In his paintings John Zurier attempts to achieve the maximum sense of color, light, and space with the most simple and direct means. His mostly monochrome works have a strong physicality that derives from his interest in the materiality of both paint and support. His work has been shown in recent exhibitions including the 30th São Paulo Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil; the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2010); Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked Eye, UC Berkeley Art Museum; The 7th Gwangju Biennial: 2008 Annual Report, Gwangju, South Korea; to: Night, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY, in conjunction with “Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and CCA: 100 Years in the Making, Oakland Museum of California. Recent one-person exhibitions have been shown at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Peter Blum Gallery, New York; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, and Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio. Zurier is Eminent Professor at California College of the Arts. He received both a BA in Landscape Architecture and MFA in Painting from University of California at Berkeley.