About the Artist

  • John Stuart Berger
    Sacramento, CA
    (916) 599-5587
    john@johnstuartberger.com
  • I am a Northern California artist who passes time by manipulating and mutating various forms of the natural world. I am intrigued by organisms that tend to slither, crawl, ooze, fly, strike and usually bite! So if you have a little time on your hands click on the GALLERY button in this post or in the upper right hand corner of the page and visit my world, thanks!

Education-Bachelor of Arts California State University, Sacramento
Concentration on two dimensional studio art
and printmaking, Studied under Bill Allen and John Dreisbach

Awards

  • Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Fellowship 2002
  • “Classics Award”, KVIE 2010

Collections/Public Works

    • Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA

Curated Exhitions

The Season of Art, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • UltraVividSpectacular Holiday Show, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
  • Short Center North Show, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
  •  SuperSparkle, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Shimmer, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  •  Strategy of Art (w.S.C.N.) Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Art Wonderland, Toy Room w/SCN Gallery,Sacramento, CA
    • The Vision Exchange, Toy Room Gallery w/SCN, Sacramento, CA
    • More Puddin’, Java Lounge, Sacramento, CA
    • Senses Working Overtime, Studio X, Sacramento, CA
    • Super-Duper, Toy Room Gallery w/ SCN.   Sacramento, CA
    • Inside Out, Toy Room Gallery w/SCN , Sacramento, CA
    • Black Velvet Barbie Show, Phantom Galleries 1996-1996, Sacramento, CA
    • Three Little Men, John S. Berger, Paul Richards, Steve Vanoni Phantom Galleries, Sacramento CA
    • The Big Show,(The Artwork of Short Center North ), Main Street Gallery, Winters CA

Published Artwork/ Press

Selected Exhibitions

2010

  • Shimmer, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  • There is a Bright Future on the Horizon, Hyena Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • The Secret of Ninja Farts Revealed, Cozmic Cafe, Placerville, CA.
  • BALLS OUT!, Grass Hut, Portland, OR
  • Bent Twigg Show, Vox Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • One Off, Sol Collective, Sacramento, CA
  •  Bee Here Now 2, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Everything But the Kitchen Sync, La luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alice in Wonderland, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
  • Beyond the Frame, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 100% Pure Love, Studio X, Sacramento, CA.

2009

  • It takes All Kinds, AUTOBODY Fine Arts, Alameda, CA
  • Aves Show, Bodytribe, Sacramento, CA
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  • The Ubiquitous Mandible Crushing Sideshow, Upper Playground, Sacramento. CA
  • Back to the Dust Bowl, Super 7, San Francisco, Ca
  • Animal Instinct, Instinct Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • The Bigfoot Show, Bigfoot Museum, Felton, CA
  • More Puddin’, Java Lounge, Sacramento, CA
  • SensesWorking Overtime, Studio X, Sacramento, Ca
  • Godzilla vs. Art, Sideshow Studios, Sacramento, CA
  • Make Art or Die, Bichin’ Space, Sacramento, CA
  • Bringing Urban In, Side Show Studios, Sacramento, CA
  • The Ambiguous Paddle Show, United State, Sacramento, CA
  • The Circle of Life, 1a.m. Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
  • Creepy Crawlies Show, Instint Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • 1020, Himovitz Dedication, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento

2008

    • Veni Viti Veci, Club 6, San Francisco, CA
    • The Viscous Air We Breath, Coyote Gallery, Butte College, Oroville, CA
    • Moonshine Christmas, Atlanta, GA
    • Pink Show, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Sara Jane Show @ Sara Jane’s, Sacramento, CA
    • Kitschen Sync,La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Americn Gladiators, Lower Haters, San Francisco, CA.
    • Artist I Know, Studio X, Sacramento, CA
    • Curious Band of Artists, Brick House Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Robot Hive, Stained Skin, Columbus, OH
    • Veni Viti Veci, Club 6, San Francisco, CA
    • Six Feet Under, Stained Skin, Columbus, OH
    • If Your Name Begins With a J, Bichin’ Space, Sacramento, CA
    • Animal Crackers, Pence Gallery, Davis CA
    • Tenerife Tatoo Festival, Canary Isalnds, Spain

