J. John Priola

Senior Lecturer; Director Low-Residency MFA

J. John Priola’s photography and video work reveals subtle details of mediated and natural landscapes, depicting what presence and absence look like, while vibrating in the space between art and idea. His work has been published and exhibited widely; selected collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; SFMOMA; The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco; Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla; and Weston Gallery, Carmel.


  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1987
  • BFA, with honors, Metropolitain State College, Denver, CO, 1984


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