Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Sheila Johnson Design Center
John Roach is full-time faculty at Parsons School of Design where he teaches a wide range of courses addressing the aesthetic, spatial, emotional, psychological and political impact of sound. Roach is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY; the 9e2 Festival of Art and Technology in Seattle, WA; Glazenhuis in Lommel Belgium; and the RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. His collaborative performance work has been featured in the UrbanGlass performance series, the Megapolis Audio Festival, and Postcards from the Gowanus at Cabinet Gallery. Roach has been awarded residencies at Marble House Project, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Glazenhuis, NARS, Triangle Artist Workshop, The Ionion Center, and Pilchuck Glass School. His curatorial projects include “The Internal Machine” at the Center for Book Arts in New York in 2017 and “Earlids” at the The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the New School in 2014.
MFA - Hunter College
BFA - Rutgers University
2018 TEST BED no. 2, a Modern ABATON. A collaboration with Pillow Culture. Sheila Johnson Design Center. Aronson Gallery, The New School University. New York, NY.
2017 The Internal Machine, New York Center for Book Arts. Exhibition Catalogue
2017 Ocean Imaginaries, RMIT Gallery. Exhibition Catalogue.
2014 “Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection” Exhibition Catalogue.
2012 Matt Bua and Maximillian Goldfarb “Architectural inventions – Visionary Drawing Building” Laurence King Publishing,
2011 “Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves”, Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, Maria Papadomanolaki. PAJ Publications.
2006 “Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, And the Paranormal” Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching. Exhibition Catalogue Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC Center. Exhibition Catalog.
2018 LIGO – The Art of Science. Collaboration with Scientist John Burns. Littlefield Gallery, Brookyn, NY.
2018 Pushing Buttons, Urban Glass. Brooklyn, NY
2017 Oceans Imaginaries (with Emma Critchley). RMIT Gallery. Melbourne Australia
2017 Frozen Words Hot Air, Urban Glass. Brooklyn, NY
2016 Liminal Sounds, The Intermediary Issue. Earlid, (with Caroline Bouissou)
2016 Whereabouts, GlazenHuis Museum. Lommel, Belgium (Curated by Hyperopia, catalogue)
2016 Gene Splicing, 9E2, A Festival of Art, Science, and Technology. Seattle, WA.
2016 The Tactile Transducers , GlazenHuis Museum. Lommel, Belgium
2015 Siren Earthquake Radio (with Craig Dongoski). The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture. Kefalonia, Greece
sound, installation art, music, new genres, video, collaboration
Sound and Space