About Me - John Maggiotto

John Maggiotto is an artist living in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.  He studied Art History and Studio Photography at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  His true apprenticeship in fine arts took place at Hallwalls from 1977 to 1980, becoming the director in 1979.  His work at Hallwalls, an alternative artists' collective, lead to a three year position at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC.   In 1983, Maggiotto moved to Los Angeles where he exhibited his SX-70 Polaroid works at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA Institute for Contemporary Art, and the LA County Museum of Art.  The work explored the television world of idealized roles through appropriated gestures and glances directly from the screen, all depicted in the painterly palette of Polaroid Instant film.  These early works relied heavily on the grid for a sense of abundance and scale.  In 1985 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, and abandoned paper photo materials for marble and plaster, the viewer now had a more visceral reaction to the  images.  Using architectural tiles (usually 12" sq.) he built collages around themes such as labor, love,  and ambition.  Poured emulsion layers, repeated images, and color underpainting portray the influences of Steichen, Muybridge and Warhol.  As the art world caught up to the  artists, and fully accepted the photograph, Maggiotto returned to the large print as the vehicle to frame his vision.

Exhibitions:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

2017 Orr Room, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY   

2011 Dolphin, Yonkers, NY                                                                   FELLOWSHIPS

2008 Argazzi Fine Arts, Lakeville, CT                                 1988 NY Foundation for the Arts

2006 Argazzi Fine Arts, Lakeville, CT                                 1989 Art Matters, Inc

2005 Argazzi Fine Arts, Lakeville, CT

2003 Deborah Davis Fine Art, Hudson NY

2003 Gallery at Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, NY

2001 The Studio Annex, NYC

2001 Industry, A Gallery, Tucson, AZ 1988 2000

2001 An American Space, NY, NY.

1990 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1985 White Columns, New York, NY

1984 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (LACE)

1983 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, (LAICA)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Significant Visual Artists in Westchester, White Plains, NY

2013 The Polaroid Years, Vassar Loeb Center and Norton Museum of Art

2012 Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT

2009 Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2007 Sun Pictures to Mega-Pixels, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, NY

2006 Agrazzi Fine Arts, Lakeville, CT

2005 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT 2004

1993 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1992 "We Interrupt your Regularly Scheduled Program" White Columns, NY, NY

1989 "Nature and Culture: Conflict and Resolution" Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA 1989 "Borderline Photography" Artspace, Inc. New Haven, CT                                                                 1989 "Sequence(Con)sequences", Bard College, Annondale, New

1989 "Fictive Strategies", Squib Corp. Gallery, Princeton, N.J

1988 "Rethinking American Myths", Laurence Miller Gallery, NY (toured)

1988 "Retrospection", Art in General, New York, N.Y.

1987 "Poetic Injury, The Surrealist Legacy in Postmodern Photography", Alternative Museum, 

1987 "Avant-Garde in the Eighties", L. A. County Museum of Art, catalog by Howard Fox, 1986 "T.V. Generation", L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA, catalog by John Baldessari & Bruce Yonemoto 1986 "Television's Impact on Contemporary Art", Queens Museum, 

       


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