1/31/15 - 3/8/15: Happy Accidents The Compound Gallery, In Oakland, CA
presents "Happy Accidents", a solo show featuring my recent foray into color. For years I have
worked mostly with black, white, and grey (and occasionally reddish-orange-brown) in ink or pencil. Recently I've
experienced a color epiphany, with a new cast of characters in the form of paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
Come out and see the technicolor recessive gene pool family. Reception: Saturday, January 31, 6-9pm.
7/11/14 SoEx Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure in
San Francisco, CA presents "Southern Exposure's 2014 Monster Drawing Rally," a live drawing event and fundraiser.
Friday, July 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Verdi Club in SF.
7/5/14 - 7/29/14: Corrective Course Marcas Contemporary Art, In Santa Ana, CA
presents "Corrective Course", an inaugural group show featuring works by Dan Quintana, Alex Garcia,
Nikko Hurtado, Matt Hurtado, Kevin Peterson, Jasmine Worth, JoKa, Adrian Dominic, Shawn Barber,
Tom Haubrick, Sylvia Ji, Michael Mararian, Steven Daily, Olivia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Ekundayo,
Jason Gallo, Gabe Larson, Laurie Lee Brom, Gustavo Rimada, Brendan Monroe, Victor Reyes, Remio,
Jade (Peru), Cryptik, Travis Louie, Albert Reyes, Zach Johnsen, Bwanna Spoons, John Casey,
Tomi Colgin (monstre), Julia Sonmi Heglund, Lucien Shapiro, Troy Coulterman, Adam Feibelman,
Andres Guerrero, Amir H. Fallah, Colt Bowden, Lettercatsigns, Karen Hsiao, and Ben Eine.
6/7/14 - 6/27/14: The Passage - New Art from Oakland
Orinda Public Library presents "The Passage - New Art from Oakland",
Works by John Casey, Patrick Dunaway, Obi Kaufmann, Crystal Morey, Lauren Napolitano, David Polka, and Jake Watling.
4/26/14 - 5/31/14: Beacons Faultline Artspace presents "Beacons", new work from local Oakland artists. Works by Mario Navasero,
John Casey, Max Kauffman, David Polka, Cannon Dill, Jared Roses, Chris Granillo, Santos Shelton,
Sydney Cain, Lauren Napolitano, Deadeyes, and Pancho Pescador. Pics here.
NIAD Art Center: The Art Show Podcast NIAD Art Center presents:
The pilot episode of "The Art Show" talks with Oakland artist John Casey about his drawings and sculptures,
seeing his art tattooed on folks and covering the beginning of the East Bay art scene as a blogger.
Oh yeah, and what's really in "ham" salad. Casey is one of the more than 80 contemporary artists who generously
donated work to our annual fundraiser
Win Win 2. Yeah, we decided to give podcasting a whirl. "The Art Show,"
produced by and recorded at NIAD Art Center, is hosted by Gallery Director Tim Buckwalter and Gallery Assistant
Katie Johnson. Each episode features an interview with a local, national or NIAD artist talking about contemporary art...
with a few brief, but interesting asides. Thanks for tuning in.
3/6/14 - 4/1/14: Revolver, Antler Gallery takeover of Hellion
Curated by the folks at Antler, and showing at
Hellion Gallery, both in Portland, OR, this show features various collaborations.
Collaborative and companion works by:
Allison Sommers and Nicomi Nix Turner,
John Casey and Susannah Kelly,
Ben Kehoe and Jon MacNair,
Frank Gonzales and April Coppini Art,
Julianna Menna and Jason Borders,
Douglas Miller and Neil M. Perry,
Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall,
Syd Bee and Matt Linares,
Kathleen R. Lolley and Julianna Swaney Illustration,
and Masako Miki and Laura Jean Graham. Show works here.
1/12/14 - 2/14/14: Upstarts and Rejects Santa Clara University Fine Arts Gallery in Santa Clara, CA
presents "Upstarts and Rejects," works by John Casey. This show features some large collaborative installation
works with SCU students as well as my recent graphite drawings.
1/11/14 - 2/2/14: Hands & Pants V MOCO Gallery in Oakland, CA presents
"Hands and Pants", a broad collaborative venture, employing 80+ of my artist peers. I drew
either hands or pants (blue-jean-clad waist-down shod figures) or both, in a simple pen-and-ink style on
8"x10" Bristol paper. An invited artist was given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure
in any way the artist saw fit. My original intent was to create a collective storyboard using the "Hands and Pants"
motif as a common recognizable character engaged in a variety of manifestations. However, the returned
collaborations have gone far beyond my expectations in sheer artistic variety, producing an extended
family of unique, individual beings. You can see all the latest H&P drawings
Show pics here.
11/1 - 12/28/13: Silver Cord Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland, CA presents "Silver Cord" works
by Jon Carling and John Casey. The show consists of an installation of large wood and ink cat head cutouts by me and small
cutout cat character drawings by Jon Carling.
10/5 - 11/30/13: Neu Folk Revival Le Qui Vive in Oakland, CA presents "Neu Folk Revival" a group show
curated by Max Kauffman. Featuring work by
Ryan Bubnis, John Casey, Chip 7, Lisa Congdon, Uriel Correa, Cosmic Nuggets, Jennifer Davis, Cannon Dill, Doodles, Bill Dunlap,
Mike Egan, Ghost Patrol, John Fellows, Christian Brock Forrer, Katy Horan, Anthony Hurd, Rich Jacobs, Yellena James, Max Kauffman,
Austin Lane, Scot Lefavor, Matt Leines, Linsey Levendall, Justin Lovato, Troy Lovegates, Maseman, Erin McCarty, Mildred,
Jaime Molina, Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair, Daryll Peirce, Faring Purth, Ryan Riss, Brian Robertson, Katherine Rutter,
Lucien Shapiro, Chris Silva, Colin Van Der Sluijs, Zio Ziegler.
