Timeline

1951
Born in Binghamton, NY
1973
BFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2009
Recipient, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
Lives and works in New York, NY

Exhibitions

2010
Automatic for the People: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2007
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres: Inhotim, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
2001
Pan Chiao, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY (solo)
2000
Sculpture from East 100th Street: Part II, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Sculpture from East 100th Street, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY (solo)
1995
John Ahearn: A Decade of Figurative Sculpture, Univerisity Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA (solo)
1993
Sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres: The South Bronx Hall of Fame and Other Realities, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery of Reed College, Portland, OR (solo)
Friends and Neighbors: The Art of John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)
1992
Friends and Neighbors: The Art of John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (solo)
1991
John Ahearn, Sculpture 1988-1991, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY (solo)
1990
John Ahearn, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1988
John Ahearn, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1986
John Ahearn with Rigoberto Torres, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1985
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres: Portraits from the Bronx: Life Casts from 1979 to Present, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Community Gallery
Investigations 12: John Ahearn with Rigoberto Torres: Sculpture, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
1984
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1983
John Ahearn with Rigoberto Torres: Recent Sculpture from Dawson Street, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1982
John Ahearn, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany

Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX