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John Hampshire



Associate Professor of Studio Art, Adirondack Community College.

1997: State University of NY at Albany. MFA in Painting
1994: Skidmore College. BS in art Honors: Dean’s List, Periclean Society, Cum Laude



• Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Adirondack

• NYFA Artists John Hampshire/Adam Daily. Booz and Co., NYC

• Phoenix Gallery, NYC

• “Tornadic Labyrinths”. Phoenix Gallery, NYC

• John Hampshire/Russell Serriane. Ivy Associates Gallery. Schuylerville, NY

• “Expressive Eccentricities” State College of Florida.
• “Vimala Steadman/John Hampshire” Phoenix Gallery, NYC
• “More Than Just Lines”. Clement Art. Troy, NY

• The Darrow School. New Lebanon, NY
• “Layers and Labyrinths” The Show Walls at 1133 Ave. of the Americas, NYC.
Curated by L L Powers
• "Puffed Up” Dusk. Troy, NY

• Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
• The Red Gallery. Troy, NY

• Visual Arts Gallery. Adirondack Community College

• Project Room at the Phoenix Gallery, 11th Street, NY, NY
• John Hampshire/Wren Panzella. Northpointe Gallery and Cultural Center. Kinderhook, NY
• John Hampshire/ Gary Shankman. Oakroom Artists’ Gallery
• Butzel Gallery. “Face to Face, John Hampshire and Sara Didonato”.
• Sayles School of Fine Arts. Schenectady, NY

• Fulton Street Gallery, Fulton Street, Troy, NY
• Pierce Art Gallery, W.V.U. Montgomery, West Virginia.
• Walsh Gallery, Georgetown University, Arlington, VA

• EBA Gallery, Albany, NY
• John Hampshire and Gary Shankman. First Unitarian Church. Schenectady, NY

• The Main Street Gallery. Dobbs Ferry, NY
• The Yates Gallery, Siena College.

• Vertical Gallery. Rennselear Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY
• The Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
• "Portraits" Hunter Gallery. Newport, RI.
• “Labyrinthine Portraits” Hudson Valley Community College. Troy, NY
• “Paintings and Drawings”. Niskayuna Art Gallery. Niskayuna, NY

• The Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

• Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
• "Paintings by John Hampshire and Jennifer Gordon” Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
• Courthouse Gallery. Lake George Arts Project. 2-person show
• Grosvenor Gallery. SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY

• Uncommon Grounds, Saratoga Springs. NY
• SCAC Gallery, Cobleskill, NY

• Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA.
• Uncommon Grounds, Albany, NY

• Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs. NY; 2-person

• "En Masse II", Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
• "En Masse", Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

• "Search Portrait", Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
• The Aura of Fiery Inspiration", Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

• “aHead” Albany Center Galleries. Curated by Brian Cirmo.
• “Postcards from the Edge”. Sikkema Jenkins Gallery. NYC

• "An Armory Show", The Opalka Gallery. Sage College of Albany

• 3 person exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
• “Natural/Constructed Spaces”. The Painting Center. NYC

• After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show, curated by Ken Johnson. SUNY Albany Art Museum
• West/East, Poetry and Art. VAG, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY
• “Unabashed”. Dacia Gallery. NYC
• “Fence Select”. ACCR, Troy, NY
• “Kaleidoscope”. Lana Santorelli Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
• “Postcards from the Edge”. CRG Gallery. NYC
• 3-person show at Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY

• “Black and White”. Lana Santorelli Gallery. NYC
• “Fence Select”. ACCR, Troy, NY
• “Unwind”. Lana Santorelli Gallery. NYC
• “Postcards from the Edge”. Ziersmith Gallery. NYC
• “The Naked Woman Show”. House of Creative Soul Gallery. Saratoga, NY

• “Fence Select”. ACCR, Troy, NY
• “Ekphrasis” Visual Arts Gallery, Adirondack Community College
• International Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries.
• “Postcards from the Edge”. Metro Pictures. NYC

• “As Others see Us”. Brattleboro Museum
• International Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries

