Resume

Education ____________________________

  • 1975 B.A., Literature, San Diego State University
  • 1980 M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University

Grants and Honors______________________

  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Cornish College of the Arts, 2009
  • J. Paul Getty Museum Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 1995.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowship Grant, 1986.
  • New Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowship Grant, 1984.
  • Guest Curator: “Born To Endless Night:Paintings, Drawings and Prints of William Blake.  Selected by John Frame.” The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 2011

Solo Exhibitions _______________________

  • 2012  Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregom
  • 2011  The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
  • 2005 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
  • 1999 Kohn/Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1996 Kohn/Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1993 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Installation Gallery, San Diego, California
  • 1982 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
    Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 1981 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Publications _______________________________

2012

  • Robert Ito, “Stop. Snap. Move. Repeat for, Oh 10 0r 20 Years.” New York Times.  May 18.
  • Michael Upchurch, “Artlandia: A Cultural Getaway in Portland.” Seattle Times.  April 22.
  • Ifanyi Bell, “Arts and Life:  Multimedia Artist, John Frame.” Oregon Public Broadcasting, Radio Interview, April 20.
  • Dave Miller, “OPB Think Outload / John Frame.”  Oregon Public Broadcasting, Radio Interview.
  • Aaron Scott, “Fantastic Mr. Frame: Video Interview with Visionary Sculptor/Filmmaker, John Frame.” Portland Monthly, Video Interview, May 25.
  • Anon, “John Frame:  Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.”  Kink FM, Radio Interview, March 24.
  • Taylor Dent, “John Frame’s Three Fragments of a Lost Tale,”  Out Of Order Magazine, March 26.
  • S.W. Conser, “The Film Show: John Frame and Barry Bostwick.” KBOO FM, Radio Interview, March 22.
2011
  • John Seed, “John Frame: The Intuitive.”  The Huffington Post, March 28
  • Edward Goldman, “The Most Memorable Art of This Year.”  KCRW, Radio Article, December 27.
  • Peter Clothier, “John Frame at the Huntington Library.”  Artweek L.A., May 24.
  • David Pescovitz, “Exhibit of Sculptures and Animation by John Frame.”  boingboing,  April 25.
  • Edward Goldman, “The Art of Twisting and Turning Reality as We Know It.” KCRW Radio, April 12.
  • Christopher Michno, “San Marino, John Frame’s Three Fragments at the Huntington.”  Art ltd Magazine, May.
  • John Rabe, “John Frame came down from the Mountain with a dream.” KPCC Radio Interview, May 15.
  • Lauren M. Whaley, “Artist Reveals Hidden World at the Huntington.” KPCC Radio Interview, March 13.
  • Jason Kehe, “John Frame and his sculptures get moving at the Huntington Library.” Los Angeles Times, March 10.
  • Marianne Combs, “Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.” Minnesota Public Radio,March 18.
  • Kevin M. Murphy and Jessica Todd Smith, Essay by David Pagel,  “Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame,” The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Distributed by the University of California Press

2005

  • Gordon Fuglie and Edward J. Nygren, “Enigma Variations: The Sculpture of John Frame 1980-2005,”
    Long Beach Museum of Art Catalog, Illus.
  • David Pagel, “A Theatrical World Strangely Like Ours,”
    Los Angeles Times, Feb. 5, Illus
  • David Judson and Ronald E. Steen, “Contemporary Drawing as Preparation,” Published by Judson Studios, Illus.
  • Roberta Carasso, “Contemporary Drawing as Preparation,”
    Artscene, February
  • Lauri Mendenhall, “Enigma Variations,” Coast Magazine, March, Illus
  • James Scarborough, “Sculpture Exhibit Has Lasting Impression,” Gazette Newspapers, Illus, January 16
  • Daniella Walsh, “John Frame,” Artscene, Illus., January
  • Shirle Gottlieb, “John Frame”s Meaning of Life,”
    Daily Bulletin,Illus., January
  • Daniella Walsh, “Meaning Found in the Details,”
    Orange County Register, Illus., January 16

2004

  • Gordon Fuglie, “Breaking the Figure,” Image Magazine, Illus. and Cover Illus.
  • Peter Frank, ”Image and Enigma” at Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Artweek, February

2002

  • David Pagel, “A Group Show of Figures Studies More Than the Body,” L.A. Times, August 30

2001

  • Garth Clark, The Artful Teapot, New York,
    Watson-Guptil Publications, illus.
  • Charlene Roth, “Narrative, Humor and Craft: Paths at Middle Ground,” Sculpture, November, illus.

1998

  • Edward Lucie-Smith, Zoo: Animals in Art, New York, Watson-Guptil Publications, illus.

1997

  • David Pagel, “Six Friends Complete a Creative Circle,”
    L.A. Times, October 2.
  • Peter Frank, “Reconfigured I: Painting, Bastards,” L.A. Weekly,
    Pick of the Week, October 17.
  • William Wilson, “New Directions, Dead Ends in Subliminal Fictions,” L.A. Times, December 2.

1996

  • CR Stecyk, “John Frame,” JUXTAPOZ , Winter, Illus.
  • Peter Frank, “John Frame: The Rational World,”
    L.A.Weekly, February 2.
  • Gerald M. Ackerman, “New Episodes in John Frame’s Human Comedy,” COSI, May.

1995

  • Gerald M. Ackerman, “Humanist Art…,” COSI, May.

1994

  • Peter Frank, “Burning Lights, Inward Bound,”
    L.A. Weekly, November 25.
  • William Wilson, “Christian Millennial Hopes in Lights” L.A. Times, November 12, Illus.
  • Peter Frank, “Paradox,” L.A. Weekly, July 1.
  • Peter Frank, “beyondappearance,” L.A. Weekly, March
  • William Wilson, “Ruminations on the Resistance to Nature,”
    L.A. Times, January 28, Illus.

1993

  • Robert C. Morgan, “John Frame,” Catalog, Illus.
  • Marlena Donahue, “Reviews: Los Angeles,” Sculpture,
    July-August, Illus.

1992

  • William Wilson, “L.A.’s Passion for Privacy: Five Disparate Views,” L.A. Times, Calendar, July 17.
  • Betty Brown, “Five Solo Shows,” Artscene,
    July/August Vol. 11 No. 11, Illus.
  • Larry Stein, “Better Late: LACMA Makes Good on an Old Promise,” L.A. Style, June, Illus.
  • Nancy Kapitanoff, ” ‘Drawings’ Show Outlines Attitudes, Process Ideas,” L.A. Times, Calendar, August 30.
  • Kenneth Baker, “Los Angeles,”
  • San Francisco Chronicle, August 18.
  • Josine Ianco-Starrels, “Facets of the Gas Company Collection,”
    Catalog, Illus.

1990

  • Ruth Weisberg, “Divine Folly: John Frame at Jan
  • Turner Gallery,” Artweek, February 22, Illus.
  • Suvan Geer, “Search for Meaning,” Los Angeles Times,
    Calendar, February 16.
  • Marge Bulmer, “John Frame,” Artscene, Vol. 9 No. 6, February, Illus.
  • Donna Stein, “John Frame: Fluent Icons,” Angeles Magazine, pp. 46-47, February, Illus.

1988

  • John Frame, “Visual Metaphors,” Connections, pp.18-27, Vol. 1, No. 3, Illus. and cover Illus.

1987

  • Kathy Zimmerer, “Fools and Fallacies: John Frame,” Visions, pp. 24-25, Vol. 1, No. 4, Fall, Illus. and cover Illus.
  • Marlena Donohue, “The Whimsical Probing Narratives of John Frame,” Sculpture, pp. 16-18, July, Illus.
  • Robert McDonald, “Frame, Lawrence Offer SDSU Tableaux Exhibit,” L.A. Times, (San Diego Ed.), Part VI, March 23, Illus.
  • Mac McCloud, “Small Sculptural Dramas,” Artweek, Feb. 21, Illus.
  • Kristine McKenna, “Galleries,” L.A. Times, Part VI, February 20.
  • Marge Bulmer, “Critic’s Choice: John Frame,” Reader, Section 2, February 19, Illus.

1986

  • Marlena Donohue, “1986 Critics’ Picks,” L.A.Weekly, Dec. 5, Illus.
  • Marina LaPalma, “A Conjunction of Affinities,” Artweek, May 17, Cover Illus.
  • Marge Bulmer, “Critics’ Choice: Kindred Spirits,” Reader, Section 2, May 9.
  • Scott Harris, “L.A.’s Art Colony,” L.A. Times, Part II, March 9, Illus.
  • Suzanne Muchnic, “Exploring Emotional Connections in Spirits”, L.A. Times, Part VI, May 5.

1985

  • Diane Rico, “Young Talent Gets Award, Showing from Museum,” Daily News, L.A. Life, June 25, Illus.
  • Suzanne Muchnic, “Two Sculptors Earn Young Talent Award,” L.A. Times, Part VI, June 24.
  • Hunter Drohojowska, “The Prize: $3,000 and a place in LACMA’s Permanent Collection,” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Style, June 25, Illus.

