• John Sebelius Biography


    John Sebelius is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who holds a MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Kansas and BFA with honors in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sebelius’s work has been featured in: Harper’s, Express, DETAILS, Review, CNN, Aspen Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. John has shown work in Gallery Two (Sydney, Australia), Woods-Gerry Gallery (Providence, RI), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Kansas City Artists Coalition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and had a solo exhibition at the Gonzo Museum (Aspen, CO). 


    Sebelius’s short documentaries have screened at Austin Film Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Free State Film Festival, and The American School of Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo. The citizens of Lawrence, KS voted him the Best Artist of 2017. Sebelius is Artist-In-Residence at The Stress Disorder Treatment Program teaching recreational art to veterans suffering with PTSD. Sebelius’s art class Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative was awarded an ARTSConnect TOPArts Grant in 2017 and 2018 and was launched at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center on January 16th, 2018. John Sebelius lives with his wife Allie and dog Norman in Lawrence, KS.

    John Sebelius CV (pdf)