JOHN SISLEY


Born in Sacramento, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles.


EDUCATION

2007 MFA, University of California Riverside (UCR), Riverside, CA.
1998 BA, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2015
Tiny Masters, Egyptian Art & Antiques, Beverly Hills, CA

2014
Distance Transform, Agency Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013
The Black Mirror, curated by James Welling & Diane Rosenstein, associate curator: Farrah Karapetian. Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
First Anniversary, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Let Us Keep Our Own Noon
, West, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Summer Show, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
An Impossible Distance, organized by David Horvitz, various locations

2011
Open Daybook Project, LACE, Los Angeles, CA.
Ships Passing in the Night, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA. & Detritus, New Haven, CT.

2010
Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA.
Play it as it Lays, Space 15Twenty, Los Angeles, CA
Metadataphile, California State University Fullerton: Begovich Gallery, Fullerton, CA.
Summer Show, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Drugstore Kiosk, Workspace/ Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2009
ENDGAMES, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
In Real Life/Time, Capricious Space, NY
LAXART Benefit and Exhibition, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2008
LA25 Half-Life, curated by Thomas Solomon, Skadden & Arps, Hammer Museum, LACE, Los Angeles, CA.

2007
Compass 2007, curated by Tyler Stallings & Ciara Ennis, CMP & Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside,CA.
Last Exit Empire: UCR MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA.
Is that all there is to fire? curated by David Horvitz, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA.

2006
Greater LA MFA, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.
Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA.
Separate Checks, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA.
Orion’s Shorts Film Festival, High Desert, CA.

2005
Southern Exposure, New Wight Gallery UCLA, Westwood, CA.
Greater LA MFA Exhibition, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.
Table for 4, UC Riverside Highlander Studios, Riverside, CA.
UC Riverside Graduate Student Exhibition. Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2007 Sol T. Goldstein Award
2006 Maxwell H. Gluck Fellowship for the Arts
2005 Maxwell H. Gluck Fellowship for the Arts
2004 Maxwell H. Gluck Fellowship for the Arts
2004 UCR Visual Arts Graduate Fellowship

CURATION

2007 Between Thought and Expression. Video exhibition, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA.

PUBLICATIONS

2013
Hourglass, Limited edition artist book: Photography. Collection : Goethe-Institut.
2010
Open DayBook, Edited by David P. Earle, Mark Batty Publisher, Random House.
Metadataphile Exhibition Catalogue, Cal State Fullerton, September 2010
Unique Edition for DRUGSTORE BEETLE (Sitodrepa Paniceum), Ed. David Horvitz, March 2010.
Artist project, In Real Life, Eds. David Horvitz, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen (ASDF), January 2010.
2009
Contributor. A Wikipedia Reader, Eds. David Horvitz, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen (ASDF), October 2009.
2008
LA25 Exhibition Catalogue, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, &Flom LLP "

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013
Ollman, Leah, "Review: Black as everything and nothing at Diane Rosenstein” Los AngelesTimes, February 1, 2012.
2010
Gilsdorf, Bean, "Summer Show 2010 at Fourteen30 Contemporary," Daily Serving, August 12, 2010
2009
Speer, Richard, "John Sisley & Jesse Durost at Fourteen30 Contemporary: Think Lincoln Logs in Outer Space," Willamette Week, February 11. 2009
Hicks, Bob, "Review: A Suburban Trek Along the Nowhere Edge," The Oregonian, February 12, 2009.
2008
"Art Marks Milestone" Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 6, 2008
2007
Caires, April, “New Kids on The ArtsBlock; Sweeney surveys the UC’s hot new artists,” IE Weekly, August September. 5. p.14.