John Whitten is a visual artist based in Portland, OR. Originally from the Mid-West, Whitten received his BFA from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville and his MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene. His work has been screened/exhibited nationally in galleries, museums, and raw exhibition spaces. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants including a recent Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and a month long residency at Caldera in Sisters, OR. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at Disjecta in Portland, OR; The Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg, OR; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN; Belmont University’s Leu Art Gallery in Nashville, TN; the University of Oregon’s Laverne Krause Gallery in Eugene, OR; and Clatsop Community College in Astoria, OR. Whitten lives in Portland, OR where he maintains a studio.

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