John Salvest's work has been presented in solo and group shows throughout the United States, including one-person exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Grand Arts, Kansas City; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville; Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock and Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York.

Salvest is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1991 and 1993 and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998, as well as State Arts Council Fellowships from New Jersey and Arkansas. He has completed public art projects for the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, among others. The Cannon Center project was cited as one of the country's best public art projects by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network's 2004 Public Art Year in Review. Salvest has also curated several exhibitions, including Kim Levin: Notes & Itineraries, which has traveled internationally to critical acclaim.

His work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Art in America, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Sculpture, Art Papers, The New Art Examiner, NUMBER and ArtLies. Salvest received a B.A. in English from Duke University and an M.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Iowa. He resides in Jonesboro, AR, where he is Professor of Art at Arkansas State University.

RESUMÉ

JOHN SALVEST

Born: Kearny, NJResides: Jonesboro, AR

Education

1983MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1979MA, English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1977BA, Duke University, Durham, NC

Awards/Honors

2013Middle East Studies Research Travel Grant (Turkey/Cyprus), Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR (also 2012 Israel/Jordan; 2008, Turkey; 2004, Tunisia)

2006Kays Foundation Grant, The Kays Foundation, Jonesboro, AR

2004Public Art Network's 2004 Public Art Year in Review, Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC

2001Faculty Research Grant, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR (also 1998, 95)

2000National Endowment for the Arts Selection Panelist for Museum Grants, Washington, DC

1998Pollock-Krasner Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY

1993National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Sculpture

1992Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Award in Sculpture

1991NEA-Regional Artists Project Grant, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

1988New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award Fellowship Award, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ

Public Art Projects

2011IOU/USA, Penn Valley/Memorial Hill Park, Kansas City, MO

2006Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA

2003Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis, TN

2002American State Bank, Jonesboro, AR

2001Memphis/Shelby County Public Library, Memphis, TN

Selected One-Person Exhibitions / Installations

2014Disappearing Ink, Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Object Lessons, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2012Not everyone (can carry the weight of the world), Gallery 130, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (with Les Christensen)

2011New Cornucopia and the Big IOU, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

2010Consumo Ergo Sum, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

2009Not Myself Lately, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2008John Salvest at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2007Il Memoriale del Fango, Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

2006No Time for Sorrow, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2005FLY etc., Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2002New Glory, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

John Salvest: TEXTure, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2000Undercurrent, Rudolph Projects, New York, NY

Undercurrent, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX

1999John Salvest: Time on His Hands, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Words To Live By, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Busy Hands, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

1998Nothing Endures, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Kindling, Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS

1997Meditation 7.21, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

John Salvest: Recent Work, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX

1996Inventory, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, GA

1995John Salvest: Sculpture, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

ExtraOrdinary Objects, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

1993John Salvest: New Work, I Space, Chicago, IL

Black River, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

1992Kafka Kaffee Kalendar, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

1991The Myth of Sisyphus, Lincoln American Tower, Memphis, TN

1989Boxes, Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY

John Salvest: Recent Work, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Nexus, Sexus, Plexus, Dashboard Coop, Atlanta, GA

Communal Drink: The Craft of Gathering, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

2013 The Realist Impulse, Rudolph Blume Fine Art, Houston, TX

Morgan Lehman Gallery at Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

Rudolph Blume at Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

2012Americana, Grey Area, New York, NY

The Realist Impulse, Rudolph Blume Fine Art, Houston, TX

Bad for You, Shizaru Gallery, London, UK

What Now?, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2011Prospect 2 Projects, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Flag Day, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Legacy Exhibition, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton, AR

Connections, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

2010Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Local Flavors, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

We Between the Lines, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Bestiary, Wassaic Project at Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY

2009Interrobang, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2008Flocks & Feathers: Birds in Science, Culture and Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

Modern Art. Modern Lives. Then + Now, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Interactions/Interruptions, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Sexy Time, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Made in America, Peel Gallery, Houston, TX

2007Promised Land, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

I Want Candy, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Show #13, And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX

Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (also 2003, 01, 1999, 97, 96, 95, 94, 92)

50/50: Fifty Years of the Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2006Past Imperfect: Future Tense, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

A Timely Response, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Au Courant, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island

Adelman, Christensen, Salvest, Ubias, Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

Horizons, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2005What Business Are You In?, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

South X East: Contemporary Southeastern Art, Art Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Riverbend Sculpture Biennial, Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY

Sweet Basil, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2004Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.

