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John Sparaganaborn 1958, United States
John Sparagana

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.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

 

John Sparagana's work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including MoCP at 40, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA (2016); Tunnel of Silence, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (2016); Miguel Ángel Rojas & John Sparagana: El Cuerpo Sutil, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA (2014); Anological, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT, USA (2013); Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, USA (2012); Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA (2012); Antennae, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA (2007); and In Sight, Recent Additions To The Permanent Collection, Musuem of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA (2006).

 

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

 

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