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Education: 1993-94 University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
1987-90 Certificate (Honors.), Fine Art, Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts (EMCVPA), Kingston, Jamaica
1986-87 Knox Community College
Exhibitions: (SELECTED ARTIST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS):
2013 July 11-24 'EXPOSURE' Major International Group Exhibition Long Island City,26-19 Jackson Avenue Queens NY
2013 Art Takes Time Square,June 10th
2012 SCOPE Art show,Miami
2012/18 June-July 1 Art Takes Time Square Broadway Premiere global Exhibition New York (NYC)
2012/18 May Nyiracsad ThanMor Art Museum-(Hungary Europe)
2011-2012 Climate Change-The Impact,Rome/Italy December 17/2011 to July 30/2012
Fauzi Colletti Gavioli's Insight Space Gallery,Next to the Collosseum
2008,2009,-2011 World HIV/AIDS Day art exhibition (Miami International
University of Art & Design 1501 Biscayne Boulevard,
2011 'Art History Channel/21st Century Artists Gallery (Ohio USA)
2009- 'Climate Change-The Impact' ,Mill Street Loft Gallery,45
Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York,USA
2oo8- 'Climate Change-The Impact',
November 27th,2008 at the historic KORNHAUS,
Kempten,Oberallgau,Germany in the framework of EZA!
10th anniversary,20 artists-9Countries
2001- Artist of the Year, the Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
1997-2003 Sun Art Gallery, Half Moon Hotel, Jamaica
1990-96 Annual National Exhibition,
1998,2000 National Gallery of Jamaica.
1997-2004 Gallery Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica
2001 Tryall Golf Club
2001-2003 Mandeville Annual Arts Exhibition,
1999 Mid-Generation, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston,
1994-98 Young Generation, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
1996 M. K. Gallery,Spectrum Gallery Red-Cross, Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica
1995 Mico Teachers’ College, Kingston, Jamaica Heart Foundation of Jamaica
1993-94 Young Talent, The Bay Gallery, Montego Bay, Jamaica
1993 Rotary Art Auction, The Bay Gallery, Montego Bay, Jamaica
1991-92 United Foundation of Jamaica, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston,Jamaica
1991 Chelsea Galleries, Kingston, Jamaica
Inducted in the Caribbean 'HALL OF FAME',Award for Excellence in Art 2012
2012 Man of The Year Award 2012-American Biographical Institute,Inc (ABI)
2007 Man of Achievement Award by (ABI),Inc.
2007 Gold Medal for Jamaica,by (ABI)
2005- Honorable Award-Bird2005 International Art Award,
Commonwealth Competition, Beijing Natural Culture Center (Beijing China)
2003-2004 Golden Web Award winner, goldenwebawards.com
2002 Kara Art Bronze Award, Karaart.com, . .
2002 Man of Achievement Award by the International Biographical .
(IBC), Cambridge, England
2002 21st Century Award for Achievement by the International .
Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England
2001 Nomination for International Man of the Year by the
International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England
2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century by the International
Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England
1998-2003 Four, Certificates of Recognition & Who's Who in the World
of Arts-15th,16th, 17th & 20th, Editions by Marquis Who's Who
2005 Certificate of Collection, for artwork Spirit of 'Piece' by Artist
John Powell, was collected into the Beijing National Culture Center
1990 Two, National Certificates of (MERIT)
1991 Bronze Medal, (JCDC) Festival Competition
1986-1990 Rotary Scholarship
Invited by Rotary international as keynote speaker on the topic: (Art
and the Economy-Hit or Miss)-2009.
Dissertation/Thesis, Art appreciation classes, looking at Art,
research papers, interviews, locally & Internationally (done on : John
Interviewed by: Japanese Journalist, Shogo Sugawara,
Director of NHK-TV Company,for the japan TV audience February-
TVJ, program:Smile Jamaica -1997
RJR Intertainment News,Program: Sounds and Scenes.
Nyack College, Manhattan N.Y.(USA), by Student: Denice.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, (USA), by student: Beth.
San Antonio College (Texas), by student: Maria Vasquea.
Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts, (EMCVPA),
Kingston Jamaica, by a student of the (School of Visual Arts).
Northern Caribbean University, (N.C.U), Student.
Artist-in-residence Bracoe Village, 1997.
Consultant Contemporary Who's Who, American Biographical
Consultant editor, American Biographical Institute.
Nominated by The Internal Committee to participate in the Fifth Annual - International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Namination for the United Culture Convention’s International Peace Prize, 2006,by The
United Convention of the United State of America (ABI).
December, 2005, Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy,
I1 Presidente della Biennale
Prof .Pasquale Celona
Invited to exhibit in the Florence Biennale Italy.Biennale Internazionle
Pro.Pasquale Celona and the Committee.