10/4 - 11/30/13: Art Dorks: Rise Space:Eight in St. Augustine, FL presents "Art Dorks: Rise"
a group show featuring Art Dorks Collective artists. Artists include: John Casey, David Chung, Brendan Danielsson,
Justin DeGarmo, Mark Elliott, Jad Fair, Joseph Daniel Fiedler, Robert Hardgrave, Gregory Hergert, Gergory Jacobsen,
Colin Johnson, Jason Limon, Dan May, Christian Rex van Minnen, Chris Mostyn, Heiko Müller, Jason Murphy,
Katie Ridley Murphy, Kristian Olson, Matthew Pasquarello, Anthony Pontius, Meagan Ridley, Kim Scott, and Scott Wilson.
10/3 - 11/2/13: Little Exorcisms Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR presents "Little Exorcisms," a solo show of my
recent drawings and sculptures, curated by Arrested Motion's Sven Davis.
In the spirit of the season, Pittsburgh artist Mike Egan is showing in Gallery One.
9/16/13: Live Free or Die Podcast Interview Mike Maxwell, creator of the "Live Free Podcast" interviewed me
here. We chat about the Headlands,
blue-collar America, Boston, criticism, longevity, The Karate Kid, Kurt Cobain, boredom, mediums, empathy, Tourettes Syndrome,
karaoke, rods and cones, Breeze Block Gallery, and Portland, OR.
Give a listen!
7/12 - 8/31/13: Head Case Echo Gallery in Calistoga, CA presents "Head Case" featuring
work by John Casey, Emma Higgins, Kim Ford Kitz, and Shawn Whisenant.
7/12 - 9/10/13: John Doe Show Double Punch in San Francisco, CA presents "John Doe Show" featuring
work by Jon Boam, John Casey, John D. Deardourff, Jean de Wet, Jon Lau, Jon MacNair, John Malta, and Jonny Negron.
7/6 - 7/30/13: Hands and Pants SF 63 Bluxome Street Gallery in San Francisco, CA
presents "Hands and Pants," my ongoing project, a broad collaborative venture, employing
70+ of my artist pals.
7/11/13 SoEx Monster Drawing Rally
Southern Exposure in San Francisco, CA presents "Southern Exposure's 2013 Monster Drawing Rally,"
a live drawing event and fundraiser. Friday, June 16, 2013 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, The New Black in SF.
6/8 - 7/20/13: Désirance Galerie Polaris in Paris, France presents "Désirance"
a summer group show featuring Polaris gallery artists.
5/2 - 6/1/13: Wider Than a Postcard Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR presents "Wider Than a Postcard"
the latest curatorial collaboration between Arrested Motion's Sven Davis
and Breeze Block Gallery. Over 200 artists have been invited to produce up to 3 works each based on the traditional postcard format.
12/12/12 - 3/17/13: Dessin(s) - Cynorrhodon Collection - FALDA Cynorrhodon Collection -
FALDA, Carte blanche à Annick and Louis Doucet, at the Commanderie des Templiers de la Villedieu
Hin Élancourt, France, presents "Dessin(s)", Cynorrhodon Collection - FALDA. 274 works of 91 artists of
the Cynorrhodon Collection - FALDA. Artists include: Samuel Aligand, Anne-Sophie Atek, Erwan Ballan, Pascale Baud, Élise Beaucousin,
Maya Benkelaya, Ode Bertrand, Lucie Bitunjac, Elvire Bonduelle, Philippe Boutibonnes, Élodie Boutry, Claude Briand-Picard,
Vincent Bullat, Benoît Carpentier, John Casey, Claude Cattelain, William Chattaway, Guillaume Constantin, Flavie Cournil,
Nathalie Da Silva, Frédéric Daviau, Davmo, Dominique De Beir, Raffaella Della Olga, Diogène, Dirk Dombrowski,
Marine Duboscq, Thomas Egeler, James Fancher, Jean-Louis Gerbaud, Hermann Geyer, Gilles Guias, Cristine Guinamand, Sylvie Guiot,
Alexandre Hollan, Djoka Ivackovic, Marion Jannot, Marine Joatton, Daniel Johnston, Jean-Luc Juhel, Wolfram Kastner, Frank Kienberger,
Maëlle Labussière, Jérémy Laffon, Max Lanci, Peter Max Lawrence, Guy Le Meaux, Christian Lefèvre,
Frédérique Loutz, Dominique Lucci, Frédéric Magnan, Philippe Martinery, Ronald Mauthe, John McLaughlin,
Jean-Michel Messager, Jürgen Meyer, Olivier Michel, Jean Boskja Mi§ler, Johannes Mstl, Franck Mouteault, Knut Navrot, Michel Nedjar,
Richard Negre, Soeren Neuperti, Patrice Pantin, Manuel Parrès, Christian Paulsen, Antoine Perrot, Anna Picco, Pascale Piron,
Charlotte Puertas, Michel Raba, Pierre-Alexandre Remy, Anne Marie Rognon, Frank Schwarzinger, Elmar Seifert, Nicolas Simonin, Jack Skysegel,
Anne Slacik, John Christoph Dionysos Sommersberg, Pierrick Sorin, Emma Souharce, Michael Stilkey, Michel Suret-Canale, Abdelkrim Tajiouti,
Alain Trez, Christèle Veaux, Cécile Wautelet, Karl Friedrich Elias Weisgärber, Gernot Wieland, and Karolina Zalewska.
12/1 - 12/22/12: Don't Wake Daddy VII - Apocolypse Feinkunst Krüger in
Hamburg, Germany presents "Don't Wake Daddy VII - Apocolypse." I'm showing four colored pencil drawings.
