CV and exhibitions

Biographical details

1970 -78          Plymouth College

1977- 83          University of Bath. BSC(HONS)  Architectural Studies

Solo Exhibitions

Salthouse Gallery , St Ives  1996 / 2010

Beaux Arts Gallery , Bath 1997

Ceilidh Place , Ullapool  1995 / 1998

The Black Swan Guild , Frome  2000

M.O.M.A Cafe , Oxford  2001

Pinsent Masons , London  2003

Chapel Row Gallery , Bath  2010

Edgar Modern Gallery , Bath  2011

Mixed Shows

East West Gallery  , London  96-98

Beaux Arts , Bath   96-00

Salthouse Gallery , St Ives  96-03

Lemon St Gallery , Truro 02

Edgar Modern  “  Heads and Tails “  2013

Edgar Modern  “Figurative Journeys “ 2014

Edgar Modern  “ Virgil to Unnamed Father “ 2015

Art Fairs

AAF  Battersea  2014 - 18

AAF New York  2018-19

London Art Fair  2018-2019

AAF Hampstead  2014 - 19

Art Hamptons  , New York  2013


Born in 1959, John Harland spent a great deal of his youth abroad, spending a considerable amount time in Singapore and Germany. John graduated from University of Bath with a degree in Architecture, yet was constantly painting. He spent time working for a framer, where he learned many of the techniques that he uses today in his hand-carved “tramp” frames. The Royal Academy Magazine labelled John a “painter’s painter”, with his naïve graffiti-like works exhibiting a unique maturity and understanding of colour and form that are anything but child-like.

John has operated out of studios in Scotland and Cornwall, and currently works in Box, Wiltshire. His works have been featured in many collections, including an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. He has been featured in many mixed exhibitions at Edgar Modern, as well as in many international art fairs. His paintings are held in collections worldwide, including America and Europe