Photo of John Denniston II taken by Brandon Foushee 2020

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California by a family of dancers, painting came natural to a self engaged child who was too self conscious to get on stage. I moved to Brooklyn to study at Pratt, and now I’m being introduced to the hard part of artistry-honesty. Not like confessing, it’s not about me, it’s about making something that I or someone might be able to confess to. 
  From the start of my artistic pursuit I have believed thought is the beginning and end of painting, but painting is also a crafted form and it is this form which delivers ideas to the viewer. From bathing in the process of crafting paintings I have come to realize that I am a viewer in my own right, and I don’t like spoiled tales so I usually paint to discover. It keeps the relationship spicy and keeps me on my toes.

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Education

BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute

Summer intensive programs at MICA (2016), Academy of Art University (2015) and Art Center College of Design (2013-2014)

Exhibitions

Just Things, Presented by Pratt Institute Photography Gallery, September 2020

2020 Group Show, Presented by BWAC, November- December 2020

Remember Me!, Presented by Gallery House, November 2019