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 inDetroit, Michigan, John grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He received a BFA in painting from KutztownUniversityand an MFA in painting and drawing from the IndianaUniversityof Pennsylvania. He also studied at The Waichulis Studio (now called AniArtAcademies) in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. John's work has appeared around the country including solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery inCincinnati, Ohio; Texas TechUniversityin Lubbock; and the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California. In 2012, John was inducted into theMuseumof RealistArtinBoston, Massachusetts. His work has been on the covers ofBluecanvas,ArtCalendar, Poets and Artists,andVisual Overture Magazine. His work has also been featured inAmerican Arts Quarterly, AmericanArtCollector,Manifest Gallery'sInternational Painting Annual, Studio Visit, Creative Quarterly,andAesthetica.