John Hrehov: Credits

John Hrehov is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City and Gallery Victor Armendariz in Chicago. His most recent solo exhibition at Denise Bibro was reviewed in the international periodical Art in America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Best of Show, The American States Arts Competition, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Gladys Emerson Cook Prize in the Area of Prints, Drawings, and Pastels, 167th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, New York.

His work is in numerous collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Lincoln National Corporation, and Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.

 

Education

John Hrehov received his MFA in Painting in 1985 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL; and his BFA in Painting in 1981 from Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

 

Teaching and Professional Experience

2004 - Present Professor of Painting and Drawing (Promoted to Professor in 2004), Purdue Fort Wayne

2012 - 2019 Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

2001 - 2005 Chair, Department of Fine Arts, IPFW

1998 - 2004 Associate Professor (Promoted & Tenured 1998), Department of Fine Arts, IPFW

1992 - 1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, IPFW

1989 - 1992 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

1988 - 1989 Assistant Professor, Art Department Supervisor, Judson College, Elgin, IL.

1985 - 1987 Visiting Assistant Professor, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

1982 - 1985 Graduate Teaching Assistant, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

 

Awards and Honors

2021 Recharge New Surrealist Prize. New York Foundation For The Arts.

2012 Featured Faculty Award. IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN.

2003 Excellence in Creative Endeavor & Research Award. IPFW School of Visual and Performing Arts, Fort Wayne, IN.

1996 United Art & Education Supply Award, Regional Artists' Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

1993 Best of Show, The American States Arts Competition. Indianapolis, IN. Juror: Susanne Ghez, Director The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

1992 Gladys Emerson Cook Prize In the Area of Prints, Drawings, and Pastels. 167th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY.

1991 Thieme Incentive Award for Summer Research and Study. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

1991 Award, 3rd place in Prints, Drawing, Mixed Media; The Indiana Arts Competition. American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN.

1985 Critic's Recognition Award. Donald B. Kuspit, Juror, MFA Exhibition, Krannert Museum of Art, Champaign, IL.

1980 Eastman-Bolton Memorial Award. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

 

Reviews and Articles

2022 Lewis, Jerry. "John Hrehov opens up a world of possibility for PFW art students." Purdue University Fort Wayne, January 13.

2022 Sebring, Blake. "Artistic Works of Whimsy." The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, January 13.

2019 Sachi Yanari-Rizzo. "Treasures From The Vault: John Hrehov." Interview by the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, September 30.

2019 Litt, Steven. "Cleveland Institute of Art alumni show hits the eye like a tall, cool drink on a hot summer day." The Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 4.

2017 Dehr, Benjamin. "Master of Line & Waves." Whatzup Magazine, July 6, pgs 8 & 18.

2012 Gost, Paul. "Shades From White To Black." NY Arts Magazine.

2011 Ushenko, Audrey. "John Hrehov: Disegno Eterno." Exhibition Essay, IPFW Visual Arts Gallery and Poster, Fort Wayne, IN.

2009 Yood, James. "John Hrehov: An Appreciation." Exhibition Catalog, Denise Bibro Fine Art.

2003 Henry, Gerrit. "John Hrehov at Denise Bibro." Art in America, January 2003, pg 111.

2002 Kuspit, Donald. "John Hrehov's Dry Wit." Exhibition Catalog, Denise Bibro Fine Art.

2000 Ell, Larry. "A Teacher With Talent." Whatzup Magazine, April, 27, pgs 2 & 25.

1998 Basker, J. Taylor. "One Building Sized For All." West Beth Arts Review, September-October Listing.

1998 "Precisely." The Villager, October 21.

1997 Heilman, Diane. "There's A Message In Hrehov's Medium." Louisville Courier-Journal, June 15, pg 14.

1997 Agar, Eunice. "John Hrehov's Allegorical Realism." American Artist, June, pgs 42-45.

1996 Godfrey, John. "Truly, Gladly, Deeply." The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, May 26, pgs 1E.

1995 Godfrey, John. "Professors' Potluck." The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, December 21, pgs 1D & 6D.

1986 Williams, Kent. "The wide world of local art." The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Weekend, September 5, pg 20.

 

Other Publications

2022 Knight Vision - Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov’s strategic maneuvers. John's 1997 painting, Height and Depth, used to illustrate an article in the June/July/August issue of Bookforum.

2019 Review of the novel "In The Dream House," by Carmen Maria Machado. John's 2007 painting, House Cat, used to illustrate a book review in Bookforum.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 John Hrehov, Paintings and Drawings. Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN.

2017 John Hrehov, Paintings and Drawings. Tom Thomas Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN.

2012 John Hrehov: Shades from White to Black, New Drawings. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2011 John Hrehov: Charcoal. Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.

2009 John Hrehov: A Survey 1999-2009 Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2009 John Hrehov: Paintings and Drawings. Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

2004 - 2005 John Hrehov: Drawings and Paintings. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2002 John Hrehov: Paintings. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2001 John Hrehov: Paintings and Drawings. Visual Arts Gallery, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.

