ABOUT

Carol John is an artist and designer living in Athens, GA. Educated at The School of Visual Arts,  Ms. John's work expresses her love of color, language and pop graphics. Her work has been exhibited in Atlanta and New York City.

 

1091 Boulevard

Studio B

Athens, Georgia 30601

706.340.5045

carol@caroljohnpaintings.com
www.caroljohn.art

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York

Instagram: CAROLJOHNPIC

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CAROL JOHN MONOGRAPH : POT LIQUOR: PAINTINGS BY CAROL JOHN
 

Exhibits

 

UPCOMING: 2018  HOME TOUR, ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART, ALBANY, GA

2018 LE CHIC, POEM 88 GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA

2018 NORMALTOWN, IVY BROWN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

2018 ABSTRACT TENDENCIES, CAROL JOHN, WHITNEY WOOD BAILEY, FRAN O'NEIL AND KALILAH BIRDSONG, HATHAWAY GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA

2017 'ET TU, ART BRUTE?', ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

2017 AUGUST SUN CURATED BY RIDLEY HOWARD, DODD SCHOOL OF ART, ATHENS, GA

2017 BLUE IN THE FACE, GALLERY PROTOCOL, GAINESVILLE, FL

2017 HYPERCOLOR, GALLERY WALK AT TERMINUS, ATLANTA, GA

2016 CAROL JOHN I WANT CANDY, POEM 88 GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA

2016 TINY UNIVERSE TWO, GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO, ATHENS, GA

2016 PAPER WORK, CAROL JOHN, CINE GALLERY, ATHENS, GA

2016 ABSTRACTION TODAY, THE MUSUEM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORGIA, ATLANTA, GA

2016 COLOR SHOW CAROL JOHN, IVY BROWN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

2016 Nymphs and Shepherds Come Away: Ten Women Artists Respond to Secular Themes from the Renaissance, Poem 88, Atlanta, GA

2015 Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines, July 18 - October 4, 2015, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 J1: Athica's First Juried Exhibition, Juried by Michael Rooks, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

2015 GATHERED, GEORGIA ARTISTS SELECTING GEORGIA ARTISTS, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORGIA, ATLANTA, GA

2015 To-Do List, Bridge Gallery, LDSOA, Athens, GA

2015 Bang: Carol John, Glass Cube Gallery, Athens, GA

2014 B&W, Poem 88 Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014 Little Things Show, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014 carol john: "oh", Poem 88 Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014 Living Room, Gallery at Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA

2014 Masur Museum of Art 51st Annual Juried Show, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

2012 Beyond Graffiti, Terminus 200, Atlanta, GA

2012 Drawn in Athens, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA

2012 Dominoes, Cine Gallery, Athens, GA

2012 Evolve, Canopy Studio, Athens, GA

2012 The Flower Show, Gallery at Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA

2011 Carol John, Carl Martin Recent Work, Trace Gallery, Athens, GA

2011 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA

2011 Sound Off, Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2010 Not Chrysanthemum: Paintings by Carol John, Cine Gallery, Athens, GA

2009 Lollipop, Lollipop: Works by Carol John, Didi Dunphy and Lou Kregel, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville, GA

2009 Celebrating the Abundance of Color: Six Georgia Abstract Painters, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA

2008 Please Breathe Here, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Juried Show, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

2007 Talent Show, Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

2007 Recent Paintings, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006 Juried Show, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005 Looks Good On Paper, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004 Recent Paintings, Flicker Gallery, Athens, GA

2003 Recess, Broad Street Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Catalog, essay by R. Dana, Director

2002 Geometric Geologic, Mercury Gallery, Athens, GA

2002 Synergy Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2001 Pop Tarts, Tate Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

Collections

High Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Bibliography

2018 ARTSATL.COM, Art Review, April 11, 2018, Jerry Cullum, "Cullum's Notebook: Artists explore the many shades of gray at four Atlanta exhibitions"

