John Wolfer is an artist and educator working in Cincinnati, Ohio. John teaches courses in design and fine
art at the University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College. His artwork investigates personal and collective histories, focusing on the relationship between myth and fact. John's drawings, paintings, and sculptures have been included in exhibitions across the country since 1998.
Education
Master of Fine Arts · 1998 · Clemson University · Clemson, SC
Studio Focus: Painting
Bachelor of Arts · 1994· Xavier University · Cincinnati, OH
Studio Focus: Painting
Current Employment
Professor of Art · 2014–present · University of Cincinnati—Blue Ash College · Blue Ash, OH
(Associate Professor of Art 2006–2014, Assistant Professor of Art 2000–2006, Adjunct Instructor 1998–2000)
Areas of expertise: Design, Drawing, and Foundations.
Selected Recent Exhibitions
Glitz and Kitsch · 2022 · Black Creek Arts Council · Hartsville, SC
National Juried Group Show
Transcending the West · Artworks Center for Contemporary Art · Loveland, CO
National Juried Group Show(Juror: Rose Frederick)
The Celebration of Food · Cape Fear Studios · Fayetteville, NC
National Juried Group Show
Texas State Photo Rodeo · International Photography Exhibition · 2022 · Sí Gallery · Austin, TX
Things Unseen · 2022 · Gainesville Fine Arts Association · Gainesville, FL
National Juried Group Show (Jurors: Dina Sherman and Jesús Fuenmayor)
77th Wabash Valley Exhibition · 2021 · Swope Art Museum · Terra Haute, IN
Regional Juried Group Show (Juror: Drék Davis)
Hi Ho Silver · 2021 · Ashton Gallery · San Diego, CA
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Wendy L. Wilson-Gibson)
Once Upon a Time - Evocations of Childhood · 2021 · Queen City 15 Gallery · Poughkeepsie, NY
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Ursula Morgan)
SECAC National Juried Exhibition · 2021 · Bolivar Art Gallery · Lexington, KY
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Joey Yates)
Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition · 2021 · Waterloo Art Gallery · Cleveland, OH
International Juried Group Show (Juror: Nikki Woods)
Food For Thought · 2021 · Webster Arts Center · St. Louis, MO
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Holly Fann)
Art from the Heartlands · 2020 · Indianapolis Arts Center · Indianapolis, IN
Regional Juried Group Show (Juror: Bryn Jackson)
Hamilton Current · 2019 · Fitton Center for Creative & Performing Arts · Hamilton, OH
Local Juried Group Show (Jurors: Benjamin Frederick and Paula Willmot Kraus)
Northern National Art Competition · 2019 · Nicolet College Art Gallery · Rhinelander, WI 
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Scott Stulen)
Regional Juried Art Exhibition · 2019 · Hoyt Arts & Education Center · New Castle, PA  
Regional Juried Group Show (Juror: Kurt Show)
A Show of Heads · 2018 · Limner Gallery · Hudson, NY
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Tim Slowinski)
73rd Ohio Annual Exhibition · 2018 · Zanesville Museum of Art · Zanesville, OH
Regional Juried Group Show (Juror: Erin Schapiro)
Behind the Veil · 2018 · Open Space Gallery of Art · Rockville, MD
National Juried Group Show (Juror: Luis C. Silva)
Selected Publications, Reviews & Recognition
Best in Show Award for Soothe · 2022
Things Unseen Exhibition · Gainesville Fine Arts Association · Gainesville, FL
Link Art Gallery Award of Recognition for Almost Savage · 2021
77th Wabash Valley Exhibition · Swope Art Museum · Terra Haute, IN
First Place Award for The Essence · 2021
Hi Ho Silver Art Exhibition · Ashton Art Gallery · San Diego, CA
Dennis and Kate Herrmann Donor Award for The Miller’s Daughter · 2019
Northern National Art Competition · Nicolet College Art Gallery · Rhinelander, WI
For a Better World 2017: Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice (Contributing Artist) · 2017
Drawing and Poetry Compilation · Published by SOS Art · 14th edition · Cincinnati, OH
MetaDada (Contributing Artist) · 2016
International Juried Journal · Published by Elena Press · Volume 1 · Cincinnati, OH
Canal Days Activities a HIT!!! · 2016
News Eddies in the Current · Published by the Delphos Canal Commission · Volume 56
Delphos, OH
Some Things Exhibition Catalog · 2015
Published by the UCBA Art Gallery · Cincinnati, OH
Honorable Mention for The Miller’s Daughter · 2015
Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition · The Fitton Center · Hamilton, OH
Blue Ash Review Featured Artist · 2014
Blue Ash College Literary Magazine · Published by the UC Blue Ash College · Volume 21 · Cincinnati, OH
Blue Ash Review Featured Artist · 2011
Blue Ash College Literary Magazine · Published by the UC Blue Ash College · Volume 18 · Cincinnati, OH
For a Better World 2010: Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice (Contributing Artist) · 2010
Drawing and Poetry Compilation · Published by SOS Art · 7th edition · Cincinnati, OH
Food for Thought · 19 March 2008
‘Art of Food’ Review by Lora Arduser · Cincinnati CityBeat
Carnegie Satisfies an Artistic Hunger · 29 February 2008
‘Art of Food’ Review by Sara Pearce · Cincinnati Enquirer
Inspiration Through Outreach · Summer 2007
Artwork featured in an article by Naomi Ekperigin · Drawing Magazine · F+W Media Publications
Getting to the Meat of Artist’s Work · 5 February 2006
Article by Chuck Martin · Cincinnati Enquirer
Festival Supporters Party It Up At Cabaret · 4 July 2005
Artwork mentioned in an article by Dawn Law · The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Live · Pittsburgh, PA ·
Is It Art? · 6 May 2004
Article by Abby Beane · The Middlebury Campus · Middlebury College · Middlebury, VT
Paying Homage to Cutting Meat and Art · Spring 2004
Article by Shelby A. Kueneman · The Toronto Observer/Centennial College · Toronto, Canada
Painter’s Beefy Work Still Gets Attention · 20 July 2003
Article by Chuck Martin · Cincinnati Enquirer
Best of Cincinnati Recognition · April 2003
‘Best Art for Carnivores’ · Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine
Choice Cuts · 5 March 2003
Review of ‘Fresh Cuts’ Exhibition by Liberty Wampler · Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine
Artist Steaks Out Painting Niche · 27 February 2003
Article by Chuck Martin · Cincinnati Enquirer
Honorable Mention for Ground I · 2002
Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition · The Fitton Center · Hamilton, OH
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