Everything is subject to transformation in the mind and hands of New York based sculptor John Newman. He has an alchemical acumen capable of transmuting the common into the magical. He integrates almost anything into something else, subsuming it into a new and different vision. John’s conceptual appetite ranges from intuition to the densely abstract and mathematical.
John Newman was born in 1952 in Flushing, New York. He earned his B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Art. He later taught at Yale as well as other institutions. John Newman has had over fifty solo exhibitions and has participated in hundreds of group exhibitions. He has work in the collections the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum or Art, the Albertina Museum in Vienna and the Tate in London. He has received several grants and awards including the Rome Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation, the Gottlieb Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Tiffany Foundation as well as residencies at Chinati, MacDowell, Yaddo, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy and was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College.