Artists include Atak, Anthony Ausgang, Oksana Badrak, Dan Barry, Jana Brike, Chris Buzelli, Daniel Cantrell,
John Casey, Belicta Castelbarco, Paul Chatem, Brendan Danielsson, Danielle de Piciotto, Justin DeGarmo, Alex Diamond,
Mark Elliott, Lause Elmar, Charles Glaubitz, Kelly Haigh, Thorsten Hasenkamm, Gregory Hergert, Ryan Heshka, Natalie Huth,
Charlie Immer, Gragory Jacobsen, Colin Johnson, Boje Kiesiel, Ti Kunkit, Sean Lewis, Carolin Löbber, Jon MacNair, Mia Mäkilä,
Moki, Brendan Monroe, Sergio Mora, Chris Mostyn, Heiko Müller, Skot Olsen, Anthony Pontius, Wolfgang Sangmeister, Raudiel Sanudo,
Marcus Schäfer, Kim Scott, Sebo, Michael Slack, Allison Sommers, Nathan Spoor, Fred Stonehouse, Collin van der Sluijs,
Christian Rex van Minnen, Marco Wagner, Eric White.
Show inventory pics here.
10/5 - 10/26/2012: A Show of Heads Le Qui Vive Gallery (formally Famous Four Colors) in Oakland, CA, presents
"A Show of Heads" featuring work by Lucien Shapiro, Brian Robertson, and John Casey. I will be showing framed pencil works on panel
and a mural with inked plywood cutouts.
Show pics here.Opening pics here.
8/3 - 8/25/2012: Oakland Now Spoke Art presents Oakland NOW. The show will feature some of the East Bay's
emerging and established artists. With mediums ranging from illustration to sculpture to painting, this show is intended to serve as a
cross section of the diverse art community living and working in Oakland and beyond. Some of the prominent lineup of artists include:
Aaron Nagel, Andy Witrak, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Deth P. Sun, Eddie Colla, GATS, Gina Tuzzi, Isabel Samaras, Jason Munn, Jeremiah Jenkins,
Jesse Hernandez, John Casey, Justin Lovato, Kelly Allen, Ken Davis, Lucien Shapiro, Marcos LaFarga, Monica Canilao, Nicomi Nix Turner,
Rich Jacobs and Scott Hove. Show pics here.
8/3 - 8/24/2012: The World Saving Device The Hive Gallery in Oakland, CA, curator Obi Kaufmann, and
designer Jason Kulp are pleased to present "The World Saving Device: Oakland Art, 250 Years from Now." Ten Oakland
painters and illustrators come together in this wildly imaginative show to explore the metaphor of a world that
needs saving. The gallery will be transformed to resemble a cave, a proto-cathedral, or some sort of intergalactic womb.
Participating Artists: Jon Carling, John Casey, Ernest Doty, Thomas Christopher Haag, Obi Kaufmann, Lauren Napolitano,
Nathaniel Parsons, David Polka, David Seiler, and Gina Tuzzi.
Show pics here.Show website here.
7/18/2012: East Bay Express Best of the Bay - Best Artist 2012
I have the great honor of being selected by the editors at the East Bay Express for their annual
"Best of the Bay" issue for their 2012 "Best Artist" award. You can read about it
Feature: John Casey Combines Art and Beer for The Trappist
Bay Area Craft Beer has a nice article about my relationship with local beer bar
The Trappist in Oakland and the artwork I have done for them.
Feature: Tapes 'n' Tales - John Casey Love and Dishwater Tablets
has a nice feature where they asked me to pair some of my art with various pieces of music. The choices
may surprise you, or maybe not.
5/4 - 7/21/2012: FAX San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
in San Francisco, CA presents "FAX." Participating Artists: Kathy Aoki, Brandon Brown, John Casey, Julie Chang, Adriane Colburn,
Binh Danh, Kota Ezawa, Pablo Guardiola, Taraneh Hemami, Dana Hemenway, Tony Labat, John Patrick McKenzie, Geri Montano,
Kelly Ording, Joshua Singer, Casey Jex Smith, Sarah Smith, Someguy, Taravat Talepasand, Charlene Tan, Josephine Taylor,
Jenifer Wofford. Show pics here.
10/1/11 - 11/6/11: Tall Tales: Collaborative Projects by John Casey and Friends
Swarm Gallery in Oakland, CA presents "Tall Tales: Collaborative Projects by John Casey and Friends".
The exhibition will feature
a collaborative project with Mary Kalin-Casey titled "Call and Response," which will feature a limited edition companion
book for sale.
I am also showing a project of collaborative works with 60+ artists titled "Hands and Pants." Hands and Pants artists include
Gina Tuzzi, Deth P. Sun, Kara Joslyn, Obi Kaufmann, Kathy Aoki, Jason Byers,
Gregory Jacobsen, Alex Rosmarin, Nathaniel Parsons, Kerri Lee Johnson, Derek Weisberg,
Narangkar Glover, Dan Nelson, Alison Tharp, Jim Kaufmann, Ronny Jones, Micke Tong,
Bill Dunlap, Mia Chistopher, Marcos Lafarga, Erik Otto, Jake Watling, Amy Casey,
Ryan De La Hoz, Adam 5100, Sacha Eckes, Martha Sue Harris, Teppei Ando,
Tina Dillman, Pete Glover, Michele Theberge, Scott Wilson, Robert Hardgrave, Matt Decker,
Dave Higgins, Morten Hemmingsen Sørup, Maya Kabat, Henry Boyle, Brett Amory,
Althea James, Tara Foley, Hunter Mack, Justin Lovato, Jon Carling, Michael McConnell,
Justin Angelos, Michael Mellon, Brian Caraway, Erik Friedman, Alison OK Frost,
Andrew James Jones, Erik Parra, Steven Barich, Crystal Morey, Billy Sprague, Rick Beaupre,
Patricia Gillespie, Faring Purth, Scott Greenwalt, Mary Mortimer, and Mary Kalin-Casey. Show pics here |
Hands and Pants collaboration pics here |
Opening reception pics here |
Ransom Notes Feature here
9/9/11 - 10/1/11: Dig for Fire: an Exhibition of Art inspired by the Pixies
C.A.V.E Gallery in Los Angeles, CA presents
"Dig for Fire: an Exhibition of Art inspired by the Pixies".
Artists include Chris Berens,
Jonathan and Valerie Nicklow,
Jim Sheely aka Ojimbo,
Jenny Bird Alcantara,
Kevin Titzer, and
Robert Hardgrave. Opens Friday, September 9th, 7-10pm.Process pics here.
7/7/11 - 9/4/11: Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature
Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA presents
"Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature".
I am showing the collaborative sculpture I made with Derek Weisberg along with
a long list of very talented folks.
Sculpture pics here.
6/9/11 - 7/23/11: Dream It - Achieve It - Leave It
Galerie Polaris in Paris, France presents
"Dream It - Achieve It - Leave It".
Artists include Eric Aupol, Yto Barrada, Stéphane Couturier,
Patrick Guns, Christian Lhopital, Assaf Shoshan, John Casey, Clémence Van Lunen,
Bart Baele, Christophe Terlinden.
3/26/11 - 4/16/11: There is No Telling
Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco, CA presents
"There is No Telling".
Artists include John Casey, Justin Lovato, Parskid,
Jon Vermilyea and Erik Otto.
3/4/11 - 3/31/11: Stand Tall II: No Ceilings Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland, CA presents
"Stand Tall Pt.II: No Ceilings".
A large group show of artists working in a 9' x 3' format. I have an exquisite corpse collaboration
with Nathaniel Parsons, Dave Higgins, and Obi Kaufmann.
12/11/10 - 1/16/11: Things Are Expanding
Swarm Gallery presents "Things Are Expanding." The process: Swarm invited fourteen of its
gallery artists to invite another artist of their choosing (from outside the gallery) to
collaborate on a piece. We encouraged the artists to invite someone whose work they admire,
but who works differently - either in medium, creative style, concept, or all of the above -
to "stretch their creative muscles". My collaborator is Derek Weisberg
and we created a large ceramic Janus bust.
Opening pics here and
sculpture pics here.
12/10/10 - 1/8/11: Gone
Southern Exposure presents "Gone" a show curated by Southern Exposure's Youth Advisory Board Members.
Exhibiting artists include: Dan Ball, John Casey, Genevieve Dupre, Jeremy Fish, Veronica Graham,
Collette Campbell Jones, Mike Kerhsnar, Alanna Simone, Nicolas Torres, Brian Weiss and Erik Wilson.
11/27/10 - 12/18/10: 111 at 111
111 Minna presents "111 at 111." A crazy huge group show featuring 111 artists!
11/27/10 - 12/18/10: The Bridge Is Over
Spoke Art presents "The Bridge Is Over." Artists include: Attaboy, Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Kate August, Nicholas Lea Bruno, John Casey,
Monica Canilao, Eddie Colla, Dave Correia, Meagan Donegan, Emory Douglas, GATS, Carolynn Haydu, Hunter de la Ghetto, Peter Gronquist,
Scott Hove, Jeremiah Jenkins, Keba Konte, Justin Lovato, Amanda Lopez, Becca Jay, Daryll Peirce, Deth P Sun, Ras Terms, Gina Tuzzi,
Annie Vought, Derek Weisberg, Aoi Yamaguchi, and Zoltron.
8/7/10 - 8/31/10: 2nd Anniversary Show
POVevolving presents "2nd Anniversary Exhibition." Artists include: Clark Goolsby, Derek Albeck,
Alexis Mackenzie, Kiel Johnson, Joe McKay, Sonny Kay, John Casey, Ben Venom, Satan's Camaro, Jason Manley,
Jeremy Mora, Jason Perry, Im Jang Soon, Hallis Brown Thorton, Julie Rofman, Heather Gabel, Adam Flores,
Crystal Morey, Micheal Bizon, John Carr, Dana Oldfather, Kevin Taylor, and more...
7/8/10 - 7/22/10: An Impossible Match Galerie Polaris in Paris, France
presents "An Impossible Match." Laure Tixier, Yto Barrada, Stéphane Couturier, Simon Willems,
Patrick Guns, Christian Lhopital, Gerardo Custance, Casey Jex Smith, John Casey, and Matthias Bruggmann.
6/19/10 - 9/4/10: Secret Drawings
Palo Alto Art Center presents "Secret Drawings." Inspired by a Surrealist strategy to create unexpected artworks,
"Secret Drawings" features pieces created for the exhibition by invited artists who have been assigned
a title and paired with a secret collaborator. Artists include: Bill Abright, Mark Anderson,
Peter Anderson, Mari Andrews, Gale Antokal, Kathy Aoki, Timothy Berry, Sandow Birk, Joe Brubaker,
Jamie Brunson, John Casey, Leona Christie, Jaime Cortez, Chris Crites, Reed Danziger, Dominic Di Mare,
Anthony Discenza, Susan Marie Dopp, Erik Friedman, Lucy Gaylord-Lindholm, Justin Gibbens, Scott Greene,
Dana Harel, Philip Knoll, Lisa Kokin, Fred Loomis, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Frances McCormack,
Yvette Molina, Kenna Moser, Paul Mullins, Bob Nugent, Catie O'Leary, Elyse Pignolet, Maria Porges,
Walter Robinson, Charlotte Schulz, Emma Sintamarian-Harris, Travis Somerville, Jennifer Starkweather,
Kirsten Stolle, Inez Storer, Deth P. Sun, Josephine Taylor, Kevin Earl Taylor, Lava Thomas,
Larry Thomas, Theodora Varnay Jones, Jamie Vasta, Marci Washington, and Heather Wilcoxon.
