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John Clemens Blake

artist , educator

John Clemens Blake, American artist, educator. Recipient Fulbright fellowship, 1967-1969, grant National Endowment for Arts, 1975, Hokkaido fellowship, Japan, 1984. Member Chelsea Arts Club London, Arti and Amicitae Amsterdam.

Background

BLAKE, John was born on January 11, 1945 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of John Holland Blake and Elizabeth Clemens (now Romano).

Education

Carnegie Institute of Tech, (now Camegie-Mellon University), Yale University, Royal College, of Art, London.

Career

in Europe and United States of America since 1972, including Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Museum of Modem Art, Oxford, Project Studios One (PS1), New York, ICA, London, Krzysztofory, Krakow, Poland, Corps de Garde, Groningen, de Vleeshal, Middelburg and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; teaching has included Hull Polytechnic 197576; London College, of Printing 1978-1982; S. Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, S. Wales 1983-1984; Fulbright Fellow 1967-1969; National Endowment (United States of America) 1977; Arts Council Foreign visiting lecturer Hull College Art, United Kingdom, 1973. Lecturer fine art photography London College Printing, 1977-1980. Head alternative media studies Cardiff College Art, Wales, 1983-1984.

Lecturer mixed-media Hochschool Voor Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, since 1989.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1972, Galerie Paramedia, Berlin, 1973, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, 1973, London Filmmakers Cooperative, London, 1973, Robert Self Gallery, London, 1974, 75, Project Studios One, New York City, 1977, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, 1979, 81, C Space, New York City, 1979, Institute Contemporary Arts, London, 1980, Galeria Akumulatory 2, Poznan, Poland, 1980, 81, Matt's Gallery, London, 1980, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1981, Galeria Wielka 19, Poznan, 1981, Galeria Foto-Video, Krakow, Poland, 1981, Galeria Krzysztofory, Krakow, 1981, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, 1981, Spectro Arts Workshop, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 1981, Matt's Gallery, London, 1982, 89, Corps de Garde, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1982, Apollohuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1982, Art & Research Exchange, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1982, LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria, United Kingdom, 1983, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands, 1983, Culturel Centrum t'Hoogt, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1983, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1983, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1984, Passionata, Nijmegan, The Netherlands, 1984, Galeria Akumulatory 2, Poznan, 1984, Galeria ready reckoner, Warsaw, 1984, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, 1985, de Orangerie, Elswout, The Netherlands, 1986, de Appel, Amsterdam, 1986, Aleph, Stadhuis Almere, Almere-stad, The Netherlands, 1987, Galeria Potocka, Krakow, 1987, 92, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1988, STEK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1988, de Verbeelding, Amsterdam, 1988, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands, 1989, De Salon, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1990, Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 1991, Aleph, Almere-stad, 1991, Het Archeif, den Haag, The Netherlands, 1991, Parkeergarage Centraal, Drachten, The Netherlands, 1992, Center Contemporary Art-Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, 1993, Sudbanhof Wien-Hauptbanhof Graz-Hauptbanhof Maribor, 1993, Project Zero, Steirische Kulturinitiativ, Graz, Austria, 1993, University Innsbruck, Austria, 1994, Magazin 4, Vorarlberger Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria, 1994, BWA Galeria Avantgardia, Wroclaw, Poland, 1994, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland, 1994, Arkansas/General Electric Kunst, Galerie Museum Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 1994, Galerie Arbeitsplatz, Heidelberg, Germany, 1994, Galerie Krzysztofory, Krakow, Poland, 1996, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany, 1996, others. Exhibited in group shows at Sao Paulo (Brazil) Biennale, 1971, Gallery House, London, 1972, Museum Modern Art, Oxford, England, 1972, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, 1973, Royal College Art, London, 1975, Sunderland Arts Center, 1975, Hayward Gallery, London, 1976, 77, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1979, National Theatre, London, 1979, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 1981, International Biennale Wiener Secession, Wien, 1981, 4th National Tolly Cobbald, 1983, Galerie t'Venster, Rotterdam, 1984, Sapporo (Japan) Triennale, 1984, Aorta, Amsterdam, 1985, 9th International Print Biennale, Bradford, 1986, Entrepotdok, Amsterdam, 1987, Haagsgemeentemuseum, den Haag, 1987, Fort a/d Drecht, Uithoorn, 1987, 88, Stichting de Zaak, Groningen, 1988, City Thoughts, Amsterdam, 1988, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 1988, Smith Galleries, London, 1989, Haags Centrum voor Aktuel Kunst, den Haag, 1989, 94, Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands, 1990, Galerie Schouten and de Vries, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1990, College of Social work Zamek Ujazdoiwski, Warsaw, 1992, Random Access Memory Gallery, Rotterdam, 1993, International Cooperation Administration, Amsterdam, 1993, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, 1993, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, 1993, Molkerie Boschhof bei Munchen, 1994, Kunsthall, Hall in Tirol, 1994, Foundation Cal, Noorn, The Netherlands, 1995, The Clocktower, New York City, 1996, others. Represented various collections at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Tate Gallery, London, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Haagsgemeentenmuseum, dem Haag, Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, New Museum Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, The British Council, London, National Gallery Australia, Melbourne, Musee de Toulon, France, Museum Sztucki Lodz, Poland, others.Author: 600 Eyes for Krzysztofory, 1987, River, 1991.

Membership

Member Chelsea Arts Club London, Arti and Amicitae Amsterdam.

Connections

father:
John Holland Blake Blake/Romano

mother:
Elizabeth Murray (Clemens) Blake/Romano