2019 Six Movements, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Dream Garden, 57W57 Arts, New York, NY 

2015       The Passing Paintings, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University

Drawing, Studies, and Works on Paper, Kook Projects, New York

2014        Six Movements, Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield University

                21 Paintings, 1065 Sixth Avenue, curated by Ombretta Agrò Andruff

2013 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, New Paintings, John Mendelsohn + Dana Gordon 

2012 Riverfront, Cambridge, MA, 2010 

                Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ 

2009 Root [Brooklyn], Brooklyn, NY 

2004 Perkinson Gallery, Milliken University, Decatur, IL 

2003 Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York 

1997 Penny Liebman Contemporary Art, New York 

1994 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 

1994 Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York 

1988 Michael Walls Gallery, New York 

1983 Concord Gallery, New York 

1982 Hal Bromm Gallery, New York 

1977 Artists Space, New York 

1977 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 


2017 The Winter Show, 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Heliotrope Flat File, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 The Art of Invisibility, Religion and the Secular in Contemporary Art, Brown University

Abundance, Donghwa Ode Gallery, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

2014 Artists in the Library, Mulberry St. Library, New York 

                Time Frames Marking Time, Westbeth Gallery, New York 

2013 There's Nothing Like Painting, 490 Atlantic Gallery, curated by Victor Kord 

2012 The Language of Form and Color, 750 Seventh Avenue, New York, curated by Ombretta Agrò Andruff 

                Cutting Edge, curated by Stefan Eins. Fashion Moda, Peekskill, NY 

                The Brucecennial 2012, New York 

2011 CREON Gallery @ KI, New York 

2010 Nature Calls, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ 

                The Brucecennial 20I0, New York

2009 Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Platform Space 

2008 Boson Exotics, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ 

2007 Arch Space, New York 

2005 Spring Formal, OH+T Gallery, Boston 

2003 Drawing Conclusions II, NY Arts Gallery, New York 

1999 Harum Scarum, MCC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York 

1997 The Whole World in One Small Painting, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York 

1996 Separate Tables, Helen Harwood Gallery, New York 

1993 Nine Artists from 14 Harrison St., curated by Edward Albee, Alphirst Gallery, New York 

1992 The 1.5 Show, organized by Muranushi and Lederman, New York 

1991 Take Five, Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York 

1990 Somewhere, curated by Robert Mahoney, Lintas Worldwide, New York 

1989 Interiors, curated by Robert Mahoney, Bard College, Rhinecliff, NY 

1988 Sequential and Diaristic Drawings, Michael Walls Gallery, NewYork 

1987 Black and White, General Electric Gallery, Fairfield, CT, organized by the Art Advisory Service, Museum of Modern Art, NY 

                Landscapes: Real and Imagined, The Squibb Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 

1986 1976-1986, Ten Years of Collecting Contemporary American Art: Selections from the Edward R.Downe, Jr. Collection, 

Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA 

1985 Past and Future Perfect, Hallwalls, Buffalo 

Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis 

1984 Venice Biennale, Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade, U.S. Pavilion, 

organized by The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York 

1982 Compassionate Images, curated by Paul Krainak, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis

A Selection from the Hospital Drawings, P.S. 1, Queens, NY 

Art and Anomie, Josef Gallery, New York 

1981 U.S. Art Now, Nordiska Kompanient, Stockholm, Sweden 

The Edge of Night, Yves Arman Gallery, New York 

1979   Imitation of Life, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

1977 Artists Space, New York

1975 Michael Walls Gallery, New York

1972 Whitney Museum Art Resources Center, New York

1971 Independent Study Program Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


1987 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 

2014 Tree of Life Foundation                                                                                                                                           


Columbia University, BA, 1971                                                                                                                                                      

Rutgers University, MFA, 1974, 

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 1971


Albee, Edward, Nine Artists14 Harrison St. (catalogue), Alphirst Gallery, New York, 1993 

Docimo, Michelina, "Rise of the Riverkeeper, A Calling: The Work of John Mendelsohn", Dart 

International Magazine, Fall 2010, and http://miehelinadoeimo.eomlmyartobiography/2010/09/01 

Ellison,Lori, "John Mendelsohn: Shimmer and Blur”, Cabinet of Cabarets 

Gardner, James, "Fad Men: The Whitney Biennial Strikes Back", The Weekly Standard, May 7, 2012 

Hedberg, Lars Peder, U.S. Art Now, (catalogue), Stockholm, 1981 

Johnson, Ken, "John Mendelsohn at Michael Walls", Art in America, Jan. 1989 

…………, New York Times, September 19, 2003 

Kerlidou, Gwenael, "Earthly Delights in a Post-Apocalyptic World, dArt International Magazine, September, 2017

Klein, Ellen Lee, "Sequential and Diarist Drawings”, Arts Magazine, May, 1988 

Krainak, Paul, Compassionate Images (catalogue), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1982 

Lombardi, D. Dominck, "New Paintings at Sideshow Gallery", The Huffington Post, April 18, 2013,

Mahoney, Robert, "The Alice Paintings", Arts Magazine, Sept. 1988 

Mendelsohn, John, reviews and articles, Dart International, Sculpture Magazine, The Jewish Quarterly, Cover  Magazine, Artnet

…………The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, contributor, Taschen 

Pinero, James, "Gallery Chronicle", The New Criterion, May, 2013,

Raynor, Vivian, "'Real and Imagined Landscapes at the Squibb Gallery", New York Times, New Jersey Edition, July 19,1987 

Robinson, Waiter, Artnet Magazine (, October, 1998 

Stroh, Suzanne, High Impact and The Downe Collection, 1976-1986, Ten Years of Collecting 

Contemporary Art (catalogue), Wellsley College Museum, Wellesley, MA, 1986 

Tucker, Marcia, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained: American Visions of The New Decade (catalogue), New Museum of 

Contemporary Art, New York, 1984 

Zimmer, William, "Artists Space", Soho Weekly News, Oct. 19, 1977 

…………"At Rutgers, Newark, An Exhibition of Unusual Self Portraits", New York Times, New Jersey Edition, July 19,1987