John Seery
Don Sorenson
John Seery, Zberha, 1971, 57 x 43 inches, Oil on Canvas

John Seery was born in Maspeth, NY, in 1941. He studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, from 1959 to 1963, at the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1963 and then at Ohio State University in Columbus from 1963 to 1964. In 1964 the artist relocated to New York and held his first solo exhibition with the prestigious André Emmerich Gallery in 1970. Mr. Seery also participated in the seminal "Television as a Creative Medium" which included Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at the Howard Wise Gallery, NYC in 1969. He held further shows between 1972 and 1977 and exhibited with Galerie André Emmerich in Zürich in 1975. Seery exhibited with the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago from 1971 to 1981, with the Peter Noser Galerie in Zürich in 1982 and 1986 and most recently at the Kunsthaus Richterswil in Switzerland in 1997-98. In Australia, the artist was included in 10 Americans at Gallery A in Sydney in 1972 with a solo exhibition at the same venue in early 1974. The artist remained in New York through the 1970s, moving to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1978, where he took up a position as Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University in the 1980s. In 1990 the artist moved to Hawaii where he now lives and works.