Resumé

Selected Group Exhibitions

1994

Crucifixion of the Feminine, Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1992

Christmas Show, Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1991

The Independent Group, Artspace, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

1989

Portrait Show, Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1983

The Last Juried Show: Virginia Artist Biennial,

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.

[Jurors: Jim Dine (Drawing) and Emmit Gowan (Photography)

1981

Virginia Artist Biennial, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.

[Juror: Peter Plagens]

1979

Virginia Artist Biennial, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.

(Juror: Alan D'Arcangelo)

Solo Exhibitions

2008

Botanicals, Corporate & Museum Frame Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1997

New Work, Fulcrum Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1996

The Walker Fine Arts Center, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va.

1993

Shifts of Focus, Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1992

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, The Anderson Gallery,

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Small Paintings, Gallery X, Charlottesville, Va.

Corporate Collections

1994

Wheat First Securities, Richmond, Va.

1987

Phillip Morris Inc., Richmond, Va.

Private Collections

From 1981 to the present I have sold over 100 portraits. I have only listed key collections below

2006

Cabell Harris, President, Chief Creative Director, Work Incorporated, Richmond, Va.

Don Just, Advertising Executive, Richmond, Va.

2005

Cabell Harris, President, Chief Creative Director, Work Incorporated, Richmond, Va.

2004

Mike and Jenny Hughes, Richmond, Va.

2003

Elizabeth Sheffield, London, United Kingdom

2002

Peter and Karen Grimm, Executive, Siddall Incorporated, Richmond, Va.

1998

Don Just, Advertising Executive, Richmond, Va.

1997

Warner and Debbie Brundage, Midlothian, Va.

1996

Cabell Harris, President, Chief Creative Director, Work Incorporated, Richmond, Va.

1996

Edwin Joseph, President, Chief Executive Officer, Great Atlantic Real Estate and

Management Incorporated, Hampton, Va.

1995

Cabell Harris, President, Chief Creative Director, Work Incorporated, Richmond, Va.

1994

Daniel Boone, Freelance Art Director, Richmond, Va.

1993

Catherine Wichterman, Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, New York

William J. and Marilyn Fields, Art Curator, Wheat First Securities

1986

Marshall and Stevie Wishnack, Richmond Va.

Merle Stern and Murry Bognavitz, Knoxville Tn.

1981

David W. Crockett, Richmond Va.

1979

Kip Kephart, Richmond Va.

Bibliography

1996

Martha Mabey, "Shenk Paintings Draw Double Takes", Richmond Times Dispatch, May 9

1994

Ruth Latter, "A Farsighted Approach to Portraiture", The Daily Progress,

Charlottesville, Va., December 12

Paulette Roberts-Pullen, "Feminine Mystique",Style Weekly, August 9

1993

Ce Ce Bullard, "Photorealists Employ Shifting Artistic Focus", Richmond Times Dispatch, August 5

Paulette Roberts-Pullen, "Shifting focus, John Shenk's paintings catch us off guard...", Style Weekly, August 17

Dawn Latane, "John Shenk: Shifts of Focus", Art Papers, November-December

Grants, Awards and Honors

1992

Virginia Museum Fellowship for Painting, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.

[Juror: Neal Benezra, Chief Curator Hirshorn Museum]

1991

Virginia Commonwealth Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Professional Experience

2000-present

Free-lance Information and Technology technician and consultant, specializing in all aspects including repair of Macintosh computers.

1996-1997

Represented by Fulcrum Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1993-1996

Represented by Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Va.

1986-Present

Full-time Fine Artist - painted portraits exclusively until 1989.

Private Painting Teacher

Education

1992

Master of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

1984

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.