The International Scientific Committee has selected/invited Mr. John
participate in the Biennale as Exhibiting Artist for his country 'Biennale In-
ternazionale dell' Arte Contemporanea',the fourth edition in Florence
President of the Biennale
Prof .Pasquale Celona
♣ National Gallery of Jamaica, Metro. Museum of Art
♣ Contemporary Who's Who, Board member,
♣ (American Biographical Institute)
1. Webism Group of Worldwide Artists
2. I SA-International Society of Artists
3. Climate Change-The Impact (World)
4. President of World Art Games (WAG),Jamaica
BIOGRAPHY APPEARED IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS IN JAMAICA AND ABROAD:
Internation Dictionary of Professionals-ABI Definitive Professionals Reference Book 2012
Contemporary Who’s Who 2003/2004, published by, American Biographical Institute
Contemporary Who’s Who 2004, publication by, American Biographical Institute, International Directory of Experts and Expertise 2005-2008, Premier Edition, American Biographical Institute
Inducted/Listed in the (Register of the World’s Most Respected Experts) by, (ABI), 2006
Contemporary Who’s Who, (World’s Most Respected Experts), by (ABI), 2007
Russian newspaper:Rabota i Obrazovanie “Captioned”: Artpeople
The Jamaican-A Rayne Publication Volume 111-1989
Who's Who & What's What in Jamaican Arts & Entertainment,1st Edition
The Millennium Edition of Who's Who in the world
Who’s Who in the World 26th Edition-2008
Who’s Who in the World 25th Silver Anniversary Edition
Who’s Who in the World 2007-24th Deluxe Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic- 23rd Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic- 22nd Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic- 21st Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic- 20th Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic-19th Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic-18th Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic-17th Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic-16th Edition
Who's Who in the World, Classic-15th Edition
♣ MARQUIS WHO’S WHO PUBLICATIONS -1998-2008
♣ Dictionary of International Biography, 27th Edition
♣ Dictionary of International Biography, 28th Edition
♣ Dictionary of International Biography, 29th Edition
. ♣ 1998, 99-01, 02
. ♣ 2000 outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century -2008-(IBC), publications
Madison Who’s Who include edition 2005-2010 Publication
. ♣ Outstanding People of the 20th Century, 21st & 2nd Edition, International Biography, IBC
. ♣ Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, International Biography, IBC Publications
. ♣ Inducted in the book, 'Living Legends”, International Biography, IBC Publications
* Nyiracsad ThanMor Art Museum-(Hungary Europe)
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Jamaica
Bank of Jamaica (BOJ),co-operate collection
In the National Collection of the state of (Chelmek Poland)
Beijing National Culture Center, (Beijing China)
Wesley Salter, Attorney-at-Law é Sir Florizel Glasspole é Sir Howard Cooke é Senator Oswald Harding é Donna Scott-Mottley é Dr. Karl Runcie, USA é Malcolm Uglow (Canada) é Daniel Switalski, USA é Vernon Chung, é Bank of Jamaica Governor, Derick Latibeaudiere é French Embassy (Kingston) é Citizens Bank é ICWI Group é Bank of Nova Scotia é Dr. Olive Lewin é Hope Brooks, artist and Dean, Edna Manley College for the Visual & Performing Arts EMCVPAé Rev. Carmen Stewart, Custos of Kingston & St. Andrew é Michele Naylor, lawyer é Dr. & Mrs. John Malcolm é Wesley van Riel, economist é Vivian Crawford, banker & executive director of the Institute of Jamaica é Ron Burgess, businessman é Roy Golding, banker é Pat Kentish, artist é Dr. Robinson é Dr. Beryl Allen, lecturer, UWI é Mr. Peyser, hotelier, USA é Ms. Barbara Peart, Cable & Wireless Branch Manager é Bracoe Village Resort Hotel é Deborah Vamdame, Canada éMr. William S. Richard, Canada éJanice Elliot, salesmanager Euro Star Motors Limited éDrs. Wade & Velmoure Morgan éMr. & Mrs. Jupont, Belgium éBob Lily, Chicago éAngela Wilson, England éLavern Laslron, (Belgium),Sadie Song
Rev. Carmen Stewart, Custos of Kingston & St. Andrewé Mr. Daniel Switalski, USA é
Mrs. Daisy Chung, business éMr. & Mrs. D. Young éBridgeport Comprehensive High School (presented to the Governor General of Jamaica The Right Honorable Sir Howard Cooke) éMrs. McNair Margaret é Mrs. Margaret Kuchenrenther, US
In order to see the 'impossible', you need to see the 'invisible';
My art is a 'leap',only if the viewer can 'listen';
My work speaks in the future tense,in the context of time,a painter and more recently exploring Photography.I choose not to privilege any one medium.The emotional and psychological content of my subject,the way the body expresses its emotion.It contextualizes the concepts of the duality of the meaning of the imagery. My style is an expression of my phillosophy which becomes a language,using,Post Modern,Expressionism,Latin American Tradition,Surrealism,soft Classism and Photography.It expresses my deep awareness of global issues and is counterbalanced with my cultural heritage.
My inspiration originates from life/nature; Its too spiritual to express.However,it is the same expressive energy as the work,transfused between energies;I use a certain iconograhy,which becomes a language. My art has helped me to see that nothing on earth is solitary,all things are interlinked.