John Whitten is an interdisciplinary artist whose drawings and digital work aims to excavate the philosophical significance of what it means to wander through the sea of signals and noise enveloping our world. By embracing doubt and the malfunction of systems, the potentially ambiguous nature of signal and noise is explored as both positive and negative, signifier and obstruction, sacred and profane.

He earned his MFA from the University of Oregon and his BFA from Watkins College of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and residencies. He is a co-founding member of Carnation Contemporary and is represented by Charles Hartman Fine Art.

John Whitten currently lives in Portland, Oregon.


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