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John Geary

Lives and works in Santa Monica, California


1996 Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles

1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2009 Unconscious Production, ALM Project, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Drawings, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Hi, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1997 LIVEDEVIL , Purple Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA


2012 Venice Beach Biennial, Hammer Museum, Venice, CA

Summer Exhibition, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Chain Letter, Soshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

One Night Stand, Beacon Arts Building, Los Algeles, CA

2010 Performing Public Space, La Casa Del Tunel, Tijuana, MX

2009 Draw the Line, Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007 Haus Guests, Brewery Project & Haus, Los Angeles, CA

Luck of the Draw, Hunsaker/Slchlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

FriezeArt Fair, Glen Branca “Hallucination City”, Symphony # 13, London, UK

2006 Major Drawings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Under the Influence of Warhol, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

LA Drive-By 2 – The Glazed Gaze, MOP, Sydney, Australia

Bungle in the Jungle, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

One Hundred Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Center, Cal State Fullerton

2003 Installational, Pasadena Armory, CA

Anniversary Show, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Art Auction X, Long Beach Museum, CA

Smoking Pencils, Rolling Papers, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

Off the Wall, auction, Pasadena Armory, CA

2002 Who do you think you are?, The Loft, San Pedro, CA

The Shirt Off Your Back, auction, Santa Monica Museum, CA

Wall Space 2, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

Drawings, Hunsaker/Schiesinger, Santa Monica, CA

2001 Fresh Art, Art in Public Places, Clover Park, Santa Monica, CA,

Stone Soup, Three day Weekend, Dave Muller Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Galaxy, Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA

2000 People are (still) Animals, Three Day Weekend, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA,

Bestiary, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Works on Paper, Post, Los Angeles, CA

Immediate Gratification, Post downtown, Los Angeles, CA

People are Animals, Three Day Weekend, Art Frankfurt, curated by Dave Muller, Germany

Animal Farm, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

The Spurgeon Experience, Spergeon Building, Santa Ana, CA

1999 Works on Paper, Acme., Los Angeles, CA

Art Auction 8, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

Equinox Now, LA Edge Festival, Geffen Contemporary/ MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Colab, Los Angeles, CA

No. 1, Gartner, Santa Monica, CA

Sig-alert 2, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Odd Gloss, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Cause and Effect, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY

Sig-alert, Arizona State University Art Museum (catalogue), Tempe, AZ

Video Show, Art In General, New York, NY

1998 L.A. Current: Looking At The Light, Armand Hammer Museum, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Newer Collective Video Showcase, Portland, OR

Arizona international Film Festival, Tuscon, AZ

Local Heroes, Beyond Baroque, curated by Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Hot Rrrod, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

January Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997 Endangered Species, Jernigan Wicker, San Francisco, CA

Malibu Sex Party, Purple Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Where The Flavor Is, Trabant Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Brainwash Film Festival, “Devil Tour ’94, San Francisco, CA

Taos Talking Picture Festival, “Devil Tour ’94, Taos, NM

Ear As Eye, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA

1996 December Exhibition, Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA

Custom Complex, Helen Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California


2000 Curator: Legal Paper Work, Beyond Baroque Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Curator: Beyond the Matter of Space, Beyond Baroque Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997 Curator: Malibu Sex Party, Purple Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA


2008 Beeney, Erica, “Modest Home,Grand Ideas”, Domino, March p.124

2006 Frank, Peter, “’Major Drawings’ at Carl Berg Gallery”, Artweek, April p.18

Ollman, Leah, “The Definition of Drawing, Expanded”, Los Angeles Times, March 10

2004 Haithman, Diane, “The Show From Hell”, LATimes, Sun. July 25, p.E41

2002 Gilbert, Rick,” ‘Drawings’ at Hunsaker /Schlesinger”, Artweek, April , p.21

2001 Roy, Norman Jean, “Portrait of the Artist”, GQ Magazine, April, p.216

2000 Frank, Peter, “Art Picks of the Week-, Bestiary,…” LA Weekly, August 11-17, p.173

Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Immediate Gratification at Post Downtown”, Artweek, June, p. 22

1999 Johnson, Ken; “Art Brief: John Geary”, The New York Times, August 6, p.B39

Griffin, Tim; Review, “John Geary – Hi”, Time Out- New York, July 29, p.52

Rimannelli, David, “John Geary – Hi”, The New Yorker, July 19 & 26, p.18

Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice: John Geary”, The Village Voice, July 28- Aug. 3, p.19

Frank, Peter; “ Art Picks of the Week- ,Odd Gloss,…” LA Weekly; April, 30, p.158

1998 Harvey, Steve; “Only In L.A.; MiscelLAny”, Los Angeles Times, September 5

Zyzzyva, spring issue, (reproduction), p.124

Spaid, Sue, “L.A. Undercover”, UKS- Forum, March / April, p. 40

Hofmann-Sewera, Kathi ; “Orte und Gegenstande”, (“Places and Objects”), Kleine Zeitung, (Austria), February 20

Ertl, Barbara; “Hollywood- Traume”, (“Hollywood- Dreams”), Kronenzeltung, (Austria), February 17

Nigelhell, Von Franz; “Cultural Industry and the Situation in Graz”, Neue Zeit, February 17

Hainley, Bruce; “Malibu Sex Party”, Artforum , February, p.98

1997 Carroll, Jerry; “Satan Made Him Do It”, San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, p.C2

Wisner, Heather; “Could It Be… Satan”, San Francisco Weekly, October 22, p.21

Crain, Mary Beth; “Video Pick Of The Week- Devil Tour ’94, L.A. Weekly, September 12, p.94

Hartman, Steve; “Stevening News, LIVEDEVIL, Report & Interview”, CBS News, September

1996 Harvey, Steve; “Only In L.A.; The Devil He Says:”, Los Angeles Times, November 2

1994 Hartman, Steve; “Stories of the Year”, CBS Evening News, December

Harvey, Steve; “Only In L.A.; Drop That Pitchfork!”, Los Angeles Times, December 2

Snyder, Tom; “Devil Story”, The Tom Snyder Show, CNBC, December 1

Harvey, Paul; “Devil Story”, Paul Harvey News, radio program, December 1

Martinez, Marilyn; “The Devil You Say”, The Outlook,Santa Monica, December 1, cover photo

CBS News, Various reporters; “The Devil Made ‘Em Do It”, CBS News, syndicated, Nov.30-Dec.1

Caruso, Maren; “Welcome To Wonderland”, Daily Bruin, UCLA, April 26, cover photo