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(b. 1973 in Slidell, LA, lives and works in Florence, MA)



2007     MFA Art Center College of Design

1999     BFA University of Texas-Austin



2018     cymbals of sleep uncertain the night, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2017     John McAllister, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               wished-for wilds, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK

2016     riot rose summery, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

               CHORUS CLAMORS SULTRY, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015     sudden thunder some motley sea, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

               Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 

               James Fuentes, New York, NY

2014     tides must exalt, James Fuentes, New York, NY

               Carl Freedman, London, UK

2012     starry sudden without blares, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               serenest riots away, Carl Freedman, London, England

               Duskbright Bellows, Richard Telles, Los Angeles, CA

2011     Damned Sparkling Pomp, James Fuentes, New York, NY

               Radiant Sometimes Fleeting, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2010     Much Pretty Reverie, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2009     Alistair, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2008     Fire, James Fuentes, New York, NY



2018     Papier.Salon, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017     L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire…, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015     The Shell (Lanscapes, Portraits, & Shapes), curated by Eric Troncy, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2014     L'Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Paris, France

     Don't Look Now, curated by 247365, Zach Feuer, New York, NY

     Inside Arrangement, Mary Mary, Glasgow, Scotland

     All a tremulous heart requires, ZieherSmith, New York, NY

     New Image Painting, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012     Pig Party, curated by Gina Beavers, New York City Gallery, New York, NY

     Frauge, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK 

2011     American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

     Six Pack, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

     Impossible Vacation, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

     Brian Calvin, Charles Garabedian, Zach Harris, John McAllister, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009     Harlequin, Sister / Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

2008     Joan Mitchell Foundation: 2007 MFA Grant Recipients Show, Cue Art Foundations, New York, NY

     Flowing Pulsing Beating Burning, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2007     GLAMFA - Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA

     The Old Unstable Stable: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2006     2nd Annual L.A. Weekly Biennial: MFA WMDs: Selections from L.A. Art Schools, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot

               Station, Santa Monica, CA



2017     Price, Patrick. “John McAllister.” Artforum, Apr. 2017.

2016     Lowry, Vicky. “How a Former Museum Night Guard Has Become the Toast of the Art World- and the Talk of Miami.”

     Architectural Digest, Nov. 21, 2016.

     Neuendorf, Henri. “John McAllister Shows His Vibrant Landscapes at Berlin’s WENTRUP Gallery.” Artnet, Oct. 25,


2015     Munro, Mariko. “John McAllister.” Artforum, Oct. 2015.

2014     Pocaro, Alan. "Review: New Image Painting/Shane Campbell Gallery." Newcity Art, Sept. 13, 2014.        

     Russeth, Andrew. "My Kind of Town: A Breeze Through Chicago in 9 Brief Reviews." Artnews, Sept. 24, 2013.

2013     Troncy, Eric. "Point de vue - John McAllister." Numero Magazine, Dec. 2013.

2011     Smith, Roberta. “Damned Sparkling Pomp.” The New York Times, Oct. 2011.

     “John McAllister at James Fuentes Gallery.” New American Paintings Blog, Oct. 18, 2011.

     “Curator Watch List: Anne Ellegood.” New American Paintings Blog, Oct. 10, 2011.

2010     Burns, Charlotte and Sharpe, Emily. “NADA dealers have a beachfront ball.” The Art Newspaper, Dec. 2010.

     Hawkins, Richard. “Top Ten.” Artforum, Nov. 2010.

     “John McAllister: Much Pretty Reverie.” Time Out New York Blog, June 2010.

2008     Finel Honigman, Ana. “John McAllister Gets All Fired Up.”, May 2008.

2007     Christie, Tom and Myers, Holly. “Afterschool Art.” LA Weekly, Sept. 2007.



2007     Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

1999     Michael Frary Endowed Scholarship in Painting



Rubell Family Collection