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John S. Postovit

John Scott Postovit was born in Grand Forks in 1962 and raised in Bismarck and Fargo.  He attended the University of North Dakota, and graduated in 1985 with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.S. in Physics.  Since then, he has lived on the east and west coasts, as well as a nine-month spell in Florence, Italy.  His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in various locations across the country, including North Dakota, Minnesota, New Jersey, Washington and California.  Postovit has been represented in Minnesota by the Rourke Art Museum for 20 successful years and to date, his art has appeared in 40 solo shows and 109 group shows.  He currently lives south of San Francisco, California, where he draws and teaches math and physics.
For the past 28 years, his primary medium has been pastel and charcoal.  Over the years, his work has progressed to more detailed and complex representational work.  Most of his work is done for specific shows, and the themes vary from show to show, from figurative to historical, mythological to allegorical, and cityscape to landscape.  The common thread found throughout these drawings are the intense colors, and many surreal and anachronistic objects thrown into the compositions.