MFA - printmaking, Syracuse University

BFA - printmaking, Miami University


Bloomsburg University, Bloombsburg, PA. January 2016-May 2018, Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Photography and Art History; August 2018-present, Visiting Professor - Instructor of all levels of drawing.

Pennsylvania College of Technology/Pennsylvania State University, Williamsport, PA; September 2012 - May 2013;  September 2015-May 2018. Adjunct Professor of drawing, sculpture and art history.

Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI; September 2001 - May 2015 (sabbatical for academic year 2012-13).  Instructor of all levels of painting, printmaking (all relief, intaglio, stone lithography and screen printing processes), figure drawing and anatomy for artists, general and introduction to drawing, film and digital photography. 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; September 1988-May 2001. Adjunct Professor and Associate Professor (2000-01 academic year) of foundation drawing, beginning painting and beginning printmaking. 

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY; January 1989 - May 1991. Adjunct Professor, School of Art and Design. Instructor of beginning and intermediate level drawing, beginning and intermediate level illustration, figure drawing and two-dimensional design.

Tompkins-Cortland Community College, SUNY, Cortland, NY; January - May 2000. Adjunct Professor, Department of Art. Instructor of intermediate level illustration.



Undead, Arthaus Projects, Williamsport, PA. November 2019. Exhibited The Last To Give.

National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK. September 2019. Exhibited Blind Crown II.

11th National Juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. October-December 2019. Exhibited Corona, Corona.

Selections From The Permanent Collection, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. September-October 2019. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender III.

Inspired: Contemporary Responses To A Legacy of Courage, Lancaster Art Museum, Lancaster, PA. November 2019. Exhibited More Than Honorable Discharge.

Inspired: Contemporary Responses To A Legacy of Courage, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA. May-August 2019. Exhibited More Than Honorable Discharge.

Solo Exhibition: Singular Fable - John McKaig, Prints, Drawings and Paintings. Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA. July-September 2019.

Solo Exhibition: John McKaig - Prints, Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, Wellsboro, PA. March - April 2019.

Freedom of Expression, Webster Arts Center, St. Louis, MO. January-February 2019. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender IV.

37th Annual Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. March-April 2019. Exhibited Blind Crown.


Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Gmeiner Arts Center, Wellsboro, PA. December 2018 - January 2019. Exhibited Blind Crown and Queer Insomnia II.

Contemporary Relief Prints, Carberry Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA. October - November 2018. Exhibited Queer Insomnia II.

BigInk Prints at Frontline Arts, Frontline Arts Gallery, Branchburg, NJ. August - September 2018. Exhibited Pyre III.

Art Of The State: Pennsylvania 2018, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. June-September 2018. Exhibited More Than Honorable Discharge.

Political Impressions, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. June-August 2018. Exhibited Between Wars.

Bloomsburg University Faculty Exhibition, Department of Art and Art History, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. May-September, 2018.

29th Annual National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD. April-May 2018.  Exhibited Blind Crown.

Art Now: Drawing, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. February-March, 2018. Exhibited Blind Crown.

2018 Regional Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA. May-July 2018. Exhibited Queer Insomnia II. Received Honorable Mention award.

Under Pressure - Contemporary Printmaking, ArtHaus Projects, Williamsport, PA. April-May 2018.  Exhibited Queer Insomnia II and Between Wars.

Solo exhibition: Queer Engineering - John McKaig: Drawings and Prints, HUB Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. January-March 2018. Exhibited recent drawings and prints from 2014-2017.

2018 Four Rivers Print Biennial, Souther Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. February-March 2018. Exhibited Queer Insomnia II.  Exhibited Queer Insomnia II.

New Beginnings, ArtHaus Projects, Williamsport, PA. January-February, 2018.


Local Access Residency, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA. Exhibited ten color watercolor paintings featuring  12 artists, curated by Johnny Romeo.

BigInkIthaca, Olive Branch Press, Ithaca, NY. October 2017. Exhibited Queer Insomnia II, printed in Ithaca in conjunction with

ArtShow 2017, Factory Works Gallery, Williamsport, PA. October 2017. Exhibited Old Toledo II.

Art of the State  - Pennsylvania 2017,  State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. June-September 2017. Exhibited Blind Crown.

Drawn2017, a juried international drawing exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. April-May 2017.

Solo Exhibition: John McKaig - Autograph, January - February 2017,  John Sloan Art Center Gallery, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA.

2017 Figurative Exhibition, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania Gallery, Lemont, PA. March 2017. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender IV.


Big Ink, South Gallery, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Wilson Center for the Arts. October-November 2016. Exhibited Pyre III.

