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Solo Exhibitions


Lay Me Down, KGBL, New York, NY. 


Superfine Art Fair, The Market Line, New York, NY. 


Paintings From A Room, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX. 


Not For Pleasure Alone: Objects 2007-2015, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX.


John Tallman-Recent Work, OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY. 


Recent Accumulations, Front Gallery, Chattanooga, TN.


Contingent Engagement, The Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis TN.


Contemporary Objects for the Home or Office, Green Line Art Projects, Philadelphia, PA.


John Tallman- This Time It’s Personal, The Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA.


Nambu Market Installation, Jeonju, Korea.


John Tallman Works on Plastic, Oel Gallery, Jeonju, Korea. 


Group Exhibitions 


Drawing Discourse-International Exhibition, The University of North Carolina at Asheville”, Asheville, NC. 


XS, The Alfa Gallery Miami, Artsy online. 


Onyx, The Afla Gallery Miami, Arsty online. 

Breathe, Museum St. Wendel, Germany. 


Absolute, Boeker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany. 

Destill, Track One, Nashville, TN. 

RNOP Cincinnati, New Work for A New System, Cincinnati, OH.

Pop Up, Storage Space, Chattanooga, TN. 


Going Foward-A Hundred Years after De Stijl, A Gallery Named Sue, Das Hague, The Netherlands. 


West Farbe, Raum2810, Bonn, Germany. 

Fiction(With Only Daylight Between Us), Dayton University, OH, USA. 

Opaque Transparency", IS-projects, Leiden, The Netherlands. 


Synthetic Synthesis, Sculpture Space NYC, New York, NY.

Therely Bare Redux, IS-projects, Leiden, The Netherlands, Art Athina, Athens, Greece, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, USA, Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA.

Opaque Transparency, LOOK&LISTEN, St. Chamas, France.


The Others, Via Paolo Borsellino,Turin,Italy.

Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweeden. 


Sugar Mountain #2, Galerie Van den Berge, Goes, the Netherlands. 

Recent Movements in Non-Objective Art, Galerie Reuten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Due Diligence Done, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA. 



Summery View, OK Harris Fine Art, New York, NY. 

IS Box- 25x25, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia. 

Speed of Color, GCK, Berlin, Germany. 

Touch Faith, Semantics, Cleveland, OH.



Pour Faire Simple, Parisconcret, Paris, France. 

Tennessee Abstract Painting, The Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN.

Assessing the Artist’s Brlain: Drawing as Metaphor, AVA, Chattanooga, TN. 

SNO 50: Artist’s Benefit Exhibition, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia. 



Assemblage 3, SNO, Sydney, Australia. 

Kuntroate, Der Waag, Leiden, the Netherlands.

UND, Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium. 

The Speed of Color, IS Projects, Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Dialogue 1: Painting, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN. 

Painting Process, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, East Orange, NJ. 

Considerable, The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 



Non-Declarative Art- Fall Selections, The Drawing Center, New York, NY. 

Tablet- Contemporary Southern Painting, The Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN. 

Art in the Workplace, The Unum Provident Building, Chattanooga, TN. 

Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 

Victory for Tyler—Painting 2007, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA. 

The Sculpture Conference, The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Rivoli Art Mills, Chattanooga, TN.



Areum Charity Exhibition, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea. 



Two Views, The Beautiful Store Gallery”, Seoul, Korea. 

Insadong Mural Project, Insadong Section, Seoul, Korea. 

Desire, Seoshin Gallery, Jeonju, Korea.



JIFF,  Jeonju International Installation and Performance Arts Festival, Jeonju, Korea.



Personal Space, Jeonbuk Art Hall, Jeonju, Korea. 

Kaeksa Project, Jeonju International Installation and Performance Festival, Jeonju, Korea. 



Courage, Jeonbuk Art Hall, Jeonju, Korea.



Untitled,  Winston Salem Art Hall, Salem, NC.

Three Artists, Suiter Gallery, Seoul, Korea.



The Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.



The COCA Annual Juried Exhibition, The Center of Contemporary Art”, Seattle, WA

Curatorial Projects/Presentations

​Curator, Destill- Contemporary Abstract Art, Track One, Nashville, TN, 2018.  

