Artist from United States
at Jose Art Gallery since February 24th, 2019
About the artist John Barney
John Barney is an abstract-expressionist artist in the Los Angeles area. A fan of art his whole life, he’s visited galleries across the country. He incorporates many of the characteristics he’s observed from the paintings he's admired - namely color, texture, and psychological dimension. Influences include French palette knife painter Christian Jequel, Leroy Neimann and visionary artist Bill Martin. Though holding graduate degrees in psychology, he's a self-taught artist, not bound by convention or formal training. He's been called a master of "psychological dimension" - the way a work of art communicates or evokes feelings or thoughts in the viewer, often subconsciously. John often paints with a palette knife, feeling that texture adds to the emotional impact of a painting and finds the controlled random elements of the knife stroke fascinating. He has won several awards for his paintings. In addition, he's been featured in The Level 25 Art Journal, ARTiculAction Art Review, as well as in Renee Longen's book "Fundamentally Female." John’s work can be found in galleries or regional shows in the southern CA area. He’s also done three solo exhibitions at the invitation of various CA cities. His other passion is music - he's working on his 5th CD and plays with his band, “The Eleventh Floor Band” (11thfloorband.com). John lives in southern California.
Exhibitions of John Barney
Feb. 2019 Solo Exhibition, Mary Paxon Gallery, Norwalk, CA Sept, 2018 Voyage LA, Los Angeles Magazine, Feature Article Dec. 2017 3-Person Show Pacific Coast Gallery, Hermosa Beach May 2017 Solo Exhibition, Art Depot Gallery, Fontana, CA June 2017 Solo Show at Edison Luxury Apts Long Beach Feb 2017 Solo Exhibition for the city of Buena Park, CA Nov. 2016 Group Show, Grand Opening Edison Luxury Apts, Long Beach Mar. 2016 Featured artist in the journal, "ARTiculAction Art Review Dec. 2015 Group Show Eclectique Gallery, Long Beach, CA May 2015 Solo Show, Eclectique Gallery, Long Beach, CA Feb. 2015 “Best of Show” Awards (10 Wins 2011-2015) 2nd Sat. Art Walk, Long Beach Jan. 2014 Featured artist in “Level 25 Art Journal” July 2013 Group Show, Whittier Art Gallery Oct. 2012 Paintings featured in the book “Fundamentally Female” by Renee Rongen May 2012 Three Person Show Palomino Gallery, Whittier May 2011 Three Person Show, BlueBird Arthouse Gallery, Whittier, CA
Education of John Barney
School Psychology Credential, California State University, Long Beach M.S. Degree, Counseling Psychology, California State University, Long Beach B.A. Degree, Psychology, California State University, Long Beach