BiographyImages

Bad America
2017
oil on linen
172.5 x 182.5 cm

Figural Death
2017
oil on linen
203 x 152.5 cm

Figure Holding a Bell at Night
2017
oil on linen
38 x 30.5 cm

Figural Absence
2017
oil on linen
203 x 152.5 cm

God’s Face in Mountains
2017
oil on linen
172.5 x 182.5 cm

Untitled (2 Eyes with Clouds)
2017
oil on linen
11 x 28 cm

Dreamer, Dreaming Day and Night
2016
oil and crayon on linen
198 x 152.5 cm

Eyes
2016
oil on linen
37.5 x 32.5 cm

Day
2016
oil and crayon on linen
160 x 119.5 cm

Sun Figure
2016
oil on linen
35 x 30.5 cm

The Home Where I’m Found (Ocean)
2016
oil and crayon on linen
193 x 157 cm

The Home Where I’m Found
2016
oil and crayon on linen
193 x 157 cm

Figure at Sea
2014
charcoal and oil on linen
157 x 117 cm

Spirits Looking at the Sea
2015
oil on linen
188 x 162.5 cm

Ocean Dreams
2015
oil on linen
178 x 132 cm

Spirits Unaware of their Drams
2014
oil on linen
200 x 170 cm

Spirits at the Tomb of Brancusi
2014
oil on linen
198 x 167.5 cm

Spirits with Omens
2014
oil on linen
200 x 170 cm

Figures in the Dream of the Moon
2014
oil on linen
170 x 178 cm

Two Figures Sleeping
2014
oil on linen
178 x 127 cm

King
2014
oil on linen
178 x 134.5 cm

Figure with Moon
2013
oil on line
157.5 x 117 cm

Sunset with Moon
2013
oil and enamel on paper mounted on canvas
132 x 96.5 cm

Spirit Kneeling
2013
oil on linen
157.5 x 117 cm

The Peaceable Kingdom
2011
oil on canvas
214 x 162.5 cm

Giraffe
2011
wax pencil on canvas
73.5 x 57 cm

Study for The Peaceable Kingdom
2011
pastel on canvas
73.5 x 57 cm

Born in 1979. Lives and works in Los Angeles, US


Education

2008

MFA, Bard College, New York, US

2002

BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, US


Solo Exhibitions

2017

John Finneran, 47 Canal, New York, US

2016

A Figure Searching Day & Night, Arcade, London

2015

Dreamers at the Gates of Where Dreamars Are, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, LA, US

2013

Goin’ Home, 47 Canal, New York, US

2011

The Peaceable Kingdom, Arcade, London, UK

2011

If I Had My Way in This Wicked World, Marvelli Gallery, New York, US

2010

Border Works, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, US

2008

Night Fence, Upstairs Berlin, Berlin, DE

2006

Bad Nights, Vandals, Rivington Arms, New York, US

2003

Trouble Every Day, Rivington Arms, New York, US


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

(upcoming) Empty your Lungs as Much as Possible and Repeat the Exercise, curated by Caterina Avataneo, Arcade, London, UK

2017

Full Moon in Leo, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE

2016

Step Into Tangram Rule, Arcade, London, UK

 After Effect, Ballroom Marfa, Texas, US

Jumanji, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE

2015

Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, White Cube, London, UK

Greater New York, PS1, MoMA, New York, US

Folleree & Folleroo, Arcade, London, UK

2013

The Stairs, Algus Greenspon, New York, US

2011

Grasping for Relics, Zieher/Smith, New York, US

Loose Joints, Arcade, London, UK

2010

Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano, ICA, Philadelphia, US

2009

Luca Bertolo/John Finneran, Arcade Fine Arts, London, UK

New Work, New York, Fortune Cookie Projects, SG

Before the Wind Blows It All Away, Rover Yonder, New York, US

Three Painters, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, US

The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, US

Time-Life, Taxter and Spengemann, New York, US

White Nights, Marvelli Gallery, New York, US

Hand in Hand, Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette, FR

2008

Rose Colored Glasses, GBE Passerby, New York, US

2007

Signs of Some Precarity, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, US

Overbite/Underbite, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK

2004

The Barricade, Rivington Arms, New York, US

2003

Be In, Rivington Arms, New York, US

2002

First Show, Rivington Arms, New York, US


Bibliography

Bader, Darren. “Artist’s Favourites,” Spike Magazine, Spring, 2013

Smith, Roberta. “Smooth and Safe at Pier 94,” The New York Times, March 28, 2008

McClemont, Doug. “John Finneran at Rivington Arms,” Saatchi Gallery Daily Magazine, December 13, 2006

Steinberg, Claudia. “John Finneran,”  Absolute, Winter 2, 2006