The Suburban
image courtesy of American Fantasy Classics

John Riepenhoff Links
The Suburban, Riverwest
2901 N Fratney St 
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Sunday 3-5pm March 19, 2017 
     with Chaguin and Paul Anthony Smith

Saturday noon-3pm March 25, 2017
    with Makoe
    and Peter Barrickman

Saturday noon-3pm April 1, 2017
    with Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, and Grace Marie Keaton courtesy of Chamber
    and Amanda Ross-Ho

Saturday noon-3pm April 8, 2017
    with Kirsten Schmidt
    and Andrew Kuo

Whitney Bienial, 2017 
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
March 17 - June 11, 2017

The John Riepenhoff Experience with 
Nicholas Frank
Martine Syms
Anonymous from The Whitney collection


Handler with
Michelle Grabner
Saige Rowe
Peter Barrickman
Society of Independent Artists from The Whitney collection
Allen Ginsberg from The Whitney collection

Fukushima, Japan
January 5, 2017

State of the Art
The John Riepenhoff Experience presents @
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
February 18 - May 29, 2016
by Jonathan Griffin
96 Pages, 6 x 8 1/2 in., perfect-bound
Retail $16.00 Wholesale $9.60
ISBN 978-0-9797575-6-3
Edited by Paper Monument
Designed by Project Projects
Release date: 2/10/16

Artists’ studios have been burning down for centuries. In Paper Monument’s newest publication, On Fire, author Jonathan Griffin asked ten contemporary artists how they recovered after their studios went up in flames. Talking to them, he gained surprising insights into their working methods, their relationship to their chosen profession, and their reasons for making art.

On Fire is at once an oral history of the phenomenon of the studio fire—a catastrophic but potentially transformative event in the lives of a surprising number of artists—and a behind-the-scenes look at daily life in the artist’s studio. As Griffin writes in his introduction, “For each of these artists there was an instant when time spun on its axles, when they realized that the tiny refuge of safety and freedom that they had won for themselves was gone. It would take months and years, resources and resolve to claim it back. But in the process, something unexpected and valuable—career-altering, in many cases—was revealed to them about the stakes and the possible rewards of their lives as artists.”

On Fire includes writing on Matthew Chambers, Anthony Pearson, Christian Cummings, Catherine Howe, Erik Van Lieshout, JP Munro, William J. O’Brien, Kate Ruggeri, John Riepenhoff, and Brendan Fowler.

Jonathan Griffin is a writer, critic, editor and curator. Born and raised in London, he now lives in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for Friezemagazine, and has written for publications including Art Review, Apollo, The Art Newspaper, Art in America, and The Financial Times. He has contributed essays for monographs on artists including Michael E. Smith, Hernan Bas, Ross Chisholm, Annika Ström, and Eric Bainbridge. He is currently working on a biography of William Copley.

Wayne Ngan by Stephanie Barber by John Riepehoff Marlborough Chelsea
John Riepenhoff, Group Show 
Marlborough Chelsea 545 West 25th Street
January 6 - February 6

The John Riepenhoff Experiences present: Motoyuki Daifu, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Roger White
MISAKO & ROSEN 3-21-6 1F, Minami-otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0005
2015.11.29 Sun - 12.26 Sat
Opening reception:SUNDAY BRUNCH 11.29 Sun 13:00 - 16:00
(Following the reception the gallery will remain open until 17:00)
Photograph by Mike Paré

Double Cream Colby John Riepenhoff Clock Shadow Bob Wills INOVA Mary Nohl Fellowship Beans and Barley
Colby is Wisconsin's oldest cheese, Double Cream Colby is new. The enriched butterfat version reveals the subtleties of our cultural heritage. This rich cheese is the brainstorm of Milwaukee Art’s Board Artist of the Year and Mary Nohl Fellow John Riepenhoff and was developed by Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Bob Wills, owner of Clock Shadow Creamery. A new take on an old cheese invites others to view familiar cultures as food for conceptual exploration, rather than as inert inherited forms.

Find Double Cream Colby at these venues:
Clock Shadow Creamery
Marlborough Chelsea
Beans & Barley
Company Brewing
La Merenda
Engine Company No. 3

More info at INOVA as part of the Mary Nohl Fellowship through January 9th, 2016

Green Tea Callery

Usable Sausage at Usable Space American Fantasy Classics
Usable Space
1950 S. Hilbert St.
Milwaukee, WI
Sept 18 - Oct 16

Opening Reception:
Sept 18 - 6-9pm

 Beer Endowment The Green Gallery India Pale Ale MoMA PS1 Printed Matter Art Book Fair
BEER ENDOWMENT // Marlborough Chelsea at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Booth D11

Nathalie Karg Wayne Ngan John Riepenhoff
Wayne Ngan John Riepenhoff
September 9 – October 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 6-8pm

Nathalie Karg Gallery would like to invite you to a special exhibition project with artists Wayne Ngan and John Riepenhoff. Curated by Vancouver based Lee Plested, the exhibition sets the work of master potter Ngan amongst a new suite of Plein Air paintings by Riepenhoff which were commissioned for the exhibition and painted on Hornby Island, BC, looking at the night sky from the beach below the cliff-perched home and studio of Ngan.

