Objects that could be real or projections of the subjects' thoughts drift through the paintings, hinting at the figures' identities and creating depictions of space. The fleshy exploding fruit could be mirrors of their bodies.
Born in 1980 in Detroit
, Michigan, John grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He received a BFA in painting from Kutztown University
and an MFA in painting and drawing from the Indiana University
of Pennsylvania. He also studied at The Waichulis Studio (now called Ani Art
Academies) in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.
John's work has appeared around the country including solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati
, Ohio; Texas Tech University
in Lubbock; and the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California. In 2012, John was inducted into the Museum
of Realist Art
, Massachusetts. His work has been on the covers of Bluecanvas, Art Calendar, Poets and Artists,
and Visual Overture Magazine
. His work has also been featured in American Arts Quarterly, American Art Collector,
Manifest Gallery's International Painting Annual, Studio Visit, Creative Quarterly,