John Bankston  (American, 1963) 

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John Bankston Biography
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
Selected 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)