SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

From X to Y and Back Again, Glade Foundation, The Woodlands, Texas, Joseph Staley, curator

Images include 12 abstracts from 2006 and 3 portraits from 2019

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

 

Real / Surreal, The Silos, Houston, Texas, Carolyn Garcia, juror

Images Included: Cord (2006), THING (2006), Tangent (2017)

 

Come Together, Winter Street Studios, Houston, Texas, Jacob Spacek, juror

Images Included: The Morning Hours (2018), collaborative artwork with Marlo Saucedo

 

2017

 

Collective Works, The Silos, Houston, Texas, unjuried
Images Included:

 

2016

 

The Silos Explored , The Silos, Houston, Texas, unjuried
Images Included: Bearing (2016), Corner (2017), Structure (2006), Cord (2006), Trance (2006)

 

Sawyer Yards Revealed , The Silos, Houston, Texas, Jacob Spacek, juror
Images Included: Canon (2006)

 

Selected Works from the Artists of Sawyer Yards, Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas, Clint Willour, juror

Images Included: Borne (2006)

 

2015

 

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas (George Scheer, juror)
Images Included: Jewel of Jeopardy (Leviathan #2) (Color Test Proof) (2015)

 

 

PrintHouston: PrintTX, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston Texas. Karen Kunc, Exhibition Juror.

 Images Included: Huile sur Toile (Blue Reduction) (2013)

 

 

2012

 

35 Years of Printmaking, Glassell School, Houston Texas. Patrick Palmer, curator.

Images Included: Madonna & Child (2006)

 

2007

 

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Rita Gonzales, juror.
Images Included: Leonardo Had Only One Question (2007) [study for LA Shows are Cool (2013)]

 

New American Talent: 22, Arthouse, Austin, Texas. Anne Ellegood, juror.
Images Included: Structure (2006), Trance (2006)

 

Positive/Negative Twenty-Two, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. Toby Kambs, juror.
Images Included: Lantern (2006)

 

2006

 

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Dominic Molon, juror.
Images Included: Quince (2006), Cress (2006)

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015 

 

EXU Magazine, Robert Boyd
Images Included: Jewel of Jeopardy (Leviathan #2) (Color Test Proof) (2015)
 

PRESS 

 

2018

 

Stunningly Unique Art Gifts, Catherine Anspon, Papercity Magazine (online), December 23, 2018. Artwork featured in slideshow curated by the editors.

 

Art & Life with John Hovig Wide-ranging interview by the editors of Voyage Houston, December 12, 2018.

 

This Art Stroll Offers a Rare Look Inside the Private Studio Sanctum, Papercity Magazine (online), October 1, 2018. Artwork featured in slideshow as part of promotional content by Sawyer Yards.

 

 

Sawyer Yards is Throwing a Mega Art Party as it Expands. Matthew Ramirez, Papercity Magazine (online), April 23, 2018. Artwork featured in slideshow curated by Catherine D Anspon.

 

 

2017

 

Houston’s Most Important Art Auction Moves to Winter Street. Catarina Williams, Papercity Magazine (online), November 6, 2017. Artwork featured in slideshow curated by Catherine D Anspon.

 

Tips for buying art for your home - it's easier than you think, Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, June 22, 2017. Extensively quoted in the article. Photo and artwork accompanying.

 

Houston's best art galleries and museums, Catherine D. Anspon, PaperCity, June 10, 2017. Labeled as Samara Gallery's "best bet" alongside David Graeve.

 

2007 

 

 

 

New American Talent: The Twenty-Second Exhibition, Salvador Castillo, Austin Chronicle, August 10, 2007. 

 

Excerpts: "The linear elements also recruit John Hovig’s and Felice Grodin’s systematic diagrams. ... If artists have been wandering without direction, forcing jurors to choose work based on their personal interest as evidenced in recent “NAT” shows, then perhaps this year reveals artists inching toward some cohesion. The exploration of urban development and redevelop- ment, as in the landscape works, acts as an admission that we are reaching capacity, even when there is still distance between neighbors. Drawing maps, using lines to describe paths and boundaries, recording where we have been, also defines where we have failed to ven- ture. Rediscovering or, if you must, recontextualizing those places that we experience every day can help remind us that we are where we need to be. It’s not a return to basics, but per- haps we are witnessing a return to structure."

 

2006 

 

Lawndale's The Big Show opens, Kim Hughes, Houston Chronicle, July 20, 2006. Quoted in article. Two artworks, as an installation shot, appear in the accompanying photo.

 

PERSONAL CHRONOLOGY

 

2011 - Left software industry, began art full-time.
2004 - 2006 - Coursework at Glassell School of Art (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX)
1994 - M.S. in Computer Science (concentrating on Artificial Intelligence) (Champaign IL)
1992 - B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Boston MA)

 

EXTRA LINKS

 

http://www.artistrunwebsite.com/blog/2017/Office+Supplies+as+Motif%3A+Art+by+John+Hovig

 

http://www.click2houston.com/news/sawyer-heights-emerges-as-creative-hub-for-houston

 

http://www.artistrunwebsite.com/blog/1211/Mechanical+Documentation:+Art+by+John+Hovig

 

http://www.burningbonespress.com/artists/

 

http://www.thesilosonsawyer.com/silos-artists-gallery/