Interview with Not Real Art

Morgan Laurens interviewed me for the website Not Real Art. Lots of good questions!

Oakland-based artist John Casey began life on the unluckiest day of the year, in an unlucky place. Born on Friday 13 in Salem, Massachusetts, the multidisciplinary artist now gleefully channels his unusual origins into awkward portraits of peculiar creatures.⁠

Growing up, Casey spent his time building monster models and watching horror films. His early drawings reveal a preoccupation with the physical aberrations commonly found in offbeat midnight movies. “The figures in [my] drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but my fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts,” Casey writes in his bio.⁠

In today’s Q+Art interview, John Casey discusses the uncomfortable narratives of Phillip Guston, the role of dystopian fiction in a post-pandemic world, and the false lure of artistic exposure. Read his interview here.


Round & Round @ Faultline

May 21 – July 10, 2021

Faultline Artspace is pleased to have John Casey take over our gallery yet again. This time he will be presenting, yup, you guessed it, round artwork! Painted on primed 12” vinyl records and wood panels of varying sizes and featuring raccoons, spiders, flowers, sheep, and skulls.

Online sales and 360 degree virtual gallery here.


Discolandia @ 111 Minna Gallery

Show dates: December 1, 2020 – February, 14 2021

111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, CA presents Discolandia. Not since the invention of the gramophone and the talking machine has art and invention come together so perfectly. We are showing over 100 artists that have drawn, painted, and collaged on 12 inches of beautiful Vinyl.


Don’t Wake Daddy XV

I have a limited edition(10) 3D printed steel sculpture along with a number of other artists in the annual Don’t Wake Daddy group show in Hamburg, Germany at Feinkunst Krüger and curated by the esteemed Heiko Muller. Opens on December and you can make an appointment to see the exhibit on the Feinkunst Krüger website. I wish I could be there.