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JOHN KIRCHNER

Born 1955 in Michigan
Lives and works in Virginia


EDUCATION:

1973-75
Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY
1975-76
University of København; Copenhagen, Denmark; Architecture
1976-77
Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010
Infinity, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
A Brief History of America and Its Peoples, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2009
The Meaning of Everything, Gay Street Gallery, Washington, VA
Unknowns, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

2007
Out of the Ordinary, Anchorage Museum of Art, Anchorage, AK
Redux, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Certain Distance, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC.

2004
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Between the Benign, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Universal Time, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1999
6,000,000,000, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Tobacco, Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA
A Theoretical Parade, University of Virginia, Artspace Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1996
Blanks & New Frottages, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Ethnologically Careless, District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC)- Washington, DC
Flying Near the Power Lines, Kim Foster Gallery-New York, NY

1993
Faith & Aphasia, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Form & Fallacy, Wohlfarth Galleries, Washington, DC
Atheneum International Sculpture Center/Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC 1991
Stolen Heartwork, Bistborno Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

1990
Disaster, Charles Lucien Gallery, New York, NY

1989
John Kirchner, Rastovski Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2009
Moolah, Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway NJ

2008
Gallery Artists: Recent Work, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

2007
Street Scenes, Curators: Welmoed Laanstra and Nora Halpern, Washington, DC

2006
me*nag*er*ie, Kim Foster Gallery, New York NY

2005
A Tasting, Kim Foster Gallery, New York NY
nocturnal transmissions-a one-night video slam, Curator's Office, Washington DC
the city: contemporary views of the built environment, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx NY

2003
5 Year < Retro, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC
Food Matters: Explorations in Contemporary Art, Aug 10-Oct 26,
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York.
New American Landscape, Feb 27-March 29, Conner Contemporary Art,
Washington, D.C.

2001
Black + White, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Catherine Opie - John Kirchner, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC 1999
Art in Embassies Collection, Embassy of the United States of America,
Santafé de Bogotá, Columbia

1997
John Kirchner, Antonio Petracca, Eiichi Yoshino + Daniel Villeneuve, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea

1996
Empty Money Series, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1994
Animate Presence: Nancy Olivier, Diane Samuels, John Kirchner, Foster Peet Gallery, New York, NY
Annual Invitational Exhibition, Wohlfarth Galleries, Washington, DC, March 18- April 12
Material + Substance, Allegheny College Art Gallery, Meadville, PA

1993
Works on Paper, Foster Peet Gallery, New York, NY
Extract, (De)Constructs, Otiosity, Harman Gallery Inc., Washington DC

1991
Two Site Specific Installations & An Introduction, de Andino Fine Arts, Washington, DC

1990
Manifesto, Rastovski Gallery, New York, NY

1989
Disasters, Gallerie Bebert, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Personae; Contemporary Portraiture and Self-Portraiture, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Simplicity, Causality, an Immense Collective Act, Joker and the Batman, Rastovski Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Occidental Man, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Collection 88, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

1987
L'Histoire de France, Valerie Furlano Gallery, Providence, RI


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Jacobson, Louis. "Certain Distance." Washington City Paper. July 1, 2005.
Goodman, Jonathan. "John Kirchner at Kim Foster." Sculpture Magazine. October 2002: 80-81.
Dawson, Jessica. "John Kirchner: A World Turned Upside Down." The Washington Post. April 18, 2002: C1 & C5
Bird, Diana. "Kirchner Show." The Rappahannock News. March 25, 1998: B1
LaValley, Jan. "John Kirchner: Not Your Typical Artist." The Rappahannock News. December 13, 1997: B3
Rastovski, Lorie. "An Interview with John Kirchner." Contemporary Artists Review. C.A.R. No. 9, Spring 1993: 34-39
Tonetti, Linda. "John Kirchner at the Mattress Factory." New Art Examiner. May 1993: 46
Scott, Sue. "John Kirchner: Athenaeum." Art Papers. July/August 1993: 53
Pinchbeck, Daniel. "Odd Masters." Art & Antiques. December 1992: 23
Adams, Brooks. "The Shock of the Mundane." Vogue Magazine. March 1990: 344-348
Levin, Kim. "Artwalk." The Village Voice. May 29, 1990: 119
Suzy. "Suzy." The New York Post. July 12, 1990: 10
Harrison, Helen A. "Likeness a Subjective Concept." The New York Times. October 1, 1989: 22


SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

The Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
J.P. Morgan Bank, New York, NY
Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Medallion Funding Corporation, New York, NY
Mr. George Stephanopoulos, New York, NY
Mr. Peter Lynch, Boston, MA