book published to accompany John Bankston's show " Abstracticator " at beta pictoris gallery in Birmingham, Alabama from October 22 - December 4, 2010
Hardcover with over 150 color images
John Bankston received his M.F.A. in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. In addition to solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia, he has participated in many group shows, including Freestyle (the Studio Museum in Harlem); Thirty Americans (The Rubell Family Collection, Miami); Splat, Boom, Pow (Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston); Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol (The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh), and Comic Release (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh).
Among his numerous awards are an Outstanding Ford Foundation Fellowship, a SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.
His works are represented in a number of significant public and private collections, including the de Young Museum, San Francisco; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University; the Miami Art Museum; the Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica; the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Art; the University of Illinois, Chicago; and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford.
beta pictoris gallery is dedicated to contemporary creativity in photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper as well as mixed media, with a strong emphasis on issue-driven artwork.
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