2016 Burnaway, Art Review, November 28, 2016, Amanda Arnold, "Candy Crush: Carol John at {Poem 88}"

2016 Burnaway, Art Review, June 2, 2016, Donna Mintz, "Forms of Abstraction at MOCA GA"

2015 Flagpole Magazine, February 11, 2015, Jessica Smith, "Ornament" and "Bang" Offer Embellished and Bold Artwork

2014 Burnaway, Review, July 1, 2014, Sherrie Caudell, "Carol John's Paintings Exude Happiness at {Poem 88}

2014 ArtsATL, Review, June 17, 2014, Lisa Rich, "Reviews: CArol John's colorful explosions at poem 88, Delanie Jenkin's sticky ideas at Stan McCollum Gallery"

2014 Flagpole Magazine, April 23, 2014, Jessica Smith, "Inspired by Architecture"

2012 Flagpole Magazine, April 25, 2012, Caroline Baratt, "The Flower Show"

2008 Vulture, NYMAG.COM, New Yorker, July 1, 2008, "Carol John's Paintings are Explosive"

Jordan, Julie Phillips, Playing With Art, Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, feature article with cover, September 4, 2003

Michaud Debbie, Recess: The Playground Revisited, Flagpole Magazine, feature article with cover, October 8, 2003

Hammes, Mary Jessica, Driven to Distraction, Athens Banner Herald, March 28, 2002

Zucher Saltz, Lizzie, Didi Dunphy and Carol John, Art Papers, July/August, 2001

Schultz, Jennifer, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Flagpole Magazine, April 4, 2001

 

Publications

2013 Featured Artist, Zoetrope All Story, Summer 2013, Volume 17, No. 2, Guest Designer: Michael Stipe

Curatorial

2002/2001 Founder and Director of Arrow Gallery, Exhibits:

Jeff Owens: Drawings: Pinball Sacophagus, January 2001

Michael Lachowski: Size Life, February 2001

Didi Dunphy: Modern Convenience, March 2001

Jim Barsness: Bingo, April 2001

Jason Thrasher: Talledega, May 2001

Carl Robertson: Wrong. Wrong again, June 2001

Mary Engel: Evelin, July 2001

Christy Bush: Garden, August 2001

George Davidson: Box Shots, September 2001

Dennis Harper: Past Tense, October 2001

Carl Martin: Case Study, November 2001

Rinne Allen: Little India, December 2001

Mark Callahan: Mazamedia, January 2002

Jim Barsness: Painting, February 2002

Deonna Mann: Ride Em' Cowboy, March 2002

Andy Nasisse: Big Pink, April 2002

Jeff Owens: White Spine, June 2002

Christy Bush: Snap, August 2002

Tom Hancock: Sculpture, September 2002

Didi Dunphy: Modern Convenience/ Light Box, October 2002

Carl Martin: Black Power, November 2002

Rinne Allen: Miradouro, December 2002

2002 Guest Curator, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art,
House: 10 Artists Photograph Domestic Architecture:
Rinne Allen, Todd Eberle, Michael Lachowski, Jeff Luckey, Carl Martin, Evie McKenna, Stephen Scheer, Mark Steinmetz, Michael Stipe, Thomas Tulis.

2001/2002 Curator Synergy Center, University of Georgia

 

Curatorial Bibliography

Feaster,Felicia, Down in A-Town, Atlanta Creative Loafing, June 10 - July 16, 2002, p.62

Hammes, Mary Jessica, Of Art and Home, Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, July 11 - 17, 2002, p.10

Shultz, Jennifer, Music Boxes, Flagpole Magazine, September 19, 2001 feature article with cover, p.14 and p.15

Hammes, Mary Jessica, A Little Gallery with a Big Vision,

Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, August 16 - 22, 2001, feature article with cover, p.9 and p.10

Link, Melissa, Very Nice Divas Discuss Cardboard, Polka and the Cost of Living in Athens, p.10

Thrasher, Jason, Tit for Tat at Talledega, Flagpole Magazine, feature article with cover, May 30, 2001, p.14 and p.15

Hammes, Mary Jessica, The Game of the Cosmos, Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, May 3 - 9, 2001, p.4

Hammes, Mary Jessica, Power Pop, Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, March 22 - 28, 2001, p.5

Shultz, Jennifer, Art by the Dots, Flagpole Magazine, April 4, 2001 feature article with cover, p.11