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David K. John

Artist Background

David K. John has been creating art since he can remember. He began his formal training in high school, and has been recognized for his work since early in his college years. He continues to create works worthy of recognition while holding close to his traditions. He continues to create From the Heart.
 

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exhibitions and awards   ///  collections, publications, honors, galleries and education

 
 

Collections

 
 




Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Navajo Tribal Museum, Window Rock, Arizona. Red Cloud Museum, Pineridge, South Dakota
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Private Collectors in the U.S. and Over Seas

 
 

Publications

 
 

2006

Southwest Art Magazine, article about David John
Albuquerque Journal, article on David John

 
 

2003

“Competition Winner,” (Poster Artist) Santa Fean Magazine

 
 

2002

“Artist to Watch,” Southwest Art Magazine, article about David John

 
 

1998

“Emerging Artist,” Indian Artist Magazine, article about David John by Charlene Teters

 
 

1996

“Southwestern Pottery-Anaszi to Zuni,” by Alan Hayes and John Blom
“Enduring Traditions,” by Lois & Jerry Jacka

 
 

Honors

 
 

2006

By request, painted a dining set table top for auction, Southwestern Indian Art Association's Annual Indian Market Auction, Santa Fe Indian Market- Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
 

2003

“Poster Artist,” Santa Fe Indian Market- Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
 

2002

“Quick Draw,” Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market, Phoenix, Arizona

 
 

2001

“Poster Artist,” West Valley Native American Art Festival-Litchfield Park, Arizona

 
 

2000

“Poster Artist,” Eiteljorg Musuem of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

 
 

1991

“Merit Award,” Annual Student Show- Southern Utah University

 
 

1990

“Pulitzer Award for Marketing,” for the 1990 Census Poster

 
 

1987

“M.L Woodard” (for most explicit painting), Red Cloud Indian Arts-Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
 

1986

“Who’s Who Among Junior Colleges,” Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“National Dean’s List,” Institute of American Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
 

1983

“Best of Show,” Annual Commissioners Art Show, Richfield, Utah

 
 

Galleries

 
 

 

Kiva Fine Arts Gallery-Santa Fe, New Mexico
James Ratliff Gallery-Sedona, Arizona
Toh-Atin Gallery-Durango, Colorado
Datura Gallery-Kayenta, Utah

 
 

Education

 
 

 

High School
Richfield High School-Richfield Utah
Graduated in 1982

 
 

 


College

Sevier Valley Tech - Richfield, Utah
Certified as a commercial artist 1983

Institute of American Indian Arts-Santa Fe, New Mexico
Graduated in 1986 with an Associate Degree

Brigham Young University- Provo, Utah (1987 one semester)

Southern Utah University-Cedar City, Utah
Graduated in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Arts

 
 

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