John A. Blythe


John A. Blythe was born and raised in East London and Essex and became obsessed with photography at an early age, experimenting widely and developing a creative abstract approach. After studying with the legendary fine art photographer Rotimi Fani Kayode, John went on to establish a professional commercial photography career, working from his south London studio and producing campaigns with high-profile advertising and design agencies for over 20 years. Keen to return to his fine art interests, John started teaching in 2010 and established his art practice after graduating PGDip (ArtEd) in 2016 and went on to complete a Master of Fine Art in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University School of Art in 2019. In 2017 John was awarded an artist development grant by OVADA (Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency) for his ongoing project ‘A little light’, which led to his first join show 'Accord' at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford. John has since exhibited widely, including at the CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea; the Bath Photography Festival; Siggrou 24 Project Space, Thessaloniki, Greece; gallery@oxo, Southbank, London; Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock, (awarded ‘best in show’) and most recently in The Fabric of Photography at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford. John continues to develop his research practice and has held several residencies including most recently at the University of Derby School of Art.

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