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John Opera

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Birth year
1975

Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Chicago

Website

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 “Rocket Run, Abstraction from Chicago”
Elder Gallery
 
Statement

CV

 

Education

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts, Weinstien Fellow, May 2005

S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, May 1998

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


2011

Anthotypes, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL (opens March 26)

John Opera and Matt Sheridan-Smith, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2009

Drinking Water In Bed, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008

Zoar and Other Works, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

John Opera and Amir Zaki, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

John Opera: Recent Photographs, Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2006

For Once, Then, Something, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2003

John Opera: Soup, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY

2002

John Opera: New Work, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2001

Soup: Recent Photographic Work by John Opera, Olean Public Gallery Olean, NY

 

Group Exhibitions


2011

Indexing the World: Invention, Abstraction and Dissonance, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL (opens April 29)

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (Art Fair), Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Inventory, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

Welcome to the Neighborhood, William H. Cooper Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL

NADA (Art Fair), Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Miami, FL

NEXT (Art Fair), Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago IL

2009

MP3 II, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

High School Art Show, Marmion Academy, Aurora IL

Interrupting a Beam Of Light, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco CA

2008

Pictures of Nothing, Llyod Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL

The World Is A Handkerchief, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY

Crit 3, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

Gateways: Space, Place and the Transformative, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2007

Summer Group Show, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL

Concerning Tomorrow, Harold Arts Residency, Chicago, IL

2006

Project Room, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

Can I Get A Witness, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Into the Woods, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cross Cuts, Northern Lights, San Francisco, CA

Jonesing, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

M.F.A. Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

2003

Rockwell, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2002

Area Artists 2002 Collection, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Convergence 2002, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY

2001

Exposure, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Area Artists 2001 Collection, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2000

John Opera: Photographs, Niagara County Community College Art Gallery, Sanborn, NY

1998

The Uncertainty Principle, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, S.U.N.Y New Paltz, NY

Recent Exhibits

John Opera participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Apocalyptic, Epic!
South of the Tracks
 
May, 2014 Apocalyptic, Epic!
South of the Tracks
 
Oct, 2013 Histories/Photographies
DePaul Art Museum
 
Aug, 2013 BLOG RE-BLOG
SIGNAL
 
Jun, 2013 GDBD Weird Dude Energy
Heaven Gallery
 
May, 2013 a priori
Longhouse Projects
 
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