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JOHN F. SIMON, JR.
Born 1963, Louisiana
Video Interview on YouTube
Lives and works in New York Audio Interviews
Email: jfsjr@numeral.com Narrative Bio
MUSEUM AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
University of Iowa Museum of Art, IA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
The Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Deluth, MN
Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, Greenville, OH
The Print Collection of the New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Zurich Capital Markets, New York, NY
The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Museo Extremeo e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporneo, Badajoz, Spain
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Moment of Escape, Sandra Gering, Inc., New York, NY
2012 Digital Paintings, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
2010 Innerhole, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY
Riverrun, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy
Hybrid Media: John F. Simon & Mathew Kluber, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
Streaming Museum: The Poetics of Code: John F Simon, Jr. and Eduardo Kac, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2009 John F. Simon, Jr., Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2008 Color & Time, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2007 Winds Across the Inner Sea, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY
John F. Simon Jr., & Mark Napier, Digital Art Museum, Gallery [DAM], Berlin, Germany
2006 Nonlinear Landscapes, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Stacks, Loops, and Intersections: Code Sketches by John F. Simon, Jr., University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
John F. Simon Jr., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
Endless Victory, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2002 SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Channels, permanent installation, The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
New Instructions, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
2001 Systematic Drawing: Janet Cohen and John F. Simon, Jr., The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Complicated Boundaries, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, a project of Creative Capital
2000 ComplexCity, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
1999 CPU, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 the_ART_of_DATA, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), Boulder, CO
2012 San Antonio Collects: Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
The Experience Machine, Ikkan Art International, Singapore
2011 Videosphere: A New Generation, The Albright Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY
Blink!, Denver Art Museum; Denver, CO
Experience Space, Gallery [DAM] Berlin, Germany
Time and Place, Kunsthalle Detroit, MI
2010 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA
The Poetics of Code: John F. Simon Jr. and Eduardo Kac, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
The Incomplete, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Small, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, South Korea
Traffic Art 2010, Sequence, Quebec, Canada
Digital Art @ Google: Data Poetics, The Project Room for New Media, New York, NY
2008 Holy Fire art of the digital age, iMAL Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels, Belgium
2007 The Incomplete, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NY
Ingenuity Festival, work Presented by MoCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Art Under Glass, Macy's, Harold's Square, New York, NY
2006 Art Under Glass: The Synergy of Art and Fashion, Macy's, Harold's Square, New York, NY
{Grid <> Matrix}, Mildrid Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
All Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2005 Techno/Sublime, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
ElectroScape, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Metamorfosis, Museo Extremeno e Iber oamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain
2004 Seeing Double: Emulations in Theory and Practice, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Deluth; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; University Museums, University of Richmond, VA.
Paintings That Paint Themsleves Or So It Seems, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
New York Show, Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA
RuntimeArt, Mi2 Exhibition Space, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Digital Sublime - New Masters of the Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, curated by Jerry Saltz
2003-4 Flower Power, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
2003 ArtApparatus, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Split, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Dirty Pixels Show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2002 media_city seoul 2002, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Techne, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Looking Back at Looking Forward: The Aldrich Museum's Emerging Artists Awards 1997 - 2001, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Complexity, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY
2002 Media Art Dae Jeon - New York: Special Effects, Dae Jeon Municipal Museum of Art, Korea
