John Paul Kesling
Momenta Art Spring Benefit 2015
Opening Reception: April 23, 2015, 7-8pm
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Weekend At The Old Gem
I will be showing a painting in a group show at The Old Gem featuring over 100 artists from Brooklyn. That's not really featuring, is it?
Opening Reception: February 27, 2015, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours:
Saturday, February 28, Sunday, February 29, Monday, March 1, 12-6pm.
695 Grand St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, 11211 (Grand L train stop)
The Greenpoint Gallery: Small Works Group Show
Opening Reception : February 27th, 2015, 8pm
John will be showing three paintings at the Greenpoint Gallery's Small Works Show. The event will feature live music and booze. Yay!
Location: The Greenpoint Gallery
390 McGuiness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
(Next to the Pulaski Bridge)
"WE ARE ONE - Benefit for Japan"
December 17th, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Reception and Sale from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
-John donated a piece to help raise funds for the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster relief for northeastern Japan.
August 1, 2011
Storychord issue #35 featured the painting "Stitch" on their blog.
September 16, 2011
John presents two works at Greenpoint Gallery's First Fall Show.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
September 2011
"Opening Rejection" showing every weekend in September at the Governor's Island Art Fair, NY.
"Opening Rejection" June 18th, 2011
Ugly Art Room built a 6'x6'x6' gallery on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn,NY
John created 2 works specifically for this show.
Arts in Bushwick Benefit
May 22, 2011, 6-9pm
Grace Exhibition Space
840 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Bushwick, Brooklyn

John donated "Maybe it was his helmet, maybe it was his belt, but something about him just wasn't cute."

"B is for Bear"
November 13, 2010.

Group Exhibition. "The Ugly Art Room" presents "B is for Bear" as part of the 2010 BETA Spaces Art Festival and John has work in the show.

Opening reception : November 13, 2010 8-10pm
Show runs November 13 (8-10pm) and November 14th (12-7pm)
"On The Grid" group exhibition
John will be participating in "On The Grid", a group show at Camel Art Space in Brooklyn, NY
Dates : August 21 - August 29, 2010
Opening : August 21, 6pm-9pm
Oct. 2009 - SALiT Magazine
Three paintings featured in SALiT Magazine, Volume 2/Issue 3. Online at and available in print.
Morehead State University Events
November 2, 2009

October 30- November 13, 2009
One-Person Exhibition at the Strider Gallery
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
For the Benefit of STATTS
June 12, 2009
Location: Savannah Station, Savannah, GA
Kesling donated four works to the event. All proceeds go to the Statts family.
Small Works
Kesling will be displaying twelve works in Savannah College of Art and Design's annual "Small Works" exhibition at Red Gallery in Savannah, GA. The show will run from Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2008.
MFA Thesis Exhibition November 7-14, 2008
John Kesling's MFA Thesis Exhibition will be on view at Moon River Brewing Company's alternative art space, Savannah, GA.

Cultivate Beauty Art and Film Festival
Kesling's Look and Kid Things will be exhibited in the "Cultivate Beauty Art and Film Festival" at The 930 Art Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The show will run from May 10, 2008 - June 1, 2008.
"Go Green or Go Home"
Earth Like Old Yeller will be on view at Desot-O-Row Gallery in Savannah, Georgia from April 18, 2008 - April 24, 2008 in "Go Green or Go Home". This group exhibition features work that relates to environmental issues either through use of materials or content.

"Mirror for the 21st Century" :International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Kesling's drawing Bert is being shown in the international group exhibition titled "Mirror for the 21st Century" at BECA Gallery in New Orleans. The work will be on display April 5 - May 23, 2008.
The show was curated and juried by Helen Pheby, PhD, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England.