John P. Gardiner BFA '07 MFA '14 headshot

John Gardiner

Adjunct Faculty & Studio Technician

Dept. : Woodworking & Furniture Design

I graduated with my BFA in Woodworking & Furniture Design from MECA in 2007 and with my MFA in Studio Art from MECA in 2014. Between my BFA and MFA I worked as the lead cabinetmaker for Oxford Aviation, a luxury jet refurbishment company located in Oxford, ME as well as studied at Boston Architectural College. My most recent work attempts to shorten the divide between Art and Craft by using furniture as a sculptural medium.

I have exhibited my work at First Street Gallery in NYC and The Center for Maine Contemporary Art as well as the Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibitions. My work is also published in Humor in Craft by Brigette Martin, founder and editor of Crafthaus.

I reside in Bath with my wife, Jessica and my son, Fox. When I am not working I will most likely be found on my Kayak on one of the many rivers, lakes or ponds in southern and midcoast maine.

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