Electrohype 2002 Biennial, Malmo, Sweden Optical Optimism, Gallery Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Math-Art/Art-Math, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001 BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Glee: Painting Now, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Perfect 10: Ten Years in Soho, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Locating Drawing, Doug Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
TranspolyBlu, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
2000 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
An Art of Pure Form, works from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
End Papers: 1890-1900 and 1990-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
City of Lights: Art Walk, Boutique Caron, New York, organized by Downtown Arts Projects
2000 Años Luz, Centro de Arte La Recova, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Scanner, CCAC Institute, San Francisco
Mapping, territory, connections, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
DEAF, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival sponsored by V2_Organisation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Cyber Cypher Either End, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
1998 Formulations, Sandra Gering Gallery, group show with Sol LeWitt and Hanne Darboven, curated by Timothy Druckrey, New York
1997 Mac Classics Group Show, Postmasters Gallery, New York
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS
2012 Mutual Core, Biophilia, a software project collaboration with Bjork
2010 HD Traffic, various cities, US, Europe, Asia
2005 Mobility Agents, artist's book and cd published by Printed Matter, Inc., and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2002 Channels, permanent installation, The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Business in the Arts Award, commissioned artwork, Business Committee for the Arts
2001 Unfolding Object, Commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum for Guggenheim.org
WEB PROJECTS and EXHIBITIONS
1998 Beyond Interface, web site exhibition, juried show, Steve Deitz, chair
1997 Color Balance, Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, web site installation, www.bobsart.com
Every Icon, Stadium Online Gallery, curated by Ron Wakkary, www.stadiumweb.com, New York
HOMEPORT, Leo Castelli Gallery, Palace Project with Lawrence Weiner and adaweb, www.adaweb.com
Combinations, Sandra Gering Gallery, www.geringgallery.com, New York
1996 Words Link, Slate Magazine Gallery, www.slate.com
Space of Information – Archive Mapper, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center, group show curated by Laura Trippi, www.adaweb.com/~dn/a, Canada
Saver, Java based web project with Cheryl Donegan, www.geringgallery.com
We Both Belong, web project with Ben Kinmont and ada web, www.adaweb.com
The Web’s Most Wanted Painting, Dia Center for the Arts, web project with Komar and Melamid
1995 Alter Stats – Condition of the Web Observer, Sandra Gering Gallery, web project and installation of associateddrawings, www.geringgallery.com, and New York; web project also installed at The Thing at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Jenny Holzer – Please Change Belief, web project with Jenny Holzer and ada web, www.adaweb.com
1994 Line Drawings, The Thing Bulletin Board, online gallery, www.thing.net
SELECTED LECTURES, PANELS, RADIO
2004 Collecting the Uncollectable, Guggenheim Museum, panel discussion moderated by Jon Ippolito, 9 April, New York
Art and Technology: Interviews with Sound and Video Artists, edition 3, www.wps1.org
2002 Galerie Simonne Stern, panel discussion moderated by Lawrence Rinder concurrent with Optical Optimisim exhibition, 14 September, New Orleans, LA
SITE Santa Fe, conversation with James Crutchfield of the Santa Fe Institute, 24 August, Santa Fe, NM
Coding as Creative Writing, Guggenheim Museum, lecture, 15 May, New York
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS
American Visionaries, Selections From the Whitney Museum of American Art, Introduced by Maxwell L. Anderson, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001, p283
Blais, Joline, and Ippolito, Jon, At The Edge of Art, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London 2006, p19
Tribe, Mark, Jana, Reena, New Media Art, Taschen GmbH, Koln, 2006, p 86 - 87
Maeda, John, Creative Code, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 1999, p46-47
Wands, Bruce, Art of the Digital Age, Thames & Hudson Ltd., New York, 2006 p 4, 29, 164, 170, 171
Rush, Michael, New Media in Late 20th-Century Art, Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1999, p 193-194
Valery, Paul, Luis Brea, Jose, Dietz, Steve, la Conquista De La Ubicuidad, Centro Parraga, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2003, p 130-131
Stallabrass, Julian, Internet Art The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, Tate Publishing, London, 2003, p135
Paul, Christiane, Digital Art, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 2003, p69
ed Mitchell, William J., Inouye, Alan S., Blumenthal, Marjory S., Beyond Productivity Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity, National Academy Press, Washington D.D., 2003, National Research Council of the National Academies, p 38
Baumgartel,, Tilman, [net.art 2.0] New Materials Towards Net Art, Verlag Fur moderne Kunstg Nurnberg, der Autor und die Kunstlerlnnen, Germany, 2001, p96-105
Bild-Medium-Kunst, hrsg. von yvonne Spielmann und Gundolf Winter unter Miratbeit von Christian Spies. -- Munchen : Fink, 1999, p274-276, 284
GoTop, Digital Art Creation, E&T, 2006, p25, 168, 266
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: ARTICLES
Rizzo, Renato. “Il profeta della software art.” La Stampa – Torino, March 6, 2010.