Mid-Atlantic LBGTQA Conference Exhibiton, Gallery at Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. October/November 2016.

National Juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. Exhibited "Old Toledo I."

Mid-Atlantic Print Council Juried Members Exhibition, Carnegie Center for Art and Art History, New Albany, IN. Exhibited "Saints Never Surrender IV".

Pressing Matters, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR, through Whiteaker Printmakers. Auguest-September 2016. Exhibited "Forward Construction."

Selfie, Converge Gallery, Williampsport, PA. June 2016. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender.

H2O, Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. April 2016.

Solo Exhibition: Just Another Sentient Being, Converge Gallery, Williasmport, PA. May 2016.

Identity and Place, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. January-February, 2016.

Lasting Impression - Inaugural Printmaking Exhibition, Grove Gallery and Studios, East Lansing, MI. January 2016.

Expectations - 2016 Showcase Exhibition, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA. January 2016. Group exhibition featuring artist with solo exhibition in 2016.


Lasting Impressions, Grove Gallery, East Lansing, MI. December 2015-January 2016. Exhibited Gout and Forward Construction.

Reflections, Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.  Exhibited Gout and Study for Plans of Mice and Men II.  November 2015.

2015 International Juried Print Exhibition ,  New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. Exhibited Gout.  November-December 2015.

Atlanta Print Biennial, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA.  November-December 2015.  Exhibited Saints Never Surrender IV.

7th Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. October-December 2015. Exhibited Pyre III.

 Delirium: Abject and Uncanny Art, Danville Ballroom/Danville Arts Council, Danville, PA. July2015. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender III.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Bloomfield, MI. June-August 2015. Exhibited Passage.

North of the 45th - 8th Annual Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition, DeVos Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. June-July 2015. Exhibiting Saints Never Surrender III.

Journey: The Art Of Healing, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL. April-May 2015. Exhibited Passage and Saints Never Surrender IV.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Galleries 25th Annual National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. April-July 2015. Exhibited Gout and HHMS Mansfield.

BigInk, AS220, Providence, RI. April 27, 2015 – continuing. A group exhibition of large woodblock prints by 13 selected artists. Printed and exhibited Pyre IV.


Impressive V: Wansolwara - Print Here And Now, Nathan Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand.  October-November 2014. Exhibited Passage.

Apocalypse Salon, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL. October 2014. Exhibited Great Reversals/Hope.

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition. Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.  September-October 2014. Exhibited Passage, Pyre III, Voyager, Burned Bridges, Forward Construction.

100 Works: The Centennial Exhibition, The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology/Pennsylvania State University. October-November 2014. Received 1st place award.  Exhibited Saints Never Surrender IV, Forward Construction, Burned Bridges.

Solo exhibition - John McKaig - Prints, Waters Street Print Lab, St. Charles, IL. September-October 2014.

Struck - Collaborations With Auckland Print Studio, Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ. January 2014. Exhibited Escape From Toledo.

John McKaig and Ray Heffner, The Station Gallery, Clinton County Arts Council, Lock Haven, PA. May 2014.

The Print, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. May-June 2014. Exhibiting Hope III and Saints Never Surrender III.  Received best of show award for Saints Never Surrender III.  

Revival Print Portfolio, MAPC Conference, Wayne State University/Corktown Studios, Detroit, MI. September 2014.;


National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition/Exhibition, Lore-Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. Exhibited Saints Never Surrender III. October-December 2013.

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI. September-October 2013.

Printocracy, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC. September 2013.

Building A Factory: Pajama Factory Alumni Exhibition,  Stairwell Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA. August-September 2013. 

Clinton County Arts Council Juried Exhibition, The Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA.  Exhibited Saints Never Surrender III and Saints Never Surrender IV. July 2013.

Art Alive, the Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA. Received 2nd place award for Saints Never Surrender. June 2013

Solo Exhibition - Only The Present And The Future.  Studio 10 Gallery, Williamsport, PA. Exhibited prints, paintings and drawings. May 2015

Where Are We Now - Pacific Northwest College of Art/Cock Gallery, Portland, OR.  Exhibited Saints Never Surrender III.    May 2013

Solo Exhibition - Always Outward or Homeward Bound, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI.  February 2013. Exhibition of recent prints and drawings, presentation/workshop of printmaking techniques, gallery talk to gallery attendees. February 2013


National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition/Exhibition, Lore-Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.  November-December 2012.

Proof – An exhibition of lithographs, Papakura Gallery, Auckland, NZ.  November 2012.  Presentation of Escape From Toledo, printed at Auckland Print Studio, Auckland, NZ, January 2012.

PAA Artist in Residence Exhibition, PAA Gallery, Williamsport, PA.  August 2012.

Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, University of Northwest Michigan, Traverse City, MI.  January-March 2012.   Exhibiting Escape from Toledo.


Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited large format drawings and prints. September 2011

A Cut Off The Old Block, Grey Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA. A group exhibition of woodblock prints. October 2011

Water, Grey Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA.  An inaugural group exhibition of multi media work.  Installation drawing – collaboration with artist Chad Andrews. September 2011.

Monochromatic Moments, Gallery Expo, Long Beach, CA. June 2011.


The Print, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.  April 2010.  Received Second Place and Purchase Award.

AD Projects 78, AD projects collective, New York City, NY. July 2010.

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited large format digital prints and drawings. September 2010


Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited drawings, paintings and prints. 

September 2008, September 2009


Death Penalty Art Show, Texas Moratorium Network.  Exhibition held in Austin, TX in May 2008, and in Houston, TX in February 2007.

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited drawings  and prints.  September 2007


Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ysilanti, MI.  February-March 2006.

Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, Northwest Michigan College, Traverse City, MI.  January-April 2006.  Received Honorable Mention award.

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited drawings and photographs.  September 2006


Annual Art Center Juried Exhibition, The Art Center, Traverse City, MI. May 2005Received third place award

Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty Exhibition, Interlochen, MI.  Exhibited drawings and pintings. September 2005


Dia De Los Muertos, Free Radical Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI. November, 2004.

Is Mail Art Dead?, UCN Gallery, University College of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom. May-June 2004.  Several works featured in promotion publications. 

Metaphorestry Gallery Syracuse Annual Exhibition, Metaphorestry Gallery, Syracuse, NY.  February – March 2001.

Portray, Metaphorestry Gallery, Syracuse, NY.  April – June 2000

Clarke Gallery Annual Exhibition, Clarke Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX. December 1999 – February 2000.

Syracuse University Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University.  November 2000, November 1999, November 1998, October 1997, March 1995, November 1994.

Cultural Resources Council Group Exhibition, Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY February – April 1996.

Cazenovia College Faculty Exhibition, Chapman Art Center, Syracuse, NY.  February – April 1991.

Syracuse Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Manlius Public Library, Manlius, NY. April-May 1989.

Hunterdon Art Center Annual National Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ.  March-April 1988.

Trenton State College National Print Annual, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ. Spring 1988. Received purchase award.

Boston Printmakers North American Print Exhibition, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA.  Spring 1988

New York State Graphics Print Exhibition, Metropolitan School for the Arts, Syracuse, NY. Spring 1988

North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual Exhibition, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.  Spring 1987


Auckland Print Studio, Auckland, New Zealand.  December 2011 - January 2012.  This residency involved working with the staff there to print a two-color lithographic print (Escape from Toledo) in an edition to be published by them as a part of their continuing print residency program.

Pajama Factory/Public Art Academy, Williamsport, PA.  Artist in residency for the month of June 2012, to include conducting of workshops, production of an edition of multi-colored relief prints, paintings and drawings, outreach through community art programs. 


Relief printmaking workshop, artists talk and presentation, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. October 2018.

Art and Art History Department, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. Relief printmaking workshop and demonstration, artist talk. November 2015

Department of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, IN - printmaking workshop, artist talk and studio critique. October 2013

School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI- stone lithography workshop. March 2010.   Conducted full workshop encompassing all aspects of multi-color stone lithography printing with students from the advanced printmaking studio.

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY - One Hundred Years of Lithography -  November 1999.  Conducted demonstration of lithography printing techniques for museum staff, patrons and guests.


The Hand: A Magazine for Reproduction-Based Arts, Issue #25, July 2019. Edited by Adam Finkelston and James Meara

riverSedge, Octbober 2015.  riverSedge is a literary journal published by the writing department at the University of Texas-Pan American.  Saints Never Surrender IV  was selected for the annual "Art Award" by the editors of the publication.

Third Wednesday, Vol. VIII, No. 1.  A literary journal, published quarterly by Gravity Press, Ypsilanti, MI.  Published my submission: Forward Construction.

 Parts of a Feather (linoleum block print).  Image produced as an illustration for poems by Matthew Gavin Frank, as a part of Poets in Print, printed and published as a limited edition book (hand made paper/book, hand typeset) by the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI.  Printed and published February 2012.

 Dunes Review – The Literary Journal of Northern Michigan.  June 2005.  Father and Son; Sean Dagen (both silver gelatin prints), PJF (intaglio), Scott II (graphite and gesso on paper) reproduced.


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The College Of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

Interlochen Center For the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Auckland Print Studio/Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Studio Paper Plus, Williamsport, PA

numerous private collections