• “Postcards from the Edge”. James Cohen Gallery. NY, NY
• Phoenix Gallery, 11th Street, NY, NY
• Fence Select. The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
• ACC Faculty Exhibition. Visual Arts Gallery, Adirondack Community College. Queensbury, NY

• “Nurturing the Edge” CUE Art Foundation. 511 W. 25th St. NY, NY
• International Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries. New York University. NYC. NY. Juror’s Award
• “Character Study”. Albany Airport
• Oakroom Arts Exhibition. Schenectady Museum. Schenectady, NY
• Second Street Art, Troy, NY

• “Postcards from the Edge”. Robert Miller Gallery. NY, NY
• Isadore Gallery. Lancaster, PA
• "28th Annual Small Works Show". Curated by Claudia Stone. 80 Washington Sq. East Galleries, NYU

• Brent Sikema Gallery. 526 W. 26th St., NY, NY
• “MMAS” Florida International University
• “National 2004” Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown,NY
• "27th Annual Small Works Show". Curated by Molly Barnes. 80 Washington Sq. East Galleries, NYU

• Cyclics Gallery. Schenectady, NY
• Schenectady Museum. “Exhibition of works by Oakroom Artists”
• “Unplugged”. Exhibition of Painters at the Albany International Airport. Curated by Sharon Bates
• Exhibition of Visiting Assistant Faculty, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College. Curated by Paul Sattler
• 26th International Small works Show. 80 Washington Square East Galleries. NYU. Juried by Tatyana Okshteyn. Juror’s Award
• “Small Works”. NURTUREart, Chelsea NY, NY

• “Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition” Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
• “Containment” Llantarnam Grange Arts Center, South Wales Curated by Richard Cox.
• "25th Annual Small Works Show". Curated by Barbara Millstein. 80 Washington Sq. East Galleries, NYU. Juror's Award

• “International Works on Paper”. Soho20 Gallery, NYC, NY Juried by Krishna Reddy
• “Invitational International Art Exhibition”. Period Gallery. Omaha, NE
• “Small Works Exhibition”, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC. Juried by Peter Blum. Honorable mention
• “Every Picture Tells a Story; Narrative Paintings”. The Main Street Gallery. Dobbs Ferry, NY 4-person show

• “On/Of Paper”. Cloyde Snook Gallery. Adams State College. Alamosa, CO Juried by Lisa Tremper Hanover
• “National 2000" Cooperstown Art Association. Juried by Jerome Witkin. Two awards received.
• “RE/ Surface”. Marshall Arts Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ. Juried by Joshua Rose
• Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC. “Current Work: A National Competition 2000". Juried show

• Summer Six Faculty Art Show: Skidmore Coll., Saratoga Springs, NY
• Skidmore College, Dana Science Center Atrium. Skidmore Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition. Saratoga Springs.
• The Firehouse Gallery, Bordentown, NJ. "Brian Cesario, Dallas Cheek, John Hampshire, and Erin Obrochta"
• "Clickers," Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY; Curated by Jed Cleary

• Spencertown Academy. Spencertown. NY; Juried by Carrie Haddad. Award received.
• Morningside Gallery. Latham, NY. "Eastern Juried Regional"
• Schweinfurth Mml. Ctr., Auburn, NY; "Artists of NY". Juried by Jerome Witkin
• Albany International Airport. "1998 Artists of the Mohawk- Hudson Region". Juried by Lela Hersh
• Rathbone Gallery. Sage JCA. Albany. "Body Image". National Juried show. Curated by Ken Johnson
• NYS Museum, Albany. NY. "NYS Biennial Exhibition". Curated by Linda Weintraub
• Spencertown Academy, Spencertown NY; 4-person show

• Spencertown Academy, Juried show. Award received.
• The Gallery at Two Depot Square, Chatham, NY. "The Men's Room"
• Art Museum, SUNY, Albany. NY "Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region". Juried by Dan Cameron
• Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY. "Newer Artists". Curated by Harold Lohner
• MFA Thesis Show. University Art Museum, SUNY. Albany. NY

• Senior Art Exhibition, Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs. NY

