Art Department: Faculty Detail

John Meza

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  • MFA, Visual Design, University of Oregon, 1988
  • MFA, Painting, Memphis State University, 1986
  • BFA, Painting, Kutztown State College, 1981


  • Associate Professor; Marywood University, September 1998 - present
  • Assistant Professor / Chair, Visual Communications Dept; Maryland College of Art and Design, August 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor / Coordinator of Academic Computing; Kendall College of Art and Design, August 1989
  • Visiting Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Art & Design; Lewis & Clark College, September 1988 - August 1989.
  • Instructor / Visiting Lecturer; Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1989

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011, Self Portraits 1988-2011, Hawk Gallery, Center for Architectural Studies, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
  • 2004, Spirit of Man, Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
  • 1990, Old Dog - New Tricks, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1988, The Computer Art of John Meza, Abaci Gallery of Computer Art, Portland, OR

Selected Juried Exhibitions

  • 2016      Community Art at the Everhart: Fairy Tale Remix, Scranton, PA. Juror: Nezka Pfeifer
  • 2016      Visual Fringe, AFA Gallery, Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton, PA. Jurors: Board of Director members
  • 2016      Earth Speaks II, ARTSPACE Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA. Juror: Yvonne Love
  • 2016      Crow Show 2016, Studio Door, San Diego, CA. Curator: Patric Stillman
  • 2014      5th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University, WV
  • 2013      4th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University, WV
  • 2013      The Fletcher Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee St. Univ., TN
  • 2013      OH+5 2013, The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens OH
  • 2012      3rd Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University, WV
  • 2011      Americas 2011: All Media, Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University, ND. Juror: Douglas Kinsey
  • 2011      Toys with a Twist, Longwood Art Gallery, The Bronx Council on the Arts, NY. Curated by Juanita Lonzo
  • 2008      Northeast Regional, Linder Gallery, Keystone College
  • 2005      Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX, Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery
  • 2003      Blue Collar, A national juried competition, University of Wisconsin at Stout, Furlong Gallery
  • 2002      Digital Art 2002 Juror: C.J. Pressman: Kentucky State University, Jackson Hall Gallery
  • 2001      Virtually Digital, Visual Communications Technology Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • 2000      RSVP's View From the Edge, The Society of Illustrators Main Gallery, NYC
  • 2000      LaGrange National XXI Biennial Competition, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum
  • 1999      Apocalypse 1999, Williamsburg Art & Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1998      Kristallnacht Reflections: 1938-1998, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
  • 1996      RSVP's Artist's Self Portrait Exhibition, The Visual Club, New York City
  • 1994      Electrifying Art, Sante Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1993      Brave New Pixels 5, Northern Illinois University Art Museum Gallery, Chicago
  • 1992      Greater Midwest International VII, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO


  • 2013     Certificate of Honorable Mention, “The Fletcher Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art”
  • 2005     Purchase Award, Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX
  • 2004     ADDY Award, Arts Event Promotion - "Spirit of Man" Exhibition Postcard
  • 2003     Silver ADDY Award, Certificate of Excellence, District 2

Professional Affiliations


  • President, North East Pennsylvania Advertising Club 2006 – 2007
  • Vice President, North East Pennsylvania Advertising Club 2005 – 2006

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