b. 1976 in California

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York



1998 BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts




Wolves Wait At Your Door, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Electric, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Galerie Alex Daniels-Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


You’ll Never Be The Same, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

Answers To Questions I Never Asked, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Volta, V1 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Art Brussels, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Times of Grace, Reflex Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dirty Old Town, Volta with V1 Gallery, New York, NY

High Life, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Old Glory, Nicolas Robinson Gallery, New York


Galerie de Meerse, Hoofddofp, The Netherlands


Undercurrents, 31Grand, Brooklyn, New York


o.k., Juice Gallery, San Francisco, California


Moonshiner, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, New York


Paintings from Undergound Trains at BBH Gallery, New York, NY




13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Volta10 Basel, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark


Chicken Or Beef, The Hole Gallery (Curated by Jesper Elg), NY, USA

Bad Painting, John Copeland & Katherine Bernhardt, V1 Gallery at Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Volta Basel 9 with V1 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY


VIX – Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – Ten Years of V1 Gallery, December 2012, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

HYPERLINK “http://www.ifema.es/ferias/arco/default_i.html”ARCO, Reflex Gallery, Madrid, Spain

VOLTA8 BASEL (with V1 Gallery), Basel, Switzerland

WONDERS – Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

Market, V1 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Lange + Pult . Zurich, Switzerland


What’s He Building in There? Fuse Gallery, New York. Curated by Jesper Elg and Mikkel Gronnebaek

Status- Somewere between position and condition, V1 Gallery, København

I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston


Big Picture, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

Album, V1 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Selector, PLSMIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Art Copenhagen, V1 Gallery booth, Denmark

John Copeland-Florian Sussmayer, NEXT fair with Nicholas Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL

The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Volta, V1 Gallery . Basel, Switzerland


The Boys Are Back in Town, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sex, Drugs and Rock + Roll, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA.

Glass Houses, curated by Eddie Martinez. Werkstette Gallery, New York

John Copeland – Wes Lang, NEXT Fair, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Boys Are Back in Town, Roma Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

Strangefolks, Allston Skirt Gallery with Elizabeth Huey and Logan Grider, Boston, MA


I Remember Nothing, Sehlman Helwaser Art Gallery, New York

We are Moonrakers, OKOK Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Also Known As, Fette’s Gallery Los Angeles, CA.

We Are Near at Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston MA

Personal Effects at Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Private Viewing at Columbia University, New York, NY

Grand Union at The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY


John Copeland / Nicola Lopez at Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.

Featured artist with 31grand, Scope NY, New York

Life in a Box at Fabrica Features Gallery, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Young Americans at Wake Forest University, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wnston-Salem, NC


Vote With Your Art at OK Harris, New York, NY

Russian Doll Show at Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Scratch at Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Lead Poisoning at New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Strange Bedfellows at Art Department, Manchester, MI

Assembly at The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY

I Walk the Line, 31grand, Brooklyn, NY


Dime Bag at New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Decipher 1.0, NY Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Ten Fold at The Project, New York, NY


Sketch at JUICE, San Francisco, CA


Open at JUICE, San Francisco, CA


Introductions at Laurence L, Hulberg Fine Art, San Francisco, CA



Whitney Museum 2007 Artist Collaboration for Summer of Love Art Party



“Electric”, Edition of 500, Narayana Press, 2015

“John Copeland – Times of Grace”, Reflex Editions, Amsterdam, 2010

“Selected Works From Journals 7-22”, Exhibition Catalog

“Fourteen Hills” Volume 10, No. 1 Art by John Copeland and Chris Johanson

“We Are Near” . Allston Skirt Gallery . April, 2007

“Drawing From Life: The Journal as Art”, Princeton Architectural Press



Man of The World Magazine, Number 6, January, 2014

The Lab Magazine, Fall 2012

The Sacred and Profane, Bullet Magazine, Summer 2012 Issue

Elephant Magazine #10, March 2012

Review of Big Picture exhibition . Modern Painters . October 2010
Kopenhagen.dk . Interview . February, 2010

Politiken, February 2010

Berlingske Tidende, February 2009

Vice Magazine, August 2009

Selector Magazine, February 2008

Featured Artist on Phillipsartexpert.co

The Boston Globe, Review of “Strangefolks” 2008

L’Uomo Vogue 2008

Exit Magazine Volume 3. “Artists”

XFUNS Magazine, Hong Kong 2007

NYArt Magazine. 600 greatest Arts Websites 2007

Fecal Face, interview, January 2006

Esquire, May 2005 Harper’s Bazaar, September 2005

New York Sun, Sept 9, 2005

The Washington Post, Review, July 7, 2005

Washington City Paper, Review, July 1, 2005

Juxtapoz, Review, January 2004

Interview: Cream Magazine, Hong Kong, November 2004

Interview: New York Press, September 2004

BlackBook Fall Arts Issue, Fall 2003

Interview: Transworld, February 2003

Showstudio.com 2003

IDN Magazine 2002

Artkrush.com, July 2001, Big Magazine

Big Magazine, 2001