• Wayside Inn, Greenfield Center, NY; group show

2011 Purchase Award, Hyde Museum.

New York Foundation for the Arts 2011 Fellowship Award in Printmaking/ Drawing/ Book Arts
Dr. Arthur C. Collins ’48 Purchase Award. (University at Albany). Awarded at Mohawk Hudson regional at the Hyde Colection

Juror’s Award. “Fence Show Select”. The Arts Center of the Capital Region”. , 2011, 2009, 2006

ACC Foundation Mini-Grant for Spring 2008 open model sessions

Nominated for President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2007, 2008, 2009

Juror’s Award, International Small Works Exhibition, NYU. 2009, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002. Honorable mention in 2001.

Two Juror’s Awards received in “National 2000” at Cooperstown Art Association, 2000

2013. The Vermont Studio Center

1998-2009: Teaching Artist in Residence, Summer Programs, Skidmore College

”John Hampshire is a virtuoso with a brush. …..viewers might imagine him handling his brushes like an orchestra conductor who waves his wand with punctuation and prowess. Portrait painters in need of inspiration should see this memorable show.” 9/15/2002. New York Times. Review by Dominick Lombardi

”….John Hampshire’s In the Studio with Zephyr. An engrossing oil painting that deals simultaneously with the dynamics of anger and the intensity of creativity,…… it is so potent, so powerful…..the searing vision of its central figure is devastating.” 8/2002. Berkshire Home and Style Magazine. J. Peter Bergman

“John Hampshire's astonishing grid of 10 canvases bridges abstraction and realism. One of the area's most exciting young painters, Hampshire presents a series of small portraits that are carefully rendered in a tight, pointillist style. Around the edges of each canvas, however, the paint devolves into a jagged pattern of slashes, like a video transmission breaking up. The question -- is this chaos overtaking order, or order working to conquer chaos? -- gives these works their satisfying tension.” 6/03. Albany Times Union. Tim Cahill

“....’John Hampshire’s Recent Work’ fills the gallery with medium and large scale paintings made in just a two or three year period....The personality of the subject is heightened, as in a caricature, painted with an exaggerated, almost distorted sense of space and shape..........Hampshire consistently creates a surface that comes alive on its own terms. Here, the subject is of less obvious interest- a woman looking shyly..... His (Hampshire’s) new sensitivity to light, his more intense palette, and his carryover of the photograph’s blurred foregrounds all make for formally strong results.” 1999. Albany Times Union Oct. "Reflections on a Varied Career" Review by William Jaeger.

“ ... His portraits are strongly composed with powerful emotion and a surreal edge...” 1999. The Independent Sept. 2. "Spencertown Academy Exhibits Works of Local Painters".

“The omnipresence of John Hampshire’s portraiture in the capital region has made it easy to trace his experimentation with style. Laura, an oil on paper work, is an interesting example….. markings have been subdued in favor of a pointillist-television realism....which in turn evolves into something more akin to the agitation of Van Gogh. I couldn’t help but think of Chuck Close, but Hampshire’s Laura is generally more satisfying....” 1999. Metroland. Feb. 18. "Channel Surfing". Review by Stacy Lauren. Metroland. p. 21.

“And John Hampshire ...offers a grand, cautionary tableau in ‘An Artist’s Education: Adam Luscier in My Studio’, where the subject slumps in abject enlightenment amid artist’s trappings, graphic chaos knawing at the edges of the visual field”. 1997. Metroland. July 3. "Broad Strokes" Review by Rich Kriener. p.20

2013. Booz and Company, NYC, New York
2013. University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
2011. LARAC. Glens Falls, NY
2009. State College of Florida Manatee, Bradenton, FL.
2008. The Darrow School.
2004. Georgetown University.
2004. Lecture/Demonstration for Albany/Colonie League of Arts
2002. Siena College. Loudonville, NY. 2002
2001. Niskayuna High School. Niskayuna, NY. 2001
2001. St. Georges School. Newport, RI.
2001. Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY
1999. SUNY Cobleskill. Cobleskill, NY.
1997. Berkshire Community College. Pittsfield, Mass.

