John was born in 1956 and studied painting and drawing at Camberwell School of Art and Design in the mid nineteen seventies. In the early eighties he co-founded the artist’s group “Work From Common Knowledge” and exhibited in London in various venues including The Round House and Battersea Arts Centre.*
Later he exhibited with the Museum of Installation in both London and Los Angeles and was involved in the exhibition “Land” at Riverside Studios. He has made two artist residencies in Slovenia and has had two illustrated narratives published, one made into a radio broadcast and one a short film for Channel Four’s After Image series in the 1990s.
His paintings have featured in group shows and at London Metropolitan University’s gallery spaces. John worked at the university for many years as Course Leader of the Foundation Studies programme.
* The group produced the artist’s book “Work from Common Knowledge” with Circle Press where John worked, and had reviews and comment published in Studio International, Flash Art and Art Monthly.