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ABOUT

I am an illustrator, fine artist, and educator living and working in Boston, MA. My work is inspired by the absurdities of the human and natural world, Northern Renaissance art,  and daily observations. I'm a 17 time  Olympic Gold Medalist in synchronized swimming, and am considered one of the best swimmers of my generation. I also have a baker's dozen Michelin stars earned from ingenuity in the art of watery oatmeal. I have experience in editorial, advertising, book cover, package design, and fine art illustration. 

John Rego is represented by Richard Solomon Artist Representatives 

CONTACT

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EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts
MFA: Illustration as Visual Essay 2021
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
BFA: Illustration 2018

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2024: MassArt Auction: MassArt Design Center | Boston, MA
2023: Art Now | Brassworks Gallery | Portland, OR
2023: BLAB 18: Copro Gallery | Santa Monica, CA
2023: Wag Your Tail: Vertical Gallery | Chicago, IL

2023: Eat at your Own Risk: Out of the Box Gallery | Jamestown, RI
2023: Salut 8: Gallery Nucleus | Portland, OR
2023: One Sheet Print Show: Gallery 1988 | Los Angeles, CA

2023: House of Many Tales: WowxWow | Scotland, UK
2023: MassArt Auction: MassArt Design Center | Boston, MA
2022: Cornucopia: WowXWow | Scotland, UK
2022: Smorgasbord: Gallery 1988 | Los Angeles, CA
2022: BLAB 17: Copro Gallery | Santa Monica, CA
2022: Salut 7: Gallery Nucleus | Portland, OR
2022: One Sheet Print Show: Gallery 1988 | Los Angeles, CA
2022: MassArt Auction: MassArt Design Center | Boston, MA
2022: Illustration 64: Society of Illustrators | New York, NY
2021: MFAI Thesis Show: SVA Chelsea Gallery | New York, NY
2021: Paintings 2011-2021: Site Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY
2021: City Hall Exhibit | Jersey City, NJ
2021: Spring 66: Superchief Gallery | New York, NY
2021: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2021: Emerging Artists 2021: Dodomu Gallery | Brooklyn, NY
2021: The Book Show: SVA Galleries | New York, NY
2020: Color Management: SVA Flatiron Gallery | New York, NY
2020: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2020: Starta Arta: Gramercy Gallery | New York, NY
2020: Our Concerning Paradise: The Living Gallery | Brooklyn, NY
2020: Chuck's Bucket: SVA Gramercy Gallery | New York, NY
2019: Seeking Spaces: Bushwick Open Studios | Brooklyn, NY
2019: Illustration Exhibit: The Art League Gallery | Alexandria, VA
2019: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2019: Illustration West 57 Gallery Show: Swains HQ | Glendale, CA
2018: Holiday Show: Imago Foundation for the Arts | Warren, RI
2018: 30 & Under: Imago Foundation for the Arts | Warren, RI
2018: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2018: All School Show: Doran Gallery | Boston, MA
2018: Illustration Thesis Show: President's Gallery | Boston, MA
2017: AFK Student Scholarship Competition | Boston, MA
2017: All School Show: President's Gallery | Boston, MA
2017: Student Show: Gallery 263 | Cambridge, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2022: Natural Selection: Dryden Gallery | North Providence, RI

AWARDS

2024: AI-AP | American Illustration 43 Winer

2023 Society of Illustrators 66 | Illustration Annual 

2021: Society of Illustrators 64 | Gold Medal Uncommissioned

2021: AI-AP | American Illustration 40 Winner 

2020: SVA Merit Scholarship

2020: AI-AP | American Illustration 39 Winner

2019: The Art League | Illustration Exhibition Honorable Mention

2019: Little Compton Community Center | Award of Excellence

2019: 3x3 Illustration Show No. 16 | Honorable Mention

2018: Society of Illustrators: West 57

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 53 | Runner-Up

2018: George Nick Prize

2018: MassArt | Illustration Departmental Honors

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 51 | Runner-Up

2017: AFK Student Scholarship | Runner-Up

CLIENT LIST​

Art & Fable Puzzle Company 

Chamberlain Coffee                                       

Chief Investment Officer  

Fidelity International   

Gallery 1988

Garden & Gun Magazine  

Hudson Valley Seed Company

Minted New York 

Motif Magazine  

Oxford University Press 

 

TEACHING

Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Boston, MA

Visiting Lecturer: Spring 2022 - Spring 2023, Temporary Full-Time Professor: Fall 2023 - Present

Classes Taught: BFA Illustration: Narrative Illustration (Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024), Drawing Observation to Concept (Fall 2022), Junior Illustration (Spring 2023, Spring 2024), Media Techniques (Fall 2023), Advanced Drawing Projects (Fall 2023), Color for Illustrators (Spring 2024) Continuing Education: Beginning Illustration (Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023), Narrative Illustration (Summer 2022), K-12 Illustration Intensive (Summer 2022)

Parsons School of Design: Spring 2023 | New York, NY

Visiting Lecturer: Spring 2023

Classes Taught: BFA Illustration: Professional Practices (Spring 2023)

RESIDENCIES

2023: Art Farm | Marquette, NE

INTERVIEWS/ ARTIST TALKS

2024: Maryland Institute College of Arts

2022: Parsons School of Design 

2022: Maryland Institute College of Arts

2018: Imago Foundation for the Arts

2018: Boston Voyager 

Penguin Random House
Pigment

Rhode Island Monthly
Saucony
Stag's Leap Winery
State Farm

Tiny Showcase
The New Yorker
The New York Times

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