John Hrehov: Artist Statement

"I am primarily interested in the symbolic content of images. I will use objects and scenes familiar to me from my home and neighborhood. These settings along with the formal elements of value, texture, and form, especially symmetry, are combined to expresses my feelings about my surroundings. I see the often overlooked areas of life as being particularly distinctive and essential. The images are embellished from memory and imagination. My goal is to find and portray the miraculous in the everyday."

 

About The Artist

John Hrehov holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is a Professor and Head of the Department of Art and Design at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). Hrehov has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, including Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY; Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; and Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC.

Awards include Gladys Emerson Cook Prize in the Area of Prints, Drawings and Pastel, 167th Annual Exhibition National Academy of Design, NYC and Eastman-Bolton Memorial Award, Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has been featured and reviewed in various publications including Art in America, American Artist Magazine, Louisville Courier-Journal, and The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, IN. He is exclusively represented by Denise Bibro Fine Arts, Inc. in New York City where he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions of his paintings and drawings since 1998.

 

Featured Faculty: John Hrehov Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2012.

 

 

 

Common Graces, a painting by John Hrehov.

Common Graces. Oil on Canvas Panel, 1998.