Biography

John Sparagana is the Grace Christian Vietti Chair in Visual Arts, and Chair of the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University. His work has been shown internationally, most recently with exhibitions in Berlin, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Zürich, and is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, among others.

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Geronimo, Sox, Berlin, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

John Sparagana - Breather - Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

2016

Themesong Variations, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA

2013

Crowds and Powder, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA

2012

Geronimo, Rice University Public Art Program, BRC, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

2011

Going Down For The Third Time, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

 

Geronimo, Sox, Berlin, Germany

 

Between The Eyes, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA

2009

The Crisis Professionals, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2008

John Sparagana, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2007 

Afternoon Hallucinogenic, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2006

What the Child Saw, What the Lover Saw, What the Killer Saw, moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL, USA

2005

People Everywhere are Stoned, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX, USA

2004 

People Everywhere are Tired, Modern Culture, NY, USA

 

Sleeping Beauty, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX, USA

2002

I Wait For You Every Night, Rice University Media Center, Houston, TX, USA

 

Swoon, Wall Installation, James Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2001

Sublime, James Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, USA

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, USA

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, USA

Denver Art Museum, Denver CO, USA 

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