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John Bankston

John Bankston

Visiting Artist
Holt Visiting Artist & Lecturer
Art Practice

About

John Bankston is a San Francisco-based painter who has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the de Young Museum in San Francisco, he has participated in many significant group shows, including Freestyle (Studio Museum in Harlem); Thirty Americans (Rubell Family Collection, Miami); and Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol (Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh). Among his numerous awards are a SECA Award from SFMOMA, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, an Artadia grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. His works are represented in a number of major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the de Young Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the University of California Berkeley Art Museum; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum (Cornell University); and the Rubell Family Collection. Bankston was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and received his M.F.A. in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his A.B. from the University of Chicago. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.