John Patrick Salisbury :: biography / resume :: home Milo Gallery
Works available:
  "BWPe (Influx Mass with Symbolic Edge)"
2007
Urethane, pastel, char. epoxy, enamel and India ink on birch panel
28" x 48"
  "BWPe (Influx Mass with Symbolic Edge)"
2007
Urethane, pastel, char. epoxy, enamel and India ink on birch panel
28" x 48"
  "xDEn (Out of Phase, Raining Underwater)"
2007
Polyurethane, lacquer, enamel, India ink, food coloring, foil tops and oil stick on Chinese birch panel
48" x 32"
  "BCir_a (Initial Intentions for Good Things)"
2007
Enamel, epoxy, urethane, India Ink, pastel, Chinese paper, Moon seed packets, feather and char on Chinese birch panel
48" x 32"
  "EYea_b (Overflow Envelope: Expel)"
2008
Enamel, lacquer, polyurethane, India ink, food coloring, acrylic rods, foil disks, plastic, ribbon, hair clip and plastic eye on Chinese birch panel
48" x 32"
  "BWD0 (Succubus Suck Succulents)"
2007
Polyurethane, epoxy, enamel, char, India ink, marker, string, moth, transparency, wood glue, nail polish, glass slide and hay on wood panels
48" x 48"
  "JKpt_a (Mushroom Cloud Tree 1)"
2007-8
Enamel, lacquer, polyurethane, India ink, food coloring, foil disks, metal, pokeberries, burnt grass, charcoal, ink jet transparency and oil stick on Chinese birch panel
48" x 32"
Biography
The large scale paintings and assemblages by John Patrick Salisbury attempt to depict the abstractions of life through the abstraction of painting. The mostly vertical wood panels that he paints on appear to be chaotic and random, but only because that is the stuff of all living things. From the tiniest forms of life - atoms, cells amoebas, to even the vibrating strings of string theory, the subject matter is a translation of that energy. They are also a story of painting, of the actual paint itself, transforming itself as it moves from chaos to compostion and back again. That evolution unfolds as a parralel narrative to the subjects he is striving to depict.
He uses paint, wax, epoxy and even the occasional insect, to create these enlarged versions of these microscopic visions.

John Patrick Salisbury grew up in a small town in the farming country of northern California. After living in New York for 6 years, he and his wife and daughter now live in rural Louisiana just outside New Orleans. John Patrick Salibury is also an accomplished photographer whose work has been shown througout the United States and in London, and has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles.

Resume

John Patrick Salisbury

Born 1968. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Curriculum, SFA Gallery, Avila Valley, CA
2008 Undertow, Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans, LA
2008 Estuary, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2007 Kingdom, Phylum, Class, East/West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 Middle Sea and Satellites [Projections/1+2], Frank Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 semi-permeable, Milo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 semi-permeable, SFA Gallery, Avila Valley, CA
1999 blank-space [Projections / part 1], Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Drew and Jimmy, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Drew and Jimmy, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 John Patrick Salisbury, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2011 New Space, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2011 Outlaw Art Pop-Up, Outlaw Art, New York, NY
2009 THREE(s), East/West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2008 Cocked! The Possessed Male: Object of Desire, Luis de Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
2008 Body of Work, East/West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 Dangerously Close, (Project Room), Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2007 The View from Here, East/West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 Group Show, Milo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Tidal Shift, SFA Gallery, Avila Valley, CA
2007 Figures, (Project Room), Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2006 The Image Projected, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2005 Oceanic, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2004 Current Bodies, SFA Gallery, Avila Valley, CA
2000 Fresh Work 3: Color, The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, [catalogue]
2000 Passages: Photographic Evolution, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
1999 Future-Present, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1998 Neighborhood Watch, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Collection, The Photographers' Gallery, London, England
1997 Figure and Landscape Revisited - 9 Contemporary Photographers, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
1996 Group - The Portrait, Agnes Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1995 Black/White, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
1993 Summer Nights, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Introductions, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA

Education

1990 B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara

Monograph

Drew and Jimmy
1995 Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM

Public & Corporate Collections

Sheldon Memorial Museum, Lincoln, NB
Irving Hughes
Deloitte & Touche
The Reader's Digest Collection
Exelon Nuclear
Comcast Cable

Selected Private Collections

John Bennette III
Buhl Collection
Jamie Lee Curtis
William Hunt
Lee Ledbetter
James Mounger
Elton John
Todd Oldham
Parish Collection
Vivienne Tam
Cathy Waterman
Jack Woody

Selected Bibliography

"Put on a Pop-Up Show", Photo District News, New York, (March, 2012): 38 [ill.]
"SB/Art: The View From Here", CASA, Santa Barbara, (August 10, 2007): 54
Taylor-Schott, Beth, "S.B. Art: A View from Here", Santa Barbara Magazine, (August 23, 2007)
McNulty, Ian, "Artist Profile, John Patrick Salisbury", New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, (June 2007):11, 69, 71 [illustrations]
"Opening: John Patrick Salisbury", Montecito Journal, (January 30, 2007)
"To Attend", KCRW Radio, Central Coast, CA, August 16, 2006
Westerbeck, Colin. "Photo Synthesis: Untitled No. 134", Los Angeles Times, West Magazine, (July 16, 2006): 9 [ill.]
Woody, Jack, "The World's Greatest Photographers Exhibit What is Naked." Contents, (No.19, 2000):132-134 [ill.] (pub. as Clara Belle Lord)
Aletti, VInce. "Review: John Patrick Salisbury", Village Voice, May 4, 1999
"Arts: Photography - Julie Saul", The New Yorker, April 19, 1999
Aletti, VInce. "Summer Shows Review", Village Voice, (August 11, 1998)
Alfieris, Joseph. "Portraits of the Late 20th Century: John Patrick Salisbury", Contents, (No.14, 1997):52-61 [ill.]
Hubert, Walter. Naked, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. (1997) [ill.]
"Art: Best Bets: John Patrick Salisbury- Drew and Jimmy", New York Magazine (June 17, 1996) [ill.]
"Book Review: Drew and Jimmy", Los Angeles Times (February 15, 1996)
Pederson, B. Martin. Fine Art Photography 95, Graphis Press Corp., Zurich, Switzerland, 66-67 [ill.]