The New York Optimist
June 2008, Vol. 01: Issue 01
John McGarity
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Resume  
Education

1988 - 1992 BFA program University of
Maryland, Baltimore Co.    –(Film / Video /
Photography)
1999 - 2001 MFA program Pratt Institute,  
Brooklyn, NY    -(Painting)


Selected Solo / Two Person exhibitions

1995 _Gomez Gallery
Baltimore, MD  

1998 _Gomez Gallery
Baltimore, MD

_Gallery 10
Washington, D.C.

2001 _"Pericynthion", Steuben West Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

2002 _Gomez Gallery
Baltimore, MD

2003 _BrooklynFireproof Gallery
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2005 _BrooklynFireproof Gallery
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
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Selected Group exhibitions

1993 _(UMBC), Baltimore, MD
Juror: J.W. Mahoney (Hirschorn
Museum, Wash. D.C.)

_Resurgam Gallery,
Baltimore, MD  

1995 _1995 National Showcase,
Alternative Museum,
New York, NY

_Singular View, Towson State
Univ.,  
Baltimore, MD
Curator: George Udel

_Photo '95, Ellipse Arts Center,
(Honorable Mention)
Arlington, VA     
Juror: Jay Fisher  (Baltimore
Museum of Art)

1996 _Emerging Artists '96,
Slowinski Gallery,
New York, NY

1999 _"Strange Matter" American
Center for Physics
College Park, MD
Curator: Sarah Tanguy

_"Strange Matter II"  Gallery 10
Washington D.C.

_"Cultural Exchange", Riva Sinistra
Arte
Florence, Italy
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The Artistic Life of Painter and
Photographer John Mcgarrity

Along with many other fabulous talented
artists I was fortunate enough

To enter into the private gallery of John Mcgarrity in a
room of the Chelsea hotel during The Poole Art fair in
April.   

John Mcgarrity an artist who lives and works in
Williamsburg Brooklyn

Has a BFA in film and photography from The University
of Maryland and an MFA

In Fine Art and Painting from Pratt.

Married to a photographer, John and his wife Tiffany
share an artistic existence

That is both creative and rewarding.

Like many artists he is “compelled” to create art.

It is an instinctive and therapeutic necessity.

I asked him what may have been a high point in his career
and he didn’t have a direct answer but casually mentioned
that he photographed Spike Lee and his wife

In the house that they bought which was once owned by
Jasper Johns on the Upper east side. John’s work is
captivating and colorful.

He creates landscapes of perfectly placed colors that
introduce images of human beings

Words and atmospheres when combined take you on a
journey to a different realm of existence. Many of his
works are dark in nature but are presented with a palette
that lends itself to being very aesthetically pleasing and
the perfect addition to any collection.
www.johnmcgarity.com
www.johnmcgarity.com/works
Questions about the artist?
email the publisher @
jesebastian@thenewyorkoptimist.com
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