Traveled to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL and The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Brown v. Topeka, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN

Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Findings, Diboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

Critical Mass, Art Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2003Harper College National Art Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL

Public Art Projects: The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

2002Side By Side, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Snapshot, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT

Bree-koh-lahzh, Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

MOAK 2002, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

2001Perspectives, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Daily Life, Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

All About Paint, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN

New American Talent 17, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX

2000Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

27th Juried Exhibition, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA

Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

1999Big Muddy: Too Thick to Drink, Too Thin to Plow, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Southeastern Triennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

The Other Book, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1998New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

MAX:98, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN

Imaginary Friend, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York, NY

Found, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

Ticking, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

Art of the Multiple, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

1997Obsessions, SPACES Contemporary Art Center, Cleveland, OH

X Marks the Spot, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN

New American Talent 13, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX

1996Southeastern Triennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

LaGrange National, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA

Tree as Icon, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

New American Talent 12, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

1995Tijd Tekens (Marking Time), Gallery Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands

Seven Deadly Sins, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Galleries, Little Rock, AR

John Salvest & Les Christensen, Clough-Hansen Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

1994Little Things, Art in General, New York, NY

Self-Possessed, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Southern Invitational, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Multiples, Cooper Street Gallery, Memphis, TN

1993National Showcase Exhibition, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Contacts/Proofs, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Windows of the Dream, Exhibition of Temporary Public Art Projects, Memphis, TN

1992Brooks Biennial, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Assemblage, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

New Jersey Arts Annual, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

The Sleeping Beauty, CB's 313 Gallery, New York, NY

1991National Sculpture Exhibition, DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL

New Jersey Artists Series, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Sculpture Invitational, Forum Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

1990Selections, Artists Space, New York, NY

Multiples, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

New Life, Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY

Revelations, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Curation

Art from the Netherlands, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 1996

Domestic Disturbance, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS, 2001

New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, 2001

Kim Levin: Notes and Itineraries, Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN, 2003

Traveled to Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY, 2006, Haas & Mayer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2006;

Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2007; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2008;

Royal College of Art, London, England, 2009

True Grit, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS, 2010

Traveled to Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 2010

Disappearing Ink, Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2014

Selected Bibliography

Allgardh, Sophie. "En Kritikers Arbetsdag," Paletten, Number 2/2009, pp. 22-27.

Amy, Michael. "John Salvest at Morgan Lehman," Art in America, January 2007, pp. 140-1.

Anthes, Bill. "John Salvest: TEXTure," Art Papers, September/October 2002, p. 37.

Anthes, Bill. "The Hidden Significance of a Clothespin," NUMBER: 44, Spring 2003, pp. 13-14.

Bookhardt, D. Eric. "Found and Lost," New Orleans Gambit Weekly, 9 November 2004, p. 36.

Baker, R.C. "Best in Show: No Time for Sorrow," The Village Voice, 7-13 June 2006, p. 83.

Baker, R.C. "Best in Show: Promised Land," The Village Voice, 18-24 July 2007, p. 51.

Bland, Bartholomew. I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art. Yonkers, NY: The Hudson River Museum, 2007.

Bork, Dustyn. "Interview: John Salvest," Number:74, Spring 2013, cover and pp. 10-11.

Cobb, Kellie. "Keeping Ink Alive," The Jonesboro Sun, 13 April 2014, pp. C1 & 10.

Connors, Thomas. Review, Sculpture, January/February 1994, p. 54.

Duffy, Robert. "A Study in Contrasting Sensibilities," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9 February 1997, pp. C4 & 7.

Dugan, Cory. "Art Infinitum," Memphis Flyer, 19 February 1998, pp. 33 & 35.

Dugan, Cory. "Playful Sculpture Brings Public & Private Spaces Together," Memphis Commercial Appeal, 7 March 2004, pp. F1 & 4.

Ellis, Susan. "Paper Chase," The Memphis Flyer, 9 January 2014, p. 21.

Falkowski, Andrew. "Big Muddy: Too Thick to Drink, Too Thin to Plow," New Art Examiner, October 1999, p. 44.

