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Name: John A. Blythe PGDip(Ed), MFA

Currently living and working in Oxfordshire, UK.

Education:
Oxford Brookes University, Master of Fine Art in Fine Art.
Oxford Brookes University, PGDip(Ed), Artist Teacher Scheme.
Studied under Michael Schaaf, Wet Plate Collodion and Salt Printing.
City of Westminster College, Cert in Photographic Practice.
Studied under Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Fine Art Photography.

Exhibitions:
Solo/Joint Exhibitions:
2019 – Chromogenesis – Upcycle Gallery, Templar Sq, Oxford, UK
2018 – Accord – The Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford, UK.
2017 – Journey: Vol1 – Nuffield OC, Headington, Oxford.
2016 – The Blue of Distance – Atelier 37, Oxfordshire Artweeks, UK.

Recent Group Exhibitions:
2020 – Works on Paper, Candid Arts Gallery, Islington, London, UK

2019 – Body of Work (MFA Show) – Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford, UK
2019 – Hide & Seek – 44AD artspace, Bath, UK
2019 – Priceless – Gallery 8, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, UK
2019 – Brickwork – Boiler Room Gallery, The Jam Factory, Oxford, UK
2019 – Chromantics – The Cornerstone Gallery, Didcot, UK.

2018 – DreaMFActory – Glass Tank Gallery, Headington, Oxford, UK.
2018 – ‘Blue’ (ALiM) – gallery@oxo, Southbank, London, UK
2018 – Thresholds – Siggrou 24 Project Space, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2018 – Real/Unreal – Bath Photography Festival, Bath, UK.
2018 – Mental Health – The Cornerstone Gallery, Didcot, UK

2017 – DreaMFActory – Glass Tank Gallery, Headington, Oxford, UK.
2017 – Beyond Surface – Glass Tank Gallery, Headington, Oxford, UK.
2017 – Seven Counties Open – OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK (Award Winner).
2017 – Artist Teacher Collective – Nuffield OC, Headington, Oxford, UK.

2016 – Evolving Forces – Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, UK.
2016 – Experimental Film & Video Exhibition – CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2016 – Realisation, Pop Up Artist Teacher collective exhibition – Harcourt Hill, Oxford, UK.
2016 – Resistant Forces – OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK.

2015 – Artist Teacher Scheme PGCert, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.

Projects:
Project coordinator – FusionArts Community Darkroom, 2019 – Present (voluntary)

Associateships:
Associate member of Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency (OVADA)
Associate member of Magdalen Road Studios

Awards:
2017 – OVADA Professional Development Award supported by Art at The Old Fire Station, Oxford.

Residencies:
AA2A Artist in Residence – Derby University School of Art, Oct 2019 – June 2020.
Sustainable Darkroom Residency ‘Remove’ – London Alt Photography Collective @ Guest Projects – April 2020

Collections:
Works held in private collections worldwide.

Workshops, Talks & Teaching:

Workshops:
Chemigram introduction – OVADA Gallery, 2020
Darkroom induction training – FusionArts Darkroom, 2019
World Cyanotype Day – FusionArts Darkroom, 2019
Introduction to analogue photography – FusionArts Darkroom, 2019
“Alternative Identities’ – Cyanotype and Collage – Parasol Project/Fusion Arts, 2019.
Creative darkroom practices – FusionArts Darkroom, 2019
Eco photography – FusionArts Darkroom, 2019
World Pinhole Photography Day – FusionArts Darkroom 2019
‘Alternative Histories’ – Photo Collage – Pitt Rivers Museum for OAT (Oxford Art Teach), 2018.
Exposing the Invisible’ Cyanotype Process – FusionArts, 2018.
Alternative Scapes’ – Photo Collage – Art at The Old Fire Station, 2018.
“Alternative Identities’ – