John Waguespack

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Born 1971 Atlanta, Georgia. Lives and works in San Francisco


“As an artist, I never want to stop experimenting. Every time I do a piece, I want to either add something new or learn something. I think great art can be born in moments of madness, compulsion and impulsiveness. In my day-to-day life, focusing is often a futile exercise. When I’m painting, I can go 24 hours without stopping to eat, drink, or rest because my brain achieves a level of ecstasy in the process that everything else becomes irrelevant. If my studio burned down while I was working, I would probably be the last to know.”

                                                                                                            - John Waguespack


Since 2000, John Waguespack has had numerous exhibitions in the United States. Waguespack was honored as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont San Francisco in July 2013 where his piece “Novum Aurora” is a part of the hotel’s permanent collection. His work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami both in 2012 and 2013, the LA Art Show and the San Francisco Fine Art Fair.  Waguespack’s artwork has adorned the covers of both San Francisco’s 7x7 magazine and the Nob Hill Gazette. Prior to focusing on painting full-time in 2005, Waguespack was the Art Director for a San Francisco based Ad Agency.


Waguespack creates abstract, figurative and linear paintings. He has also works in photography using mediums such as glass and aluminum. He is among the 21st Century artists who are strongly influenced by social media and the demands of young collectors, to create art they can relate to.


John Waguespack lives and works in San Francisco, California. 





2013 “Climate Control”, 111 Minna Gallery, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA  

The Heath Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

District, Inaugural Artist Special Showing, San Francisco, CA

Fairmont San Francisco “Artist in Residency” Reception, San Francisco, CA

2012 “New Works”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011 “Deconstructing Hollywood”, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2010 “Reconstruction”, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2009 “Reconstruct|Deconstruct”, District, San Francisco, CA 

2008 “REINCARNATION”, District, San Francisco, CA 





2014 Art-Music-Food Pop-Up:  Company 8 & McLoughlin Gallery 

“A Conversation in Color”:  Anniversary & Art Exhibition with NestGSV, Redwood City, CA

Art for Aids Auction, benefiting UCSF Alliance Health Project, San Francisco, CA

Code & Canvas & The McLoughlin Gallery “Chow Pop-Up” Art Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Ian Ross Gallery “Hard Candy” exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2013   Art Basel, SCOPE Art Show, ”Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series”, Miami, FL 

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Group Holiday Exhibition, Oakland, CA

New Coast Studios Color and Line Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA

LACDA 2013 International Juried Competition, Los Angeles, CA

Trinity Spotlight on Art 2013, Atlanta, GA

2012  Art Basel, SCOPE Art Show, ”Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series”, Miami, FL 

“Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series”, 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco, CA – Competition semi-finalist representing San Francisco artists at Art Basil, Miami

ArtAspen, McLoughlin Gallery, Aspen, CO

“The Art of Instagram”, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

“Eighth Anniversary Retrospective”, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

LA Art Show, McLoughlin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Art Basel, McLoughlin Gallery, Miami, FL 

“Flow”, National Juried Exhibition, Arc Studios, San Francisco, CA

SF Fine Art Fair, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art Pad, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Annual Art Exhibition, Barber Lounge, San Francisco CA 

“Spring Exhibition”, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA

2008  Semi-Annual Exhibition, Barber Lounge, San Francisco, CA 

2006  ARTSPAN, San Francisco, CA 






2014 Art for AIDS UCSF Alliance Health Project Benefit, San Francisco, CA 

ArtSpan Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

ArtSpan Benefactor Series, San Francisco, CA

2011 Project Inform, San Francisco, CA 

2010  Equality CA, San Francisco, CA 

2009 Academy of Friends, Art Auction, San Francisco, CA 

Academy of Friends, Gala, San Francisco, CA

2008  Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA 

2007 Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA 

2006  Larkin Street Youth Services, The Four Galleries, San Francisco, CA 






Deconstruct Reconstruct: The Art of John Waguespack

Our conversation meandered. We spoke about his journey from finance to graphic design and then to painting. We spoke about the "big break" - getting a solo exhibition at a fine art gallery without the requisite CV - no group exhibitions, no art awards, no articles in prestigious art journals, no work in prominent private or public collections....

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