J O H N   B A V A R O
4 7 2 7 Sunnydale Blvd, Erie, PA 1 6 5 0 9


2001-PresentAssociate Professor of Art, Edinboro University, Edinboro Pennsylvania


Solo and Invitational Exhibitions

2011SOLO EXHIBITION: “Primarily Primate,” Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY (scheduled)
2011SOLO EXHIBITION: “Genus” Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries of Ohio Northern University,              Ada, OH (scheduled)
2008SOLO EXHIBITION: “There Be Monsters!” Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
2007SOLO EXHIBITION: “Big Red - International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK
2006 SOLO EXHIBITION: “Fish Story Altarpiece MMV” Cecelia Coker-Bell Gallery of Coker n       College, Hartsville, SC
2004SOLO EXHIBITION: “Hooked-Selections from the School of Erie and Beyond,” Erie Maritime     Museum, Erie, PA
2004SOLO EXHIBITION: “Free-Floating Signifiers and other Jedi Mind Tricks,” Erie Art Museum     Frame Shop Gallery, Erie, PA
2003TWO ARTIST EXHIBITION: “Being Sentient,” Fawick Art Galleries, Baldwin Wallace College,               Berea, OH
2003TWO ARTIST EXHIBITION: “Convergent,” University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery,             Lawrence, KS
2003THREE ARTIST EXHIBITION: “Golgi Bodies,” Kendall Galleries, Kendall College of Art and       Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2002        SOLO EXHIBITION: "Slouching Towards Samsara," Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions and Competitions

2010“A Healing Touch:Digital Offerings of Peace to Women Survivors, Washington, D.C.
2010“West Leeds Hippo Trail,” West Leeds Arts Festival, Leeds, UK
2010“iPhone Wherefore Art Thou?,” Windsor Arts Center, Windsor, CT
2010“World at our Fingertips,” exhibition of iPhone artists, The Flying Pig Gallery, Algoma, WI
2009“Reflections on Darwin,” Wright State University, Dayton, OH
2009“Nuts and Boltz,” Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association Exhibition, Erie, PA
2007“8” (eight) Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2006“Bones of Contention,” Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
2005“Slop Art,” Nationally Touring exhibition, Center for the Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO,
              University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN
2004“Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Show,” Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
“Being Sentient,” (two person show), Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland, OH
2003“Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Show,” Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
               (juror’s award), James Yood, juror
2003 “Contact,” Exchange Exhibition, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
2003“Figures”- Works by Nine Artists: Carnegie Arts Center Galleries, Covington, KY
2001-05    “Erie Art Museum’s Annual Spring Show”-Juror’s Selection
2001-08    “EUP Faculty Show,” Bruce Gallery of Art, Edinboro, PA-annual contributor

Private Collections and Museums

Erie Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA
Jones Day Law Firm, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carabella Winery, Lake Oswego, OR
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Erie Maritime Museum, Erie, PA

Gallery Representation/Sales

Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Glass Grower’s Gallery, Erie, PA


2007PUBLIC COMISSION/PURCHASE: “Fish Story Altarpiece,” purchased by the Erie Bayfront                Convention Center Authority for permanent display at the convention center in Erie. The            competition was juried by Richard Armstrong, director of the Carnegie Museum of Art,                      Pittsburgh, PA and Judith O’Toole, director of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art,                 Greenville, PA.


2010Founding Board Member: iAMDA (International Association of Mobile Digital Artists). Served                as one of a five-member team who founded and incorporated an international organization                of mobile, digital artists (artists who create work on handheld devices such as iPhones,                      iPads, Droids, etc).
2010Coordinator/Organizer: MobileArtCon 2010: NYU, New York, NY. Serving as principle                          education forum organizer of inaugural international conference of artists at New York                       University’s Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program. (October 2010).
2010Guest Curator: “The Incliner” Online Art and Literary Journal of the Art Academy of                     Cincinnati: Curated an international exhibition of iPhone art by 10 artists, with guest                          introduction.
2008Visiting Artist/Speaker: Glenville State College: Glenville, West Virginia
2008Panelist: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Roster
2007Juror: Five Counties Arts Association Annual Exhibition, Greenville, PA
2007Panelist, Pennsylvania Partnership on the Arts-Project Stream Funding


Published Essays (writing)

2009Essayist: “Steve Emmett Retrospective,” Steve Emmett Retrospective, Bruce Gallery Press
2008        Essayist: “Gary Spinosa, Return of the Master,” Ceramics Monthly, December
2007Principal Essayist: “The Original Dirt of Denise Burge,” for catalogue, Chimney Rock in               Bloom and other Stories Bruce Gallery Press
2007Essayist: “Director’s Reflection: Gary Spinosa: Philosopher’s Stone,” for the book Gary                       Spinosa: Philosopher’s Stone: Catalogue, Bruce Gallery Press

Published Design/Artwork

2010Leibowitz, David, iPhone Art,” Manning Publications, Greenwich, CT
2010       Murtaugh, Susan, The World at our Fingertips: Catalogue
2004Cover Artist: Lake Effect, A Journal of the Literary Arts, Penn State, Behrend College’s                        Literary Journal
2004New American Paintings #51, Juried Painting exhibition in print


2010Muente, Tamera Lenz,“The Artist’s Process,” The Artist’s Magazine (scheduled_
2008Flock, Zach, “Fishy Business in the Art World,” Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, June
2007Merkle, Karen Rene, “Eight Artists at the Erie Art Museum,” Erie Times News Showcase, July
2007Smith, Dawnell, “Stream of Consciousness,” Anchorage Daily News
2005Bailey, Justin, “Artist captures ‘catch of the day’ in painting project” Florence Morning News,
2004Merkle, Karen Rene, “Impishness on Display,” Erie Times News-Showcase, July
2004Edwards, John, “Entering the Fish World”, Erie Times New-Showcase, May
2002Tanenbaum, Mark, “Art With Depth” Erie Times News-Showcase, June 
2001Hammer, Esther, "Artists Unlimited Show Draws Wide Range of Talent"
              Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, June
2000Mahler, Perin, “Paintings By John Bavaro,” Dialogue-Voicing the Arts