John is a self-taught Mixed media, Assemblage artist residing in Upland, CA, originally from Upstate NY. His art process is spontaneous , it develops along the way. A found object usually inspires him and an art piece is born. He works in many mediums including, mixed media, collage, and painting; he loves texture, color, and form. In the past few years he has focused on assemblage art and sculpture; it feels very natural for him and allows him to use his mediums in his creations. John has always loved nature and history. As a child he would often hunt for discarded objects, collect them, and create art. The majority of his art pieces include vintage found objects, which allows him to recycle items every opportunity he can. In his art discarded objects are transformed and reassembled into an art piece that tells a story. He enjoys expressing himself in every detail, and a unique one of a kind piece of art. He hopes to evoke emotion from his art. Bringing the past into the present and reconstructing an original work of art is his focus.
Featured Artist, Exhibitions , Demonstrations & Community Events
An active member of the Pomona Valley Art Association and participates in the local art community. John serves on the PVAA Board of Directors/ Gallery SOHO Exhibit Team, social media coordinator , PVAA Shopify transition team, SOHO Online one line gallery and various community outreach and communications for the PVAA . John has Co-chaired the PVAA annual Young Artist Show and team assisted with Monthly Shows and Annual Open Juried Shows and Group Exhibition.
"Winter Wonderland Group Exhibition " 2021- The SOHO South Gallery , The PVAA Art Place
"Matter of Nature Group Exhibition " 2021 - The SOHO South Gallery , The PVAA Art Place.
"Padua Hills Art Fiesta" -2021 Presentation/info table representative for The Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
"Village Venture Arts and Craft Faire , Claremont CA " Team member event facilitator for the PVAA Artist Exhibit -2021
"Matter of Nature Group Exhibition" SOHO SOUTH The Pomona Valley Art Association -2021
"Art Demonstration in The Art of Assemblage " The Associated Artists of the Inland Empire. - 2020
"Padua Hills Art Fiesta" -2019 Presentation/ info table coordinator for the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
"Annual Exhibition" The dA Arts Center in Pomona CA-2020
"Piece by Piece". The Art of Assemblage - Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario CA, in his first his solo exhibition. - 2019
" Buzzsaw " Exhibition ArtShare LA in Arts District- 2019
"Expressions of Hope" Exhibition Fundraiser , Montclair Place -2017
"Art Uncorked" Chino CA Charity Fundraiser for Chino Cultural Center 2016-2017
"Wings" fundraiser at The Claremont Club in Claremont CA- 2016
Art Awards including, The Pomona Valley Art Association and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
John has also participated in multiple local Open Juried Shows, winning numerous art awards and has participated in many group exhibitions, art demonstrations, and several fundraising events in the local community.
You will also find his artwork for sale at The Rusty Gypsy Home Decor Shop in Downtown Upland CA. You can find him on social media on Instagram and FB, Twitter @JohnBagleyJrArt. Feel free to contact for possible commission work, willing to work with client for an original artwork idea.
Artist member of Pomona Valley Art Association , Chaffey Community Museum of Art , Associated Artist of the Inland Empire. Contact Email. JohnBagleyJrart@outlook.com