John Zurier is a painter whose abstract almost monochrome paintings are informed by Abstract Expressionism, Post-War French painting, and Japanese aesthetics. His main interest is in simplicity, surface modulation, and color as it is tied to our experience of time.
His work was shown in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (2010-2011); and at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (2010), UC Berkeley Art Museum (2009); The 7th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea (2008); the Oakland Museum of California (2007); and the Whitney Biennial (2002), among others. His work is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; Peter Blum Gallery, New York; Galeria Javier López, Madrid; Patrick De Brock, Knokke-Heist, Belgium; and Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.