J.B. Nearsy


 

 

 

KingPablo

91 x 122cm

mixed media on panel 


 

 

 

Vitamin see

76 x 101cm, mixed media on paper


 

 

J.B. Nearsy, Illinois, USA

 

 https://www.jbnearsy.com/

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

 

2023 -    (Forthcoming) Impressions of Kansas City, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, KS

 

2021 -      Habitat, Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis, MO

 

          -     3, 6, 9 Formations, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

 

2019 -     Paths to the Kingdom, Parish Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2018 -     Notations, Twisted Pair Gallery, DuQuoin, IL

 

2017 -     Environments, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

         -     Neighborhoods, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2016 -    Dilations of Nostalgia, Serendipity Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2012 -   Sprayful Days, Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL

 

          -   Confluence and Cause, Art Alley Gallery, Carbondale, IL

 

2011 -    Everyday Elements, The Gallery Space, Murphysboro, IL IL

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2022 -    8th Annual Salon International Art Résilience, Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou, Saint-Frajou, France

 

          -    Spring Group Show, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

 

2021 -    7th Annual Salon International Art Résilience, Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou, Saint-Frajou, France

 

         -     Innovations, ISEA 30th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition, Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI

 

        -      Spring Acquisition, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

 

2020 -    Art Saint Louis XXXVI, Art St. Louis, St. Louis MO

 

          -    Creatures II, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

2020-22 -     International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada (online and physical), (catalogue)

 

2020 -          6th Annual Salon International Art Résilience, Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou, Saint-Frajou, France (online)

 

           -         On the Surface, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA (online covid-19)

 

          -         Five Points Small Works Juried Exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

 

          -         Small Works Juried Exhibition, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

 

2019 -        An Art Exhibit, The Last Hotel, St. Louis, MO

 

         -         The Last Hotel Grand Opening Exhibition, The Last Hotel, St. Louis, MO

 

         -          2019 Summer Group Show, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

         -          2nd Annual Street Art Sale, Link Auction Galleries, St. Louis, MO

 

         -          ALL Cityscapes Art Competition & Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

 

         -          2019 Members Only Online Exhibition, International Society of Experimental Artists

 

         -          Urban, Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles Community College,St. Charles, MO

 

2018 -         Quadratfuß International Juried Exhibition 2018, Gallery 66, San Fidel, NM (catalogue)

 

         -          Symbolic, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

         -         Group Exhibition, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2017 -       International Society of Experimental Artists 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Big Arts Center for the Arts, Sanibel, FL 

                   *juried by Jade Dellinger, Director of Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (catalogue)

 

          -       Eclipse, Art Hack Day, @4240 Building, Cortex District, St. Louis, MO *installation in collaboration with Robin Rath

 

          -       Group Exhibition, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2016 -       Ceramic Tile Juried Exhibition, Pewabic Art Center, Detroit, MI

 

          -       Superstars, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

           -       Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition, Craven Arts Council, New Bern, NC

 

           -       Art @Des Peres Hospital Exhibition, Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)

 

           -       Quadratfuß Juried Exhibition, NX² Gallery, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

 

2015  -       Gallery Grand Opening, Clever Element Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

 

2011  -        C4 Juried Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL 

 

                     *juried/curated by Paul Ha, former director, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

 

Exhibitions (Curation)

 

2021           -   “Aesthetics of Mis (use): Degraded Neo-Minimalist Metal and Wood Dimensional Sculpture,” Jay Hall, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO, Co-Curator, 09/11–10/08/2021. 

 

                    -   “3, 6, 9 Formations,” J.B. Nearsy, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO, Co-Curator, 06/12-08/07/2021.

 

Residencies

 

2023               (Forthcoming) Studio residency, MothershipNYC, Brooklyn, New York

 

Awards

 

2020  -              Cover and Featured Artist, Envision Arts Magazine Volume 5

 

            -              Merit Award, International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition

 

            -                June Artist of the Month, Envision Arts, www.envisionartshow.com 

 

2019   -               Fifth Place, ALL Cityscapes 2019 Art Competition & Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

 

           -               Metroscapes Contest Award Winner, Metroscapes Arts in Transit Competition

 

2018   -             Second Place, Quadratfuß International Juried Exhibition 2018, Gallery 66, San Fidel, NM (awarded two-week residency)

 

2016   -             Honorable Mention, Ruin and Revival Juried Exhibition, Framations Gallery, St.Charles, MO

 

 

 

Gallery Affiliation

 

Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

 Contemporary Art Gallery Online

 Corporate Collections

 St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, MO

 Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis, MO

Clayton Behavioral, Ladue, MO

 

 

 

Commissions & Public Art

 

2019  -              MetroScapes, Arts in Transit, Inc., St. Louis, MO

 

           -              Chop, Chop, Chili, Nestle Purina Petcare Company, research team mural, St.Louis, MO 

 

2017  -              Corporate Art Commission, Bloxels, St. Louis, MO

 

2016  -             SoHo Mural, Social House Bar and Martini Lounge, Carbondale, IL

 

2015  -             Town Brewing History Mural, Brews Brothers Taproom, Murphysboro, IL

 

2014  -             Troubled Waters Mural, The Heavy Anchor, St. Louis, MO

 

Professional Organizations

 

International Society of Experimental Artists

La Résilience en Art

Art St. Louis

 

Community and Social Cause Involvement

 

World Pediatric Project, volunteer and teacher

Little Bit of Haven Temporary Medical Housing, volunteer and teacher 

Acts 1:8 Mission Society Charity Dinner and Auction, auction

The art of PAWS, auctions 

NAMI Annual Gala, auction

Divinemoira Art for the Angels, auction

 

Bibliography

 

Voyage STL Magazine, “Life & Work with JB Nearsy”, Voyage Magazine, 9 September 2021. Web. 10 September 2021, https://voyagestl.com/interview/life-work-with-j-b-nearsy-wright-of-benton-park-west/.

 

Life at Southern. “Social House Mural Time Lapse.” YouTube. YouTube, 2 July 2015. Web. 19 October 2015.