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 Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked Eye, UC Berkeley Art Museum; TRANSformal, Pharmaka, Los Angeles; 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 Peter Blum Gallery, New York; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadlephia, and Galeria Javier López, Madrid. Zurier is Eminent Adjunct 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.