John David Deardourff is an artist residing in Washington, DC. Employing innovative rhythms and his signature blazing palate, JD Deardourff creates bold, graphic, bittersweet compositions that riff on traditional genres of landscape, still-life, and portraiture. His screenprints, murals, paintings, and collages draw their inspiration from the vocabulary of comic books: exaggeration, energy, movement, contour line, the interplay of sequential images, and, most importantly, artificial color. He combines these elements to form a world that is simultaneously optimistic and apocalyptic.
In 2012 he received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. JD has exhibited his screen prints in Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and DC. In addition, he has designed graphics for Burton Snowboards and album art for RAMP Records. In addition to his personal work, JD has collaborated with commercial clients including Apple, The MLB, DC Comics, Mellow Mushroom, Capital One, Sam Adams, Burton Snowboards, Framebridge, Cava, Sweetgreen, and Misfit Juicery.