John Copeland
Born 1976, California
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

1998 BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts


I Feel It In My Bones, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

If You Can Read This, You’re In The Wrong Place, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell, Newport Street Gallery London, UK

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


Art Herning, Group Presentation with V1 Gallery, Herning, Denmark
Today’s Special #1, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Today’s Special #7, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, Huxley-Parlour, London, UK
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Birds, CHART Art Fair with V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tables, Pots & Plants – A song for Matisse, V1 Gallery at VOLTA14, Basel, Switzerland

Simulation/Skin; Selected Works from the Murderme Collection, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK
Paint It Black, Chart with V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
NY Art Book Fair, PS1, NewYork, US
Nude, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mine, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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
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


“John Copeland – Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell” Exhibition Catalogue, Newport Street Gallery, London, Uk 2018
“Climbing Coors Mountain” V1 Gallery /Trojan Horse Press, 2017
“Simulation/Skin“, Newport Street Gallery. 2017
“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


The Sunday Times UK, Art Review, Sunday February 25, 2018
Office Magazine, March 2017
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 . Interview . February, 2010
Politiken, February 2010
Berlingske Tidende, February 2009
Vice Magazine, August 2009
Selector Magazine, February 2008
Featured Artist on
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 2003
IDN Magazine 2002, July 2001, Big Magazine
Big Magazine, 2001