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JOHN KNAPP

John Knapp is a painter and sculptor interested in the cross-cultural referencing of form and symbol. Sculptural concerns are often reflected in painting and vice versa. Found objects and arte provera materials are important to the work. His artwork reflects a continuity of thought and evolving themes that spans more than 30 years.

 

Recent themes in painting and sculpture use archetypal form and visual imagery as yantra. Two-dimensional work includes paintings on luan often incorporating copper or steel, photography, works on paper and collage. Sculpture is made of steel and wood, cast cement or natural stone, colored and juxtaposed with steel or wood.

 

Outdoor installations include “Diamond Site”, completed at the International Stone Symposium, Andres Institute, Brookline, NH, in 1999. Here, fifty-five boulders were installed on the side of a mountain in an area 40’ x 30’. At that time the Symposium included sculptors form the Ukraine, England, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania.

 

More recently, “Lozenge Plane” defined an area 10,000 square feet in Maudsley State Park, Amesbury, MA in 2001.

 

In addition, John curated Maine Abstract Art 1995 for the Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine, and for eight years Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture at The Moses-Kent House Museum, Exeter, NH. He has taught at Boston College and New England College.

 

John Knapp’s background is varied and unique. He lived and studied in Montpellier, France in the mid-1960’s and traveled to Barcelona, Geneva, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Delos. He earned his degree in psychology, with additional studies in French, the modern theater, and literature at the University of Baltimore. In addition, he studied art at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

 

Asian, Himalayan, and Indian art and thought are important references for John’s work. He traveled to Japan; Tokyo, Kyoto, Shigaraki, Imbe and Takayama to research traditional Japanese aesthetics and architecture. He has studied oriental art in storage at the Freer Gallery of Oriental Art, Smithsonian Institute, in Washington, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

 

In recent years, John has traveled to Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Ouarzate, the Canary Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Barbados. Additionally, he has traveled to Mexico four years and lived in Merida, Yucatan. He has visited Lisbon twice and recently wintered in Antibes and Golfe Juan on the French Riviera.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2004 Premier Artists Invitational: Sarasota 2004, Curated by Peter Koenig, Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
2003

Joan Donley Regional Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln

LevyGallery, Portsmouth, NH

2003 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
2003 Whispers of the Orient, Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH
2003 Art In Business, Curated by Kevin Costello, Legg Mason, Sarasota, FL
2003

Triple X Marks the Spot, Outdoor Sculpture at Maudsley State Park, Newbury Port, MA

2003 John Knapp: Images of Transformation, Elizabeth Rice Fine Art, Sarasota, FL
2002 Outdoor Sculpture, Maudsley State Park, Amesbury, MA
2002 City Center, Sarasota, FL
2002 Recent Acquisitions, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
2001 Outdoor Sculpture, Maudsley State Park, Amesbury, MA
2001 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
2001 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
2000 Omer T. Lassonde Regional Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, juror: Bente Torjusen West, Director, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2000 Outdoor Sculpture, Maudsley State Park, Amesbury, MA
1999 Omer T. Lassonde Regional Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, juror: Carole Aronson, University of NH, Durham, NH     
1999 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1999 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture 6, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
1999 Commission for Lightspear Corp., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1999 International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Andres Institute, Brookline, NH
1998 Contemporary Sculpture, Pentucket Arts Center, Haverhill, MA
1998 Art Appeal, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1998 Outdoor Sculpture, Maudsley State Park, Amesbury, MA
1998 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1998 Omer T. Lassonde Regional Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, juror: Andrew Svedlow, Director, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
1998 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture 5, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
1998 Beavis Frank Gallery, Kittery Point, ME
1998 Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME
1997 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1997 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1997 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture 4, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
1997 Invited New England Sculptors, Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1996 Solo Exhibition, McQuade Art Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, NH
1996 Marjan Frank Gallery, Kittery Point, ME
1996 Sam Shaw Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
1996 Invited New England Sculptors, Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1996 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1996 Currier Gallery of Art Museum 50th Annual Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, juror: Jeffry Keough, Director of Exhibitions, MA College of Art, Boston, MA          
1995 Icons and Altars, The New Newton Art Center, Newtonville, MA
1995 Outside, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH     
1995 Abstract and Back, Point Gallery, York Harbor, ME
1995 Invited New England Sculptors, Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1995 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1995 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1994

Currier Gallery of Art Museum 50th Annual Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Bank of NH prize for painting, juror: Vicki Wright, Director, University of NH Galleries, Durham, NH

1994 Holderness School, Plymouth, NH
1994 Hollander & Co. Gallery, York Harbor, ME
1994 Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME
1994 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1994 Point Gallery, York Harbor, ME
1994 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1994 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture 1994, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
1994 Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, Moses Kent Museum, Exeter, NH
1993 John Knapp: Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Rye Beach, NH
1993 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1993 Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Currier Gallery of Art Museum 50th Annual Exhibition, Ogunquit, ME
1993 Invited New England Sculptors, Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Ogunquit, ME
1992 Five Abstract Artists, Nashua Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
1992 Omer T. Lassonde Regional Juried Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, juror: Jack Reynolds, Director of Addison Gallery of American Art Museum, Philips Andover Academy, Andover, MA
1992

Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH juror: Donald Rosenthal, Director, Chapel Art Gallery, St. Anselms College, Manchester, NH

1991 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, juror: Carl Belz, Director, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, MA
1991 Nashua Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
1991 Large Scale, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1990 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1989 National Artist Books Exhibition, St. Anselms College, Manchester, NH
1989 Over the Sofa, St. Anselms College, Manchester, NH
1988 Five Artists, Walt Kuhn Gallery, Estate of Walt Kuhn, Cape Neddick, ME
1988 Association of American Painters and Sculptors II, Walt Kuhn Gallery, Cape Neddick, ME
1988 New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH
1982 League of NH Craftsmen Foundation, Foundation Gallery, Concord, NH
1981 Ritual Objects, League of NH Craftsmen Foundation, Foundation Gallery, Concord, NH
1981 Altarpiece, New England Center, Durham, NH
1980 Azuma Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Art Faculty Show, Manchester Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
1977 Art Faculty Show, Manchester Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
1977 Sculpture Now, Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH
1976 Art Faculty Show, New England College, Henniker, NH
1975 Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1975 Art Asia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1975 Art Faculty Show, New England College, Henniker, NH
1974 Art Faculty Show, New England College, Henniker, NH
1973 Art Faculty Show, New England College, Henniker, NH
1973 Library Art Center, Newport, NH
1971 Canadian National Ceramic Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
1971 New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
1970 University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick,  Canada

  

COLLECTIONS

Estate of Walt Kuhn

Family of Ogden Nash, New York, NY

Family of Alastair Bruton, London, England

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Park, Brookline, MA

Commission for Lightspear Corporation

Private Collection, Tokoyo, Japan

Private Collection, New Brunswick, Canada

Private Collection, Washington, DC

Private Collection, Villanova, PA

Private Collection, Bryn Mawr, PA

Private Collection, Baltimore, MD

Private Collection, Chicago, IL

Private Collection, Boston, MA

Private Collection, Sarasota, FL

Private Collection, Buffalo, NY

Private Collection, New Hampshire

Private Collection, Arizona

Private Collection, Iowa

Private Collection, New Mexico

Private Collection, Vermont

Private Collection, Massachuettes

Private Collection, New York

Private Collection, Connecticut