Born 1970 in Hutchinson, Kansas

Lives and works in New York City


1994: MFA, New York University, New York

1992: BFA, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Recent Solo Exhibitions


MARC STRAUS, New York (cat.)

Rogue Arena, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ (cat.)


Bestiary, MARC STRAUS, New York


Crescendo, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York (cat.)


Nocturne Paintings, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery)

Motifs and Methods, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (East Gallery)


Beyond the Horizon, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery)

Rebels and Raptors, Lattuada Gallery, Milan, Italy (cat.)

Recent Group Exhibitions


Late Harvest, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV (cat.)


Xigue-Xigue, MARC STRAUS, New York

All the Best Artists are My Friends (curated by Ray Smith), MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ


Prints & Paper, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York


ESTATE, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Ai Weiwei Humanitarian Award Exhibition, WhiteBox, New York

PRINTED HISTORIES: 16 Years of Print Portfolios at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York


An Instance of Vibration, The Bowery Hotel, New York

Outer Space, EXIT ART, New York

ART MANA FEST, The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City


Exquisite Corpse Project (curated by David Salle), Gasser&Grunert Inc., New York

Fire, Burning Rain (curated by Jihae Kim), Le Poisson Rouge Gallery, New York

A Group Painting Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery)

Blood, Sweat and Tears, Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, The Canary Islands

In.flec.tion, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (cat.)

In Dialogue (curated by Peter Makebish), Anonymous Gallery, New York (cat.)

Quick While Still (curated by Colin Huerter), Heist Gallery, New York (Part 2) (cat.)


Quick While Still, Motus Fort Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Part 1) (cat)


Pop-Auge und die ewigen Quatschkommonden Deutsche und Amerikanische Kunst seit 1999

(German and American Art since 1999) (curated by André Butzer), Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (Melrose Gallery)

Faces and Figures (Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York (cat.)


Size Matters: XXL – Recent Large Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York

Paradise (Robert Crumb, John Newsom, Peter Saul and H.C. Westermann), Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery)

Trance/Borders: Exit Art Print Portfolio, Exit Art, New York (cat.)

Pop Art 1960s – 2000s, Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Japan; traveling to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hachoiji Yune Art Museum, Japan (cat.)


Contemporary Voice: Contemporary American Art from The Misumi Collection, Tottori Perfectural Museum, Osaka, Japan (cat.)

Hope, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

Selected Bibliography


Marc and Livia Straus: Collectors, LUXE IMMO Magazine, Fall Issue, pp. 22-25

Jimenez, Luis. Art Does Dallas, WhiteHot Magazine, April Issue

Luby, Abby. CIRCA 1986: A Tumultuous Time for the Arts, The Examiner Newspaper, July 15


TOP 100 ARTISTS, Flash Art, Nov/Dev issue, pp. 50-51

Schwendener, Martha. The Complex 1980s – Viewed by 47 Artists, The New York Times, November 4

Trezzi, Nicola. John Newsom: Beyond the Horizon, FLATT Magazine, Spring Issue, pp.92-97.

Fashion News: Fresh Picks, The Wall Street Journal, November 26

Robinson, Walter. Art Basel Miami Beach – More on Miami Art Week, Artnet, December

At Art Basel – Swimming in the Nudes,, December 2

Smith, Steve. Remaking a Dark Tale, With Real-Life Notes, The New York Times, September 19.

Haden-Guest, Anthony. Deck the Walls: the DJ as curator, The Art Newspaper, April 2010, p.52


Wise Up To Owls, British Vogue, October Issue, p.125

Talbot, Amanda. Fresh and Wild, ELLE Decoration UK Edition, Cover and pp.100-109

Walsh, Daniella. Cover Story: Patrick Painter Does It His Own Way (with reproduction of Resting Place, 2008, by John Newsom on the cover), Art + Living, Winter Issue, Cover and pp.60-64


John Newsom: Artist’s Profile for Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (with reproduction of For All Ages, 2007-08), Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-09, Frieze Art Fair 16-19 October, London.

The Armory Show Highlights, The Art Newspaper TV, March 28.


Morgan, Robert C. John Newsom: Allegory of Nations at Mike Weiss Gallery, New York (with reproduction of Shadowland, 2005-06) The Brooklyn Rail, February Issue, p.55

Garbarino, Steve. We Got Ourselves A Live One! Painter John Newsom Has Bats (and Bugs) In His Belfry and That Makes Us Happy, BlackBook, Dec/Jan Issue, pp.40-43

Sisco, Josh. Bullies Go Down! John Newsom Takes You to School, Glitterati, Nov/Dec Issue, pp.26-27

Selected Museums and Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Tottori Prefectural Museum, Osaka, Japan

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Neuberger Museum of Art, Westchester County, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.