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Berry, John G., MFA - Faculty Bio

Berry, John G., MFA




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Art and Art History, Peeler Art Center
Greencastle, IN

Art and Art History 

Associate Professor of Art and Art History

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

Teaching Interests

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Contemporary Art

Course Regularly Taught

Introduction to Painting (Arts 153A)
Drawing: Learning to See (Arts 152A)
Painting: The Contemporary Figure
Projects in Painting (Arts 255A)
Advanced Studio: Painting (Arts 398BA)

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.


Asher Fund in the Humanities Grant, DePauw University, 2018
Residency and Stipend, Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany, 2018
Faculty/Student Summer Research Grant, DePauw University, 2017
Residency, Si Shang Museum, Beijing, China, 2016
Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2014
Louis Mcnutt Fellowship Grant, Indiana University, 2008
Della Fricke Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2008