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John David Deardourff is an artist and designer residing in Washington, DC. In 2012 he received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Karl Wirsum and Albert Oehlen. JD is interested in the vocabulary of comic book art: exaggeration, energy, movement, contour line, the interplay of sequential images, and, most importantly, artificial color. He collages this imagery into unpredictable, abstract, and bittersweet compositions that are simultaneously optimistic and apocalyptic.
JD has exhibited screen prints, collages, and paintings in Chicago, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC. In 2015 he was a Yaddo Fellow, a Fine AIR at the Strathmore Mansion, and the resident artist at Open Studio DC. In addition to his personal artwork, JD has worked with commercial clients including Burton Snowboards, Misfit Juicery, RAMP Records, Palette22, and the DC Department of Public Works.