Feaster, Felicia. Inventory: John Salvest & Michael Banicki. Atlanta, Georgia: City Gallery at Chastain, 1996.

Feaster, Felicia. "There's No Business Like Show Business," Creative Loafing Atlanta, 17 February 2005, p. 47.

Fisher, Maria Sudekum. "IOU: 65-Foot-High Sculpture Inspired by U.S. Debt." MSNBC.com. 2 October 2011.

Fox, Catherine. "Doing Business," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 20 February 2005, p. L10.

French, Christopher. "John Salvest: Undercurrent," ArtLies, Summer 2000, p. 74.

Goodrich, John. "Sweet Seduction in Varied Forms," The New York Sun, 2 August 2007, p. 50.

Hall, David. "Kim Levin: Itineraries," Art Papers, March/April 2004, p. 43.

Heller, Steven & Ilic, Mirko. Lettering Large: Art and Design of Monumental Typography, New York, NY: The Monacelli Press, 2013, p. 52.

Irvine, Madeline. Review, Austin American-Statesman, 10 June 1996, p. E8.

Johnson, Ken. "Postcards from Cutting Edge of Downtown's Art Scene," New York Times, 18 January 2006, p. E3.

Johnson, Patricia. "Emotion, Hidden Issues Come Forward in Show," Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2000, p. D1.

Kessinger, Jeff. "Interview with John Salvest," SECAC Review, Vol. 12., No. 1, 1991, pp. 27-32.

Kotik, Charlotta. 1998 New Orleans Triennial. New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1998.

Lennie, Janaki. "Bree-koh-lahzh," ArtLies, Fall 2002, pp. 82-83.

Levin, Kim. John Salvest: Time on His Hands. Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix Art Museum, 1999.

Levin, Kim. "On Notes and Itineraries: A Statement," Framework, Number 10/June 2009, pp. 36-39.

Linn, John. "John Salvest: Black River," Art Papers, May/June 1993, p. 40.

Lustfeldt, Heather. "John Salvest: New Cornucopia & the Big IOU," Art Papers, November/December 2011, pp. 50-51.

McCarthy, David. "John Salvest," New Art Examiner, May 1994, pp. 50-51.

McGowan, Robert. Review, Art Papers, May/June 1994, pp. 62-63.

Melkisethian, Angela. "Commissions: Cannon Center for the Performing Arts," Sculpture, July/August 2004, p. 27.

Morgan, Cynthia & D. McCarthy. Tijd Tekens. The Hague, The Netherlands: Galerie Quartair, 1995.

Plante, Michael. "Southern Discomfort," Art in America, March 1999, pp.67-69.

Reeve, Charles. "Clashes of Civilization," ArtLies, Winter 2005, p. 40.

Rubin, David. "Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary." New Orleans, LA: Contemporary Arts Center, 2004.

Rubinstein, Raphael. "Critic's Beat," Art in America, March 2006, p. 55.

Schwendener, Martha. "Art in Review: Promised Land," New York Times, 20 July 2007, p. E29.

Salvest, John. "IOU/USA and Other Sculptures," New Letters, Volume 78, No. 1, Fall 2011, front and back covers, pp. 81, 83, 85, 86, 87.

Salvest, John et al. Composition Book Salina, Kansas: Salina Art Center, 1995.

Sparks, Jon. "Ink-Stained Riches," Memphis Commercial Appeal, 11 April 2014, p. 12.

Steiner, Urs. "Rollenstauch (Role Reversal)," Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 23 June 2006, p. 44.

Storr, Robert. New American Talent 13. Austin, Texas: Texas Fine Arts Association, 1997.

Switzer, Stacy. New Cornucopia and the Big IOU. Kansas City, Missouri: Grand Arts, 2011.

Thorson, Alice. "A Big Bank Statement," The Kansas City Star, 18 September 2011, p. G3.

Trieschmann, Werner. "Junk Jewels," Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 28 April 2002, pp. E1-2.

Weeden, John. "MAX: 98 Review," NUMBER: 35, Fall 1998, p.17.

Wilbur, Debra. "Studio View: John Salvest," New Art Examiner, March 1998, p. 47.

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