About the Artist

 Photo by Matt Hopkins.

Photo by Matt Hopkins.

John MacConnell is a New York City based portrait and figurative artist. His work focuses on people’s interaction with contemporary life, culture, and community. He has been interviewed about his work in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post. John has his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and has studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. He formerly taught at Long Island University. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City and internationally.

As an illustrator John MacConnell's clients include editorial illustrations published in the pages of Vogue ItaliaRunner's World MagazineFood Network MagazineThe Village VoiceAdvocate MagazinePlayboy Magazine, and Backpacker Magazine. Other clients include paintings and drawings for Abercrombie & Fitch, murals for Google, Covergirl, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and a backdrop for an Alice+Olivia fashion show. 

Curriculum Vitae

And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can. Then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, ‘Oh the pictures I might have made!’
— Vincent Van Gogh

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European Representation

Galerie Christopher Tailleur
11 Rue des Juifs  
67000 Strasbourg
+33 3 88 32 62 18   



Adam's Nest
379A Commercial Street
Provincetown MA  02657
508 487 6600


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division at The Center
208 W 13th Street  Room 210
New York NY  10011
646 457 0859


Mott NYC
169 Mott Street
New York NY  10013
646 678 3338


The Shoppe
at the Freehand Hotel
23 Lexington Avenue
New York NY  10010
212 475 1920


Would you like to stock my "Draw You / Draw Me" or my art? Please use the contact form above to reach out! 


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Maintaining an art practice in New York City is not easy. The cost of space and transportation is tremendous. Most artists have multiple jobs to guarantee a steady income, since art sales ebb and flow with the seasons, gallery shows, etc. Your contributions go toward the cost of supplies and the rental costs of a studio space.

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