John Riepenhoff was born in 1982 in Milwaukee, WI where he currently lives. He received a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is represented by Marlborough Contemporary.
Riepenhoff is also a curator and co-owner of The Green Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, collaborator at The Open, co-organizer of Milwaukee International and Dark Fairs, inventor of artistic platforms for the expression of others, and regular food ideator. His recent exhibitions and curatorial projects have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Marlborough Chelsea, and Swiss Institute New York, NY; Tate Modern, London; Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR; 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA; Poor Farm, WI; Lynden Sculpture Garden, Inova, and The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA. He also continues a program, the John Riepenhoff Experience, at various locations around the world, most recently at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Misako and Rosen, Tokyo. He was the 2015 Milwaukee Arts Board Artist of the Year, founded Milwaukee’s first Beer Endowment for artist-run organizations, co-chairs Friends of Blue Dress Park, runs The Oven at The Open in Milwaukee, and sits on the board of Riverwest Radio.