John Metido graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in oil painting in May 2015. John has also studied advanced drawing and painting at Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago. He received a Fellowship from the Luminarts Foundation in 2014 and a residency at the Ed Paschke Art Center in 2015. John currently resides in Chicago painting full time and working continually to further his career as an artist.

Artist Statement

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2011 - 2015  Bachelor of Fine Arts, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

2012 - 2013  Advanced Life Drawing and Painting, Vitruvian Fine Arts Studio, Chicago IL

2009 - 2011  College of Dupage


2015  Ed Paschke Art Center Residency, Chicago IL

2014  Luminarts Fellowship, Luminarts Visual Arts Competition, Chicago, IL

2014  Honorable Mention, Shades of Gray Competition, American Artist Magazine. 

Group Exhibitons

2019  A City Divided, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2017  Front and Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2017  8th Annual Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina Asheville, NC

2016  Student Scholarship Competition, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York

2015  Construct, Flatsstudio, Chicago, IL

2015  The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2015  Ed Paschke Artist Residency Exhibition, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago IL

2015  Fine Art Exhibition, Bill Parks Gallery, Chicago IL

2014  Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago IL

2014  Fine Arts Exhibition, Bill Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011  Foundations Exhibition, Bill Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL


2016  "Brilliance: A Feast for the Senses" Donation to Luminarts Foundation

2015  "Next Begins Now" Paddle8 Auction sponsored by Luminarts Foundation

2015  Painting Donation to "Brilliance Gets Brighter" Luminarts Foundation.