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•“Light+ Form +Color The Intersection of Landscape and Abstraction,” William Woods University, one-person exhibit featuring some 40 paintings, Aug. 24-Sept. 28, 2020

•“A Relationship with Color,” Montminy Gallery, Boone County Historyand Cultural Center, Sept. 7-Nov. 3, 2019

• Boone County Bank All Star Invitational Exhibition, Oct.-Dec. 2020

• Art in the Park, Columbia Art League, Mayor’s Award, June 2019

• Boone County Bank annual exhibition, , Purchase Award, Oct. 2019

•Calloway County Plein Air, May-July, 2019

•Columbia Art League, Members Summer Exhibit, June-July, 2019

•Columbia Art League, Icons, April-June, 2019

• Orr St. Artists Group show, Columbia MO, Dec. 1-Jan 2

• Ek•Phras•Sis, The Box Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Nov 2-Jan. 24, 2019

• Columbia Scene, Orr Street Gallery, Columbia MO, Nov.1-Dec. 1, 2018

• Boone County Bank annual exhibition, Oct., 2018

• Geometry of Light, Boone County Government Building, (July-Sept, 2018)

• “Three Seasons,” an exhibit of 20 landscapes, Boone County Bank, May 28-July 3, 2016

• Columbia Art League exhibition, “Interpretations,” (Aug-Oct, 2017)

• Boone County Bank annual exhibition, Oct. 13-15, 2017

• Columbia Art League exhibition, “Chromophobia,” (April 30-May 2016) 

• Columbia Art League exhibition, “Passages” (Feb.-April, 2016)

• Columbia Art League exhibition, Give a Gift of Art, Nov., 2015-Jan 2016)

• ArtHouse, Fulton, Missouri, Exhibit of my paintings, (Jan-May, 2016) 

• “The Geometry of Light,” Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Communications (Sept. 2016)

• “Natural Capital,” Gateway Gallery, St. Louis, (Feb-April, 2015)

• “Earth, Sky, Water: Landscapes of Missouri”: Strategic Communications Office, Aug, 2009.

• “Earth, Sky, Water: Landscapes of Missouri”: PS Gallery, Columbia, Jan. 4 – March 29, 2008.

• “Night Lights,” PS Gallery, Columbia, Missouri, 2006 Fall Exhibit, Oct-Dec, 2007). 

• John Fennell, recent work, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Oct-Nov. 2003

 •Reflections of the Heartland, Landscape Paintings, group show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Oct-Nov. 2001

• Night Lights, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Feb.-March, 2001.

• Small & Significant, group show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 1999.

• In the Dark, Quad Graphics Gallery, June, 1999.

• Masters Degree Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, May, 1999

• Abstract Spirit, Quad Graphics Gallery, Sussex, WI, April, 1995

•  Chicago Visions, group show, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, October, 1985

•  Landscapes, Arnie’s Gallery, Chicago, April, 1982

• Landscapes, Artspace Gallery, Chicago, Dec. 1980

• John Fennell, recent work, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Oct-Nov. 2003

• “Night Lights,” PS: Gallery, Columbia, MO, Oct-Dec. 2006

• “Landscapes of Missouri,” PS: Gallery, Columbia, MO, Jan. 2008

• “Landscapes of Missouri,” University of Missouri, Aug. 2009

• “Geometry of Light” University of Missouri, Sept. 2010

•Columbia Art League, Summer Exhibit, July-Aug 2014

*Art House, Fulton, MO, June 2014-present



Columbia Daily Tribune, “Color My World,” May 1, 2016

Columbia Daily Tribune, “John Fennell, Peek at an Emerging Artist,” June 29, 2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Small Thoughts, Original Visions,” Feb. 25, 2003

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Few Words That Are Worth a Thousand Pictures," Feb. 2001.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gallery Shows Art in Eclectic Setting," Dec. 1, 2000;



Daniel Boone Regional Library, One Read Exhibit, Second Place, Sept. 2020

Central Bank of Boone County Purchase Award at the Bank’s annual exhibition, October, 2019

Mayor’s Award, Art in Park, Columbia, MO, June 2019

Calloway County Plein Air, General Awards, Third Place, May, 2019

Honorable Mention, Columbia Scene, Orr Street Gallery, Columbia MO, Nov.1-Dec. 1, 2018

Honorable Mention, and purchase, Boone County Bank annual exhibition, Oct., 2018

Honorable Mention and purchase award, Boone County Plein Air (Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance, Ashland, MO Oct. 19-21, 2018

Second Place: Columbia Art League, “Night Lights” 2016

Honorable Mention, Columbia Art League, “Night Lights” 2017

Winner, Daniel Boone Regional Library’s Plein-air Art Day, Sept. 2009


Writing on Art

American Artist Magazine, 1980-81

Milwaukee Magazine, 1998



M.A., Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1999

B.S. Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL), 1971

American Academy of Art, studies in painting and drawing, 1977-79

Private Studies: Gianni Cilfoni, Chicago, 1977-80; Milford Zornes, Mt. Carmel, Utah, 1975

Post Graduate Work in Journalism, Northwestern University (Evanston, Chicago), 1974.

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