5/1/10 - 7/11/10: Fourplay Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas
presents "Fourplay." Artists: John Casey, Mr. Hooper, Frieda Gossett, and Bruce Lee.
presents a series of exhibitions, featuring original work by the key players of what is being labelled
"DIY art" "fractured figuration" or "new psychedelic folk". Pen to Paper showcases works by Shoboshobo (FR),
Allyson Mellberg Taylor (US), Seth Scriver (CA), Andrew James Jones (UK), John Casey (US), Luke Ramsey (CA),
Eric Shaw (US), Thomas Bernard (FR), Lane Hagood (US), Joey Haley (CA), Kerozen (FR), Ian Stevenson (UK),
Arnaud Loumeau (FR), Fia Cielen (BE), Frédéric Fleury (FR), Matt Lock (US), Ola Vasiljeva (NL), and Yu Matsuoka (JP/FR).
3/20/10 - 4/17/10: John Casey and Casey Jex Smith Galerie Polaris in
Paris, France presents "John Casey and Casey Jex Smith," a two-person show of both artist's recent work.
3/5/2010: SOEX Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure in
San Francisco, CA presents "Southern Exposure's 10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally," a live drawing event and fundraiser.
Friday, March 5, 2010 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, $10 and up.
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa, (between Potrero and Hampshire and 17th and 18th), in SF.
1/15/09 - 1/26/10: Belly
A group show entitled "Belly"
(curated by Cheyenne Pallo)
at the American Steel building in Oakland, CA. Artists in the show include
Peter Hinson, and
Sam White and Asiya Wadud. Pics Here!
12/11/09 - 1/24/10: Shop Show Swarm Gallery in
Oakland, CA presents "Shop Show." Artists include
Sarah A. Smith.
12/5 - 12/23/09: Don't Wake Daddy IV Feinkunst Krüger in
Hamburg, Germany presents "Don't Wake Daddy IV - International Drawing Show."
Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Pontius, Brendan Danielsson, Eric White, Femke Hiemstra,
Fred Stonehouse, Heiko Müller, John Casey, Marcus Schäfer, Mark Elliott,
Martin Wittfooth, Matt Lock, Moki, Paul Chatem, Travis Louie and Van Arno.
11/27 - 12/19/09: This is the End of the World as We Know It MOHS Exhibit in
Copenhagen, Denmark presents "This is the End of the World as We Know It." Artists include
Robbie Wilkinson (uk),
Mike Shine (us),
Daniel Davidson (us),
Jesse Balmer (us),
Chris Silva (us),
Heiko Müller (de),
Jim Stoten (uk),
Yosuke Ueno (jp),
Molly Colleen O«Connell (us),
Matteo Gualandris (it),
Travis Millard (us),
Mel Kadel (us),
John Casey (us),
Karen Constance (sco),
Colin Van der Sluijs (nl),
Keith Greiman (us),
Jason Graham (us), and
Johannes Høie (no).
11/21 - 12/10/09: We Haven't Felt This Way in Years Double Punch in
San Francisco, CA presents "We Haven't Felt this way in Years." Artists include:
Tara Lisa Foley,
Deth P. Sun,
Kevin Scott Hailey,
Kevin Earl Taylor,
Oscar Mendoza, and
10/16 - 11/1/09: Illustrative 09
Six of my drawings were in the Illustrative 09 exhibit in Berlin, Germany.
Illustrative 09 showcases an international scene of artist-designers, whose works have been inspired by subculture movements
like comic and graffiti as well as by applied arts like illustration and book art.
9/12 - 10/16/09: The Bright Darkness Swee(t)Art Drawing Gallery
in Oakland, CA presents "The Bright Darkness." Featuring the work of Casey Jex Smith, Jaime Lakatos,
John Casey, Alison Tharp, Dara Harvey, Kelly Monson, and Mike Eli.
9/12 - 9/26/09: Take the A Train 2 Galerie Polaris
in Paris, France presents "Take the A Train 2."
Works by Antonio Caballero, John Casey, Stéphane Couturier, Patrick Guns, Christian Lhopital,
Casey-Jex Smith, Laure Tixier, and Walter Van Beirendonck.
7/25 - 8/13/2009: We Are Awake Double Punch
in San Francisco, CA presents new work by John Casey, Jon MacNair, Shawn Whisenant, and Nic Mann.
7/2 - 7/22/09: Take the A Train Galerie Polaris
in Paris, France presents "Take the A Train." Works by Yto Barrada, Antonio Caballero, John Casey,
Stéphane Couturier, Anthony Hernandez, Assaf Shoshan, Casey-Jex Smith, and Simon Willems.
4/3 - 5/10/2009: Distant Cousins
Swarm Gallery in Oakland, CA presents... Main Gallery: "Distant Cousins | John Casey",
Project Space: Nature Boy | Don Porcella, and Side Gallery: "Regime Change | Group Exhibition".
Pics here and
EBX review here.
3/22 - 3/26/09: Salon du Dessin Contemporain Galerie Polaris, in Paris, France, is participating
in the Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair.
Work by John Casey, Patrick Guns, Christian Lhopital, Max Rohr,
Casey-Jex Smith, Laure Tixier, Simon Willems.
3/5 - 3/26/2009: Mixed Messages Fifty24SF in San Francisco, CA presents "Mixed Messages", a group show featuring work by
Jin Chon, Jessica Trippe, John Casey, Chris Jehly, Empte Eyes, and Mitsy Ávila Ovalles.
2/27/2009: SOEX 9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure announces the 9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
at the Verdi Club, a live drawing and fundraising event featuring over 130 artists.
For a full list of artists visit the SOEX website.
1/22 - 2/26/2009: From One Hand to One Mind to One Hand to Your Mind Los Medanos College Art Gallery in
Los Medanos College Art Gallery presents "From One Hand to One Mind to One Hand to Your Mind" featuring
the artwork of Nathaniel Parsons and over twelve other artists. Besides Parsons, artists shown include, from
the Bay Area: Lexa Walsh, Dan Nelson, Yuri Ono, Joshua Housh, Dave Higgins, Helen Lee, John Casey, Obi Kaufman,
Christina Empedocles, and Elsie Morris; and nationally: Karen Doten and Hamlett Dobbins.
1/23 - 4/26/2009: Tales from an Imaginary Menagerie Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA
presents "Tales from an Imaginary Menagerie." Artists include: Randy Bolton, Ria Brodell, John Casey, Adam Chapman,
Timothy Cummings, Walton Ford, Justin Gibbens, Scott Greene, Julie Heffernan,
Laurie Hogin, Anthony Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth, Misako Inaoka, Nina
Katchadourian, Margot Quan Knight, Philip Knoll, Walter Robinson, John Slepian,
Deth P. Sun, Kevin E. Taylor, Donald Roller Wilson, and Yuka Yamaguchi.
12/31/08 - 1/9/2009: Characters R Us Pictoplasma presents at the Musée d'Art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
"Characters R Us" In conjunction with Pictoplasma's "Pen to Paper" book. Artists Include hand-drawn work by Thomas Bernard, John Casey,
Mark DeLong, Fia, Frederic Fleury, Charles Glaubitz, Lane Hagood, Joey Haley, Mehdi Hercberg aka Shoboshobo, Andrew James Jones,
Matt Lock, Arnaud Loumeau, Yu Matsuoka, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Stephane Prigent aka Kerozen, Luke Ramsey, Seth Scriver, Eric Shaw,
Ian Stevenson, Team Macho, Dennis Tyfus and Ola Vasiljeva.
11/6 -12/13/2008: Crossing the Line Art Gallery, SRJC presents "Crossing the Line, New Perspectives in Drawing."
Artists include Bryan Barasch, Todd Barricklow, John Casey, Wendy Crittenden, Jen Garrido, Jonn Herschend, Kurt Kemp, Kathryn Kenworth,
Evri Kwong, Jean Robison, Frank Ryan, Lisa Soloman, and Jennifer Sturgill. Curated by William Smith.
10/30/2008: Scarecrow Rowan Morrison Publishing presents
"Scarecrow" by John Casey, the collectible new art book featuring over 60 unseen biomorphic drawings from the
depths of the subconscious. Specs: 6" x 9", 2-color offset printing, limited 1st edition, signed and numbered by the artist,
intro by James Kaufmann, $20.
10/15 -11/22/2008: Bay Area Currents Oakland Art Gallery presents "Bay Area Currents,"
an annual juried exhibition showcasing the depth and variety of inspired artists currently working in the Bay Area art scene.
Artists include Steve Allen, Alexis Babayan, John Casey, Bill Domonkos, Bradley Hyppa, Andrea Land, Jessica Pezalla, Robb Putnam, Alanna Risse,
Michael Ryan, Noah Sakamoto, and Allison Watkins. Juried by Aimée Reed. Pics here.
10/4 -10/31/2008: The Dead Show Lobot Gallery presents "The Dead Show" an art event showcasing and celebrating
former Oakland galleries that have, for one reason or another, hung up their spackle and red dots and called it quits. Featured
galleries include Boontling,
Auto 3321, and 33 Grand.
9/27-10/18, 2008: No Brow Black Maria Gallery in Los Angeles
presents a group show called "No Brow." Artists: Aaron Kraten, Alex Wiesenfeld, Brooks Salzwedel, Jane Gotts,
Jason Hernandez, Jeff McMillan, Jennybird Alcantara, John Casey, Junko Mizuno, Ken Garduno, Sam Saghatelian,
Thomas Bakofsky and Tom Neely.
9/19-10/11, 2008: Diverse Chorus Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin
presents a group show called "Diverse Chorus" curated by Kevin Taylor. Artists include
Kim Alsbrooks, Kelli Bratvold, Leslie Burns, John Casey, Lisa Chou, Jon Clary, Tim Cohen,
Jason Filipow, Adam Flores, Kevin Scott Hailey, Michelle Mansour, Charlie Mcalister, Mulletpony,
Olivia Park, Steve Pomberg, John Pundt, Patrick Segui, Stefan Strumbel, Miha, Kevin E. Taylor,
Mr. Ben Venom, Justin Waugh, Derek Weisberg, Lauren Wong, Marc Bernstein, Philip White,
and James Hunter. Pics here.
I have a fairly concise interview
with Hikaru Hayashi from culture and art website Sophistry. Japanese readers can enjoy the interview
in Japanese and there is an english language version as well. Check it out
8/2-8/23, 2008: FasTraK - A Bridge and Tunnel Survey Lobot Gallery presents
a group show called "FasTrak - a Bridge and Tunnel Survey."
Other featured artists include
Martha Sue Harris,
Bryan Von Reuter,
Raymond Wong, and
Interview: ILOVEFAKE Magazine
Jolijn Snijders of ILOVEFAKE Magazine has published
an interview with me in their latest "Nior Issue". It's a PDF magazine so it requires a quick
Interview: Indigo Magazine
I did an interview with Sofia Garza-Barba from
Indigo Magazine based in Mexico.
It is a great online magazine and based on other content I viewed there, I expected a cool take
on my work. The good folks at Indio did a truly
awesome job combining my sculptures and drawings, animating them with music
and narration. The interview is in Spanish but non-Spanish speakers can still appreciate it. Check it out.
6/12-6/15, 2008: The Affordable Art Fair NYC TAG Art Gallery with my work at the
AAF 2008 in New York City. Other featured artists at the
TAG booth will include: Chris Scarborough, Lori Field, Mary Addison Hackett, Vadis Turner and McKay Otto.
6/6, 2008: 21 Grand's 8th Annual Fixed Price Art Sale 21 Grand presents
a myriad of small masterpieces donated by a swell array of over 70 local
(and formerly local) artists for sale at less than typical prices.
