John Paul Berry


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    John Paul Berry


    Oil 30 x 30

    The Sand Beneath Me Shifts by John Paul Berry was awarded 2nd Place - Abstract in the March 2020 BoldBrush Painting Competition.




    John Paul Berry

    Born, Reno Nevada 

    Lives and Works in Utah


    Artist Statement 


    "I am an explorer. Each piece I create is an exploration into uncharted paths. At times I am surprised or terrified, but never bored."


    John Berry is an experienced painter from the United States whose works have been featured in solo and group shows nationally. Passionate about art ever since he was young, Berry explores themes of duality in his abstract works, creating a dialogue between the seen and the unseen. His paintings are characterized by patches of bright colors and spontaneous lines that emerge beneath layers of paint.


    1992 BFA Brigham Young University

    2016 Honorable Mention:  Borrego Springs Invitational, CA
    2015 Second Place Award: Painting;  Sears Invitational Show UT
    2011 Purchase Award, Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art UT
    2010 Merit Award, Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art UT
    2009 Merit Award, Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art UT
    2008 Juror’s Award, from Peter Hassrick: “Zion National Park: A Century of Sanctuary”
    2004 American Graphic Design Award – New York
    1984 Sierra Nevada Museum of Art – Best of Show

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2020 Modern Emotions ~ Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    2018 Two-Headed Boy ~  Modern West Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
    2016 Duality ~  Modern West Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
    2004 Kimball Art Center, Park City UT

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2020 Two Man Show, Jones-Terwilliger Galleries, Palm Desert CA 

     2018 Jones-Terwilliger Anniversary Group Show, Carmel by the Sea CA
    2017  Saatchi Art; The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NY

    2016 10th Annual Invitational, Borrego Springs Art Institute CA
    2015 Color of the Land ~ Two Person show: Modern West Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
    2013 Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City UT
    2005-12 Spring Salon ~ Springville Museum of Art UT
    2011-12 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery Scottsdale AZ
    2002-13 Sears Invitational, Eccles Fine Art Center, St. George UT

    Press & Publications
    Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts, Vern Swanson & Donna Poulton. 2009
    A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park. Zion Nat. History Association 2008
    Fine Art Connoisseur—April 2007
    Southwest Art – August 2004
    Art-Talk – April 2004
    Salt Lake City Magazine – October 2003 





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