2001 John Hrehov, Paintings and Drawings. Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2000 John Hrehov: The Picture Proper. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2000 John Hrehov: Fearful Symmetry. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

2000 John Hrehov: Allegories in Contemporary Life. Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY.

1999 John Hrehov: Paintings and Working Drawings. Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

1998 John Hrehov. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

1998 John Hrehov: Paintings and Drawings. Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1997 Object Lesson, Paintings, and Drawings by John Hrehov. Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY.

1995 John Hrehov. Trinity Art Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

1993 John Hrehov: Selected Works 1980-1992 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.

 

Group Exhibitions

2020 Gallery Artists. Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL.

2019 2019 Alumni Exhibition. Reinberger Gallery at The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

2019 Out Of The Closet. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2019 1026 West Berry Street: The Fort Wayne Art School. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

2018 Artlink Regional Exhibition. Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.

2017 Sola Grace-Faith-Scripture: An Exhibition of Sacred Visual Art. Good Shepherd Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.

2017 Norman Bradley and Friends. Crestwoods Gallery, Roanoke, IN.

2014 Solos Revisited II. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2014 Regional Impact: Faculty Work from the IU Regional Campuses. Room 112 Art Gallery, Richmond, IN.

2013 Summer Selections. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2011 Faculty Exhibition. Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne Visual Arts Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.

2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial. National Juried Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

2008 Contemporary American Realism: 2008 Biennial. National Juried Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

2008 Summer Selections. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2008 Winter Salon. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2007 The Exquisite Snake. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

2005-2006 The Art of the Bookplate. A 25th Anniversary show for Printworks gallery, Chicago, IL.

2005 Views of Nature: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

2004 Summer Group Exhibition. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2004 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. National Academy of Design, New York, NY.

2003 The Exquisite Snake. Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2002-2003 Invitational Exhibition. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2002-2003 New York Collection 2002. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY.

2003 Through a Glass Darkly. First Presbyterian Church Gallery, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN.

2002 The Broome Street Gallery Holiday Invitational Exhibition. Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY.

2002 Invitational Exhibition: Gallery & Guest Artists. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2001 Invitational Exhibition. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

2000-2001 New York Collection 2000. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY.

2000 Gallery Artists. Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1999-2000 New York Collections 1999. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY.

2000 Drawn Together: Annual Exhibition of Alumni Art. Reinberber Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

2000 Gallery Sampler. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

1999 Graphite. Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1998-1999 New York Collections 1998. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY.

1998 Small Packages. Wood Street Gallery Chicago, IL.

1997 Group Invitational. Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

1997 Drawn Together: Annual Exhibition of Alumni Art. Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

1997 Nathan Taves and John Hrehov Art Exhibit. Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Huntington College, Huntington, IN.

1996 Regional Artists' Biennial. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

1995 The American States Art Competition. American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN.

1995 The First All-Campus Fine Arts Faculty Arts Exhibition from Indiana University. Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN.

1994 Multi Perspectives II. National Exhibition, An Art Place Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1994 Natural Wonders. Mabee Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO.

1993 The American States Art Competition. American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN.

1992 IN/Form IV. Lemp Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

1992 The Indiana Arts Competition. American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN

1992 167th Annual Exhibition. National Academy of Design, New York, NY.

1991 Mid States Art Exhibition 44th Annual Competition. The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN.

1991 Fort Wayne Collects. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

1991 The Indiana Arts Competition. The American States Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN.

1990 Partners and Proteges. Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY.

1987 CIVA Juried Art Exhibition. Foundry Gallery Washington, DC.

1988 John Hrehov/Timothy Vermeulen. Fine Art Gallery, Judson College, Elgin, IL.

1985 62nd Annual Faculty Exhibition. Krannert Museum of Art, Champaign, IL.

 

Public Collections

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN.

Central Insurance Companies, Van Wert, OH.

Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc., New York, NY.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

Lincoln National Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN.

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Union University, Jackson, TN.

 

Commissions

2012 Painting, Heaven on Earth, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN. Commissioned in Honor of the Congregation’s 175th Anniversary.

2002 Painting, The Good Samaritan, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN.

1993 Painting/Collaborative Public Work, Tribute, Memorial for Helene Foellinger, Williams Theater, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN.

 

Visiting Artist and Lectures

November 2, 2016 Lecturer. "From Inspiration to Image: Illustrating the Lectionary." Good Shepherd Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.

October 3, 2013 Lecturer. "Magic Realism and the Art of Robert Vickrey." Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

February 3, 2012 Lecturer. "Featured Faculty Award." Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

November 5, 2009 Lecturer. Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

February 4, 1999 Lecturer and Visiting Artist. Department of Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

June 18, 1997 Lecturer. "The Making of a Painting." Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY.

December 12, 1996 Lecturer. Department of Art, Huntington College, Huntington, IN.

November 9, 1995 Lecturer. Department of Art, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

October 23, 1995 Lecturer. Department of Art, Shepard College, Shepherdstown, WV.

May 11, 1992 Lecturer and Visiting Artist. Department of Art, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.