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John Opera

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Whirlpool II , 2010 Archival Inkjet Print 47 X 34 Inches © John Opera
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D-2 2010 Anthotype (Beet) 9.25 X 7.5 Inches © John Opera
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Untitled (I-1) , 2010 Anthotype (Blueberry) 9.25 X 7.5 Unique © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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Purple Diamond, 2007 Archival Inkjet Print 24 X 20 Inches © John Opera
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Zoar, 2006-08 Archival Inkjet Print 46"X59" © John Opera
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Untitled (Shale falls), 2006 Archival Inkjet Print © John Opera
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Baraboo , 2007 Archival Inkjet Print 42 X 53 Inches © John Opera
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Rotating Ice Disk, 2005 Archival Inkjet Print 32 X 42 Inches © John Opera
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Fungus , 2006-2008 Archival Inkjet Print 13 X 17 Inches © John Opera
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Zephyrs , 2006 Archival Inkjet Print 42 X 52 Inches © John Opera
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Drinking Water In Bed III , 2009-2010 Archival Inkjet Print 16 X 20 Inches © John Opera
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Object (attributed to Gerard C.A. Fonte) , 2007 Archival Inkjet Print 15 X 12 Inches © John Opera
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Black Sun II , 2005 Archival Inkjet Print 14 X 11 Inches © John Opera
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Birds II, 2006 Archival Inkjet Print 50 X 60 Inches © John Opera
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Darker Diamond, 2007 Archival Inkjet Print 24 X 20 Inches © John Opera
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Passenger, 2007 C Print Mounted On Cintra © John Opera
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Ropes I , 2012 Cyanotype On Streched Linen 48" X 36" © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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Bottles III , 2012 Cyanotype On Streched Linen 19" X 23" © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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Devonian I , 2012 Cyanotype On Streched Linen 16" X 23" © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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Devonian I, 2012 Cyanotype On Linen 16 X 23 Inches © John Opera
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Silicates II, 2013 Cyanotype On Stretched Linen 48 X 36 In/ 121.92 X 91.44 Cm
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Silicates II , 2013 Cyanotype On Stretched Linen 48 X 36 In / 121.92 X 91.44 Cm
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Silicates II , 2013 Cyanotype On Stretched Linen 48 X 36 In / 121.92 X 91.44 Cm
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Devonian, 2012 Cyanotype On Stretched Linen © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Higher Pictures
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Z4, 2012 Anthotype (Beet) 20.5 X 17" © John Opera
Quick Facts
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2017
Social Photography V
carriage trade
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

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