Classes taught include all levels of Painting and Drawing, Life Drawing, Life painting, Color, Two Dimensional Design, Architectural Perspective, and Introduction to Art

•2009 to present: Associate Professor of Art, Adirondack Community College.
•2005 to 2009: Assistant Professor of Art, Adirondack Community College.
•1997 to 2005: Instructor of Art at Sage College of Albany and Russell Sage College in Troy.
•1998 to present: Visiting Artist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in Summer Sessions at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
•1999, 2001 to 2005: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Skidmore College.
•1999: Adjunct Instructor for College of Saint Rose Art Dept.
•1998, 99, 2000, 01: Juror for NYS Olympics for the Visual Arts.
•1998: Coordinator for Summer Art program, Junior College of Albany
•1995-97: Instructor in Drawing and figure drawing at SUNYA, Albany, NY
•1993-4: Teaching Assistant in printmaking, Skidmore College

2011: Studio Visit Magazine

2011: “Art that plays with how we look at it”. The Post Star. 2011: “Five Questions”. Interveiw qwith Daniel Sanzone. Troy Record

2010: “John Hampshire speaks about his recent artwork”. Interveiw with Tim Kane. Times Union.

2009: Creative Loafing. “Art: Kind of Eccentric”.

2009: Sarasota Herald Tribune 2009: Get Visual. “Trojan Trilogy”, blog review by David Brickman

2008: The Times Union. “’Locally Grown’ an airport diary”. Tim Kane

2008: The Times Union. “Art or Ego:’One Man Show’ celebrates artists’ Visions”. Danielle Furfaro

2008: The Post Star. “Faculty displays talent at ACC”

2008: The Chronicle. “LARAC, Hyde, and ACC Galleries all busy last week”.

2006. The Post Star. “Doodling Toward an image”. Review of Solo Exhibition at Adirondack Community College by Konrad Marshall

2006: The Post Star. “ACC, Sage College Sign Agreement”.

2005: Pulse Magazine. Cover story and interview with John Nelson 2004: The Washington Post. “ Paintings and Drawings by John Hampshire”

2004: Georgetown College Weekly Review.

2003: Albany Times Union. “18 painters”. Review by Timothy Cahill

2002: Metroland Magazine. “Making His Marks” Review by David Brickman.

12/15/02: Digital City “Paintings and Drawings”. Review by Ted Bluestein.

9/15/02: New York Times. Review by Dominick Lombardi

8/02: Berkshire Home and Style Magazine. Review by J. Peter Bergman.

6/22/02: Albany Times Union “Regional Rewards”. Review by Tim Cahill.

10/12/01: Skidmore News “Skidmore Faculty Strut Their Stuff”. William Murray.

2/18/01: New York Times “Worth a Thousand Words…”

10/19/99: Albany Times Union “Reflections of a Varied Career; Alan Grindle and John Hampshire”. Review by William Jaeger.

10/2/99: The Independent. “Spencertown Academy Exhibits Works of Local Painters”

2/18/99: Metroland Magazine “Channel Surfing” Review by Stacy Lauren. 3/1/98: Albany Times Union Arts Section.

7/3/97: Metroland Magazine “Broad Strokes”. Review by Rich Kriener.

5/7/97: Update “MFA Thesis Exhibition”

“Natural/Constructed Spaces”. The Painting Center.

Ekphrasis: Art into Words. Edited by Kathleen McCoy and Sheldon Hurst..

“Unplugged”. Albany international Airport. Essay by Sharon Bates

“Containment. Kumi Yamashita, Frank Watkins, Seamus Staunton, John Hampshire, Peter Ellis, Richard Cox”. Introduction by Richard Cox. Llantarnam Grange Arts Center, Wales, UK.

“2002 Mohawk/Hudson Regional”. Essay by Linda Norden

24th , 25th , 26th , 27th , 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, and 32nd “ International Small Works Exhibition” NYU

“The Body Image” Essay by Ken Johnson.

“1998 New York State Biennial”. Essay by Linda Weintraub. New York State Museum.

“1997 Mohawk/Hudson Regional”. Essay by Dan Cameron. State University at Albany.



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