About Me / Contact

My work mixes new technologies to further describe contemporary landscape and the changes in current aesthetics while investigating the production of space.  Heavily influenced by geography and sense of place, my projects are often categorized by an in-depth analysis of specific subjects such as land use, theories on landscape and exploration.  By combining photography with mapping and surveillance technologies, my projects reveal sites that are normally unseen, expose areas of contradiction, and challenge the traditional use of photography to record what we understand as “place”.

johnvigg@gmail.com | 732.683.9400
Studio: 529 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College

Education:

2013 MFA Montclair State university

2007 BFA Monmouth University

John Vigg is an artist and designer working central NJ.  Born in Iowa to two transient parents, John quickly became independent with a strong interest in what makes up the landscape around him.  A prevailing sense to continue exploring ways to describe Place has brought John to complete his MFA at Montclair State University and Kingston University in London with a concentration in photography.  The depth of his art comes from his interests in technology, alternate ways of recording images and cartographic processes.  Combining these aspects into his gallery installations, viewers share in the processes he developed to make his art.  John’s studio is located in Asbury Park, NJ and his work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, the United Kingdom and Australia.  His work is in many private collections across the northeast.  He owns a creative design agency, heads up a cooperative art space.  and ran a photography gallery for budding photographers for over 5 years.  His current project is researching and exploring the NJ Pine Barrens to photograph, track and record its larger environments. 


Articles:

Tri-City News 2013
thecreatorsproject.vice.com

http://newlandscapephotography.com

http://www.suasnews.com
http://asburypulp.com
http://www.wired.com

Organizations / Memberships

    2008 - 2009, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts Planning Board Member
    2008 - 2013, ArtsCAP Board of Directors
    2009 - Present, ColArts (Liquitex Paints) Development Team
    2009 - 2013, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts Board of Directors
    2012 - Present, SPE - Society for Photographic Education
    2013 - Monmouth County Small Business Dev. Center Advisory Board Member
    2013 - Co-Chair SPE North East Conference 

Exhibitions
    01/2015 Pine Barrens: Lifes and Legends / Noyes Museum
    08/2014 Promised Land, Washington DC / Asbury Park, NJ
    06/2014 Maspeth World of Wheels, Knockdown Center, Maspeth NY
    03/2014 Echoes of Veracity, Baltimore MD
    09/2013 TEDx Navisink presentation
    06/2013 This Show Means Right Now, Magnan Metz Gallery NYC
    05/2013 Head On Photo Festival, Sydney AUS
    05/2013 Preemptive Strike, Rahway NJ
    04/2013 Gallery Show, Montclair State
    02/2013 Portfolio, Howard Gardens Gallery
    11/2012 Montclair State Open Studios
    09/2012 Juried Photography Show, Monmouth Museum
    09/2012 Scaled to the Infinite, Index Art Center
    07/2012 Territories, Kingston University
    04/2012 Gallery Show, Montclair State
    05/2011 The Living Carousel, Asbury Park Boardwalk
    03/2010 Opening Show, The Gallery 13 LLC
    05/2010 International Juried Photography Show, Rogue Space Galleries Chelsea
    07/2010 Lost Asbury Park, Heaven Arts
    11/2010 SICA, Annual Art Auction 
    12/2009 Naughty and Nice, Parlor Gallery
    07/2009 NJ Humane Society Animal Benefit
    05/2009 Tri City Arts tour, Asbury Park NJ

Talks
    05/2014 NJ Tech Meetup
    06/2014 Monmouth University

Residencies
     07/2012 Knight Park Gallery, London
     06/2014 Promised Land, transformerdc.org
     06/2014 Host, Liquitex Day of Demos
     06/2013 Host, Liquitex Day of Demos
     06/2012 Host, Liquitex Day of Demos