Bio

Born 1939, Cleveland, Ohio. Resides in New York since 1985. Education, BFA and MA in Painting from Kent State University.



Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2009
The Jamaica Center for Arts, Jamaica, NY
2006
New England School of Art & Design, Suffolk University, Boston, Mass
2002
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Amalie A. Wallace Gallery, College of Old Westbury, S.U.N.Y., New York
1994
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Howard Scott M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1990
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, IN
Miami University Art Museum, OH
1989
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, NY
1987
The Art Association of Richmond, IN
1987
Grand Street Gallery, New York
1983
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland , OH
1983
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
1983
The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
The Columbus Museum of Art, OH

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Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013
Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012
Operating System, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY
2011
American Chambers: Post 90's American Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, S. Korea
It's All Good: Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Harmony: Maum Gallery, New York, NY
Improbable Self:notes from the void, St Cecilia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010
From then to Now: African-American Master Works, MOCA Cleveland, OH
Seeing Red, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY
The Last Book, Luis Cammitzer, Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland
Cleveland Art Prize, recipients in the CMA collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art
2009
Eye / World, Triple Candie Gallery, NY
New Prints 2009/Spring, International Print Center, New York
From Mao to Cows, Talalay Collection, MOMA Cleveland, OH
Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, OH
2008
Kuf-Mold, Jan Colle Gallery, Gent Belgium
Charismatic Abstraction, Moira Dryer, Mike Cloud, Chris Martin, John L. Moore and Dona Nelson, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI
Cent: Drawings, DeFrost Galerie, Paris France
2007
Kuf-Mold, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey, organized by Suzan Batu and Bill Doherty
Talking with my Friends, Y Gallery, Queens, NY
2006
On The Wall: An Exhibition of Drawings Directly on the Gallery Walls, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2005
Shadow Impressions, Reflections: John Moore, Karim Ghidinelli, Abezash Tamerat, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Drawn to Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Beyond Narcissus, organized by Soko Phay-Vakalis, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
The Gift: Building a Collection for the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Eviction Blues, Asian American Art Center, New York, NY
2004
Four Artists, New York: Patrick Olson Gallery, Plymouth, MI
In the Spirit of Martin: The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL
Prints from the Collection: The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL
2003
Twisting and Turning: An Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Paintings, organized by Lilly Wei, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
2002
Queens International Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, NY
Paintings, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2001
Across The Pacific: Seoul Art Center, Seoul S. Korea also Daegu Art Center, S. Korea
Six Artists'-Drawings, im n il Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Selections From the Collection the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Unbottled: New York Water The Hammon Museum, North Salem, NY
1998
Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Chaos and Distortion, Space Untitled Gallery, New York, NY
Art by African Americans in the Collection of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
1997
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
1996-7
Painting Abstract: Gregory Amenoff, John L. Moore, Katherine Porter, Boston University Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA
1996
Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Aspects of Abstraction, New Jersey State Museum, NJ
1995
America as Art: Two Centuries of Paintings, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
1993
Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence, Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan and the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

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Selected Public Collections:

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Selected Bibliography:

2009
Heng-Gil Han, Network and Fluid, p. 90- 93,114, 115
Desmett, Don, Charismatic Abstraction. Exhibition catalog, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, University of Western Michigan
2007
Toby Lewis. ArtWorks: The Progressive Collection
2006
Ausfeld, Margaret Lynne and Eldredge, Charles C., American Paintings from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL
Gibans, Nina Freedlander, Creative Essence, Cleveland's Sense of Place, OH
Thurmer, Robert, and Mauersberger, George, On The Wall (exhibition catalogue) Cleveland State University Art Gallery, OH
2005
Guiliano, Charles,“In the Studio with John L. Moore,” BIG RED & SHINY: An Online Arts Journal For Boston, August 19, 2005
Drawn to Cleveland, (exhibition catalogue) Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, OH
Phay-Vakalis, Soko, Beyond Narcissus (exhibition catalogue), Dorsky Gallery, LI. City, NY
2003
Wei, Lilly. Twisting and Turning (catalog), Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, San Antonio, TX
2002
Johnson, Ken. Review Queens International, New York Times August 25, p. B32
Smith, Valerie. Queens International (catalog) Queens Museum, Queens, NY, p.7
2001
Ferrone, Julie. Intervista a John L. Moore, Art & Job Magazine, Italian Internet
Korot, Joyce. John L. Moore at M-13, Review, NY Arts Magazine, p.89
1998
Heartney, Eleanor and Lee Yongwoo. Chaos and Distortion Catalog. New York, NY: Space Untitled
Hinson, Tom. Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art (Catalog), CMA, Cleveland, OH
Johnson, Ken. Art Guide: Selective Listing, The New York Times, March 20 1998
Weld, Alison. Art by African Americans in the Collection of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ: The New Jersey State Museum, 1998, 88-89
1997
Arthur, John. Painting Abstract, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Art New England, (Feb.- Mar): 43, 52
Cotter, Holland. An Era Driven to Abstraction, The New York Times, April 11 1997
Morgan, Robert C. Between Modernism and Conceptual Art, London: McFarland and Co., 136-138
Taylor, Robert. Pushing the Bounds of Abstract Painting, Boston Globe, February 4 1997, E2
Wei, Lilly. After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Vols. 1, 2, (Catalog). New York, NY: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, 1997, 81, 141
1996
Doezema, Marianne. Painting Abstract. Exhibition catalogue published by Mount Holyoke University. South Hadley, MA
Kotik, Charlotta. Art Now . Essay for John Moore exhibition brochure, published by the Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
1995
Harrison, Helen A. John Moore, Amelia A. Wallace Gallery. New York Times, 1 October 1995, C22, L.I.
1994
McEvilly, Thomas. Dream Singers, Story Tellers. ArtForum. (March, 1994): 91
1993
Raynor, Vivien. Bringing Out the Works of So-Called 'Outsiders'. The New York Times, 28 November 1993, NJ16
1992
Cotter, Holland. John L. Moore, M-13 Gallery. New York Times, 27 May 1992, LC29
Heartney, Eleanor. John L. Moore at M-13. Art in America, 80, no 6 (June): 108-09.
Larson, Kay. The Painting Pyramid. New York Magazine, 25, no. 21, (May 25, 1992): 85
1989
Brenson, Michael. John L. Moore. The New York Times, 24 November, 1989, C32.
Berlind, Robert. John L. Moore at Tomoko Liguori Gallery. Art in America, (October): 212-13
Slivka, Rose C.S. From the Studio. East Hampton Star, 26 October, 1989, 11
Brenson, Michael. Black Artists: A Place in the Sun. The New York Times, 12 March. 1989, C1 ff
1988
Zimmer, William. John L. Moore. Exhibition brochure. New York, NY: Tomoko Liguori Gallery
Brenson, Michael. John L. Moore. The New York Times, 18 March 1988, C29
1987
Brenson, Michael. John L. Moore. The New York Times, 13 March 1987, C30
Brenson, Michael. Newspaper Art Criticism. Art Criticism, 4, no. 1, 16-17
1986
Liberty and Justice. Exhibition catalogue. New York, NY: Group Material and the Alternative Museum, 12, 31
Zimmer, William. Natural Disaster Show Offers Samples of Creative Upheaval. The New York Times
Westfall, Stephen. John L. Moore. John L. Moore: New York. Exhibition catalogue, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1989, 7-11

