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John  Garrett Marking Time Encore

Marking Time Encore
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Marking Time Encore
Various Metals and Wire  
52 x 60 x 4 in


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John  Garrett

John Garrett

John Garrett Biography

John Garrett was raised in southern New Mexico by parents who were both educators. They instilled in him an appreciation for the handmade with their collections of Native American arts and crafts. He moved to Claremont, California, to attend college at Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College.) Following his desire to make things by hand, he enrolled in a weaving class taught by Marion Stewart at Scripps College in 1970. His intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions led him to take other courses with Neda Al-Hilali a year later, also at Scripps. He did graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied with Bernard Kester and Vasa. He taught at various schools in the Los Angeles area from 1972 to 1988. In 1990 he returned to New Mexico to live in Los Chavez and Taos until settling in Albuquerque in 1996. He has continued to teach workshops nationally in creativity and alternative sculptural basket making. John has exhibited throughout the United States for over thirty years in hundreds of exhibitions, as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. His work has been widely acquired by museums and collectors.


John Garrett Resumé


1976    M.A. University of California, Los Angeles

1972    B.A. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA


His work is in museum collections including:

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Erie Museum, Erie, PA

High Museum, Atlanta, GA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


Garrett has exhibited his work extensively for the past thirty years. Some important shows have been:

1981    Made in LA:Contemporary Crafts '81, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1982    Art and/or Craft: USA and Japan, Kanazawa, Japan

1984    Vehta Biennale, Romaanse Kerk, Brussels, Belgium

1986    Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

1987    The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa OK

1988    Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

1989    Craft Today, USA; Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

1990    Explorations: The Aesthetic of Excess, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

1993    USA-Today, Netherlands Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands

1993    Subversive Crafts, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

1996    Viewpoint: Art as Message, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997    Trashformations, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

1998    9th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland

2002    John Garrett Retrospective, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

2003    Environmental Installation: Paper Wall, UW-River Falls, WI

2004    Inaugural Exhibition, Artspace 116, Albuquerque, NM

2005    Recycle, Reuse, Recreate; Artspace Gallery, Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY

2006    The Windows Project, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2007    The Baroque Line, The Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

2010    Caravan: An Installation, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA


The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Garrett fellowships in 1983 and 1995. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding artistic achievement and leadership in the field.


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