Jahni The Artist John "Jahni" Moore
The IMAGINATI

"A Creative Spirit Manifest in the Flesh"
"I paint because it's in me to do, just as the lion roars and the cricket chirps. I'll awaken people with creative expression and bring art to everyday people, believing that we should hold his truth to be self evident; all are created sacred, endowed with an inalienable right to greatness.

"John Thomas Moore, "Jahni" born June 20, is an African-American artist, writer, and art collector. As an artist he has gained acclaimed in the United States and Colombia, South America having done several works in the hometown of famous Latin artists Pedro Nel Gomez and Fernando Botero. The artist has won many awards for both creative and humanitarian accomplishments. He believes that creativity should be an integral part of any effective educational (the root of a nation) and healing process.

Social commentary is a central theme to his artwork. On one side are intricately hauntingly detailed charcoal works on paper contrasted with vivid paintings in near living color. In 1999 he did his first "professional" mural at Earlyworks Children's Museum. The piece is still on exhibit today. Jahni has served as an educator and taught "art" on every academic level from kindergarten to university. His present style is characterized as Numinousneoism, a term coined by Artist John Solomon Sandridge. Numinousneosim is "unbridled creative express from the essence of creative spirit.

Lives and Works in Huntsville, AL
Website: www.jahnitheartist.com
Education: B.S. Art, Alabama A & M University
M. Ed Art Education, Alabama A & M University

Visiting Lecturer/ Workshops
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL 2013
Universidad Technologica, Quibdo, Choco South America 2012 Mary G. Hardin
Liceo de la Universidad, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Colegio Euskadi, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
San Ignacio School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Maria Cano School of DESEARTEPAZ, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Fernando Botero School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Copa Cabana School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Intergado School, Quibdo, Choco, South America 2012
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2011
Alabama State Black Archives and Research Museum, 2010
Junior's House Child Advocacy Center, Fayetteville, TN 2010
Earlyworks Children's Museum. Huntsville, AL 2009
Alabama Art Educators' Conference, Decatur AL 2008
Alabama A&M University Education Dept, Normal, AL 2006
Austin High School, Decatur, AL 2005
Black male Development Symposium, Philadelphia, PA 2005
Lee High School, Huntsville, AL 2005
Franklin County High School, Winchester, TN 2004
Freeman Gallery & Fine Arts Center, Chester, PA 2004
Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 2004
Sparkman High School, Harvest, AL 2003
Fayetteville-Lincoln Co. Museum & Civic Center, Fayetteville, TN 2002
West Lawn Middle School, Huntsville, AL 2002
Conference on the African American Family, Huntsville, AL 2000
Conference on the African American Male, Charlotte, NC 1999
Swarthmore Black Student Center, Swarthmore, PA

Exhibitions & Permanent Installations/Murals
Boys & Girls Club, Huntsville, AL 2013
Alabama Power Archives Museum and Gallery, Birmingham, AL 2013
Chan Gallery, Gadsden, AL 2013
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Medellin, Antioquia South America, 2012
Universidad Technologica, Quibdo, Choco South America 2012
Colegio Euskadi, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
San Ignacio School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Maria Cano School of DESEARTEPAZ, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Fernando Botero School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Copa Cabana School, Medellin, Antioquia South America 2012
Intergado School, Quibdo, Choco, South America 2012
Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL 2011, 2012
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2010, 2011
Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, AL 2009
Alabama State Black Archives, Huntsville, AL 2009/2010
University Of Alabama in Huntsville, AL 2003,2005, 2008
Earlyworks Children's Museum, Huntsville, AL 1999, 2007, 2010
Garden Cove Produce Center, Huntsville, AL 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Huntsville, AL 2006
Boys & Girls Club General Service Building, Huntsville, AL 2006
Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL 2006
Eye Gallery, Nashville, TN 2005
Girls Inc. Huntsville, AL 2005
WJAB Radio Station, Huntsville, AL 2005
Chattanooga African-American Museum, 2005
Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL 2004
Summerville Elementary School, Decatur, AL 2004
C. D. Stamps Community Center, Tullahoma, TN 2004
Fayetteville Art League Gallery, Fayetteville, TN 2004
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Birmingham, AL 2004
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, TN 2004
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 2003
Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN 2003
Alabama A&M University Gallery, Normal, AL 2003
Dragonfly Gallery, Fayetteville, TN 2003
Calhoun College Gallery, Decatur, AL 2003
Madison Art Center, Madison TN 2002
Premier Art Gallery, Nashville, TN 2002
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL 2002