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John Currin, 1962 - 
 
John Currin was born in Boulder, Colorado, earned his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, and in 1986 graduated from Yale University's MFA program.

John Currin is a contemporary painter who was part of a group of figurative painting. His work draws upon a broad range of cultural influences that include Renaissance oil paintings. He is best known for satirical figurative paintings which deal with provocative sexual and social themes in a technically skillful manner.

He had his first show in 1989 in New York at a downtown alternative space gallery and then signed with a more 'main-line' gallery.

 

In 1993, his work was in the Venice Biennale and was also included in a 1997 Projects exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

John Currin had more than 20 solo exhibitions, including 'John Currin,' a paintings exhibition organized in 2003 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, which traveled to the Serpentine Gallery, London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

His drawings were the subject of a 2003 solo exhibition organized by the Des Moines Art Center, and which traveled to the Aspen Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Rizzoli International published a major monograph on John Currin in 2006.

John Currin married sculptor Rachel Feinstein and works from a studio in Manhattan.

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