Location: Bowdoin / John B. Bisbee

Visual Arts

John B. Bisbee

Sculptor in Residence

Contact Information

jbisbee@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3052
Art
Edwards Center for Art & Dance


Fall 2013

  • Sculpture I (VART 195A)
  • Sculpture I (VART 195B)
  • Intermediate Independent Study in Visual Arts (VART 295)


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Education

  • 1992 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine 
  • 1990 B.F.A., Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Links




2004
Plane Space, New York, New York. May 20-June 26
2003
Hargate Art Center Gallery, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. May 1-May 10.
2002
Plane Space, New York, New York, August 28-October 4 (brochure).
Suyama Space, Seattle, Washington. Three Tons, May 3-August 16 (brochure).
2001
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. John Bisbee: Arc and Plume, March 31-June 3 (brochure).
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts. New Sculpture: John Bisbee, January 2-25.
ICON Gallery, Brunswick, Maine. New Nails, September 29-October 27.
2000
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri. John Bisbee: Field, June 30-September 3 (brochure).
1999
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. Tons, February 11-March 19.
Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts. Recent Compulsions, April 29-May 27.
1998
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine. John Bisbee: A Winter's Work, May 2-June 8.
1997
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. Frozen by Fire: Sculptures by John Bisbee, March 11-August 24.
1996
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Recent Gatherings, June 4-29.
1995
Chase Gallery at City Hall, Spokane, Washington. Five Years, Sculpture by John Bisbee, February 27-March 24.
1993
Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas. Evidence in Sculpture, 1993.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004
d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Brooklyn, New York. Home, January 17-March 14.
Coventry, Vermont. August 13-15. (Featured artist)
2003
The IT Festival, Limestone, Maine. August 2-4. (Featured artist)
Plane Space, New York, New York. In Summation: Inaugural Season Artists, June 18-July 27.
Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts. The 2003 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, June 13-August 31 (catalogue).
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. 2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 10-June 1 (catalogue).
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. Select Selections, January 2-April 14.
2002
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine. Past/Present/Future, August 10-October 10 (catalogue).
2001
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. 2001 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 4-June 3 (catalogue).
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine. 10 Artist Fellows, June 7-July 21 (catalogue).
Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Obsession, October 2-27 (brochure)
1999
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. New Acquisitions 1998, January 9-April 18
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts. On the Roll: The Sphere in Contemporary Sculpture, January 16-March 14
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Sculpture for the Outdoors III, September 7-October 28
1998
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. 1998 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, November 5-January 3, 1999 (catalogue).
1997
Art Gym at Mayhurst College, Portland, Oregon. Traversing Territory, Part 1: Pure Form: The Intensity of Process, January 9-February 9. Organized by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon (catalogue).
Maine Coast Artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine. The 1997 MCA Invitational Exhibition, June 24-July 20
ICON Gallery, Brunswick, Maine. Four on the Floor, September 27-November 5
1995
Bank of America Gallery (formerly Seafirst Gallery), Seattle, Washington. Interior Idioms, November 2-December 29 (brochure).
1994
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon. New Year Group Show, January 4-29
1993
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas. Tenth Faculty Biennial, January 2-March 7

  • Cotter, Holland. "Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper Of Eclectic Flames". The New York Times, Weekend, January 23, 2004: E27, E29.
  • Schiesel, Seth. "A Musical Theme Park for 60,000". The New York Times, Circuits, August 7, 2003: G1.
  • Temin, Christine. "Rappaport Prize Winner Proves An Artful Dodger". The Boston Globe, Living/Arts, June 13, 2003: C16.
  • Koplos, Janet. "John Bisbee at Plane Space". Art in America, March, 2003: 119.
  • Modern Painters, "[Editor] Karen Wright's Gallery", Autumn, 2002: 155.
  • The New Yorker, "Goings On About Town", September 23, 2002: 21.
  • Johnson, Ken. "Art Guide." The New York Times, September 13, 2002: E32.
  • Farr, Sheila. "Artist Nails Compulsion With Tons of Work". Seattle Times, Entertainment and Arts, May 12, 2002: J2.
  • Ferris, Alison. "John Bisbee: Large Quantities of Ordinary Things". Sculpture, March 2002: 20-21.
  • Beem, Edgar Allen. "John Bisbee". ARTnews, Summer 2001: 182.
  • McQuaid, Cate. "Unfashionable Views Cast in Metal". The Boston Globe, Living/Arts, January 24, 2001: D3.
  • Nagle, Hillary M. "Bit By Bit: Sculptor John Bisbee is Putting It Together". Maine Times (Bangor), Books and The Arts, October 12, 2000: 20-21.
  • Greenleaf, Ken. "Glimpses of the Thread That Binds Three Shows Together". Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland), March 7, 1999: E3.
  • Beem, Edgar Allen. "Tough As Nails". The Boston Globe Magazine, February 21, 1999: 13 FF.
  • Little, Carl A. "Maine! Sculptors! Live!" Portland Monthly Magazine (Maine), September 1997: 22-27.
  • Kangas, Matthew. "John Bisbee, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery". Sculpture (Washington D.C.), October 1996: 65.
  • Bosworth, Marc. "John Bisbee, Kimberly Meier, Kyle Reicher". New Art Examiner (Chicago), November 1993: 42.

Selected Residencies 

  • 2004 (2001, 1996, 1995) MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
  • 2003 St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire.
  • 1994 Yaddo Art Colony, Saratoga Springs, New York

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • Hugo Neu Corporation, New York, NY
  • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, VA
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

Selected Awards

  • 2003 The Rappaport Prize (administered by the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts)
  • 2001 Portland Museum of Art Biennial William Thon Juror's Prize
  • 2000 Maine State Individual Artist Grant
  • 1998 Portland Museum of Art Biennial Purchase Prize