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John Nieman

About John Nieman

John Nieman has worked in the creative arena for the past thirty years, and has enjoyed the opportunity to excel in many forms of artistic endeavor. 

He enjoyed a successful career in the advertising business, most recently as Chief Creative Officer of D’Arcy Worldwide.  In this capacity, he directed and oversaw the creative output of more than 100 offices.

Five years ago, he devoted himself to the visual arts.  He studied with Julie Lester in New York, and quickly moved on to a prolific output of still studies.  His work is characterized by striking composition, crisp colors, and strong shadows.  He has a photo realistic sensibility and favors pastels and watercolors. Given his background in the communication world, he particularly enjoys creating work that tells a visual story. 

Mr, Nieman has been exhibited in sixteen different venues over the past two years. His work has been featured in national and international juried competitions. In the spring, a collection of his paintings and poems was published in a book called Art of Lists. He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in New York City. 

He resides in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with his five children.

Memberships and Associations

Beyond Toys, national juried show, 2008
Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, national jury, 2008
The Healing Power of Art, national jury, 2008
Art Connections 5, national juried show, 2008
The Exhibition at Grafton, national juried show, 2008
Mass Consumption, national juried show, 2008
Pastel National 2008, national juried show, 2008
Pastel Society of America, national juried show, 2007
Allegheny Arts Council, national juried show, 2007
Northeast Watercolor Society, international juried show, 2007
American Artists Professional League, national juried show, 2007
Beaux Arts Competition, Westchester, NY 2003


Solo show scheduled, City of Las Vegas, NV

George Segal Gallery, New Jersey
Manhattan Arts International, New York
Whistle Stop Gallery, Granite City, Illinois
Lancaster Art Association, Lancaster, PA

Marziart Gallerie International, Hamburg, Germany
Sylvia White Gallery, California
Danael Gallery, Littleton, Colorado
Santa Cruz Art League, California
Agora Gallery, New York
Hunter Gallery and Gallery North Star, Vermont
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Arizona
Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas

Agora Gallery, New York
National Arts Club, New York (twice)
Salmagundi Club, New York
Saville Gallery, Pennsylvania
Gallery at the Kent, Ct.
Hayloft Gallery, Vermont

Hayloft Gallery, Vermont

Hayloft Gallery, Vermont

Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

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