John P. Dempsey was born in Evanston, IL. He attended Ohio University in Athens, OH. Dempsey has been the subject of various solo exhibitions, including at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (2012); South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (2015-16); National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia (2017); and Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI (2023-24). He was also featured in the group exhibition McCormick House: From the Collection, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (2021-22). Dempsey currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.