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JOHN ROY
1930-2001


EDUCATION

BFA, MFA 1957, Yale University School of Art and Design  
                    Studied with Josef Albers

PRIMARY PROFESSIONAL EMPHASIS

1989-01    Painting, Photography, Writing
1984-89    Director, Computer Aided Design Studio, University of Massachusetts
1974-82    Synthesized Photographs and Offset Prints
                    Member of Artists*Research*Technology, Inc.
1968-74    Electronic Light Sculpture
1957-68    Painting, Drawing, Printmaking

TEACHING

1994-01     Professor Emeritus of Art, University of Massachusetts
1964-94     University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
1960-65     University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
1958-59     Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

EXHIBITIONS

2011    William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA, Annual Still Life Exhibition
1999    Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, solo exhibition John Roy: Paintings                                                               
1993    Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA, solo exhibition:  Paintings
1989    Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Paintings
1982    Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, Paintings and Drawings
1980    Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Works From Artist*Research*Technology
1978    George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA, solo exhibition: Synthesized Photographs, Offset Prints
1976    Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, solo exhibition: Synthesized Photographs
1971    Howard Wise Gallery, NYC, Electronic Light Sculpture: Sundance, commissioned and purchased by Howard Wise
1970    Howard Wise Gallery, NYC, Electronic Light Sculpture: Quartet, purchased by the J. Patrick Lannon Foundation
1967    Eleanor Rigelhaupt Gallery, Boston, MA solo exhibition, Paintings and Drawings

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Jacksonville Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
International Computer Art Exhibition, Montreal, Canada
Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Roland Gibson Foundation
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Pratt Graphics Center, Brooklyn, NY
Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA
Herter Gallery, UMASS, Amherst, MA
Aichi University Museum of Art and Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
Nikon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Ralph Wilson Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Fischer Fine Arts, London, England
Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy
Howard Wise Gallery, New York
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

COMMISSIONS

1974  SDS Corporation, Montreal, Canada, 10th Anniversary Portfolio of Computer Graphics
1972  Westinghouse Corporate Design Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
            Design and execution of computerized program for a 60' x 20', kinetic advertising sign constructed in Long Island City, NY
1969  Howard Wise Gallery, New York, Light Sculpture
1963  Stonewall Press, Iowa City, 14 wood engravings for Theodore Roethke poetry, Sequence Sometimes Metaphysical.
            (This book received the American Institute of Graphic Artists Fifty Best Books of the Year award.)
1958  Ahavath Achim Congregation, Atlanta, GA; 11' x 9' wood relief for Ark Doors

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Silvermine Artist’s Guild, Norwalk, CT
J. Patrick Lannon Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL
SUNY at Potsdam, NY
Lane Foundation, Leominster, MA
Roland Gibson Foundation, Manchester, NH
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Hollywood Art Museum, Hollywood, FL
Davison Art Museum, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Aichi University of Art and Architecture, Nagoya, Japan
Nikon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wise, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Meisel, New York
Numerous Private Collections in New York, Boston, East Hampton, Seattle, Florida, Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
Ford Foundation Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts
Artists*Research*Technology
Numerous Faculty Research Grants, University of Massachusetts
Calcomp Corporation, Anaheim, CA (Industrial Grant for Computer Aided Design Research).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Offset Technology as a Fine Arts Medium”, Arts Magazine, March 1984, Article by Irene Rousseau
“Art and Technology: Offset Prints”, Exhibition Catalog, September, 1983, Lehigh University
“Offset As a Printmaking Medium”, Print News, March/April, 1982, Article by Patricia Smith.
“John Roy’s Recent Paintings”, Arts Magazine, February, 1982, Article by Sally Yard (2 color reproductions)
“Provocative Examples of Offset Lithography”, The Boston Globe, November 23, 1980, Review by Robert Taylor
“A Sense of Place, The American Landscape in Recent Art”, Exhibition Catalog, February, 1980
“Artists*Research*Technology”, Print Preview, Fall, 1979, Article by Robert Henning (color reproduction)
“Fine Art Technology: Is The World Ready for This?” Hampshire Life, September 1, 1979,
    Article by Nancy Frazier (an original offset print, “Cow Standing”, was used on the cover)
“Exploring the Potentials of Offset Lithography”, Print News, June/July, 1979
“John Roy: The Counterpoint of Continuity and Change”, Exhibition Catalog, July, 1978, George Walter Vincent Smith Museum,
    Article by Sally Yard, Preface by Richard Muhlberger, (color and black and white reproduction)
“Offset Prints”, Exhibition Catalog, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, November, 1977, Foreword by Wendy Watson
“John Roy,” Arts Magazine, January, 1977, Article by Hugh Davies, (black and white reproduction)
“Roy’s Cows, Food For Thought”, SOHO News, December 30, 1976, Review by John Perreault
“Le Musée Cybernethique”, Ateliers, May, 1974, Artist’s statement, “Computer Art”
“Programmed Light Sculpture Adds to New York Skyline, Westinghouse Engineer, May, 1973
“DeCordova Trips the Light Fantastic”, The Boston Globe, February 18, 1973, Review by Robert Taylor.
“Responsive Environment, As Metaphor, As Myth, As Magic, Exhibition Catalog, New Jersey State Museum, September, 1972
    Foreword by Douglas Davis, (black and white reproduction)
“Figurative Is Black, The Boston Globe, June 14, 1967, Review by Edgar Driscoll Jr.

 





  


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