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John Germain
Miami, FL

About the Artist

The works of John Germain have been widely exhibited and collected in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Known for his attention to the subtleties of color and light, John's works radiate an overall expansive space, with the latest pieces featuring interior studio scenes and self-portraits . Labor-intensive yet open-ended, the paintings and collages display Germain’s feeling for the nuances of mixed media and his command of application.

Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1954, Germain lived in New York City and Los Angeles before settling in Miami in 1993. He is a graduate of Ithaca Coll…

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About the Artist

The works of John Germain have been widely exhibited and collected in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Known for his attention to the subtleties of color and light, John’s works radiate an overall expansive space, with the latest pieces featuring interior studio scenes and self-portraits . Labor-intensive yet open-ended, the paintings and collages display Germain’s feeling for the nuances of mixed media and his command of application.

Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1954, Germain lived in New York City and Los Angeles before settling in Miami in 1993. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Public collections of his work are found at the Bass Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum, Citicorp Group Miami, General Electric Corporation, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Springfield Museum of Art. Among his private collectors are Diane von Furstenberg, Andrew Tobias, Ross Bleckner, Bruce Weber, Barry Diller, and David Geffen.
The artist’s website (www.johngermain.com) includes excerpts from his journals and essays which give insight into his creative process, as well as current and selected older works.

Artist’s Work

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Dorset Redux

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Edge Zones Art Center
    Miami, FL, 2011
  • Windsor Art Gallery
    Miami, FL, 2008
  • NW 36th Street Gallery
    Miami, FL, 2006
  • Miami International University of Art & Design
    Miami, FL, 2005
  • The Dorsch Gallery
    Miami, FL, 2005

Press and Accolades

  • “A Psychic Wilderness” The Miami Herald
    August, 1995
  • “ Voyages of the Modern Imagination: "The Boat in Contemporary Art”, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, ME
    May, 1990
  • “ Artists for Amnesty” Catalogue/Blum Helman Gallery
    May, 1990

Education

  • Ithaca College, B.A. Literature, B.F.A. Painting
    Ithaca, NY,1975 
  • Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Completion of program
    Skowhegan, ME