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Part I: Art 

Solo Exhibitions:

 2011    Protests and Beauty, Gallery 125, Bellport, New York.  

2008   Critical Mass Redux, The Laboratory for Art and Research, Denver,


2007   Metempyschosis, Lab Gallery, N.Y.C.

2005   Toothpaste Mural #2, Cochise College, AZ

2004   Seascapes & Mended Stones, 473 Gallery, NYC

2003  Toothpaste Dream/Zahnpasta Traum.  Three-Dimensional Drawing       

                  and Toothpaste Dream Performance. Berliner Kunstprojekt.

2002  Toothpaste Mural. 473 Gallery, N.Y.C.

2000   Toothpaste Tondos, 450 Broadway  Gallery, NYC

1999  The White Paintings (all-white toothpaste paintings with 3-D paintings  

           of  Eduardo Costa), The Workspace NYC

1969  Gain Ground Gallery, NYC (Word Room, An Installation)

1966  One Eleven Gallery, NYC (Paintings and painted objects)

1965  One Eleven Gallery, NYC (Paintings)


Other Exhibitions:

 2013   Art by Telephone, Recalled. Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC; San Francisco Art

                      Institute; and in France at the ESBA and the CAPC, Cnea.

2012   Drawing from Sand: John Perreault and Mark Van Wagner 

            Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

            Gallery 125, Bellport, N.Y.

2011   Drawing from Sand:: John Perreault and Mark Van Wagner.

            Kauai Museum, Hawaii. December - February

2008    In Plain Sight Street Works and Performances, The Lab, Denver Colorado

2006    Pattern Language

             Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana. January

             University Art Museum, U. of C., Santa Barbara. June 2006

             Weisman Museum of Art, U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis. October 2006

2005    Beijing Biennial

2005    Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Tufts University Gallery,

                    Medford Mass.                                

2005    Over the Top; Under the Rug. S.I.C.A., Long Branch, N.J.  2005    

             Meditation/Mediation Performances, The Lab Gallery, NYC

2005    Artcard, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates

2003    Drawing Conclusions, 473 Broadway Gallery, NYC

2003    Artists Fashions, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC.; Berliner Kunstprojekt.

2003    Writing on the Wall, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco

2002    Unforgettable, Chelsea Studio Gallery, NYC (Proposals for a WTC

                  monument:  Five Monuments Illustrated by One Model)

2002   The Free Biennial. Alphabet Streetwork, Tomkins Square Park, NYC.

2002   With/Against Materials, Toothpaste Tondos. Bowman, Penelec and

                   Megahan  Galleries  Allegany College, Meadville, PA

2001   The John H. Hauberg Fellowship-Mercury (enameled glass panel for Dick

                     Weiss' Time Is A River), William Traver Gallery, Seattle

2001    Chromatic Cryptology. Three Toothpaste Windows.  Tribes Gallery, N.Y.C.

2001     Neckties: Tying Us Together, Toothpaste Ties. Kohler Arts Center,

                         Sheboygan,     WI.

2000    Duchamp Traveling Exhibition: Kulturbahnhof, Bremen, Germany;

             Emmanuel Heller Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel; The Artists' Museum, Lodz,


1998    Re:Duchamp (curated by Mike Bidlo) Abraham Lubelski Gallery NYC

1998    Bathroom (curated by Wayne Koestenbaum) Thomas Healy Gallery, NYC

1995    1969, Grey Art Gallery, N.Y.U., NYC

1985    The Gathering of the Avant-Garde, Kenkelba House, NYC

1983    Early Alternatives,The New Museum

1980    Art by Critics, Just Above Midtown Gallery, NYC

1975     Language & Structure, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

1970    Art in the Mind, Oberlin College

1969    Words, Dwan Gallery, NYC (curator: Sol LeWitt)

1969    557, 087, Seattle Museum of Art (curator: Lucy Lippard)

1969    957,087, Vancouver Art Gallery (curator: Lucy Lippard)                        




Co-coordinator and participant:

1970  World Works, NYC

1969  The Fashion Show Poetry Events I & II, Center for Inter-American

           Relations and St.Mark's Church, NYC ( by Eduardo Costa, Hannah Weiner,                                                                                                                           

           and John Perreault, with fashions by themselves and James Lee Byars,

           Alex Katz, Les Levine, Marisol, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Rosenquist, Andy 

           Warhol and others

1969  Street Works (I - VI), various locations in NYC and the Architectural

           League of New York


Solo Performances (selected)

2008  Block-Long Dinner Party Circumambulation

           K.K. Projects, New Orleans.

2008  Critical Mass Redux, The Laboratory for Art and Ideas,

           Denver, Colorado.

1971  Whitney Museum of Art; Loeb Center, N.Y.U.

1970  Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford;  96th Street YMHA...

