John Boucher

b.1962

John Boucher started writing in HIV+ writing workshops sponsored by AHF, APLA, and the LA Gay & Lesbian Center. He was a 2009 PEN America Emerging Voice Fellow, and was the recipient of a 2010 UCLA Community Access Scholarship, where he began working on Dichondra, his collection of humorously dark nonfiction stories. John was a2011 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and is a recipient of a 2016 City of West Hollywood & PEN Center USA, WeHo Writing Craft Scholarship. His essay, “We Blessed”, won Art & Understanding magazines, 2017 Christopher Hewitt Award for nonfiction and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first published piece, “Speaking in Tongues,” appeared in Washburn University’s inscape literary journal winning the 2009 Best Nonfiction award. It was republished by PEN Center USA in Strange Cargo: An Emerging Voices Anthology. John earned his BFA from Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University; and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Born in 1962 and raised in Los Angeles, John lives in West Hollywood.

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EDUCATION

1989 MFA in Painting and Drawing, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

1986 BFA in Studio Art, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George

Washington University, Washington, DC

HONORS

1988 Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

1981 Scholarship, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1991 ATLA Gallery, LosAngeles, CA

1989 Hate, Graduate Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate

University, Claremont, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004 Los Angles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Inaugural Exhibition, Advocate Gallery, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center,

Los Angeles, CA

1997 Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

1989 North Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

1989 University Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

1986 Corcoran Galley of Art, Washington, DC

1984 Ettinger Gallery, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA

1981 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

COLLECTIONS

Countess Kerstin Grotenfelt, Juva, Finland

John Dickson - Dean of Students, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George

Washington University, Washington, DC

Kevin West, West Hollywood, CA