Drake, Cathryn. “John F. Simon Jr.: Collezione Maramotti.” Artforum. Summer 2009.
Quaranta, Domenico. “John F. Simon, Jr.” Flash Art, May 2009.
Bonami, Francesco. “Attenti alla software art.” Vanity Fair, March 2009.
“Maramotti e John Simon.” Arte, March 2009.
Princenthal, Nancy, “John Simon Jr. at Gering & Lopez”, Art in America, April 2008
Pollack, Barbara, “John F. Simon Jr.: Winds Across the Inner Sea,” Time Out New York, October 25, 2007
“Goings On About Town: John F. Simon Jr.,” The New Yorker, October 23, 2007
Greben, Deirdre Stein and John F. Simon Jr., “How Bloopers Become Breakthroughs,” ARTnews, November 2006, p. 174
Kino, Carol, “Teaming With the Artists To Buoy the Bottom Line,” The New York Times, 29 March 2006
Litt, Steven, “Digital show both new and familiar,” The Plain Dealer, 2 February 2006
Tranberg, Dan, “Digital artist writes own code for endlessly changing images,” The Plain Dealer, February 2006
Boxer, Sarah, “Web Works That Insist On Your Full Attention,” The New York Times, 28 June 2005
Lambert, Emily, “Binary Art,” Forbes Magazine, 12 January 2004, p.210
Yablonsky, Linda, “Art/Architecture; To Replace Paint and Page, Artists Try Pixel Power,” The New York Times, 17 August 2003
Pollack, Barbara, “John F. Simon Jr. at Sandra Gering,” Art in America, January 2003
Berwick, Carly, “Net Gains,” ARTnews, December 2002
Kenyon, John, “Wall-to-Wall Art,” Iowa City Gazette, 10 October 2002, p.1B, p.5B
Smith, Roberta, “A Profusion of Painting”, The New York Times, 10 May 2002
Simon, John F., Jr., “Smock (Off the Wall)”, artist's project for Smock Magazine, Winter 2002
Mirapaul, Mathew, “Getting Tangible Dollars for an Intangible Creation”, The New York Times, 18 February 2002
Ippolito, Jon, “The Unknowable Object: John Simon's Unfolding Object”, www.guggenheim.org, Spring 2002, www.guggenheim.org/internetart/welcome.html
Nappi, Maureen A., “Language, Memory and Volition: Toward an Aesthetics of Computer Arts”, Doctoral dissertation, 2002
Atkins, Robert, “True to His Code”, Artbyte, July/August 2001, vol.4, no. 2, p.39-43
Delson, Susan, “If Picasso Were a Programmer”, Forbes.com, 25 June 2001
Pollack, Barbara, “Simon Sells”, Art & Auction, June 2001, p.79
Rossbach, Janet B., “John F. Simon, Jr.: Computer Art as Fine Art”, Visual Arts Journal, Spring 2001
Rosenbaum, Lee, “Tech Art: Boom or Bust?”, The Wall Street Journal, 6 April 2001, p.W14
Berwick, Carly, “The New New-Media Blitz”, ARTnews, April 2001, pp.112-116
Kimmelman, Michael, “’BitStreams’ and ‘Data Dynamics’: Creativity, Digitally Remastered”, The New York Times, March 23, 2001, p.E31
Bodow, Steve, “The Whitney’s Digital Sampler”, New York Magazine, March 26, 2001, pp.72-77
Jana, Reena, “Restoring the Sistine Website”, www.wired.com, March 22, 2001
Anton, Saul, “Net Gains: A Roundtable on New-Media Art,” a roundtable led by Saul Anton, Artforum, March 2001, pp.118-125
Sonkin, Rebecca, “Icons of the Small Screen”, ARTnews, March 2001, p.50
Daniel, Jeff, “Digital exhibition taps into many media and traditions”, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 11, 2001
Breslin, Ramsay Bell, “Under the Digital Sun”, Eastbay Express, December 1, 2000
Madoff, Steven Henry, “Is This the Museum of the Future?”, Talk Magazine, March 2001, pp.132-37
Simon, John F., Jr., “Hot List,” Artforum, February 2001.