Curator, Therely Bare/Therely Bare Redux, Abstract Painting Exhibition, IS-projects, Art Athina, AVA Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, Kent State University Gallery, 2010-2015.

Board Member, Good Shepherd School, Curriculum Development. 

Presenter, “Contingent Engagement”, Clough Hanson Gallery of Rhodes College, 2009. 

Presenter, Hunter Museum of Art, “An Introduction”, SEED Group Presentation, 2008.

Presenter, Hunter Museum of Art, “Collaborative Practices”, SEED Group Presentation, 2007.

Presenter, The Drawing Center, “Non-Declarative Art”, 2007.

Art Collective Member, SEED Chattanooga, 2005-2009.




Alex Bentley, “John Tallman-Paintings From A Room at Gray Contemporary”, Houston Culture Map, May 2021.

Melinda Baker, “Destill: Major International Exhibition in Nashville”, The Tennessean, August, 2018.

Brianna Bass, “Destill(Analysis)”, Mineral House Media, August 2018.

Rachel Rubis, “Interview: John Tallman”, Locate Arts Nashville, June 2017.

Cat Acree, “Therely Bare: Traveling Exhibit of Local and International Artists”, Nashville Arts, 2015.

Sara Estes, “New Therely Bare Minimalist Exhibit Returns to Zeitgeist”, The Tennessean, July 25, 2015. 

Michael Crumb, “The Paradox of Mirror, Mirror”, The Pulse, Chattanooga, April 21, 2011.

Laura Huston, “Critic’s Pick: Therely Bare”, Nashville Scene, March 7, 2011.

Jess Synder, “Therely Bare”, Chattarati, Jan. 14, 2011.

Chip Schwartz, “Diverse Meanderings at TGA”, Philly Art Blog, January 25, 2011. 

Hamlett Dobbins, “John Tallman-- A Recent Painting”: Catalog, January 2009.

David Maddox, “Medium Well”, Nashville Scene, August, 2008.

Joanne Mattera, “Awash In Color”, Joanne Mattera’s Art Blog, June 21, 2008.

Steven Alexander, “John Tallman”, Steven Alexander Journal”, June 29, 2008.

Marijke Uittenbroek, “IS Box Text: John Tallman”, June, 2008.

Roberta Fallon, ‘I Declare: Non-Declatrative Drawings Puzzles”, Fallon and Rosof Art Blog, October 22, 2007.

R.C. Baker, “Best in Show: Non-Declarative Art”, The Village Voice, October 9, 2007.

Luis Camnitzer,”Non-Declarative Art-Selections Fall 2007”, Drawing Papers 71, Sep-Oct, 2007.

Ann Nichols, “Tablet  at Tanner Hill Gallery”, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 25, 2007. 

Roberta Fallon, "Korean Immersion In Kensington", Fallon and Rosof Art Blog, March 22, 2006.

Roberta Fallon, "Climate Control", The Philadelphia Weekly, March 22, 2006.

Roberta Fallon, "Tallman and Out of the Blue", Fallon and Rosof Art Blog, March 21, 2006.

Roberta Fallon, "John Tallman, Studio Visit", R.F. Flickr Site, January 19, 2006.

"John Tallman, This Time...It's Personal", Center Canvas-Abington Art Center brochure Winter/Spring 2006.

"Live Inside Jeonbuk", Story and Interview, Munwha Broadcasting Center (MBC), Jeonju, Korea, September, 2003.

Young Ae Kim, "John Tallman, Unending Desire in Modern Korea", Jeonbuk Joongang Newspaper, Jeonju, Korea, March 20, 2003.

Yoon Mi Lee, "Whisper of the Infinite Space", Jeonbuk Vision Newspaper, Jeonju, Korea, March 19, 2003.

"Jeonju Performance Art Festival", catalogue, April 27~30, 2002.

"Jeonju International Installation and Performance Festival", catalogue, April 27, 2001 to May 5, 2001.

Kee Hyun Seon "The Courage of Anti", catalogue, December 2000.



Yaddo Artist Residency, summer 2009. travel and materials grant award. 

Ssmazie Space Artist Residency, summer 2003.



BFA in painting, Tyler School of Art

MFA in painting, The University of Washington

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