2007

    • The Thread Show, San Francisco Galleria, San Francisco, CA
    • University Art, Sacramento, CA
    • Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    • Girls and Ghouls, Toy Room, Sacramento, CA
    • Suite Jesus, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
    • Artists I Know, Studio X, Sacramento, CA
    • Holiday Market, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
    • Tales From the Pond, Super 7, San Francisco, CA
    • Circus Show,Bitchen Space, Sacramento, CA
    • Puddle of Art, The Izzy Van Go, Sacramento, CA
    • Pence Gallery Art Auction, Davis, CA
    • Crocker Art Auction, Sacramento, CA
    • Cryptozoology, 1156 Voice Gallery, San Diego, CA
    • Collabro, The Showroom, New York, NY
    • A Spongy Manipulation of Natural History, Art 6, Richmond, VA
    • Kitschen Sync,La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
    • Aves Show, Body Tribe, Sacramento, CA
    • Don’t Say Motherfucker…..,Mf Gallery, New York NY
    • Collaborative show/ Andre Salcido & Kevin Earl Taylor,Bitchin’ Space, Sacramento CA

2006

    • What Went Wrong,LO-Fi Customs, San Francisco, CA
    • Run Like Hell,Lo-Fi Customs, San Francisco, CA
    • Crocker Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, CA
    • Uplifting Vengeance Tour, Rx. Gallery,San Francisco, CA
    • Collabro,Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose,CA
    • Pence Art Gallery Art Auction, Davis, CA
    • Long Distance Relationship, The Good Foot Gallery, Portland, OR
    • Bakers Dozen,Tower Gallery, Sacramento CA
    • Whales and Helicopters, Deep, Sacramento CA
    • Collabro,Subject MatterGallery,Costa Mesa CA
    • SoToDo, Gallery Horse Cow,Sacamento CA
    • F***ed Up Fairy Tales,Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2005

    • Eye Candy, American River College, Sacramento,
    • Dead Man’s Party, Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT
    • Worst Case Scenario, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    • Thing You Shouldn’t Loose, Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Small Treasures, Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Marshmallow Land, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Exquisite Corpse, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004

    • Practical Advice for the Lovelorn, with Stephaie Skalisky,Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, CA
    • Tokyo Monster Show, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    • 595, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2003

    • Western Sci-Fi, 111 Minna,San Francisco,  CA
    • Cowtown, Group Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, CA
    • Lawn and Garden, with Pete Bettencourt, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • John S. Berger, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento,CA
    • 2002


    • W
      here it All Comes From,
      Soloman Dubnick, Sacramento, CA
    • New in 2002,Soloman Dubnick, Sacramento, CA
    • Phobia Show, Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA

2001

    • Group Show, Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA
    • A View of Ceramics, with Laura Benniger, UCD, Davis, CA

      Predator, East Bay Vivarium, Berkeley, CA

2000

    • SOTODO, 72 Hour Art Congress, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
    • The Best of the Capital, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    • Ride and Derailment, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Altares Del Mundo,Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Comission
    • Exquisite Corpse, The Art Foundry, Sacramento, CA

1999

    • Altares Del Mundo, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
    • Visual Conversations, Group exhibition, Big Art, Sacramento, CA

      Selected Works with Carol Benioff, Coyote Gallery,Oroville, CA

      CSUS 50th Anniversary Alumni Show, CSUS, Sacramento, CA

1997

    • Phobia Show, Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
    • Erotic Art Show, Big Art, Sacramento, CA
    • The Crow Show,Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • CSUS Alumni Show,Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • New Group Show, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1996

    • Erotic Art Show, Big Art, Sacramento, CA. Artful Urn Show, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    • Swarms,Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1995

    • If the Shoe Fits Wear It(featuring Wayne Thiebaud) Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
    • Solo exibit, Big Art, Sacramento, CA

1994

    • Erotic Art Show, Big Art, Sacramento, CA
    • Solo Exibit, Big Art, Sacramento, CA

1993

    • Community Hang Up, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
    • Religios Art Show, Big Art, Sacramento, CA
    • Erotic Art Show, Big Art, Sacramento, CA

1992

    • National Competion, Lite Rail Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1989

    • Special Competition, Witt Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA
      Awarded Second Place
    • Senior Exhibition, Witt Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA