About the artist

John P. Hogan creates expansive artworks engendering drawing, writing, music, performance and video. Hogan’s performance art evokes populist forms such as Community Theater and garage rock, which resist professionalization and celebrate untrained enthusiasm. His drawings and paintings employ visual vocabularies ranging from underground comics to the Old Masters. In 2013, Hogan performed Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles. Conceived as an “Irish Wake for the Supremacy of the American White Male” this performance included poetry, music, re-performances of speeches from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and contextually appropriate karaoke songs sung by audience members. A publication in association with Song of Yourselves is forthcoming from Golden Spike Press this Fall. Hogan has exhibited and performed at venues including MCASD, Automata Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center, Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon, MAK Center and Machine Project. He has written about art and culture for Art:21 and his essay on the work of painter Ben White is included in the forthcoming book Ruin Upon Ruin from Insert Blanc Press. He received his MFA in Art and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2006 and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000.