John Bagley Jr
Mixed Media, Assemblage
John is a self-taught Mixed media, Assemblage artist residing in Upland, CA, originally from Upstate NY. His art process is spontaneous , it develops along the way. A found object usually inspires him and an art piece is born. He works in many mediums including, mixed media, collage, and painting; he loves texture, color, and form. In the past few years he has focused on assemblage art and sculpture; it feels very natural for him and allows him to use his mediums in his creations. John has always loved nature and history. As a child he would often hunt for discarded objects, collect them, and create art. The majority of his art pieces include vintage found objects, which allows him to recycle items every opportunity he can. In his art discarded objects are transformed and reassembled into an art piece that tells a story. He enjoys expressing himself in every detail, and a unique one of a kind piece of art. He hopes to evoke emotion from his art. Bringing the past into the present and reconstructing an original work of art is his focus.
Featured Artist, Exhibitions & Demonstrations
An active member of the Pomona Valley Art Association and participates in the local art community, Social media coordinator , Marketing PVAA Shopify transition Team and various community outreach. John has Co-chaired the PVAA annual Young Artist Show and team assisted with Monthly Shows and Annual Open Juried Shows.
“Annual Exhibition” The dA Arts Center in Pomona CA-2020
“Piece by Piece”. The Art of Assemblage – Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario CA, in his first his solo exhibition.
” Buzzsaw “ Exhibition ArtShare LA in Arts District- 2019
“Expressions of Hope” Exhibition , Montclair Place -2017
“Art Uncorked” Chino CA Charity Fundraiser 2016-2017
“Wings” fundraiser at The Claremont Club in Claremont CA 2015
John has also participated in multiple local Open Juried Shows and group exhibitions, art demonstrations, and several fundraising events in the local community.
Artist member of PVAA, Chaffey Community Museum of Art , Associated Artist of the Inland Empire. Contact Email. JohnBagleyJrart@outlook.com