John Colón

Adjunct Faculty | Printmaking | 2D Design
MFA Visual Arts Florida International University, BA Photography Columbia College Chicago
“Recollections of stories left behind; memories (often prone to error), of subway trains and walls littered with graffiti and the sights and sounds of the daily grind of city life, reveal glimpses of my past.” John Dominic Colon is a mixed media artist whose work investigates memory as an archeological act, not of retrieval; but as a creative, constructive process. His work weaves together various elements to explore the depths of printmaking, photography, and collage. Often referencing the urban environment, his work intersects the varying relationships between queerness, belonging, history, and its subsequent erasure. His practice is informed by internal landscapes, littered with layers of symbols, imagery, and abstraction. He lives in work in South Florida and has strong familial roots in Puerto Rico and Chicago. A 2021 recipient of the Berkowitz scholarship, he has exhibited at various venues locally in Miami including the Frost Art Museum, Laundromat Artspace and the Bonnier gallery and nationally at VisArts in Maryland. He received his MFA degree at Florida International University.