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Biography

John Bishop is a painter and illustrator working in Houston,
Texas.  Though born in Houston, he has spent most of his life traveling.  John obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Texas, and has been exploring photography, creative writing, and fine art ever since college.  Though he spent 30 years working as a librarian in Texas, New Mexico, California, Romania, The Emirates, New Zealand, and Russia.  John returned to Texas in 2016 where he works full-time on his art business, as well as Executive Director of an arts non-profit organization.

My art attempts to connect, to bind disparate elements together into new vocabularies, new stories, that are both fresh and archetypal at the same time.  I paint, photograph, and write about what I feel, not so much what I see.  Don't look to my art for history, but rather for a glimpse into my own emotion, my own symbols, my own stories.  Hopefully, you will recognize your story there too, and my art can become your art as well.

Artist Statement

Chronology

2024​​

  • Bureau of Queer Art. with Dama Gallery and Art Gallery Studios.  Jun1,2024 - Sept. 1, 2024. Group Online Show.

  • Dual Perspectives: Artist and Audience. Spring Street Studios. May 31 - August 10, 2024. Group Show. Link Here.

  • Salon d'Eté (Salon Summer) Silver Street Studios: May 11, 20204 - June 17, 2024. Group Show. Curator Team. Link Here.

  • Home: Silver Street Studios: December 9, 2023 - February 17, 2024.  Group Show. Curator Team.

 

2023​​

  • Home: Silver Street Studios: December 9, 2023 - February 17, 2024.  Group Show.

  • Artwork Published in the Zine Fest Houston 2023 Compilation Magazine - November, 2023.

  • Feature article in The Mommies Review. November 6, 2023.  Article Link Here.

  • Earthen: Silver Street Studios: October 14, 2023 - November 25, 2024.  Solo Show.

  • Feature article in Voyage Houston Magazine: September 6, 2023.  Article Link Here.

  • Technological Reverie: Silver Street Studios. Houston. TX 7/29/2023 - 9/16/2023. Group Show.

  • Art: A Visual Language 2023. Spring Street Studios, Houston. TX 6/19/2023 - 10/15/2023.  Group Show.

  • Salon Summer 2023. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 06/03/2023 - 07/15/2023. Group Show. Curator Team.

  • Urbanesque. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 06/02/2023. Group Show.

  • Beginnings. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 02/042023 - 03/18/2023. Group Show. Curator Team.

  • Artists' in Residency - Incubator 2023. Art Gallery Studio. Mexico City, 02/10/2023 - 03/04/2023. Group Show.

  • Dreamscapes. Winter Street Studios. Houston, TX.  12/10/2022 - 2/18/2023. Juried Group Show.

  • Open Doors. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 12/3/2022-1/21/2023. Group Show. Curator Team.

2022​​

  • Dreamscapes. Winter Street Studios. Houston, TX.  12/10/2022 - 2/18/2023. Juried Group Show.

  • Open Doors. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 12/3/2022-1/21/2023. Group Show. Curator Team.

  • The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX.  10/20/2022 - 10/23/2022. Art Fair. 

  • Arrival. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX.  7/2/2022 - 8/20/2022. Group Show. Curator Team.

  • Progress/Progreso. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 5/20/2022-6/19/2022. Group Show.

  • The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX.  5/12/2022-5/15/2022. Art Fair

  • Art Celebrates the Story. Spring Street Studios. Houston, TX. 4/12/2022-5/14/2022. Group Show.

  • Salon d'Art. Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX. 4/5/2022 - 5/11/2022.  Group Show.  Curator Team.

  • 38th Juried Membership Exhibition. VAA Visual Arts Alliance. Houston, TX. 4/4/2022-4/30/2022. Group Show.

  • In Real Life (IRL) PRPG.mx Residency program.  Mexico City, México.  2/8/2022-3/12/2022. Group Show.

  • TENants: Artists Building Community. Houston, TX. Serrano Gallery.  2/1/- 2/28/2022.  Invitational Group Show.

  • Without Limits. Silver Street Studios.  Houston, TX. 12/4/2021-3/19/2022. Group Show, Curator Team.

2021 

  • Without Limits. Silver Street Studios.  Houston, TX. 12/4/2021-3/19/2022. Group Show, Curator Team.

  • Pop-Up Show.  Silver Street Studios. Houston, TX . 11/20/2021.  Group Show.

  • Visual ArtArt Lab Project / Fall 2021. PRPG.MX. Mexico.  9/7/2021 - 11/4/2021. 

  • Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) 37th Juried Open Show.  Houston, TX 8/25/2021 - 9/26/2021. Juried Group Show.

  • The Sum of Us: Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX .  6-5-2021 - 8/21/2021.  Group Show.

  • Guest Speaker: "Books as Our Intellectual CV": Read Pakistan / July 2021.

  • Panca Marga: Legacy Series / July 2021.  Silver Street Studios.  July 1-30.  Solo Show.

  • Guest Speaker: "The Pulse of Art: Rhythm in Creative Expression"  Elite Literature Festival 2021. 6/12/2021.

  • Art Lab Project / Spring 2021.  PRPGMX. Mexico.  ArtSY online exhibition.  4/18/2021 - 6/24/2021. Group Show.

  • Artists of Silver Street: Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX  3/26/2021 - 6/4/2021. Group Show.

  • Wabi Sabi: Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX  12/05/2020 - 03/13/2021. Group Show.

2020

  • Wabi Sabi: Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX  12/05/2020 - 03/13/2021. Group Show.

  • Panelist: "Human Conversations: Art to the Rescue! International Institute of Humanology. 8/14/2020.

  • Residency Program: Proyectos de Residencia.  A residency program in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • New Reality: Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX  06/06/2020 - 11/30/2020. Group Show.

  • Collective Consciousness, Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX  11/22/2019 - 02/08/2020.  Group Show.

 

2019

  • Collective Consciousness, Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX.  11/22/2019 - 02/08/2020.  Group Show.

  • Art For Hope Invitational in Houston, TX.  11/01/2019 - 12/07/2019.  Fundraising Curated Group Show.

  • Bean Punk Invitational in Conroe, TX.  09/01/2019 - 09/30/2019.  Solo Show.

  • Come Together. Winter Street Studios in Houston, TX. 08/03/2019 - 10/12/2019. Group Show. 

  • Conversations on Culture.  Sabine Street Studios in Houston, TX.  06/21/2019 - 08/10/2019. Group Show

  • Gathered, Silver Street Studios in Houston, TX.  06/06/2019 - 08/17/2019.  Group Show.

  • Boundless, Sabine Street Studios in Houston, TX.   01/25/2019 - 03/23/2019.  Group Show.

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