1984

  • Jean-Louis Pradel, World Art Trends 1983-84, (New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc.) p. 147, Illus.
  • Sandy Nelson, “Celebrating Los Angeles Art-1984,” Images and Issues, July/ August, Illus.
  • Marlena Donohue, “Galleries,” L.A. Times, Part VI, July 27.
  • Joan Hugo, “The Enduring Object: From Anecdote to Myth,” Art week, May 26.
  • Marina Leiopelma, “Three Sculptors: John Frame, Sam Hernandez, Gary Martin at ARC Center for Visual Art,” Images and Issues, May/June Illus.
  • Suzanne Muchnic, “Wood Sculptors Find a Niche,” Los Angeles Times, Part VI, January 30, Illus. 1983 Dennis Chemic, “An Artful Dilemma,” Art week, June 18, Illus.

1982

  • Kamthi Norklun, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, August 20, Illus.
  • Robert L. Pincus, “Galleries,” L.A. Times, Part VI, August 13.
  • Tricia Crane, “Tragedy’s Humanity: Humaneness,” Daily News, Friday Section, August 13, Illus.
  • Suzanne Muchnic, “Language: A Message of Futility,” L.A. Times, Part VI, August 13.

1981

  • Neil Menzies, “Evolving From the Primitive,” Art week, October 3.
  • Robert L. Pincus, “Galleries,” L.A. Times, Part VI, September 25.
  • Tricia Crane, “Something New Comes to Summer,” Daily News, Friday Section September 25, Illus.
  • Hunter Drohojowska, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, September 11.
  • William Wilson, “Newcomers at Barnsdall,” L.A. Times, Calendar, September 13, Illus.

 

Group Exhibitions _______________________

2005

  • “Contemporary Drawing as Preparation,” Judson Gallery of Art, Pasadena, California

2004

  • “Shakespeare as Muse,” Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
  • “Image and Enigma,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  • “Drawings VI,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “L.A. Sampler,” Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
  • “Representing L.A.,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • “The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection,” Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama

2001

  • “Representing L.A.,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2000

  • “Drawings V,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “Eccentric Visions,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999

  • “Bastards: A Collaborative Exhibition,” Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

1998

  • “Drawings IV,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “The Drawing Group: An Emerging School of Los Angeles” Leland Art Gallery, Loyola Mary mount University, Venice, CA

1997

  • “Bastardy: Individual and Collaborative Works,
  • “Husker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, CA
  • “Allegorical Re/Visions,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “Subliminal Fictions,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • “John Frame/Larry Hurst,” Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
  • “Seeking Balance,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • “Blessings and Beginnings,” Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1996

  • “Humor-Us,” Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
    “Vessels,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • “Collector’s Choice,” Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

1995

  • “In Their Own Image,” Art Institute of Southern California,
    Laguna Beach, CA
  • “Burning Lights: Spirituality, Tradition, and Craft in Recent Art From the City of Angels,” Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “John Frame, Michael McMillen, Tom Wudl,”Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
  • “Los Angeles,” Las Vegas Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
  • “Corpus Callosum,” Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “Beyond 15 Minutes,” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Get Back,” Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994

  • “The Art Cup,” Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “beyond appearance,” The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, and California College of Arts and crafts, Oakland, CA, Catalog, Illus
  • “The Committed Image,” Fine Arts Gallery, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA
  • “Paradox”, Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • “The Fifth International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,” Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan, Catalog, Illus.

1993

  • “Group Exhibition,” LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • “Small Scale Sculpture,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
  • “Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California,” Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA and California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • “Beyond the Object,” Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
  • “Drawings III,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992

  • “Drawings II,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “New to the Gallery,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1991

  • “Individual Realities in the California ArtScene,” Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo Japan. Seibu Tsukashin Hall, Amagaski, Japan, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Drawings,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990

  • “Fourth International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Catalog, Illus.

1989

  • “Art From Los Angeles,” Nakazawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1988

  • “Masks,” Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987

  • “Avant-garde in the Eighties,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “John Frame and James Lawrence,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • “Personal Iconography: The Figure,” Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA

1986

  • “Kindred Spirits,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Catalog, Illus.

1985

  • “Spektrum Los Angeles,” Galerie Hartje, Berlin, Germany. Catalog, Illus.
  • “2 Los Angeles Artists,” Fellows Gallery, Denison University, Granville, OH

1984

  • “Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection,” University of California, Irvine, CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Professor’s Choice 2,” Montgomery Art Gallery, Claremont, CA
  • “Return of the Narrative,” Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Crime and Punishment,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara,CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Three Sculptors: John Frame, Sam Hernandez, Gary Martin,” ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA, Catalog, Illus.

1983

  • “Objects/ Images,” West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, Catalog, Illus.

1982

  • “Body Language,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Catalog, Illus.
  • “Introductions 82,” The Fountain Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1981

  • “Newcomers 1981,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angles, CA
  • “Primitive Roots/ Sophisticated Concerns,” Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA