John Katerberg, a purple heart recipient, is a combat veteran of Desert Storm and Afghanistan. After being medically retired from the Army in 2015, John returned to Kendall College of Art and Design and earned a B.F.A. in fine art with a painting concentration. Although a lifelong resident of Western Michigan, John moved to Florida for two years, where he took an active role in the art communities of Tampa, Sarasota, Cedar Key, and Saint Petersburg. John was also an art instructor at the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay, with primary teaching locations at the Pinellas County Jail and West Care addiction recovery program. By sharing the transformative power of art, John mentors many people struggling through the lowest time in their lives. Currently, John is developing a relationship with the Falkenberg Jail in Florida. He plans to teach art to incarcerated veterans via Zoom.
John's ArtPrize Entries
These are John's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
John's Past Work
These are images of past work that John has done.