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John Greenwood (1959-)




Born in Leeds, 1959, John Greenwood graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990, where he received the Cite Internationale Paris residency award. He came to prominence in 1992 when his work featured in the inaugural Young British Artists show at the Saatchi Gallery.
Solo exhibitions include: Jason Rhodes Gallery, London (1995 and 1998), Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt (2000) and Europaische Zentral Galerie, Frankfurt (2002).
Selected Group exhibitions include: ‘Young British Artists’, Saatchi Gallery (1992), ‘mutations’ (two person show with William Latham), Manchester City Art Gallery (1993), Helen de Sybil and John Greenwood, Jason Rhodes Gallery (1994), ‘Fusion’, Rhodes + Mann Gallery inaugural show (2000), ‘The Modern City in Europe’, Museum of Contempory Art, Tokyo (1996), ‘Cheers’, Sun and Doves Gallery, London (1999), ‘The Armory Show’, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, New York (2002), ‘Trailer’ (2001) and Guns and Roses, London (2002), curated by Juan Bolivar.
Following a career break, recent shows have included; a solo show, ‘Being John Greenwood’ in 2014, curated by Juan Bolivar at the C+C Gallery, London and group shows in 2015, ‘Doppelganger’, No Format Gallery, London, ‘Tutti-Frutti’, Turps Gallery, London, ‘Anti-Social Realism’, Charlie Smith, London, ‘Present Tense’, Swindon Art Gallery and Museum and the ‘2nd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China.
In 2015 John won the Bronze Award at the 2nd Nanjing International Festival, had a residency at the C+C Gallery, London and an article ‘John Greenwood’, published in the Autumn Turps Magazine.
In 2016 John took part in ‘El Dorado’ curated by Juan Bolivar at Horatio Junior Gallery, London and Geraint Evans’, ‘The Abject Object’ at Wimbledon College of Art. He was also a finalist in the Marmite Art Prize.
In Autumn 2016 John had a one man show at the Turps Gallery, London. He took part in Frances Woodley’s show at the Bay Gallery, Cardiff, ‘Models and Materialities’ and Rosalind Davis’ ‘Telling Tales’ at the Collyer-Bristow Gallery, London.