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John F. Simon  1963, US

(John F. Simon Jr.)
Rank (2014): 4981 – 


John F. Simon, Riverruns
Riverruns, 2010

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Digital Art

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USA 32
Spain 3
Germany 3

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  Sandra Gering Gallery, USA 10
  The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, USA 2
  Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Spain 2

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1963 Born in , LA (US)

Awards 1999 Creative Capital New Media Grant.

2000 Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT .

Lives and works in New York City, NY (US)

Can a machine produce every possible image? What are the limits of this kind of automation? Is it possible to practice image making by exploring all image-space using a computer rather than by recording from the world around us? What does it mean that one may discover visual imagery so detached from "nature"? John F. Simon Jr.’s early software artwork, Every Icon (1997), was his initiation into a concept that forms the foundation of his current software artwork. The idea is that simple rules, activated and displayed on a screen, create more images than anyone can ever see his or her lifetime.

John considers software writing to be a kind of creative writing. He activates time-based simulations and studies their emergent properties to discover new forms and compositions. His software artworks are displayed on anything from wall-mounted LCD screens and projectors to cell phones and handheld computers. He also uses his own software to make drawings on paper, plastic and formica, thus combining the digital with the hand-made hybrid compositions. Moving between instinct and idea, each composition merges the physicality of the material world with the fluid inner world of code. The LCD screen functions simultaneously as a visual element of the surface and as a window into the system's evolution. The endless variability of the software evokes new connotations of what is infinite when seen against the dimensionality and texture of materials.

John Simon's work has been included the Whitney Museum's 2000 Biennial and Bitstreams 2001. He was selected to receive the Aldrich Museum Trustee's Award for an Emerging Artist fall 2000. His software panel works have been collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

He holds an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts Manhattan and a Masters degree Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University St. Louis. He lives New York City with his wife and two children.

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 45  Please report missing Information

until 21.3.2015
   Luminous Flux - Art House - Thoma Foundation, Santa Fe, NM Send message


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   John F. Simon, Jr. - Moment Of Escape - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY
   Intersections: John F. Simon Jr. Points, Lines, And Colors In Succession - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

   John F. Simon, Jr. - Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

   John F. Simon, Jr. - Innerhole - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   John F. Simon, Jr. - OUTSIDE IN. Ten years of Software Ar - Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia

   Color and Time - Galeria Javier López, Madrid

   John F. Simon Jr. - Winds Across the Inner Sea - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   John F. Simon Jr.: Linear Landscapes - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   John F. Simon, Jr. - Stacks, Loops and Intersections: Code Sketches - University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
   John F. Simon Jr.: Endless Victory - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   SubUrban - John F. Simon Jr - Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN

   John F. Simon, Jr - University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
   John F. Simon, Jr. - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
   John F. Simon Jr. - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY
   John F. Simon Jr. - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   John F. Simon Jr.: ComplexCity - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY

   John F. Simon, Jr., CPU - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY


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   On Repeat: Selections from the Collection - Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

   Streaming Museum - MOMENTUM, Berlin
   Emergencias 2012 - Exposiçao De Arte Contemporánea Experimental - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz

   Light Fiction - Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, MI
Description and image DAM Projects GmbHExperience Space - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin Send message
   Videosphere: A New Generation - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Description and image GALERIE RICHARDThe Incomplete – Paris - GALERIE RICHARD, Paris Send message
   2010 01 SJ Biennial - ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA
   Streaming Museum: The Poetics of Code: John F. Simon, Jr. and Eduardo Kac - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
   Hybrid Media - Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA

   Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Description and image Badischer KunstvereinLEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Send message

   Aldrich Museum Benefit - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
   Holy Fire, Art of the Digital Age - iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory), Brussels

   Net Working - Net Art From the Computer Fine Arts Collection - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

Description and image  META.morfosis - El museo y el arte en la era digital - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz
   All Digital - MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

   Electroscape International - Himalayas Art Museum (the former Zendai Museum of Modern Art) , Shanghai

   New Math: Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct - Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art - University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
   Paintings That Paint Themselves - Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI
   Digital Sublime - New Masters of Universe - MOCA Taipei, Taipei

   Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct - Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
   Art Apparatus - Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NY

Description  Electrohype 2002 - Carolinahallen & Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö

   PERFECT 10: Ten Years in Soho - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY
   Glee - Painting Now - - The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth, FL (closed)
   Systematic Drawing: Janet Cohen & John F. Simon, Jr. - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT


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 Sandra Gering Gallery, New York City, NY
 Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NY


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 Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia


 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA


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