John Folsom

John Folsom (b. 1967) is a mixed media artist born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky.   He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University.  His work deals primarily with the way in which images of landscape are used or fictionalized to present a personal sense of place .  Folsom's photographic paintings have been widely exhibited for the past 10 years and can be found in many collections worldwide. 

EDUCATION

1990     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Bachelor of Fine Arts-Cinema and Photography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011     Marietta Museum of Art, Summering At The End of Empire, Marietta, Georgia

2010     Gibbes Museum of Art - Lure of the Low Country, Charleston, South Carolina

            U.S. Ambassador to Africa. Art in Embassies Exhibition, African Union, Ethiopia

            New Zones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary Canada

            Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee  Year Without A Summer 1819

2009     Lanoue Fine Art -  Kaaterskill:  Selected PIctures from an Imagined  Wilderness, Boston, Massachusetts

2008     New Zones -  Souvenirs , Calgary, Canada

            Fay Gold Gallery - Lure of the Low Country , Atlanta, Georgia

2007     Lanoue Fine Art -  Canopy , Boston, Massachusetts

            Zeitgeist Gallery - Canopy , Nashville, Tennessee

2006     Fay Gold Gallery - Strangescapes , Atlanta, Georgia

            Blue Gallery - solo exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri

2005     New Zones  - Hurricane Ridge , Calgary, Canada

            Cumberland Gallery - solo exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee

            Museum Works Gallery - "Defining Nature", group exhibition, Los Angeles, California

2004     Fay Gold Gallery - solo exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

2003     Volunteer State College - solo exhibition, Gallatin, Tennessee

            The Etherton Gallery - invitational group exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

2002     Blue Gallery - solo exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri

            New zones Gallery - group exhibition - Calgary, Canada

            The Lowe Gallery - solo exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

2001     Side by Side - Group Invitational, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1999     Yeiser Art Center - solo exhibition, Paducah Kentucky

1995     Cheekwood Museum of Fine Art - Two Beauties, solo exhibition, Nashville Tennessee

AWARDS

2001     Christoph Merian Foundation - Artist in Residence, Weil Am Rhein, Germany

1997     Christoph Merian Foundation - Artist in Residence, Arlesheim, Switzerland

1996     Tennessee Arts Commission -  Individual Artist Fellowship, Nashville, Tennessee

COLLECTIONS

The Gibbes Museum, Charleston, South Carolina

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta Georgia

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, Georgia

Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia

King and Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, Georgia

RCA Records, Nashville, Tennessee

Sprint PCS Communications Company, Kansas City, Missouri

Coral Energy Incorporated, Calgary, Canada

Progress Energy Incorporated, Raleigh, North Carolina

Monarch Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia

Dollar General Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee