John Baber’s Portfolio

A Portfolio of John Baber’s Work

John Baber

1976     St. Paul, Minnesota



2003-2008, drawing & sculpture, The Art Students League of New York

1996- 1999 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

1999 The Atelier Studio Program (formerly Atelier Lack), Minneapolis, Minnesota

1994-1995 College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota



Two Person Exhibition: 

2015   “Figure/Ground” John Baber & Maddy Rosenberg, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York City



Group Exhibitions

2015 “Exquisite Collage” Local Project, Long Island City, New York

2014 “The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful, The Ugly” Part I and 2 at Local Project, Long Island City and JAVA STUDIOS

2013 “Yard Sale” Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

2008 “Water Works” Lilac Preservation Project, curated by Ami Digi, New York, New York

2008 “Paper Work” Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, New York

2007 JAVA STUDIO Winter Show, Brooklyn, New York

2006   JAVA STUDIOS Salon, Brooklyn, New York

2005   JAVA STUDIOS Winter Salon, Brooklyn, New York

2004   JAVA STUDIOS Fall Salon, Brooklyn, New York

2003   “Secret Blackout Café” ABC NO RIO,   New York, New York

1999   Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul

Artist in Residence

2003-2007 Java Studios, Brooklyn, New York

1997-1999 West Bank School of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Curatorial Projects/Juror 

2016 “The Food Show” Local Project, Long Island City, New York City

2015 Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, June Group Exhibition

2015 “Yourself” Local Project, Long Island City, New York

2015  “Shangri-la” at the Factory curated by John Baber & Miguel Luciano, Long Island City, New York

2011 “The Urban Situation” Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Educational Alliance, New York New York

2009 “Prints and Paintings” from the Art Students League of New York co-curated with Yuka Imata

Bronxville Public Library, Bronxville, New York

2009 “The New Jersey Show” in part by the George A Ohl Trust Foundation, Jersey City, New Jersey


Mural Projects

2004 “Springtime in Williamsburg” at Willybee’s, collaboration with Anya Hoyer and the kids from PS 84,

Brooklyn, New York


Panels and Visiting Artist

2015 Artist Talk with Tom Kotik

2012 “Intro to the Art World” moderated by Krista Saunders with Deborah Brown, Nora Gomez, and Amani Olu

2012 Portfolio talk with youth at Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York, New York


Teaching Positions

2013 Hetrick-Martin Institute, Drawing



Recipient of the Gorge Ohl Trust Foundation