Artist Biography: John Grillo

(1917- )

Hartford School of Fine Arts
San Francisco School of Fine Arts
Hans Hofmann School

Awards and Fellowships:
The Samuel S. Bender Award for Painting, San Francisco, CA, 1947
Ford Foundation Grant for Work in Lithography, 1964
Tamarind Workshop, Los Angeles, 1964
Ford Foundation Artist in Residence Appointment, 1964
Research Grant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1969 & 1976
Wistariahurst Museum, Prize for Best Sculpture, Holyoke, MA, 1981
First Prize in Oil Painting, Longmeadow Shops, Longmeadow, MA, 1983

Teaching Positions:
Visiting Artists, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1960
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, School of Visual Arts, NY, 1961
Visiting Artist, University of California at Berkeley, 1961-63, 1973
Instructor in Painting, New School for Social Research, NY, 1964-66
Visiting Artist, Iowa University at Iowa City, 1967
Visiting Artist, Studio School of New York, 1971
Professor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1967-1991
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, Provincetown Art Association and Museum 1995

Corporate Collections:
The Lannan Foundation
The Geigy Collection
The Jones Library, Amherst, MA
The Yasuna Collection
The Herskovic Collection
Hale and Dorr, Attorneys at Law
Union Carbide Corporation, NY
Westinghouse Corporation, Pittsburgh
Pet Milk Company, St. Louis, NY
Olsen Foundation, Guilford, CT
The James A. Michner Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin
Bocour Artist Colors Inc., Garnerville, NY
Merrill-Lynch, NY

Public Collections:
The British Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The University of Texas Museum at Austin
Dartmouth College
The Wadsworth Athenaeum
Newark Museum
Walker Art Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
Bundy Art Gallery Museum, Waitsfield, VT
Smith College Museum
Bennington College
Portland Museum
Norfolk Museum
University of California Museum of Art
The University of California Museum of Art, Berkeley
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco
The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, MA
The Worcester Museum of Art
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The University of New Hampshire
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
Foro de Arte Contimporaneo, Mexico City
Museo Rayo, Roldanillo Valle, Colombia
Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Stamford Museum of Art, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Springfield Art Museum, MO

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Daliel Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1947
Artist’s Gallery, NY, 1948
Tanager Gallery, NY, 1952
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, 1953, 1970
Bertha Schaefer Gallery, NY, 1955, 1957, 1959
Tanager Gallery, 1960
Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1962
Worth Ryder Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1962
Howard Wise Gallery, NY, 1961, 1962, 1963
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH, 1964
New School for Social Research, NY, 1967
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY, 1975, 1977, 1978
Foro de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, 1980
Arte Actual Gallery, Mexico City, 1981
Museo Zea, Madellin, Colombia, 1981
Jean Lumbard Fine Arts, 1982, 1983
Galeria Pluma, Bogota, Colombia, 1982
Sloan Rocotta Gallery, Mexico City, 1982
Gal A.R.T., Bogota, Colombia, 1984
University of Madellin, Madellin, Colombia, 1985
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1988
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991
Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, 1989
Amherst Gallery of Fine Art, Amherst, MA, 1991
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
The University of New Hampshire, 1997
Galerie Zhouf, Prague, 1998
Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, 1996, 1999
Aaron Galleries, Chicago, 2000
The Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 1998, 2000, 2002
Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Geigy Collection, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY, 1969
Recent Acquisitions, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1970, 1972, 1976
17th National Print Show, The Brooklyn Museum
New York University Collection, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Tanager Artists of the ‘50s, Roko Gallery, NY
California Artists, 1944-52, Oakland Museum, CA
Selections from Hans Hofmann and His Students, University Art Museum, University of
California, Berkeley, 1974
Collages of the Fifties, Harpsichord and Buecker Gallery, NY, 1975
The Magic Circle, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY, 1976
Painters as Poets, University Gallery, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
40 Post War Painters, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1977
The Hansan Purchase Fund Exhibition, The American Academy, Institute of Arts and
Letters, NY, 1978
Hans Hofmann and His Students’ Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979
Twentieth Century Art from Area Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA,
IV Biennial de Arte Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, 1981
Illusions of Light, Museum of Fine Arts, Worcester, MA, 1981
Studies for Major Works by Major Artists, Jean Lumbard Gallery, NY, 1982
The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: The Lower East Side, 1948-1970, Kenkelba
Gallery, 1985
Contemporary American Collage 1960-1986, Herter Gallery, The University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, traveling exhibition, 1987-1989
Paper Trails: San Francisco Abstract Expressionist Prints, Drawings and Watercolors,
The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA, 1993
New York-Provincetown: A 50s Connection, The Provincetown Art Association and
Museum, MA, 1994
Provincetown Abstract Paintings 1915-1950 from the Penny and Hilton Yasuna
Collection, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA 1994
The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna
Beach, CA, 1996
Pioneers of 20th Century Art, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2001
Karl Kasten companiles and UC Berkeley Art Friends, Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan,