Essays and Reviews

In Dialogue at Conversations With, August 2023

Susan Yung, Stealing Light, August, 2022

Julie Warchol, Print Review, March 2017

Fran Kaufman, Conversation Piece, 2015

Susan Yung, Artseen, Brooklyn Rail, March 2011

Susan Yung/John King in dialogue, November-December, 2010

Vladimir Belogolovsky, Beeswax Rain of Artist John King
Tatlin News, 2008

Josef Woodard, ART REVIEW: Traveling Between Worlds, 2008

Stephen T. Vessels, The Quiet Power of the Ambiguous, 2008

William Corbett, Checking in at the Hotel King,
Exhibition essay, 2008

Kathryn A. Tuma, Much So Strangely Soft and Self-Illuminating: The Drawings of John King, Vicenza Arte exhibition essay, 2005

Mark Daniel Cohen, The Amplitude of Twilight
The Art of John King, Exhibition catalog essay, 2000

Joan D'Arcy, The Daily Freeman, Magical Mystery Tour, 1998

Renee Samuels, Woodstock Times, Fire Hammered Air, 1998

REFLEX Magazine, John M. King at Fuller/Elwood (Seattle), 1990

John M. King at Fuller/Elwood (Seattle)

John King's encaustics on wood are deceptively simple. Inner states are isolated, distilled, reduced to single image iconography suspended in a shallow visual space. The color range is so close it seems to disappear; subtle shifts from warm to cool give off an ethereal shimmer. King is a gem grader in New York; he has given these mental objects the same fixed consideration. Yearning, End of Waiting, Strange Behavior, History's Caress -- these meditative images emit the aura of a visual koan.

REFLEX Magazine, Seattle, WA

November/December 1990

REFLEX Magazine, John M. King at Fuller/Elwood (Seattle), 1990