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John DeMotte

John DeMotte received his BFA in 1987 from the University of Montevallo in photography and printmaking.  Beginning his career in Washington, DC, he worked on projects for The Phillips Collection, Capitol Hill Arts Center and the Washington – Moscow Arts and Cultural Exchange.  Since returning to Birmingham in 1991, he has been with Atchison Gallery/Village Framers, where he is now Vice President and Master Framer.  As a founding member of the artist co-operative PaperWorkers Local, John has led workshops on Solar Plate photo-intaglio and cyanotype photo processes.  John works mainly in photography and printmaking, specializing in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint. 

            Born 1964, Atlanta, Georgia


1987    BFA Printmaking & Photography

            University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

1987---Present, Freelance Preparator and Installer

            Washington, DC  & Birmingham, AL

1991---Present, Partner and Manager at Atchison Gallery/

            Village Framers, Birmingham, AL

2013---Present, Founding Board Member at PaperWorkers

            Local, Birmingham, AL


recent exhibitions


2017    Methods: Traditional to Digital, Gadsden Museum of Art,

            Gadsden, AL (PWL group exhibition)


2016    -A New Real (solo exhibition), PaperWorkers Local, Birmingham, AL

            -Interruptions (solo exhibition), Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

            Huntsville, AL

            -Solarplate 2016 (juried exhibition), Alex Ferrone Gallery,

            Cutchogue, New York

            -Organized Labor:  Works by PaperWorkers Local Members,

            University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

-Together Again:  UM Art Faculty and Alumni Show, Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL

2015    -Interchanges (PWL group exhibition) Edge of Chaos, University of             Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

2014    -Re-Construction (solo exhibit), Dinah Washington Cultural Arts

            Center, Tuscaloosa Arts Council, Tuscaloosa, AL




2016    -Juror’s Mention,  Solarplate  2016, Alex Ferrone Gallery

            Cutchogue, New York

2013    -Second Place Award,  Birmingham  Artwalk 2013, Birmingham, AL

            -First Place/Purchase Award, Double Exposure, Tuscaloosa Arts Council,

            Tuscaloosa, AL


museum/university collections


Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

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