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Scenes from ‘Exodus’, Pt. 1, drawing-based video screened at the 2017 U.S. Super 8 mm Film and Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Roadway, Solo Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, 2015

Ravenswood Art Walk, Jack Kraig Studio, Chicago, IL, 2009

John Minkoff: Paintings and Pastels, Optima Horizons Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2007

Mystery Spot, John Minkoff and David Hannon, Mitchell Place Gallery, Muncie, IN, 2006

Recent Paintings and Pastels, Lyon College, Batesville, AR, 2002

John Minkoff: Paintings, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2000


The Handmade Print, CAC Merchandise Mart Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

Poetry Scores Invitationals, various venues, St. Louis, MO, 2008, '09, '10, ‘11

17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Paul Resika, 2009

Works on Paper, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Juror: Margaret Hawkins, 2007

Hoobellatoo Invitational, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2006

Feet Here, Mind Wandering, Line Drive Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2005

Under the Influence, Line Drive Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2005

Faculty Shows, Harper College, Lake Forest College, Evanston Art Center, 2001-10

Pastel National 2002, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, Juror: Wolf Kahn, 2002

58th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, 2002

2000 Pound Gorilla, juried exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, 2000

Living with Television, juried exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, 1997


“The Bible: Drawings, Part 1”, 24 page, 4-color risograph book, self-published, 2021

Drawing published in “What If You Stuck Out Your Tongue And Never Put It Back In” #6, 2020

“Corn Liquor and Other Pictures”, full-color book of images, self-published, 2011

Images featured on, 2010

Art Writing published at, 2006


Instructor, Art History, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, 2022-present

Instructor, Drawing, Art History, Art Appreciation, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, 2013-present

Instructor, Figure Drawing; Basic Drawing; Art History, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ, 2013-present

Instructor, Drawing I; Design I; Introduction to Arts, Harper College, Palatine, IL, 2002-2012

Instructor, Drawing and Painting, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 2001-2012

Instructor, Painting I, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1999-2000

Juror, Evanston Art Center, "Abstraction"(student exhibition) 2011


Master of Fine Arts Degree, painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, painting and drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1997

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1990

Study in Painting and Drawing, International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy,1998

Study in Painting and Drawing, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, 1990-2


Teaching Fellowship, Indiana University, 1999-2000


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN/Private Collections, Bloomington, IN; Lincolnshire, IL; Evanston, IL; Highland Park, IL; Niles, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Baltimore, MD; St. Louis, MO