John Westmark is an American artist whose work has been exhibited widely and is held in
collections worldwide. In 2011, John was awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant and was selected as a finalist for the Arte Laguna painting prize and exhibition, Venice, Italy. In 2012, John was awarded The Gibbes Museum of Art Factor Prize (Charleston, SC). The Factor Prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media while contributing to a new understanding of art in the American South. John’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, American Art Collector, Studio Visit Magazine and Surface Design Journal.
John received an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from the Kansas City
Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.