I began experimenting with materials at a young age to understand their interactions.  At the time, I was exponentially more excited about empty candy containers to make my mixtures in than their original contents. With a suburban kitchen as my studio, I was able to play with color, composition and texture as my experiments were left to cure and ferment. The urge as a child to visually understand and master the elemental relationships of materials and process has never subsided.  My approach now, retains the same spirit of adventure and discovery with the attempt to create cartographic renderings of my own thoughts and emotions.

 

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Born 1982
2004 BFA. James Madison University

Lives and works in Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

“#johnmonn”. The Cabin LA. Los Angeles

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

“Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A.” curated by Rene-Julien Praz. PIASA. Paris (Upcoming)

“Surface to Edge” curated by Carl F. Berg. Cypress College. Cypress

2012

“The Road Ahead”. Roberts and Tilton. Los Angeles

“Lucky Draw”. Sculpture Center. Long Island City

2010

“Project I”. Alexys Schwartz Projects. Los Angeles

2008
“Bitter Finals”. Angstrom Gallery. Los Angeles

CURATED

2010

“Project I”. Alexys Schwartz Projects. Los Angeles. Co-curator with Alexys Schwartz.

PUBLICATIONS

2007
Hull, Steven. Nothing Moments collection of short stories. Page 19. 2007

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

Miranda, Carolina A. “An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin” Los Angeles Times. Web and Print. January 29, 2015

2013
Soria, Orlando. “Whut Glamour: Art by John Monn” Hommemaker. Web. February 8, 2013

Wong, Suzie. “The Hunter, The Hunted, Sacred Heroes And The Disposable” Get Addicted To. Web. February 6, 2013

2012
Berger, Aaron. “John Monn’s Warped Use of Standard Childhood Nostalgia” Beautiful Decay. Web. September 21, 2012.

Caldwell, Ellen C. “The Road Ahead at Roberts and Tilton” New American Paintings Blog. Web. July 31, 2012