Wayne Ngan has distinguished himself as one of the most virtuosic potters of our time. His recent production incorporates increasingly sculpted, fantastical forms which begin from traditional shapes only to become exaggerated into nuanced contemporary vessels. Their richly glazed bodies express his mastery of classic techniques from China, Korea and Japan infused with an expanded use of understated color. Inspired by the elements around him, Ngan’s work functions on a different time continuum: a return to an essentialist connection to material. This will be Ngan’s first exhibition in New York.

John Riepenhoff inhabits the role of the artist within a larger project which incorporates making, curating, event planning, and experience providing. Through his socially based work he realizes evocative art which reveals the essential humanism of contemporary art and how at the core it’s ideas relate lives lived and shared. For his Plein Air paintings he incorporates conceptual constraints, mixing his palette from the environment and experience in the day and applying it ‘straight’ on that evening in the dark, while exploring his vocabulary of extended paintings techniques to create surprisingly subtle and evocative worlds on raw canvas. Also included in this exhibition will be the ‘John Riepenhoff Experience’, a miniature gallery which will feature the work of Hornby Island artist Gordon Payne who John met during his time in the Gulf Islands.

291 Grand Street, 4th Floor
New YorkNY 10002
212 563 7821,

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center John Riepenhoff
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center John Riepenhoff 

John Riepenhoff

August 29-November 7, 2015

Opening with ART PARTY: Aug 29, 7pm-12am
Location: Main Galleries

John Riepenhoff’s exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary consists of two parts: a collection of large-scale plein air paintings, depicting the artist’s observations of the night sky, executed at Atlanta Contemporary in summer 2015. The second half of his solo exhibition includes a series of collaborative figurative sculptures, papier-mâché legs outfitted in Riepenhoff’s pants and shoes holding large-scale paintings by artists from Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, including:

Peter Barrickman (Milwuakee)
Paul Cowan (Milwaukee)
Nicholas Frank (Milwuakee)
Michelle Grabner (Milwaukee)
Kojo Griffin (Atlanta)
Elise Hanson (Milwaukee)
Amy Pleasant (Birmingham) 
Amanda Ross-Ho (Los Angeles)
Nolan Simon (Detroit)
Chloe Wise (New York)
Unidentified Wisconsin Folk Artist





Beer Endowment Launch @CO.MPANY BREWING
9pm-late July 30, 2015   ($5 to support the bands)
Peeper and Le Play's Mandatory Fantasies 
Andy Positive and His Blu Riders 
Stephen Strupp and the Odor

serving: Poor Farm Pilsner
               Friends of Blue Dress Park Porter
               The Green Gallery Pale Ale 

Halsey McKay Plein Air Paintings Performative Practice

Halsey McKay Gallery


APRIL 18 – MAY 3, 2015 | Opening reception: 6 – 8 pm, Saturday, April 18
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm and by appointment.

Shit Like Hair White Flag Projects St Louis John Riepenhoff My Old Head

THREE NEW BEER AVAILABLE at The NEWaukee Night Market 5-10pm one Wednesday a month from July through October:
   - July 16
   - August 13
   - September 17
   - October 15
Friends of Blue Dress Park Porter beer John Riepenhoff Milwaukee Night Market

Blue Dress Park is an 18th-century yeoman conveniently located in a 12 oz. Pour. Of.
Blue Dress Cup is a “brand name” ice barn located under the Park. For ice
Friends of Blue Dress Shape is so mild it's nearly not a Porter but we suggest it is.
A lot is a lot.
Blue Dress Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Ride checkpoint is so much like an empty concrete parking lot you might not recognize it as a lot and you can't park there. Awesome.
How we get the burdock in there I'm not totally sure. Tea or tincture. We'll have to experiment. Technically that makes it not a beer. Everything is a beer! Sake is beer. BEER IS BEER, FOR BEER'S SAKE.
As well the hop profile is based on those found between garages in late summer strolls down alleyways behind Booth St. can be noticed after the sun bleached asphalt freshness of this Porter are experimented

Poor Farm Pilsner Beer Michelle Grabner Brad Killam John Riepenhoff The Suburban Milwaukee Night Market

Does the Poor Farm have some connection to Hamburg?


PF-   Yes. Poor Farm's city cousin, our 15 year old exhibition space in Oak Park, IL, The Suburban, was invited to particpate in a festival for "off spaces" called Subvision in a port section of Hamburg, Hafen City. It was literally on a man-made island in the middle of the Elbe River, an area experiencing dramatic new development at the time but still riddled with WWII shrapnel because the city was the Northern industrial hub in the War.


A nice coincidence: Danish artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen exhibited with The Suburban at Subvision in Hamburg and now he is also premiering a new exhibition at Poor Farm this coming August. While in Hamburg we enjoyed a few Friesland style beers, Jeveramong them. It was that type of northern Germany pilsner that inspired Poor Farm Pils.


