John David Deardourff is an artist and designer residing in Washington, DC. In 2012 he received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Karl Wirsum and Albert Oehlen. JD is interested in the vocabulary of comic book art: exaggeration, energy, movement, contour line, the interplay of sequential images, and, most importantly, artificial color. He collages this imagery into unpredictable, abstract, and bittersweet compositions that are simultaneously optimistic and apocalyptic. 

JD has exhibited screen prints, collages, and paintings in Chicago, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC. In 2015 he was a Yaddo Fellow, a Fine AIR at the Strathmore Mansion, and the resident artist at Open Studio DC. In addition to his personal artwork, JD has worked with commercial clients including Burton Snowboards, Misfit Juicery, RAMP Records, Palette22, and the DC Department of Public Works.




Doritos Locos Tacos
Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
(Solo Show) 

Locally Sourced
Katzen Arts Center, American University

Excellence in Printmaking
Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC

Emerging Artists
Studio Gallery, Washington, DC


B and E
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC 
(Solo Show) 

Cheap Heat
McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA 
(Solo Show)

A Shared Universe
Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD

Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC 
(Debut Solo Show)


Escape Velocity
Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Call and Response
Hole in the Sky, Washington, DC

The Jon Doe Show
Double Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Challenging Media
Gallery 360, Lancaster, PA


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