John F. Simon, Jr.
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

Born 1963, Louisiana
Lives and works in New York City

2004 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2002 SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Channels, permanent installation, The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
New Instructions, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
2001 Systematic Drawing: Janet Cohen and John F. Simon, Jr., The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Complicated Boundaries, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, a project of Creative Capital
2000 ComplexCity, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
1999 CPU, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

2004 Seeing Double: Emulations in Theory and Practice, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Deluth; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; University Museums, University of Richmond, VA.
Paintings That Paint Themsleves Or So It Seems, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
New York Show, Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA
RuntimeArt, Mi2 Exhibition Space, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Digital Sublime - New Masters of the Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, curated by Jerry Saltz
2003-4 Flower Power, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
2003 ArtApparatus, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Split, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Dirty Pixels Show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2002 media\_city seoul 2002, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Techne, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Looking Back at Looking Forward: The Aldrich Museum's Emerging Artists Awards 1997 - 2001, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Complexity, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY
2002 Media Art Dae Jeon - New York: Special Effects, Dae Jeon Municipal Museum of Art, Korea
Electrohype 2002 Biennial, Malmo, Sweden Optical Optimism, Gallery Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Math-Art/Art-Math, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001 BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Glee: Painting Now, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Perfect 10: Ten Years in Soho, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Locating Drawing, Doug Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
TranspolyBlu, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
2000 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
An Art of Pure Form, works from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
End Papers: 1890-1900 and 1990-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
City of Lights: Art Walk, Boutique Caron, New York, organized by Downtown Arts Projects
2000 Años Luz, Centro de Arte La Recova, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Scanner, CCAC Institute, San Francisco
Mapping, territory, connections, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
DEAF, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival sponsored by V2\_Organisation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Cyber Cypher Either End, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
1998 Formulations, Sandra Gering Gallery, group show with Sol LeWitt and Hanne Darboven, curated by Timothy Druckrey, New York
1997 Mac Classics Group Show, Postmasters Gallery, New York

2003 Mobility Agents, artist's book published by Printed Matter, Inc., New York
2002 Channels, permanent installation, The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Business in the Arts Award, commissioned artwork, Business Committee for the Arts
2001 Unfolding Object, Commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum for

1998 Beyond Interface, web site exhibition, juried show, Steve Deitz, chair
1997 Color Balance, Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, web site installation,
Every Icon, Stadium Online Gallery, curated by Ron Wakkary,, New York
HOMEPORT, Leo Castelli Gallery, Palace Project with Lawrence Weiner and adaweb,
Combinations, Sandra Gering Gallery,, New York
1996 Words Link, Slate Magazine Gallery,
Space of Information - Archive Mapper, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center, group show curated by Laura Trippi,, Canada
Saver, Java based web project with Cheryl Donegan,
We Both Belong, web project with Ben Kinmont and ada web,
The Web’s Most Wanted Painting, Dia Center for the Arts, web project with Komar and Melamid
1995 Alter Stats - Condition of the Web Observer, Sandra Gering Gallery, web project and installation of associateddrawings,, and New York; web project also installed at The Thing at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Jenny Holzer - Please Change Belief, web project with Jenny Holzer and ada web,
1994 Line Drawings, The Thing Bulletin Board, online gallery,

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
University of Iowa Museum of Art, IA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
The Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Deluth, MN
Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, Greenville, OH
The Print Collection of the New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Zurich Capital Markets, New York, NY
The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2004 Collecting the Uncollectable, Guggenheim Museum, panel discussion moderated by Jon Ippolito, 9 April, New York
Art and Technology: Interviews with Sound and Video Artists, edition 3,
2002 Galerie Simonne Stern, panel discussion moderated by Lawrence Rinder concurrent with Optical Optimisim exhibition, 14 September, New Orleans, LA SITE Santa Fe, conversation with James Crutchfield of the Santa Fe Institute, 24 August, Santa Fe, NM
Coding as Creative Writing, Guggenheim Museum, lecture, 15 May, New York

