John Harkins

Foundation studies professor


  • B.F.A., drawing, University of Michigan, 1997
  • M.F.A., painting, Wayne State University, 2000

Awards, recognitions and honors

Exhibitions: committee volunteer, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, "Artist At Work," Artist Demonstration - Detroit Institute of Arts; member, College Art Association; artist lecture, Desperate Acts of Repentance - Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan; James F. Duffy Jr. Travel Fellowship for the Visual Arts - Wayne State University; Helen DeRoy Fine Arts Competition Purchase Award; graduate student council member - Wayne State University; Purchase - Central Michigan University


Telfair/Jepson, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit

Publications and Presentations

  • Domino magazine website, "Nick Olsen's: The Daily Dose," Aug. 10, 2007
  • Real Detroit Weekly, Jan. 4, 2006, March 9, 2000
  • Metro Times, Oct. 6, 2004
  • Detroit News, Sept. 24, 2004
  • Detroit Free Press, May 12, 2002