art Exhibitions at CAF and Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara, California, April 23, 2009

 

'Go West' exhibit features to CR artists, The Times-Standard, Eureka, California, February 27,

 

2008

Richard Speer, Candy Circus, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, October 15, 2008

 

Your Favorite Artist Was a Member – 30 years at 500X, Catalogue - 500X Gallery - Dallas, Texas

 

Wish, Catalogue, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

 

Anjali Gupta, 500X Gallery, Artlies, #56 Winter, 2008, p. 74-79. (reproduction of work p. 77)

   

Steve Carter, X-Box Live: Launch Pad for Cutting-Edge Artists Celebrates the Big 3-0!,

Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine, January, 2008, p. 54-55.

 

Gaile Robinson, Tasty Bits, Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, January 18, 2008

 

Anthony Mariani, Processions: The Spirit of ’64 Gets a Makeover at 414, Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worh, Texas, January 23, 2008

 

2007

 

Lucinda Breeding, Art That Dreams are Made Of, Denton Record Chronicle, Denton, Texas, July, 2007

 

Hunter Ingalls, Art Beat: AMoA's Show Defies Handles, The Amarillo Globe-News and Amarillo.com, August, 2007

 

Lucinda Breeding, Contemporary Artists Enliven Meadows Gallery, Denton Record Chronicle, Denton, Texas, July, 2007

 

Amarillo Biennial 600 – CLAY, Catalogue, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Texas

 

Merritt Martin, Burst the Stereotypes, Dallas Observer, Dallas, Texas, March (reproduction of work)

 

Valenshine 2007, Catalogue, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

 

2006

 

Artist in Residence Catalogue, Watershed Center for the Arts, Newcastle, Maine

 

Crafts National, Catalogue, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

Ink and Clay 32, Catalogue, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, California

 

2005

McNeese National Works on Paper, Catalogue, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana