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BIOGRAPHY

America, b.1969
A student of such acclaimed artists as Marc di Suvero and John Henry, John Clement’s geometric work certainly follows in a similar tradition of large-scale Constructivist-inspired sculpture, and yet breaks the boundaries of the genre by constantly playing with the ideas of form and space in curvi-linear compositions.
His work juxtaposes a variety of playful steel coils and arcs that, layered on top of one another, take on a life of their own. While today Clement focuses primarily on large-scale outdoor work, reminiscent of both di Suvero and Henry’s association with public sculpture, his smaller works are evocative of a parallel but unique joyfulness. Viewers cannot help but think that the works are, on their own volition, about to swivel about on their bases and spin about in space. Clement’s dynamic and dramatic union of form, line and negative space emphasizes the impression of implied movement.

After receiving a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, Clement studied briefly at New York’s School of Visual Arts before moving on to work with di Suvero and Henry in the 1990s. In addition to numerous gallery exhibitions, Clement has also completed many important public commissions and installations across the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

EDUCATION

1992       BA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1992 – 93       School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2014

Orange Blossoms, Staten Island, NY

2010

Ta Da, City of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, November 2010.
Learning Curves, City of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, November 2010

2008

Wiggle Room and C’mon Sunnyvale, CA;
Sea Room, The City of Delray Beach, FL; Budget

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2015

Tidal, 170 Amsterdam, New York, NY
Duke, Le Domaine Forget, Quebec

2014

Hot Tamale, Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ
Tusk, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottlesloe, Australia

2013

Hot Tamale, Village Green, Summit, NJ

2012

Hot Tamale, Tusk Orange Julius, Boscobel House, Garrison, NY
Duke, Adelphi University Sculpture Biennale, Garden City, NY

2011

Sprung, Shore Road Park, Staten Island, NY
Oiler, Montague Park, Chattanooga, TN

2010

Jelly Bean, Roanoke AIR Sculpture Project

2009

Duke, Miami Shores Village Hall, Miami, FL.
Scoop, Sysco Campus Headquarters, Houston, TX

2008

Freckle, Sculpture for New Orleans, Tulane Campus, New Orleans, LA
Uh Oh, Sculpture for New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
June Bug and Alee, public installation at the Decorative Center, Houston, TX

2007

Juicy Fruit, Cashiers, North Carolina
Popeye, Fredonia State University, Buffalo, NY
Squeeze, Butch, Ithiel, “Palm Springs Public Art Program”, Palm Springs, CA

2006

Tiller, Hudson River Sculpture Trail, Haverstraw, NY
“Art on the Outside”, Public Installation, West Hollywood, CA
Jasper, Public Installation, Vancouver, BC
Chewey, Macon Arts Festival, Macon, GA

2005

Kini’s Playground, Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BC

2004

Youngjoo, Bridgeport, CT
Blame Physics, 18th Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition, Boone, NC
New Anatomy, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Fe, Pittsfield Public Sculpture Project, Pittsfield, MA

2003

Fe, Lakeland, FL.
2002
Running Numbers, Lakeland, FL
As Pure as Math, Portland, ME

2001

Intervals of Prime # 3, The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
Intervals of Prime # 3, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT
New Anatomy, Lafayette Park, Bridgeport, CT

2000

As Pure as Math, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Blame Physics, Russo Park, Bridgeport, CT

1999

The Future of Science, Harbor Park, Middleton, CT
Mathematical Time, CT Sculpture Park, Washington, CT
Site Specific, Nelson Galvanizing, L.I.C., NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

“Fireflies”, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY

2011

“Oiler”, Causey Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2010

“Eye Candy”, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

2009

“Mike and Ike”, Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2008

“Alee,”Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

2005

“John Clement”, Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA

1999

“Poetics of Space”, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1997

“T Zero”, Larvae Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

1996

“John Clement”, The Westenberg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

COLLECTIONS

Fredonia University, Fredonia, NY
Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
Rice University, Houston, TX
Vancouver Biennale Legacy Collection, Vancouver, BC
Hilton Head, SC
SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Charles Cohen Design Center, Houston, TX
Sysco Corporate Headquarters, Houston, TX
SEI Investments, Oaks, PA
Heckscher Museum/Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY
City of Long Beach, CA, Public Art Collection
Collection Ralph S. O’Conner, Houston TX
Collection Keith Monda, Siesta Key, FL
Collection of Sam and Karen Oh, Greenwich, CT
Collection of Jay and Tammy Levine, Greenwich, CT
Collection of Frank Natus, Trier, Germany
Collection of Dr. Frank Ittleman, Shoreham, VT
Collection of the Cobb family, Chattanooga, TN
Collection of Jay and Tammy Levine, Greenwich, CT
Collection of the Tarantino Family, Philadelphia, PA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sculpture Magazine, “Fluency in Steel”, April, 2014
Sculpture Magazine, “John Clement”, October, 2011
The Houston Chronicle, “Sonja Roesch Makes way for John Clement”, September, 2008
Art Calendar, 2008
The New York Times, “Sculpture on the Trail”, September, 2006
The Hollywood Independent, “Beautifying West Hollywood with Sculpture” April, 2006
The New York Times, “These Artists Find Inspiration Afloat”, August 10 2003
The New York Times, “Three Dimensions of Beauty”, May 2003
OffShore Magazine, “Sculpture by the Sea”, August 2002
The Lakeland Ledger, “Artists Think Big in Contest” April 2002
The Lakeland Ledger, “Visions on Lemon Street”, April 2002
The Heckscher Museum of Art, “New Sculpture for Heckscher Park”, July 2000
NY Arts Magazine, “Studio Visit with John Clement”, January 1999
Mark di Suvero, “John Clement’s Poetics of Space”, catalogue forward, Nov 1999
Jeremy Sigler, “John Clement’s “Poetics of Space”, catalogue essay, Nov 1999
The New York Times, “Sculpture That Basks in Summer”, August 1996
The New York Times, “Where Once a Dump Stood, Sculptors Cavort”, June 1996