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Awards:

1999
Tesque Foundation Individual Artist Award
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, painting
1995
The Cleveland Art Prize
1994
New York Foundation Fellowship, painting
1989
New York Foundation Fellowship, painting
1987
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, painting
Ohio Arts Council, Fellowship, painting

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Work Experience

2004
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor
1994-2004
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Senior Visiting Artist/ Professor
2000
Pratt Institute, Adjunct Professor
1994
Laguardia Community College, Adjunct Professor
1992, 1993
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Visiting Professor
1992
University of Texas, Austin, TX, Visiting Professor
1991
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, DVI, Visiting Professor
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor
1990
Queens College, City University of New York, NY, Adjunct Professor
State University at Purchase, NY, Adjunct
1986-87
Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Guest Curator
1974-85
Department of Education, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Assistant Curator/Instructor
1973-74
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH, Instructor: Painting, Drawing, 3-D Design
1974-81
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH, Part-time Instructor, Painting and Drawing

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Visiting Artist:

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Curatorial Projects

2012
CHOSEN an exhibition at ArtGate Gallery, New York, NY.
I ask eight prominent artists to select one or two artists they felt should be better known. Kara Walker, Joan Jonas, Cai Guo-Qiang, Michael Joo were among the selecting artists. The 14 selected artists included Zachary Fabri, Jill Magid, Ali Kazim, Christine Rebet, Emily Henretta.
2009
Incheon Women Arts Biennale, S. Korea, curatorial advisory & support for Tuning Exhibition: the 21st century
2005
Drawn to Cleveland, (co-organized with Ken Dingwall) Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2003
Thinking in Line. (co-organized with Ron Janowich) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2002
Altered.: Installations by Three Artists. Art in General, New York, NY
1989
Contemporary Landscape: Five Views. The Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC
1988
New York City Works, by 21 Artists. Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, New York, NY
1987
Bill Hutson: Paintings 1978-1987. Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Emilio Cruz: Spilled Nightmares, Revelations, and Reflections. Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
1986
Ohio Selections VI. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1985
Sculpture for Public Places. Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, Co-curator James A. Birch
New Color Abstraction. Sam Gilliam, Al Loving, William T. Williams, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1983
Seven American Artists Barth, Harvard, Hutson, Kikuchi, Loving, Morgan, Saunders. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1982
Black American Cinema, 1913-1977, Part II. Survey of films by Independent black filmmakers in America, Cleveland Museum of Art
1981
Black American Cinema, 1913-1977, Part I.
Sculpture Outside in Cleveland. Exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculpture on Cleveland's lakefront. Originator of project and committee member. This project was awarded the First Annual Visual Arts Award by Cleveland's Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and was funded by the NEA, the Ohio Arts Council, the George Gund Foundation, and the Cleveland Foundation. Included Meadmore, Ginnever, Lutz, Tyrrell, Spofforth, Dubaniewicz, and others.
1980
The Afro-American Tradition in the Decorative Arts, Phase II. An exhibition based on the original exhibition of the same name. Phase II consisted of 72 photographs and 8 art objects. Traveled to: Charleston Museum, SC; The Newark Museum, NJ; McKissick Museum, University of SC; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Three Artists from Cleveland. Traveling exhibition: Rosemont College, Philadelphia, PA , Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
1978
The Cleveland Exchange. Exchange of Exhibitions between Cleveland, OH, and Toronto, Ontario. Initiated project, wrote grant, curated, and contributed to catalog essay. Arranged for exhibition Toronto Sensibility to travel to other cities in Ohio, and organized symposium in conjunction with show, which was held at Cleveland State University and the Harbourfront Gallery in Toronto

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