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John Folsom

John Folsom (b. 1967) is a mixed media artist born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky.   He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University.  His practice demonstrates the narrative potential of images through the intersection of painting and photography.  Folsom’s photographic paintings have been widely exhibited for the past 20 years and can be found in many collections worldwide.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 Callan Contemporary, Coastal Cartography, New Orleans, Louisiana
         Hathaway David Contemporary, Inaugural Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

2015 Mobile Museum of Art, The New Landscape, Mobile, Alabama
         David Lusk Gallery, Mash-Up; Artists Do Cardboard, Nashville, Tennessee
         Pryor Fine Art, New Works, Atlanta, Georgia

2014 New Zones Gallery, Diminishing Returns, Calgary, Canada
         Tinney Contemporary, Sea  Change, Nashville, Tennessee
         Rarity Gallery, Summer Salon, Mykonos, Greece
2013 Callan Contemporary, Creeper Lagoon, New Orleans, Louisiana
         Pryor Fine Art, Creeper Lagoon, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Tinney Contemporary, Anodyne Frontiers, Nashville, Tennessee
         Blue Gallery, How To Disappear Completely, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 Marietta Cobb Museum of Art – Summering At The End of Empire, Marietta, Georgia
         Vanderbilt University – Lure of the Low Country, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2010 Gibbes Museum of Art – Lure of the Low Country, Charleston, South Carolina U.S
         Ambassador to Africa. Art in Embassies Exhibition, African Union, Ethiopia
         Zeitgeist Gallery – A Year Without A Summer : 1816, Nashville, Tennessee
         New Zones Gallery – solo exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009 Lanoue Fine Art - solo exhibition. Boston, Massachusetts
2008 New Zones Gallery – Souvenirs , Calgary, Canada
         Fay Gold Gallery – Lure of the Low Country, Atlanta, Georgia
2007 Lanoue Fine Art – solo exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts
         Zeitgeist Gallery – solo exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Fay Gold Gallery – solo exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
         Blue Gallery – solo exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri
2005 New Zones Gallery – solo exhibition, Calgary, Canada
         Cumberland Gallery – solo exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee
         Museum Works Gallery – “Defining Nature”, group exhibition, Los Angeles, California
         Out on Film – Str8 Chaser, film short, Atlanta, Georgia
2004 Fay Gold Gallery – solo exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
2003 Volunteer State College – solo exhibition, Gallatin, Tennessee
         The Etherton Gallery – Invitational, Tucson, Arizona
2002 Blue Gallery – solo exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri
         New zones Gallery – group exhibition – Calgary, Canada
         The Lowe Gallery – solo exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 Side by Side – Juried Invitational, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1999 Yeiser Art Center – solo exhibition, Paducah, Kentucky
1995 Cheekwood Museum of Fine Art – Two Beauties, solo exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee

 

RESIDENCIES/ GRANTS
2014 The Banff Centre – Artist in Residence, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2012 Hambidge Center – Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, Georgia
2012 Fulton County Arts Council – Scholarship Award, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 Christoph Merian Foundation – Artist in Residence, Weil Am Rhein, Germany
1997 Christoph Merian Foundation – Artist in Residence, Arlesheim, Switzerland
1996 Tennessee Arts Commission - Individual Artist Fellowship, Nashville, Tennessee
1995 Metro Arts Commission – Studio Grant Recipient, Nashville, Tennessee

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE
2015 Fine Arts Atelier – Director Michael David
Continuing research and study related to materials and
new media.

 

ARTFAIRS
2013 artMRKT San Francisco – San Francisco, California Dallas Art Fair – Dallas Texas
2011 Scope Basel – Basel Switzerland Art Chicago – Chicago, Illinois Dallas Art Fair – Dallas,
         Texas
2010 Dallas Art Fair. Dallas, Texas
2008 AIPAD – New York, New York
2006 Art-212 Contemporary Art Fair – New York, New York
         Art Chicago – Chicago Illinois
2005 Scope Art Fair – Miami, Florida
         AAF Contemporary Art Fair – New York, New York
         Art Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
2005 San Francisco International Art Exposition – San Francisco, California
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair – New York, New York
         Art Chicago – Chicago Illinois
2003 San Francisco International Art Exposition – San Francisco, California
2002 Art Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
         San Francisco International Art Exposition – San Francisco, California

 

COLLECTIONS
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Collection of Jon and Tracey Stewart
MCC Collection, Nashville, Tennessee
Ayers Foundation Collection, Nashville, Tennessee
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, Georgia
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Bunnen Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia
RCA Records, Nashville, Tennessee
King and Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia
Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, Georgia
Sprint PCS Communications Company, Kansas City, Missouri
Coral Energy Incorporated, Calgary, Canada
Progress Energy Incorporated, Raleigh, North Carolina
Monarch Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia
Dollar General Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Unconventional: Nashville's Music City Center (The Convention Center Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson Center © 2013)
Oxford American, Summer 2013, P33, (Reproduction)
Jones, Michele, “Anodyne Frontiers”, The Tennessean, June 1, 2012
Siegel, Jerry, “Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists”, P98
Feaster, Felicia, “John Folsom’s Spooky Southern Landscapes at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art”, Arts Critic ATL, 2011
Outlaw, Adrienne, “Southern Charm With a Twist”, Arts Now Nashville, September 2011
Ridley, Jim, Critics Picks, Nashville Scene, September 2007
LaFerriere, Catherine, John Folsom: Recent Works, ArtScope Magazine, September 2007
Cole-Miller, Julie, Southern Accents, September-October 2006
Hoppen, Stephanie, Picture Perfect: Collecting Art and Photography, 2004 London: Aurum Press Limited.
Architectural Digest, “Art across America”, May 2003
Ryesky, Helen, “Painterly Landscapes at Pentimenti”, Art Matters, November 2000
Wall, Donna Dorian, “At Home in the Landscape”, Southern Accents, Sept.-Oct.2000, P114
New American Paintings, June - July 2000
Smith, Terri, Plus Four, Art Papers, March – April 2000

 

EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Cinema and Photography