John Pashilk


John Pashilk with Rosie

I was born in San Francisco. I traveled a lot when I was younger, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada and the United States. I always would return to the Bay Area; this is where I feel most at home.

I received a Masters in art from San Jose State in sculpture. My Masters show was at The San Jose Museum of Modern Art. I have been exhibiting my work since 1975. My work evokes a feeling of whimsy at first glance. A closer look reveals a deeper meaning through the symbolism of each work. The 3-dimensional form is where most of my artistic interests are focused. I am a full time sculptor, currently working on painted aluminum pieces. I feel they are surreal in content.

My house and studio are in Sonoma County. I live there with my wife, Diane. I love living in Sonoma County.

May 18, 1949, San Francisco, California

San Jose State University, M.A. (Sculpture) San Jose, Ca.1981
San Jose State University, B.A. (Sculpture) San Jose, Ca 1978
Foothill College, A.A. (Serigraphy & Sculpture), Los Altos, Ca.1974-1975
Phoenix College, (Painting) Phoenix, Arizona 1971

Academy of Art University (Advanced Sculpture), San Francisco Ca. 1998/99
San Jose State University, Teaching Assistant (Sculpture), San Jose 1980/81
Foothill Hill College, Teaching Assistant (Sculpture), Los Altos, Ca. 1974/7
New Work | Pot Series | Paint Brush Series | Abstract Wall | Tech Bronze | Early Bronze