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Berry, John G., MFA



(765) 658-4336

Peeler Art Center
Greencastle, IN

Art and Art History

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Associate Chair of the Art and Art History Department

BFA Rhode Island School of Design, 2004, Illustration
MFA Indiana University, 2009, Painting

Teaching Interests

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Contemporary Art

Course Regularly Taught

ARTS 153A - Introduction to Painting
ARTS 152A - Drawing: Learning to See
ARTS 256/356 - Painting: The Contemporary Figure (Power, Privilege, and Diversity course)

Research Interests

I use flat shapes and simple forms to compartmentalize space into different surfaces, hiding spots, and barricades.  I am interested in how the crude artifice of spatial illusion - the fakery of it - can be used to hide more rather than less, a seemingly wider range of frequencies packed into a smaller, simpler encounter.

Selected Awards

2023 - (upcoming) Residency, Pada Studios, Barreiro, Portugal
2021 - New American Paintings Midwest issue #155
2018 - Residency and Stipend, Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany
2016 - Residency, Si Shang Museum, Beijing, China
2013 - Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
2008 - Louis Mcnutt Fellowship Grant, Indiana University
2008 - Della Fricke Teaching Award, Indiana University

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