Education

2009 Masters of Fine Art, School of Visual Arts, New York

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

2006 Study Abroad, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam


2016

Drawings & Paintings
Galerie Christophe Tailleur, Strasbourg, France

2015

Instant Gratification
Highline Loft Gallery, New York City, NY

Solo Exhibitions


2019

Fire Island Pines Arts Projects 17th Biennial Art Show (August)
Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY

Connection IV
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

Batman Black and White: Sketch Covers Selected by Chip Kidd
The Society of Illustrators, New York City, NY

Queer As I
HERE Art Center, New York City, NY

In the In Between
Smush Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Male Gaze: Life, Legacy, and Legend
Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York City, NY

2018

Connection III
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

2017

Connection II
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

2016

Connections
Atlantic Gallery, New York City, NY

2014

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

2013

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

Boys of Summer: Artwork from the Pines Nude Drawing Group
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

2009

US/Tasmanian Print Portfolio Exchange
Various locations upon request

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

2008

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

2007

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

2004

Foundation Exhibition
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


Books

Draw You / Draw Me, self-published, 2018. Limited edition of 750 signed & numbered copies. 

Sketch Book Boys, self-published, 2017. Limited edition of 200 signed & numbered copies. 


Soller, Kurt, A Chronicle of L.G.B.T.Q.+ American Writers and Artists in the ’80s and ’90s. T: The New York Times Style Magazine, (July 2019). <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/t-magazine/t-suggests-robert-giard-ice-house-gallery.html> (Mention)

28 Self-Portraits Show the Beauty of Queer Creativity. Out Magazine Online, (June 2019).
<https://www.out.com/art/2019/6/12/28-self-portraits-show-beauty-queer-creativity?fbclid=IwAR2GsxkqjNwPUpHvE7Vm0TnO1c0e1mEuON4BxYPaZjMMnnC4zwZpKZkiNb4#media-gallery-media-0>

Sargent, Antwaun, The Line of Beauty (Published online with the title These Gay Figure Artists Are Reimagining the Male Gaze). T: The New York Times Style Magazine, (September 2018).
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/t-magazine/gay-queer-figure-art.html>

Khatib, Khalid, Instagays, Unfiltered. VICE, (January 2018).
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59wye5/instagays-unfiltered> (Interview)

Africa. Musée Magazine Online, (October 2017).
<http://museemagazine.com/culture/2017/10/26/travel?rq=john%20macconnell> (Portfolio)

Garner, Glenn, 8 Homoerotic Artists You Need to Follow on Instagram. Out Magazine Online, (July 2016).
<http://www.out.com/art-books/2016/7/15/8-homoerotic-artists-you-need-follow-instagram> (Portfolio)

Art: The Live Nude Male. Advocate Magazine Online, (March 2016).<http://www.advocate.com/art/2016/3/18/art-live-nude-male> (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).
<https://www.huffingtonpost.com/phillip-m-miner/artist-john-macconnell-discusses-painting-male_b_6510000.html> (Interview)

Vaccani, Alex, John MacConnell. TOH! Magazine. No. 19, (October 2014): pp. 44-53.
<http://www.toh-magazine.com/toh/n19> (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).
<http://www.clawclaw.com/2014/03/artist-interview-john-macconnell> (Interview)

Bibliography


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


2016 Artist-in-residence at Galerie Christophe Tailleur, Strasbourg, France

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

 

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