Lambert, Emily, “Binary Art,” Forbes Magazine, 12 January 2004, p.210
Yablonsky, Linda, “Art/Architecture; To Replace Paint and Page, Artists Try Pixel Power,” The New York Times, 17 August 2003
Pollack, Barbara, “John F. Simon Jr. at Sandra Gering,” Art in America, January 2003
Berwick, Carly, “Net Gains,” ARTnews, December 2002
Kenyon, John, “Wall-to-Wall Art,” Iowa City Gazette, 10 October 2002, p.1B, p.5B
Smith, Roberta, “A Profusion of Painting”, The New York Times, 10 May 2002
Simon, John F., Jr., “Smock (Off the Wall)”, artist's project for Smock Magazine, Winter 2002
Mirapaul, Mathew, “Getting Tangible Dollars for an Intangible Creation”, The New York Times, 18 February 2002
Ippolito, Jon, “The Unknowable Object: John Simon's Unfolding Object”,, Spring 2002,
Nappi, Maureen A., “Language, Memory and Volition: Toward an Aesthetics of Computer Arts”, Doctoral dissertation, 2002
Atkins, Robert, “True to His Code”, Artbyte, July/August 2001, vol.4, no. 2, p.39-43
Delson, Susan, “If Picasso Were a Programmer”,, 25 June 2001
Pollack, Barbara, “Simon Sells”, Art & Auction, June 2001, p.79
Rossbach, Janet B., “John F. Simon, Jr.: Computer Art as Fine Art”, Visual Arts Journal, Spring 2001
Rosenbaum, Lee, “Tech Art: Boom or Bust?”, The Wall Street Journal, 6 April 2001, p.W14
Berwick, Carly, “The New New-Media Blitz”, ARTnews, April 2001, pp.112-116
Kimmelman, Michael, “’BitStreams’ and ‘Data Dynamics’: Creativity, Digitally Remastered”, The New York Times, March 23, 2001, p.E31
Bodow, Steve, “The Whitney’s Digital Sampler”, New York Magazine, March 26, 2001, pp.72-77
Jana, Reena, “Restoring the Sistine Website”,, March 22, 2001
Anton, Saul, “Net Gains: A Roundtable on New-Media Art,” a roundtable led by Saul Anton, Artforum, March 2001, pp.118-125
Sonkin, Rebecca, “Icons of the Small Screen”, ARTnews, March 2001, p.50
Daniel, Jeff, “Digital exhibition taps into many media and traditions”, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 11, 2001
Breslin, Ramsay Bell, “Under the Digital Sun”, Eastbay Express, December 1, 2000
Madoff, Steven Henry, “Is This the Museum of the Future?”, Talk Magazine, March 2001, pp.132-37
Simon, John F., Jr., “Hot List,” Artforum, February 2001.
Rush, Michael, “New Media Rampant”, Art in America, July 2000, p.43
Korotkin, Joyce, “Review: John F. Simon, Jr. at Sandra Gering”, The New York Art World, May 2000, p.9
Pollock, Barbara, “On the Edge: Digital Evolution.”, ArtNews, April 2000, p.142
Princenthal, Nancy, “John Tremblay and John F. Simon, Jr. at Sandra Gering”, Art in America, April 2000, pp.154-55
Hamilton, Anita, “Clicking on the Canvas: A new exhibit of Net art is good, strange fun”, Time Magazine, April 10, 2000, p.129
Miller-Keller, Andrea, “Varieties of Influence: Sol LeWitt and the Arts Community”, Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000, p.76
Kleiner, Carolyn, “What’s the Whitney’s newest new thing?”, US News & World Report, March 27, 2000, p.52
Puente, Maria, “Pixel this: A museum exhibit with Web-only art”, USA Today, March 23, 2000, p.D1
Jana, Reena, “Whitney Speaks: It Is Art”, Wired News Online, March 23, 2000,
Brandabur, Susan, “Internet Art Takes Off”,, March 17, 2000,
Rush, Michael, New Media in Late 20th Century Art, Thames and Hudson, London, 1999, p193-194
Weinbren, Grahame, “The PC is a Penguin,” essay in Bild-Medium-Kunst, edited by Yvonne Spielman and Gundolf Winter, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich, 1999, pp.274-77
Greene, Rachel, "eBay Watch", Artforum, November, 1999, p.53.
Atkins, Robert, “State of the (On-line) Art,” Art in America, April 1999, pp.89-95.
Ippolito, Jon, “Cross Talk: Intellectual Property or Intellectual Polity?”, Artbyte, August/September 1998, vol. 1, no. 3, p.19
Ippolito, Jon, “Given: The Universe Shown: Every Artwork”, Deep Storage, exhibition catalogue from P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Prestel-Verlag, Munich/New York, 1998, pp.160-62
Druckrey, Timothy, “Work and Display,” Art Forum, November 1997, p.18
Mirapaul, Matt, “In John Simon’s Work Everything is Possible,” The New York Times online, Arts@Large Column, 17 April 1997
Pollack, Barbara, “Collecting On-Line: A Leap of Faith,” ArtNews, March 1997, p.65
Freyermuth, Von Gundolf S., “Kunst der Korperlosen,” Spiegel Special 3, 1997, pp.132-37
Simon, John F. Jr., “Alter Stats,” Parachute Magazine, January 1997, #85
“Arts Projects: “Alter Stats”,” Intelligent Agent, September 1996, vol.1, no.5
Rosati, Pavia, “,” World Art, 1995, vol.4, pp.54-57
Atkins, Robert, “The Art World & I Go On Line,” Art in America, December 1995, p.58-65
Simon, John F. Jr., “Building Process,” Millennium Film Journal, Winter 1994, No.27, pp.37-45
Simon, John F. Jr., “Are PC’s PC?,” 10.8 Magazine, Vol.2, No.2, 1991

2000 Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1999 Creative Capital New Media Grant

1989 MFA, Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
1987 MA, Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1985 BA, Art (Studio)
BS, Geology
Brown University, Providence, RI