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ABOUT

John Rego is an illustrator and painter living and working in Providence, RI. His work is inspired by the absurdities of the human and natural world, reportage illustration pop-surrealism and 19th Century scientific illustration. John is a 17 time Olympic Gold Medalist in synchronized swimming, and was the original choice to host Hell's Kitchen. John Rego also has experience in editorial, fine art, package design, and narrative illustration. 

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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
2022: Imaginators-A-Go-Go: WowxWow | Scotland, UK
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 Senior 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

INTERVIEWS/ ARTIST TALKS

2022: Parsons School of Design 

2022: Maryland Institute College of Arts

2019: Motif Magazine

2018: Imago Foundation for the Arts

2018: Boston Voyager 

AWARDS

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

PUBLICATIONS

2022: Rhode Island Monthly: August Issue (Montauk Oyster Bar)

2021: New York Times: Our Digital Pasts...

2021: Tiny Showcase: Brunch

2021: Chief Investment Officer: Distressed Real Estate

2021: Rhode Island Monthly: February Issue (Not so Happy Trails)

2020: Motif Magazine: November Issue

2020: Rhode Island Monthly: November Issue (Terek Sandpiper) 

2020: The New Yorker: Daily Shouts (Apartment Hunt 2020)

2020: Motif Magazine: Rhode Island Beaches and Bike Paths

2020: Tiny Showcase: The Neighborhood 

2020: The Nation's OppArt: Running Outfits: Covid Edition

2020: New York Poster House: #CombatCovid

2020: Milton Glaser Design Study Center: Glaser Archives

2020: Print Magazine: The Daily Heller 

2019: Rhode Island Monthly: January Issue (Rhode Island Reds Awards)

2019: 3x3 Magazine: No. 16

2019: Rhode Island Monthly: July Issue (Dyer Woods Campground)

2019: Motif Magazine: Alternative Romance Issue 

2018: Pigment: Bird Houses

2018: Rhode Island Monthly: November Issue (Wild Turkeys)

2018: Rhode Island Monthly: October Issue (Brownfields in Rhode Island)

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 53

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 51

2017: ACS Greeting Card

2017: On Tray Magazine: Beautiful Spring 2017

2016: MassArt Center of Vision: April Issue