John Vokoun

John  Vokoun


A child of the personal computer era, John Vokoun has been fascinated with the computer as an art medium since he attended programming camp at age 9. From his first green and black CRT drawings on an Apple II to his present-day interaction with a variety of computerized machines, the computer’s influence on his work is only matched by the color field paintings of Albers, Itten, Kelly, and Rothko. With computer data and geometry, he seeks to channel the chaos of the Information Age into simple forms. Founder of Fire Dragon Color, a fine art printing company that has helped produce numerous award-winning books, Vokoun resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has shown at William Siegal Gallery and recently exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art.



Born 1976, St. Louis, Missouri



2016                John Vokoun: Alcoves Exhibition

                        New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015                Linear Functions

                        William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014                Elements of Duplicity

                        Art Santa Fe, New Mexico



2016                Drawn That Way

                        Offroad Productions Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015                Renaissance Pixels

                        AHA Progressive Arts Fair, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005                Tangents

                        Read Johnson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1998                Composite Manipulations

                        Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

1997                Negative Space

                        Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri



2016                Artist-in-residence, National Parks Art Foundation

                        Chaco Canyon National Park, New Mexico

2006-current   Founder/Owner of Fire Dragon Color, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Prepress and production for dozens of award-winning art books,

including: Ed Moses; Donald Judd; Al Taylor; 112 Greene Street




2016                Symbolism and Meaning

                        Chaco Canyon National Park, New Mexico


2016                Artist Talk: Automorphic Form, Alcoves Exhibition

                        New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico


2005                Fractured Nature: A 10-year project on artifacts of technology

                        Marion Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico




Farmington Times, December 2016. “National parks art program ends first year,” Mike



Pasatiempo, “Alcoves 16/17 #4 at the New Mexico Museum of Art,” Michael



TREND Magazine, September 2015. “1s + 0s = Art: John Vokoun bends corrupted

digital data into fields of wondrous color,” Devon Jackson.


THE Magazine, August 2015. “John Vokoun: Linear Functions,” Jon Carver.


Pasatiempo, October 2014. “Full Spectrum: John Vokoun takes data to new places,”

Michael Abatemarco.           




1999                BFA, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri



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