John Borowicz

John Borowicz has his roots in portrait painting and illustration. His work ranges from the representational to the absurd, pulling influences from traditional oil portraits and landscapes, classical sculptures, Modernist painting, pagan iconography, comic book illustration, and architectural drawings. In the past seven years, the birth of his three sons has made a clear influence on his work in terms of subject matter and attitude, as well as medium and process. The sense of imagination and absurd humor, as well as a childlike sense of explorative discovery, result in work that makes us laugh and blush. It's the kind of work we just can't stop looking at. 

Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibits: 

The Contemporary Figure, 2014

Small Works, 2013

Wang, Dang, Doodle, 2013

Small Works, 2012

Inaugural Show, 2011

Born: 1968 New Bedford, Massachusetts

Lives and Works in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts


1986 - 1991 University of Massachusetts Amherst

1989 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Selected Publications

2011  Versus Magazine

2010  Time Out New York, July 2010

2005  New York Home, Volume 1, Issue 1

2002  Tema Celeste, Issue 92

2000  New American Paintings, Number 26


Selected Exhibitions

2011  The Question of Drawing, Group Exhibition, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine

2010  Sprawling Conglomerates, One Person Exhibition, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, New York

2009  Precision, Group Exhibition, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, New York

2009 About Face, Group Exhibition, Adam Baumgold Gallery. New York, New York

2008  Homegrown, Group exhibition, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts

2007  Science, Religion, Art: Greater New Bedford Artists Responding to Johann Jacob Scheucher's Physica Sacra,

         1731 - 35, Group Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, Massachusetts

2006  Response Exhibition, Group Exhibition, New Bedford Art Museum

2002  Gallery Inventory, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, New York

2002 Flat File, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York

2001  Faculty Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2000  Halloween Group Exhibition, CBGB's, New York, New York      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5