John Knight is attracted to quiet undeveloped fields and open spaces that are ideal for finding wildflowers and weed plants.
"The plants act as foil to the traditional landscape as their vertical thrust breaks through the horizon line. Land and sky wrap around the central axis of the plant stalk and forms of clouds, trees, and botanical shapes intermingle."
2006 - Maine Individual Artist Fellowship
2003 - Winter Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
1998 - JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Graduate Purchase Prize Award
(Recipient through American University, Washington, D.C.)
1996-1998 Full Fellowship, American University graduate painting program
1993 - Student Art Purchase Prize, Indiana University
2003 - 2004 - Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2002 Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, Maine
2001 Carina Residency, Monhegan, Maine
1999 The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York
1994 The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont