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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

John Matuszak

Home Phone: 6145800592


Born and raised in Cleveland and suburbs, attended Euclid and Mentor schools, managed to graduate. On the 10-year plan at Ohio University with degrees in English and journalism eceive in 1989. Worked in Athens and Columbus, Ohio and St. Joseph, Mich. as writer/editor/photographer, also dropped papers off at library.

Seems kind of skimpy. I probably left out a lot of stuff or I’m really boring. Likely why I went into journalism instead of writing Great American Novel as planned, there are a lot more interesting people out there than me.

Working on memoir “Fear and Loathing in Painesville.”

Artist Statement

Early influences gritty black and white Warner Brothers movies from the 1930s, along with growing up in gray-toned Cleveland, like Nelson Algren’s Chicago it has been “Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” Later found an affinity for Edward Hopper, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, et. al. Images are out there waiting to be discovered, time takes its toll but so much persists. “Attention must be paid.” Faulkner was right “the past is not dead, it’s not even past.”

Really consider myself more of an archeologist than an artist, finding buried images.

Like great love, great art must have a mystery to it.