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1947    BORN SCHENECTADY, NY USA

1969    BA DEPAUW UNIVERSITY, ART/ENGLISH

1972    MA UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, CERAMICS

1972    FOUNDS LAKE PLACID SCHOOL OF ART WITH ASSOCIATES

1983    TEACHING WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

1981    VISITING ARTIST IN CERAMICS AT OHIO UNIVERSITY

1985    MOVES TO NEW YORK CITY

1985 -  PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN. TEACHING 3D DESIGN IN FRESHMAN YEAR. FRESHMAN YEAR COORDINATOR
2002    OF 3D DESIGN FACULTY.

2003    EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES IN DIGITAL DESIGN GRADUATE PROGRAM.

2003    STOPS PAINTING TO PURSUE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROJECTS ON FIRE ISLAND AND IN MEXICO.

2004    MOVES TO MERIDA,YUCATAN, MEXICO TO DESIGN AND SUPERVISE THE RESTORATION Of A 17TH CENTURY SPANISH COLONIAL
           HOME

2007    BEGINS MAKING ART AGAIN.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008    LA CLINICA ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, John R. Thompson / Emilio Said Merida, Mexico

1997    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, One Person Show

1993    CATHEDRAL ST. JOHN THE DIVINE, New York, NY, Order Out of Chaos

1992    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, One Person Show

1991    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, One Person Show

1990    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, One Person Show

1987    SOHO CENTER FOR VISUAL ARtS, New York, NY, Sculpture

1986    DULUTH ART INSTITUTE, Duluth, MN, One Person Show

1982    CARL SOLWAY GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH, One Person Show


CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

2014    GORILLA GALLERY, Oaxaca Mexico, jrt dialog project: "Holes"

2014    108 ABRAHAM GONZALEZ, Mexico city Mexico, jrt dialogue project: "Six Degrees of Separation"

2012    GALERIA MANOLO RIVERO FRONT GROUND, Merida, Mexico, jrt dialogue project: "Visceral Beauty"


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013    GALERIE ALFRED BOTTEGER, bonn germany, reunion mexico-alemania

2011    ISABEL LA CATHOLICA 97, Mexico City, Mexico, piel/skin
           JARDIN BOTANICO DE LA ERMITA DE SANTA ISABEL, Merida, Mexico, Hortus

2010    GALERIE IM TRAKLHAUS, Salzburg, Austria, piel/skin/haut
           HOTEL POSADA CENTRAL, Merida Mexico, piel/skin

2004 -  not making art, not exhibiting
2007   

2003    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York NY, Summer Show

2001    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York NY, Wet

1998    FORUM KONKRETE KUNST/Galerie AM Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany, "immerzeit"
           LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, Winter Group

1996    ACP VIVIAN EHRLI GALLARY, Zurich, Switzerland, Anniversary Show
           LUISE ROSS GALLEARY, New York, NY, Extensions
           FINE ARTS MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND, Hempstead, NY, Heat Exhaustion

1995    LUISE ROSS GALARY, New York, NY, 90's Abstraction
           CHAMPTION INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, Stamford, CT, Paintings on Wood
           NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, New York, NY, Irrational Landscapes
           STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, Binghamton, NY, Irrational Landscapes
           ART INITIATIVES, New York, NY, Material Verité
           PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY, Faculty Leave Show

1993    ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show

1992    FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL, Surface Tension
           LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, Transparency
           ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show
           VERO BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Vero Beach, FL, Collectors Show

1991    WEATHERSPOON GALLERY, University of NC, Greensboro, NC, Work on Paper

1990    WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Philip Morris Building, New York, NY,
           Champion Plaza, Stamford, CT, With The Grain, Contemporary American Panel Painting
           ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show

1989    LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, The Case for Plywood
           SCHAFLER GALLERY/PRATT INSTITUTE, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Poetry and Process
           ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show
           PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN GALLERY, New York, NY, Small Works

1988    RASTOVSKI GALLERY, New York, NY, Drawings
           GABRIELLE BRYERS GALLERY, New York, NY, Works on Paper
           ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show

1987    THE DRAWING CENTER, New York, NY, Selections 38
           LUISE ROSS GALLERY, New York, NY, Drawings: 1987
           ART INSTITUTE OF BOSTON, Boston, MA, Artquest
           ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, AK, Collectors Drawing Show

1986    A.I.R. GALLERY, New York, NY, Group Invitational

1985    GALVESTON ARTS CENTER, Galveston, TX, Emerging Artists Series
           STIFEL ARTS CENTER, Wheeling, WV, Contemporary Art

1984    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, El Paso, TX, 3 Dimensions
           CARL SOLWAY GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH, 3D Painting
           LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, Long Beach, CA, International Art Competition

1983    DAYTON INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Dayton, OH, Selections
           CARL SOLWAY GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH, Gallery Artists

1982    NEW GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Cleveland, OH, Ohio Selections l
           HUNTINGTON GALLERIES, Huntington, WV, Work on Walls
           OHIO FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS, Columbus, OH, Two Person Show

1981    DELMAR COLLEGE, Corpus Christi, TX, 15th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show
           DOWNEY MUSEUM OF ART, Downey, CA, Westwood Clay National
           MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Memphis, TN, Paper and Clay Exhibition

1978    MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS, New York, NY, Young Americans II

1976    UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, Irving, TX, 2nd National Print Invitational


GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

1992    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1989    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1988    NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, New York, NY, Artists Fellowship, Sculpture
1986    ARTISTS SPACE, New York, NY, Grant for Exhibition Aid
1982    ARTPARK, Lewiston, NY, Residency


COLLECTIONS

WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, New York, NY
PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO., Newark, NJ
CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CO., Stamford, CT
JP MORGAN, New York, NY
SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN & CO., New York, NY
ABADY, LUTTATI, KAISER, SAURBORN & MAIR, New York, NY
ST. PAUL STAMP WORKS, St. Paul, MN
PONDEROSA FOODS CORP., Dayton, OH
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Irving, TX


REVIEWS, ARTICLES, WORK APPEARING IN ARTICLES*

THE NEW YORK TIMES, John R. Thompson, Paintings on Spandex, Grace Glueck, 4/11/97
MENNINGER PERSPECTIVE, Menninger at a Glance, page 28, numbers 3-4, 1997*
THE SCIENCES, Blast Off, page 45, 7/98
SUNDAY MAIL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dare to be Different, Meera Murugesan, 2/2/97
NEW STRAITS TIMES, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Moving Away from Usual..., Kamalia Abdullah, 1/14/97
NASSAU HERALD, The Heat's On..., Jane Shapiro, 8/22/96
THE SCIENCES, Quanta, page 8, 1/94*
ART IN AMERICA, John R. Thompson at Luise Ross, Lawrence Campbell, 1/92
COVER MAGAZINE, Romancing the Wood, Jonathan Goodman, 5/90
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Painters Are Embracing Wood, Vivien Raynor, 4/29/90
THE NEW YORK NATIVE, Certain Slants of Light, David Hirsh, 5/90
THE ADVOCATE AND GREENWICH TIMES, Stamford's Whitney "Goes With The Grain", Janet Koplos, 3/25/90


EDUCATION

MA University of Iowa - 1972
BA De Pauw University - 1969