John Wentz

John Wentz is a contemporary painter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards. Wentz now paints full time in his studio in Alameda, CA.

John Wentz is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Imprints, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2014
Passages, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Spectra, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
Synthesis, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Adaptive Radiation, D-Structure, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
2nd Annual Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Art Market San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Made in California, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
LA Art Show, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Miami Project, Hashimoto Contemporary, Miami Beach, FL
Works on Paper, Arcadia Contemporary, New York, NY
Five & Under, Arcadia Contemporary, New York, NY
As One, Mike Wright Gallery, Denver, CO
Moleskine Project IV, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Freaks & Americana, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA
Tired Hands, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014
With A Vengeance, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
Half the Story, 63 Bluxome St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Contemplation, Gallery M Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Kubrick, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Quentin vs. Coen, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Olympus, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Carpe Diem, Loakal, Oakland, CA
Image Hungry, Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA
Universe, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nostalgia, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Penumbra, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM
CA 12×12, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In Dreams, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2013
Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Black Friday, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA
The Moleskine Project III, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Music Sounds Better With You, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lil Bub Group Show, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
My First Four, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
111 Minna 20th Anniversary, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wonderland Anniversary, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
The Fantastic 50, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tarot: The Art of Fortune, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
Supernatural, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
Rooster, The Safehouse Atelier, San Francisco, CA
Notorious, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Safehouse Show 4, The Safehouse Atelier, San Francisco, CA

2011
Moment, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
111 at 111, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Skin, Brief Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Now or Never!, Gallery Heist, San Francisco, CA
As If Our Lives Depended On It, HCG Gallery, Dallas, TX

2008
Common Descent, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Bay Area Influence, The Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

PUBLICATIONS

2011 La Gazette Cournot, France
2008 Clone Magazine, Spain
2007 International Artist Magazine
2007 American Art Collector Magazine

Education

2006
BFA, Painting; Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-2012
Instructor in Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
 (Drawing, Painting, Anatomy, Composition, and Color Theory)

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