About the Artist

John Magnan Studio
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

John Magnan is a Massachusetts artist creating one-of-a-kind sculptures on commission and in pursuit of his own creative goals, Thor’s Hammer is his third solo exhibit. His first, body image | body essence, raised awareness of ovarian cancer and is now on permanent exhibit at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. His second, Strangers in Class, addressed issues of economic inequality. Altogether they traveled to 25 cities around the country.

In addition to his traveling exhibits, John created several permanent public sculpture installations in hospital, corporate and urban settings. Most recently he completed a national project with Eli Lilly and Co., creating three permanent public sculptures to honor of clinical trial participants. John has been twice featured on CBS News Sunday Morning.

After a successful program management career John returned to school, completing the Post-Bacc program at Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, preparing him to earn his MFA in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

MFA, Sculpture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
Post-Baccalaureate Sculpture Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
BS, Mathematics, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY

Solo Exhibitions

Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (multiple shows)
Gadsden Community College, Gadsden, AL
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Carnegie Art Center, Decatur, AL
California State University, Sacramento, CA
Cooperstown Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY (multiple shows)
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Las Olas Art Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Peter White Public Library, Marquette, MI
Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Madison, GA
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA
American United Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, IA
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Selected Corporate Installations, Permanent Public and Private Collections
LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, TX
Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, NC
Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford, MA (two permanent public installations)
Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Fiber Optic Center, Inc., New Bedford, MA
Norman and Nora Stevens, Storrs, CT
“A Gathering of Spoons Collection,” Storrs, CT
Anthony Mason, CBS New Correspondent, New York, NY
Nancy and Bill Schneider, Annapolis, MD
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay Center, New Bedford, MA
Hon. Philip M. Freedman, Montclair, NJ
David Behrens, New York, NY
Springborn Products, Inc., Wareham, MA
The Tauri Group, Alexandria, VA
Neal Weiss and Margie Waite, Dartmouth, MA
Stephen Macedo, Grand Rapids, MI
University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library, Storrs, CT
SouthCoast Hospital Group, St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Robert C. Young Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA
David and Sharon Ware, East Hartford, CT
Michael Meyer & Gina Barreca, Storrs, CT
Bill and Sara King, New Bedford, MA
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, Fairhaven, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions
Philadelphia Athenaeum, Philadelphia, PA, “Philagrafika” (2010 and 2012)
The Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD, “Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition”
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, “Shelter”
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, “National Prize Show”
Canton Artist’s Guild, Canton, CT, “Open Show”
Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI, “Fine Furnishings Show” (invited)
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA, “2nd Hoyt Nat’l Scupture Exhibition”
New England Sculptors Association, Boston, MA, “Defining Sculpture”
Lasell College, Newton, MA, “Shelter”
Pyramid Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, “Shelter”
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, “Shelter”
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD, “Hide and Seek,” “Gaea”
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, “The Abilene Paradox”
The University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IA, “Jumping Off of Cliff”

Special Recognition

CBS Sunday Morning segment, "A New Life" (Broadcast Twice)
Miami NBC Today Show, interview
Sacramento News 10, interview "Up Close with Jennifer Smith"
American Journal of Medicine, feature article
Boston Globe, review
The Lancet, feature article
Maryland Public Television, feature "Artworks This Week"
Terra Nova Award, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

John Magnan Studio
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts