2009 Masters of Fine Art, Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2007 Bachelors of Fine Art, Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2006 Study Abroad, Concentration in Graphic Design, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Drawings & Paintings2016
Galerie Christophe Tailleur, Strasbourg, France

Highline Loft Gallery, New York City, NY

Solo Exhibitions

Connection II, 2017
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

Connections, 2016
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay 30th Anniversary Show, 2014
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York City, NY

Push & Pull, 2013
Leslie-Lohman Museum, Prince Street Project Space, New York City, NY

Boys of Summer: Artwork from the Pines Nude Drawing Group, 2013
Leslie-Lohman Museum, Prince Street Project Space, New York City, NY

Drawings from the Leslie Lohman Studio, 2013
Leslie-Lohman Museum, Prince Street Project Space, New York City, NY

US/Tasmanian Print Portfolio Exchange, 2009
Various locations upon request

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, 2009
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York City, NY

The Book Show, 2008
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York City, NY

Undergraduate Thesis Show, 2007
Decker Gallery, Fox Building, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Foundation Exhibition, 2004
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions

Artwork on Display

Boys I've Met, 2016 - present
Adam's Nest Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Drawings from the Stephen F Fall/Winter 2015 Presentation, 2015 - present
Stephen F Flagship Store, New York City, NY

Garner, Glenn, 8 Homoerotic Artists You Need to Follow on Instagram. Out Magazine Online, (July 2016). <> (Portfolio)

Art: The Live Nude Male. Advocate Magazine Online, (March 2016).<> (Portfolio)

Anthony, Dio, Artist Spotlight: John MacConnell. Bello Magazine. #107, (February 2016). 

Miner, Phillip, Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes. Huffington Post, (January 2015).
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Vaccani, Alex, John MacConnell. TOH! Magazine. No. 19, (October 2014): pp. 44-53. <> (Interview)

Whitehead, Russell and Jordan Cluroe (2 Lovely Gays), Life Columns: Color Trend: Tanned FleshGay Times Magazine. No. 437, (September 2014): p. 128. (Featured item: The Adam Pillow)

Ayala, Gabriel, T-shirt IssueType/Face Magazine. Issue 5 (Fall 2014): pp. . (Featured items: The Adam Tee and the Boys Boys Boys Tee)

Jones, Ray and Shanon Weltman, Artist Interview: John MacConnellCLAW CLAW. (March 2014). <> (Interview)


Our City, 2016
The New School, New York City, NY. Benefitting the Peter Cicchino Youth Project

Housing Works: Art to End Aids, 2015
Housing Works Gramercy Thrift Shop, New York City, NY

Housing Works: Art to End Aids, 2014

Charity Exhibitions

2012 Guest Alumni Speaker, Leadership Reception, Maryland Institute College of Art

2010 Guest Presenter, Introduction to Photoshop, Long Island University: Brooklyn Campus

2009 Juror, Illustration Scholarship Program, School of Visual Arts

Special Projects

Leslie-Lohman Museum

Professional Society Member