About John Nieman

John Nieman has always been fascinated by the nexus of art and pop culture. Consequently, he often intertwines those forces into paintings that have been exhibited in America, Europe, Asia and Canada.

For years, he enjoyed a successful career in the advertising business, most recently as Chief Creative Officer of D’Arcy Worldwide. In this capacity, he directed and oversaw the creative output of more than 100 offices.

Almost a decade ago, he devoted himself to the visual arts. He studied with Julie Lester in New York, and quickly moved on to a prolific output of still studies. His work is characterized by striking composition, crisp colors, and strong shadows. He has a photo realistic sensibility and favors pastels and watercolors. Given his background in the communication world, he particularly enjoys creating work that tells a visual story.

Mr, Nieman has been exhibited in twenty different venues over the past two years. His work has been featured in national and international juried competitions. Collections of his paintings and poems have been published in books called Art of Lists and Art of More Lists. He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in New York City. His website is www.johnnieman.com

He resides in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with his five children.

Memberships and Associations

Pastel Society of America, signature member
The Woodstock-Byrdcliff Guild
American Artists Professional League, New York
RiverArts, Westchester County, New York

Solo art shows

2015 Gallerie Gora, Montreaal, Canada
2014 Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeeepsie, NY
2014 Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
2014 Martucci Gallery, Irvington, NY
2013 Mad Art Gallery, St, Louis, Mo
2011 Plotkin Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
2011 Artist’s Haven, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2010 Charleston Heights, Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2010 Whistle Stop Gallery, Illinois
2010 Galleri Gora, Montreal, Canada


2015 Castella Ferrara, Lifetime award
2012 Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY best in show
2011, Marziart Germany, Best in Show, still life
2009, In Your Grocer’s Freezer, Illionois Best in show
2008 Viridian Art Gallery, NY, Curator’s Choice
2003, Beaux Arts, Westechester, Best in show.

Exhibitions and Group Shows


Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida
George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
Art Expo 2016, New York, NY
Bienniale Brenta, Venice, Italy
Art Expo Milano, Milan, Italy
Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California


George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
St. Bernadin Exposition (movie art) Cannet, France
St. Bernadin Exposition (music art), Cannet, France
Castella Estance, Ferrara Italy
L’Espace Gallery, Belgium
Paks Gallery, Austria
Carousel de Louvre (national Societe de Beaux Artes)
Upstream Gallery, Hastings, NY
SOLO Gallerie Gora, Montreal, Canada
Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, online
KGSC Art Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Red Dot Gallery, Miami, Florida
Art Fusion Gallery, Miami Florida


George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Audtorium al Duomo, Florence Italy
Lazurus Gallery, Westchester County, NY
Dublin Biennial, 2014, Dublin, Ireland
SOLO Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Pastel National, Wichita Fall, Kansas
SOLO Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
SOLO Martucci Gallery, Irvington, NY
Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California
Upstream Gallery, Hastings, NY
Marziart Gallerie, Hamburg, Germany
Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida
Chelsea International, Agora Gallery, NYC


Linus Gallery, Pasadena California
Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, New York
North Valley Art League, California
Midland Arts Association, Texas.
In the Mids, Gallery Mentana, Florence Italy.
SOLO Mad Gallery Solo show, St. Louis, Mo.
Gallery Esart, Barcelona
Gallery Brenart, Brussels
Cannet, Gallery 30
Carrousel de Louvre, Paris, (national societe de Beaux Artes)
Salons de Gare Maritime, Cannes
Celebrate the Bicycle, Jefferson, Iowa
Artists Haven, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Saville Gallery, Maryland
American Artists Professional League, NY
Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
The Retreat, East Hampton, NY
SOLO Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings, NY


Contemporary Art Network, NYC (solo show)
Plotkin Galleries, Dobbs Ferry, NY (solo show)
Blue Door Gallery, NY (Best in Show)
Rogue Gallery, NYC
Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights
North Valley Art League, California
Lazarus Gallery, Westchester, NY
Flow Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota (twice)
The Arts Center, Albany, NY
George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art Expo 2012, Manhattan
Vivid Arts Network, Ferrara, Italy
Dublin Biennial, Dublin, Ireland


Marziart Galerie Internationale, Hamburg, Germany
“Here and Now” International Group exhibition, Ferrara, Italy
Art Fusion Gallery group show, Miami, Florida
Art Expo 2011, New York, NY
New Arts Center, New York, NY
George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington
North Valley Art League, California
Valdosta, Arts Center, Georgia
Hotel Urbano, Miami, Florida
Northbrook Library, Northbrook Illinois
Solo show, Artist’s Haven, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November)


Solo show, Charleston Heights City of Las Vegas, NV
Solo show, Whistle Stop Gallery, Illinois
Solo show, Gallerie Gora, Montreal
LeGrange National XVII, Georgia
New Arts Center, NY, NY
Richard DeMato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT
Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
Viridian Callery, Curator’s choice honorable mention, NY, NY
Agora Gallery, New York, NY


George Segal Gallery, New Jersey
Visual Art Center of New Jersey
Andrews Art Gallery, Andrews, North Carolina
Exhibition at Grafton, Vermont
Whistle Stop Gallery, Granite City, Illinois
Lancaster County Art association, Pennsylvania
Lookatthisgallery, Chaing Mai, Thailand
Agora Gallery, New York


Marziart Gallerie International, Hamburg, Germany
Manhattan Arts International, New Yortk
Sylvia White Gallery, California,
Danael Gallery, Littleton, Colorado
Santa Cruz Art League, California
Agora Gallery, New York
Hunter Gallery and Gallery North Star, Vermont,
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Arizona,
Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas


Agora Gallery, New York
National Arts Club, New York (twice)
Salmagundi Club, New York
Saville Gallery, Pennsylvania
Gallery at the Kent, Ct.
Hayloft Gallery, Vermont


Hayloft Gallery, Vermont


Hayloft Gallery, Vermont


Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Beaux Arts Exhibition, Westchester, NY (best in show)

Art Books

Art of Lists
Art of More lists
Art of Even More Lists
Art of Lists IV
Art with a Story
Art with a Story 2
What is Missing?
The Wanted Book


Best of 2011, Germany, International Juried Show (best in still lifes) 2011
In Your Grocer’s Freezer, national competition (Best in Show), 2009
Superheroes, international juried show, 2009
Beyond Toys, national juried show, 2008
Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, national jury, 2008
Here and Now, international juried show, 2011
The Healing Power of Art, national jury, 2008
Art Connections 5, national juried show, 2008
The Exhibition at Grafton, national juried show, 2008
Mass Consumption, national juried show, 2008
Pastel National 2008, national juried show, 2008
Pastel Society of America, national juried show, 2007
Allegheny Arts Council, national juried show, 2007
Northeast Watercolor Society, international juried show, 2007
American Artists Professional League, national juried show, 2007
Beaux Arts Competition, Westchester, NY 2003