An imaginary character with green horns.
A character with red lips and red hair.
A bird-like character with an orange beak.
John Emanuele

John invites his viewers to take a journey to an imagined world with monsters of all types and personalities. His playful style combines colors and shapes that tell a story with a sense of humor. There is no mistaking John’s work for another artists because his creativity shines through in his color choices and illustrative monsters.

Exhibition History

2023

Columbus Printed Arts Center Presents – Pizutti Collection of CMA

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Watermark Intake/MUI

2022

Blooming – North Market Bridge Park

Interwoven– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Open Door Art Studio Collection – COTA Mainstream Headquarters

Open Door Art Studio Collection – 1600 Watermark

Open Door Art Studio Collection – 1650 Watermark Intake/MUI

2021

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

Pulp – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Decades– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

The Writing is on The Wall – Carnegie Gallery

2019

All Around Town – Blockfort

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Upper Arlington Public Library

This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Walk of Fame – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

Open Door Collection – North Market

2018

This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Open Door Art Studio Collection – German Village Meeting Haus

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Blackburn Community Center

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Gahanna City Hall

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark

Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

2017
Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery
Masterpieces – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Navy Pier Art & Design Show – Chicago, IL
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark

2016
Alladin’s Exhibit – Alladin’s Eatery
America – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Complementary – Columbus Metropolitan Library
Frame of Mind – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Transcendental – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery (3-person show)

2015
Are You Afraid of the Art? 
 Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Don’t Be Square – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors
 – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
The Plot Thickens – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

2014
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Big and Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Red Hot – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Key Skills

Painting
Drawing
Ceramics

Mediums

Acrylic
Watercolor
Fiber/textiles

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