Interview: My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses
Meighan O'Toole of "My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses" (great blog title) has an interview
with me at her blog. This is a particularly insightful and revealing Q&A. Check it here.
Interview: Libby's Niche
I have an interview over at "Libby's Niche" Libby Nicholaou's blog which has some other cool interviews with
other artists as well. Check it out!
2/22/08, 6-11pm: SOEX Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure announces the
8th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, a live drawing and fundraising event featuring over 130 artists.
The event will be held at the Verdi Club,
2424 Mariposa (between Hampshire and Potrero streets) in San Francisco, CA. Pics here!
2/2 - 2/23/08: TAG Art Gallery TAG Art Gallery in Nashville, TN presents Josh Keyes, John Casey and David McClister.
Pics here and
Spraygraphic has posted up an interview with me
Check it out!
Byron King over at JaxCAL (Jacksonville Contemporary Arts League) has posted up an interview with me
11/24 - 12/23/07: The Little Show Swarm in Oakland, CA
presents "The Little Show". All works under 8"x8". Lot's of talented folks in this show.
Opening pics here.
11/3 - 11/30/07: Strange Fruit - Bad Seeds Receiver Gallery in San Francisco, CA presents new works by John Casey and Martha Sue Harris.
Show and reception pics here.
10/27/07 - 1/13/08: The de Young Museum
The de Young Museum
in San Francisco, CA presents "The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection".
A drawing of mine is in this show. Awesome!!
Show and reception pics here.
10/20 - 11/11/07: Immigrant Punk Black Maria Gallery in Los Angeles, CA presents "Immigrant Punk".
Participating Artists: Bask, John Casey, Ken Garduno, Douglas Alvarez, Martina Secondo Russo, Nicoz Balboa, Andre Firmiano, Hagop Belian,
Pogo, Nina Nichols, Angela Penaredondo, Claudio Parentela, Sam Saghatelian, Glynnis Reed and Jasko.
8/4 - 8/26/07: Collected Works from a Collection of Friends Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, GA presents "Collected Works from a Collection of Friends".
Artists include Kevin E. Taylor, John Pundt, Shertz, Derek Weisberg, John Casey, Mulletpony, Danielle de Picciotto,
Jacob Arden Mclure, Miha, Jessica Serran, Lauren Wong, Kim Alsbrooks, Justin, Waugh, James Hunter, Patrick Segui and Camille Howe.
Opening Reception pics here.
6/27/07 - 7/27/07: BANZAI/GODZILLA Japan's Influence in America THEN and NOW
A show curated by Bob Hanamura at the SFMOMA Artist Gallery.
Artists include Kim Anno, Kathy Aoki, Lucy Arai, John Casey, Ishian Clamenco, Laura Duford, Yukako Ezoe, Peggy Gyulai,
Theodorea Varnay Jones, Tom Marinoni, Howard Munson, Seiko Tachibana, Ayu Tomikawa, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Scott Tsuchitani, and Kimetha Vanderveen.
SF Chronicle article here.
4/20/07 - 5/25/07: Metamorphosis Chamber FPAC Gallery presents new works by John Casey and Basil El Halwagy.
3/31/07 - 4/27/07: Arthead SF Swarm Gallery in Oakland, CA
presents "Arthead SF".
Participating artists include Beth Bojarski, John Casey, Paul Chatem, Gregory Euclide, Matt Furie, Micah Lebrun,
Minchi/Shimizu (Japan), Scott Radke, Reuben Rude, Jessica Serran, Martha Sue, Micke Tong, and Derek Weisberg. Curated by Nicole Wintermyer.
3/16/07 - 4/14/07: Time Capsule: Famous Last Works
Curated by Kevin E. Taylor, the ToyRoom Gallery
in Sacramento, CA. presents "Time Capsule: Famous Last Works". Featuring Lauren Wong, Andrew Klein, Kevin Taylor, James Hunter,
John Casey, Miha, Philip White,
Charlie Mcalister, Jacob Arden McClure, Shepard Fairey, Anne Faith Nicholls, John Pundt, Kelli Bratvold,
Steve Pomberg, Ben Venom,
Justin Waugh, CamillevHowe, Gale Hart, Patrick Segui.
A write up is here..pics here.
2/23/07 SoEx Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure in
San Francisco, CA presents "Southern Exposure's 7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally," a live drawing event and fundraiser.
Friday, February 23, 2007 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Verdi Club in SF.
2/10/07 - 3/9/07: OKOK Gallery OKOK Gallery in Seattle presents SuttonBeresCuller, Mel Kadel,
Josh Cochran, Ian Francis, Zachary Rossman, Gregory Euclide, John Casey,
Michele Carlson, Anthony Lister, and Jen Corace.
1/26/07 - 3/11/07: Pro Art's Juried Annual
The Pro Arts is pleased to announce Juried Annual 2007, with selections
by Berin Golonu, Associate Visual Arts Curator at Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Selected Artists include: Diane Abt, Steven Barich, Fern Barker, Julia Bradshaw, John Casey, Rita Coury, John Ferdico, James Gayles,
Yana Goldfine, Miya Hannan, Ema Harris-Sintamarian, John Hundt, Joel Isaacson, Toby Kahn, Rebecca Katz, Sahar Khoury, Mary Anne Kluth,
Eric Larson, Stephen Linden, Caroline Lovell, Monica Lundy, Dave Meeker, Eileen Starr Moderbacher, Tom Mueske, Steven Polacco,
E. Marie Robertson, David Ryan, Jenny Sampson, Zachary Royer Scholz, Anna Morales Simson, Anna Vaughan, John Vias, Antonio Vigil,
Jerad Walker, Judith White, Dona Wilson, Susan Wolf, Edmund Wyss. Show pics here!