Rush, Michael, “New Media Rampant”, Art in America, July 2000, p.43
Korotkin, Joyce, “Review: John F. Simon, Jr. at Sandra Gering”, The New York Art World, May 2000, p.9
Pollock, Barbara, “On the Edge: Digital Evolution.”, ArtNews, April 2000, p.142
Princenthal, Nancy, “John Tremblay and John F. Simon, Jr. at Sandra Gering”, Art in America, April 2000, pp.154-55
Hamilton, Anita, “Clicking on the Canvas: A new exhibit of Net art is good, strange fun”, Time Magazine, April 10, 2000, p.129
Miller-Keller, Andrea, “Varieties of Influence: Sol LeWitt and the Arts Community”, Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000, p.76
Kleiner, Carolyn, “What’s the Whitney’s newest new thing?”, US News & World Report, March 27, 2000, p.52
Puente, Maria, “Pixel this: A museum exhibit with Web-only art”, USA Today, March 23, 2000, p.D1
Jana, Reena, “Whitney Speaks: It Is Art”, Wired News Online, March 23, 2000, www.wirednews.com/news/culture/0.1284.35157-2.00.html
Brandabur, Susan, “Internet Art Takes Off”, auctionwatch.com, March 17, 2000, www.auctionwatch.com/awdaily/dailynews/1-0317002.html
Rush, Michael, New Media in Late 20th Century Art, Thames and Hudson, London, 1999, p193-194
Weinbren, Grahame, “The PC is a Penguin,” essay in Bild-Medium-Kunst, edited by Yvonne Spielman and Gundolf Winter, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich, 1999, pp.274-77
Greene, Rachel, "eBay Watch", Artforum, November, 1999, p.53.
Atkins, Robert, “State of the (On-line) Art,” Art in America, April 1999, pp.89-95.
Ippolito, Jon, “Cross Talk: Intellectual Property or Intellectual Polity?”, Artbyte, August/September 1998, vol. 1, no. 3, p.19
Ippolito, Jon, “Given: The Universe Shown: Every Artwork”, Deep Storage, exhibition catalogue from P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Prestel-Verlag, Munich/New York, 1998, pp.160-62
Druckrey, Timothy, “Work and Display,” Art Forum, November 1997, p.18
Mirapaul, Matt, “In John Simon’s Work Everything is Possible,” The New York Times online, Arts@Large Column, 17 April 1997
Pollack, Barbara, “Collecting On-Line: A Leap of Faith,” ArtNews, March 1997, p.65
Freyermuth, Von Gundolf S., “Kunst der Korperlosen,” Spiegel Special 3, 1997, pp.132-37
Simon, John F. Jr., “Alter Stats,” Parachute Magazine, January 1997, #85
“Arts Projects: “Alter Stats”,” Intelligent Agent, September 1996, vol.1, no.5
Rosati, Pavia, “http://www.headline.net/art,” World Art, 1995, vol.4, pp.54-57
Atkins, Robert, “The Art World & I Go On Line,” Art in America, December 1995, p.58-65
Simon, John F. Jr., “Building Process,” Millennium Film Journal, Winter 1994, No.27, pp.37-45
Simon, John F. Jr., “Are PC’s PC?,” 10.8 Magazine, Vol.2, No.2, 1991
AWARDS
2000 Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1999 Creative Capital New Media Grant
EDUCATION
1989 MFA, Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
1987 MA, Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1985 BA, Art (Studio)
BS, Geology
Brown University, Providence, RI