1969  University Arts Festival, Ann Arbor;  Hunter College...

1968  The Architectural League of N.Y.; New York University...

1967  St. Mark's Church, NYC.



 Part II: Poetry and Fiction

Magazine publication:


Locus Solus, Art and Literature, Paris Review, C Magazine, Lines, Nomad,

Sun & Moon, etc. (See special John Perreault issue of Serif for complete listing

             of magazine publication and poetry anthologies.)


Selections from Motets and Stolen Rhymes, Milk Magazine ( fall 2004.





Hotel Death and Other Tales, Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1989.

Harry, Coach House Press, Toronto. 1974.

Luck, Kulchur Press, New York. 1969.

Camouflage, Lines Press, Cambridge, Mass.(With an introduction by

    John Ashbery).1966.




Dylan Thomas Prize, New School, 1962

National Endowment for the Arts, 1967

Penny McCall Foundation Award (for "invaluable contriution to the art world"). 2002.




Part III: Art Criticism, Curatorial, Teaching and Administrative             


2003 - present   Regular on-line art column:

1999- 2003       Contributing Editor, N.Y. Arts Magazine


1996- present   Trustee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 

1996- 2002       Editor, GLASS, The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly

1995- 1997       Regular Contributor, REVIEW

1995- 2002       Executive Director, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn

                           Director and curator, Robert Lehman Gallery, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn


1995                  Critic-in-Residence, Glass and Theory Departments, School of                       

                                Art, University of Australia, Canberra             

1993-95            Artistic Director, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn


1990-93            Senior Curator, The American Craft Museum


1988-90           Art critic specializing in contemporary art, design and crafts;  lecturer.

                          Regular contributor The Village Voice.


1985-88           Director and Curator, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

                                          Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y., N.Y.


1983-1984       Chief Curator, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y.

1975-1982       Senior Art Critic, Soho News, NYC


 1982                Visiting Professor of Art Criticism and Contemporary Art, SUNY



1978-1981       President, The American Section, International Association of

                               Art Critics.


1979            Art Criticism Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts


1977            Distinguished Professor of Art Criticism, U. of Arizona .


1976            Professor of Art Criticism and Contemporary Art, University of

                      California, San Diego.


1966-1974   Chief Art Critic, The Village Voice, NYC.


1974            U.S. Commissioner of the Tokyo Biennale of Figurative Art.


1973            Art Criticism Fellowship, National Endowment.


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Articles on contemporary art, crafts, and design:


Art News, Arts, Art International, Artscanada, Art and Artist. New York, Vogue,

Art in America, Artforum, Portfolio, Du, Art Criticism, The Village Voice, American Craft,

American Ceramics, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Review, New York Arts.


Selected Catalogue essays:


Patterning Painting, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Directions in Realism, Danforth Museum

Wiley Territory, Walker Art Center

Usable Art, Queens Museum

Decoration, Venice Biennale

Streamline Design, Queens Museum

Floored, C.W.Post College

Chuck Close, Pace Gallery

Audrey Fleck, Louis Meisel Gallery

Adornments, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum

Ann Sperry: A Survey, Snug Harbor

Gillian Jagger: Major Works, Snug Harbor

The New Furniture, American Craft Museum

More Than One, American Craft Museum


Selected Anthologies:


Minimal Art, E.P. Dutton, 1968

Idea Art, E.P. Dutton, 1973

Theories of Contemporary Art, Prentice-Hall, 1985

Objects and Meanings, Scarecrow Press



The Art Quilt (Preface), Quilt Digest Press, 1986

Richard Estes by Louis Meisel with an Essay by John

       Perreault, Abrams, 1986

The Drawings and Watercolors of Philip Pearlstein,   Abrams. 1988.



Curator of the following exhibitions (selected):


1995-02  Over 25 exhibitions of contemporary glass art at the Robert

               Lehman Gallery of UrbanGlass; solos, theme shows and three biennial


1992       American Ceramics of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Centenary

                         Project, American Craft Museum

1991       More Than One, American Craft Museum

1990       The New Furniture, American Craft Museum

1987       Ana Mendieta, New Museum (co-curated with Petra Barreras del Rio

1985-88  75 exhibitions at Snug Harbor.

1984       Streamline Design, Queens Museum

1983       Floored (Lynda Benglis, Lila Katzen, Harmony Hammond, Tina 

                           Girouard ,  Hillwood Art Gallery , C. W. Post College

1983       Fordham Sculpture Garden (Co-curated with Vivienne Wechter).

1981       Usable Art (Joyce Kozloff, Scott Burton, etc). SUNY Plattsburg,

                         Queens Museum, Danforth Museum

1977       Pattern Painting, P.S. 1

1974       American Section, First Tokyo Biennale of Figurative Art

1973       The Male Nude, School of Visual Art, Art Gallery, N.Y.C.

1969        Co-organizer of The Fashion Show Poetry Event (Warhol, Oldenburg,

                              Marisol, Rosenquist, etc.) Center for Intern-American Relations.


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