1/20/07 - 3/10/07: Graphic: New Bay Area Drawing
The di Rosa Preserve presents drawings by some of the most thought-provoking Bay Area artists working in two dimensions today:
Libby Black, John Casey, Ala Ebtekar, David Huffman, Packard Jennings, Amy Rathbone, Tucker Schwarz,
Dean Smith, Taravat Talepasand, Josephine Taylor, Weston Teruya and Canan Tolon.
Show pics here!
12/2/06 - 1/7/07: I Think We Better Split Up
Just in time for the holidays, Receiver Gallery
and Poketo (amazing art products co.) are teaming up to bring you
"I Think We Better Split Up". With works from: Miki Amano, John Casey, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson,
Tim Gough, Stella Im Hultberg, Caitlin Keegan, Aya Kondo, Kozumo, Frank McCauley, Ogi, Eamon Ore-giron,
Nick Paparone, Natalie Roland, Casey Jex Smith, Ryan Jacob Smith, Steve Smith, Hannah Stouffer, Nakao Teppei,
and Paul Urich.
Show pics here!
11/3/06 - 12/17/06: Boontling Allstars Boontling Gallery presents "Boontling Allstars" show.
Artists include Adam5100, Angie Brown, John Casey, Josh Keyes, Mike Lay, Dan Lewis, Jordan Mello,
Crystal Morey, Jon Nagel, Vincent Perea, Loren Purcell, Hector Serna Jr.
Show pics here!
10/6/06 - 10/8/06: Marfa Salon
Meg Shiffler, director of the SF Arts Commission Gallery,
along with Marjory Graue showed ten of my drawings at the Chinati Weekend event
in Marfa, Texas. Other SF area artists shown are Sarah Applebaum, Brendan Monroe, Mat O'Brien,
Hilary Pecis, Andrew Shoultz, and Paul Urich.
9/15/06: Arthead SF Interview (?)
Nicole Wintermyer runs a blog called Arthead SF. Mission statement reads as follows:
"arthead sf is a space where readers see and learn the meaning behind art. These are not critiques or interviews
with artists. Each feature is written entirely by the artist, revealing only what they feel and want you to know
about the featured piece." I blab on about my "beantown Boy" sculpture. Read it
here. There are many cool artists
to check out. Put up some comments there!
8/7/06: SFGate Culture Blog Coverage
The SF Chronicle Culture Blog covered the Minna/Fecal show
8/3/06: Fecal Face Mini Interview
I have a mini interview on Fecal Face in conjunction with the awesome anniversary show
8/3/06: Art Business
Art Business covered the Minna/Fecal show
here (scroll down).
8/3/06: SF Chronicle Coverage
The SF Chronicle covered the Minna/Fecal show
7/7/06: "Big Bawlers" at Auto3321
I participated in a group show at Auto3321 Gallery at 3321
Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.
I showed a couple of new large drawings. Check it! Other artists
participating: Serena Cole, Chris Fitzpatrick, Uri Korn, Billy Kroft, Amy W. Lee, Hunter Mack, Ashley Neese, Hilary Pecis, Kyle Ranson,
Catherine Ryan, Sham, Zefrey Throwell, and Tracy Timmins.
6/6/06 - 6/25/06: "666" at blankspace
A group show of artists whose work is dark, chaotic or just plain weird - a lighthearted celebration of the impending
doom that is predicted by some to occur on 06/06/06. Featuring: Ben Baumgartner, Jonathan Casella, John Casey, Gabe Dikel,
Sarah Foster, Leslie Kulesh, Mark Mulroney, Kottie Paloma, John Colle Rogers, Case Gabriel Simmons, Trevor Thornton,
Garth Thompson-Vieira, Kyle Williams.
4/21: Fecal Face "Headache" Coverage
The Eastsider, covered April's Art Murmur including the "Headache" show
4/14/06: Headache Review By David Downs,East Bay Express
"The most creepy gallery show this year goes to the Boontlingers on Telegraph Avenue for this collection of
mounted mutant ceramic and mixed-media heads that beg for mercy from a cruel world. Lucien Shapiro uses doll
eyes, teeth and tongues, tentacles, cow skeletons, moss, clay, and deer horns to create 21 menacing wall
sculptures. These haunting pieces range from one foot in diameter to pin-sized and make all manner of faces
including the grimace, the shout, the sneer, and the laugh. John Casey complements Shapiro with "50 Dark Thoughts"
using a decapitated ceramic figure mounted below fifty fist-sized brown skulls baked into mean little sneers
dotted with pin-hole eyes, robot eyes, or no eyes at all. Creep factor or not, more than a half dozen of these
$100 pieces sold on opening night."
3/15/05: Various Press descriptions of the Unusual Suspects show...
SF Station: Art Scene, March 11th - 24th by Melissa Lane
Oakland artist John Casey delves deep into the demon-ruled zones of his psyche and
reports back to us in sculpture and pen-and-ink drawings. Unusual Suspects comprises
a host of deformed, sad little creatures. Casey explains that, "They struggle with
their ugliness and debilitation but are also somewhat at peace with it... The result
may evoke a burst of laughter or yelp of fright."...
East Bay Express: This Week's Day-by-Day Picks by Stephanie Kalem
Saturday, 3/19 - Today is your last chance to see John Casey's first solo show of mixed-media sculptures
and pen-and-ink drawings. For Unusual Suspects, Casey has loaned his demons to the
Cricket Engine Studio and Gallery, and man, are they cute in a grotesque kind of
way. The Oakland-by-way-of-New England rez creates detailed drawings and glossy,
small-scale sculptures of clownish monstrosities that somehow despite their gimp
masks, vestigial horns, feet for bodies, boxing gloves for legs, sphincter-lipped
mouths, and incorrectly hairy parts -- seem to beg for your love.
3/11/05: Art Business
Alan Bamberger gave me a nice little review accompanied by some pics. You can see the page on
Artbusiness.com [scroll down].