John Bankston (American, born )

Timeline

1963
Born in Benton Harbor, MI
1985
AB, Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1989
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1988–1990
Trustee's Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chigago, Chicago, IL
1990
MFA, Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1993
Outstanding Ford Foundation Fellow
2001
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2001
ArtCouncil Grant to Individual Artists
2002
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant to Sculptors and Painters
2002
SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2002
Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship
Lives and works in San Francisco

Exhibitions

2009–2010
As It Is Written: Project 304,805, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2009
A Delicate Touch, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
2008–2009
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
2007
Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907-2007, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006
John Bankston: Locating Desire, de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of SF, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2006
John Bankston: A place in the woods, Vacio 9, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
black alphabet - contexts of contemporary African-American art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2005
African Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2005
The Anniversary Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005
Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Celebrating Heritage: Art and the Chris Webber Collection, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (four person show with Mike Henderson, David Huffman and Dominique Moody)
2005
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005
Spice Boxes an Inveitational: Scents of Purpose, Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2005
Eureka Fellowship 2002-2004, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2004
Comics Stripped, Off the Preserve! Gallery, di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature, Napa, CA
2004
East of the Sun and West of the Moon, White Columns, New York, NY
2004
Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003
John Bankston: Wild West, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003
A Chance Romance, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, Germany (solo)
2003
Comic Release, Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
2003
2002 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2003
Splat, Boom, Pow, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2003
American Art Today: Faces & Figures, The Art Museum at Florida International Univers
2002
Tribe, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002
Fantasyland, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
2002
John Bankston: Temptation and Desire, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2002
The Capture and Escape of Mr. M, Chapter 2, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Starry Night, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
John Bankston: Lovers, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001
The Capture and Escape of Mr.M, Chapter I, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Travled to Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
2001
Breathless, Lombard-Freid Fine Art, New York, NY
2001
Comic Relief, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
Starry Night, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2000
A Big Picture Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999
Countdown, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999
John Bankston: Recent Work, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)