A clean German style Pilsner like this can be held as a modern standard in which other beers are tasted in relation to. Is there a standard like that in art spaces, both European and American?


PF -   One could, if feeling boastful, suggest that The Suburban, the Poor Farm and now the Poor Farm Pils are setting the bar where it needs to be.


Where does Poor Farm get it's brats from? What about buns?


PF -   We've tried a variety of brats over the years and so far the best came from Niemuth's in Waupaca. They will make them to-order for us. The buns are tricky. We get decent ones from the bakery at Pick and Save but we're still searching for the elusive perfect bratwurst bun. 

The Green Gallery Pale Ale India Style Pale Ale with Ginger Milwaukee Night Market John Riepenhoff Beer 


When The Green Gallery hosted its first shows in a Riverwest apartment in spring of 2004 a pale India style ale with Kent Goldingshops and candied ginger was brewed in the kitched and offered to visitors. The exhibitions continued but the beer was quickly exhauseted. This is more of that beer, ten years later, more or less.

Summer & sUMMER
Michael Jon Gallery, Detroit, MI
July 27, 2014 - August 31, 2014

The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
April 6, 2014

Marlborough Broome St
331 Broome Street 
New York, NY
January 5, 2014 - February 9, 2014

John Riepenhoff Plein Air Marlborough Chelsea Broome New York Painting Milwaukee

Marlborough New York, NY 
September 8 2013

Pizza Time curated by Vera Neykov
331 Broome Street
Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel & Michael Frumin, Catherine Ahearn, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Will Boone, Chris Bradley, Willem De kooning, Michelle Devereux, Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Samara Golden, Oto Gillen, Drew Heitzler, Martin Kippenberger, Andrew Kuo, Nate Lowman, Tony Matelli, John Riepenhoff, Reena Spaulings, Spencer Sweeney, and Mateo Tannatt

The Poor Farm
August 3 2013

Lucio Pozzi, Lars Wolter, Indie Architecture, Lise Haller Baggesen, Lorenza Sannai, John Riepenhoff, Richard Galling, Aaron Van Dyke, and Summer School 2013

Analogue Other organized by Margot Samel
Torsten Lauschmann, Charlotte Prodger, Corin Sworn, Sue Tompkins

Who Wants Flowers When You’re Dead organized by Jonathan Thomas
A.K. Burns, Abigail DeVille, D.W. Griffith accompanied by Jackie Beckey and Jonathan Kaiser, Joachim Koester, Justin Thomas Schaefer, Jonathan Bruce Williams, C. Spencer Yeh

July 21 2013 
Freedman Fitzpatrick Los Angels, CA

6051 Hollywood Blvd #107
Vittorio Brodman, David Burton, Than Hussein Clark, Liz Craft, Henri Chopin, Club Paint, John Divola, Joel Holmberg, Tom Humphries, David Lieske, Nancy Lupo, Tobias Madison, Tony Matelli, Penti Monkonen, Ruairiadh O'Connell, John Riepenhoff, Amelie von Wulffen

Plein Air, Plain Air
July 14 - August 3 2013 
nAbr gallery @Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI

2145 W Brown Deer Rd
nAbr gallery John Riepenhoff Lynden Sculpture Garden Milwaukee plein air plain air


Plein Air Paintings
May 1 2013 at Queens Park Railway Club Glasgow, Scotland:

Queens Park Train Station
492 Victoria Road

NADA New York info
Western Exhibitions booth (4th floor)

May 4-7, 2012

Center 548
548 West 22nd Street
between 10th and 11th Aves.
New York

HANDLER Art Stand Western Exhibitions John Riepenhoff NADA Art Fair NYC 2012

March 10, 2012 8pm - midnight
Falcon Bowl
801 E Clarke St
Milwaukee, WI

MONO John Riepenhoff and Friends
February 5th, 2011
500 W Cermak Rd #727

Chicago, IL 60616

mono john riepenhoff points

Heads on Poles
January 14, 2011 - February 19, 2011
Western Exhibitions
119 N Peoria St, Second Floor
Chicago, IL

Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Exhibition
2155 North Prospect Avenue
October 8, 2010

Conspicuous Consumption
2200 East Kenwood Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI
September 24 - October 15, 2010

October 22, 2010 - October 31, 2010
LVL3 project space at 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Suite 1573

nAbr gallery
1142 E. Walworth St.
3rd floor
Milwaukee, WI
September 26, 6:30-11pm, 2010

Wisconsin Triennial 2010
227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-0158

Arlington Arts Center
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive 
Arlington, VA
June 18th - August 21st 2010

Vault Series: Portraits
New Bedford Art Museum
608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA
June 5th - September 11th 2010

Summer Studio:
SAIC Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL
July 2010

MARNmentors Exhibition 2009/10
Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St.
through Thursday May 27th, 2010

Jackpot Gallery
825 E Center St.
Milwaukee, WI
opening reception June 18th 2010