Artist Statement JB Nearsy (born 1982, Illinois, USA)

“My art relates to maintaining peace and equality. Shapes and mark-making intrigue me and they are everyday exercises in creativity. I find joy in creating art of all types, relating my experience. Symbolism and geometry are tools and I note the things I find interesting, further expressing them through my lens. I hope to add to the harmony of your day.”

Solo Exhibitions

2023 – Impressions of Kansas City, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, KS
2022 – Life Lottery, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
2021 – Habitat, Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis, MO
2021 – 3, 6, 9 Formations, Untitled Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
2019 – Paths to the Kingdom, Parish Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2018 – Notations, Twisted Pair Gallery, DuQuoin, IL
2017 – Environments, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2017 – Neighborhoods, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2016 – Dilations of Nostalgia, Serendipity Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2012 – Sprayful Days, Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL
2012 – Confluence and Cause, Art Alley Gallery, Carbondale, IL
2011 – Everyday Elements, The Gallery Space, Murphysboro, IL IL


2020 – Cover and Featured Artist, Envision Arts Magazine Volume 5
2020 – Merit Award, International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition
2020 – June Artist of the Month, Envision Arts,
2019 – Fifth Place, ALL Cityscapes 2019 Art Competition & Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
2019 – Metroscapes Contest Award Winner, Metroscapes Arts in Transit Competition
2018 – Second Place, Quadratfuß International Juried Exhibition 2018, Gallery 66, San Fidel, NM (awarded two-week residency)
2016 – Honorable Mention, Ruin and Revival Juried Exhibition, Framations Gallery, St.Charles, MO




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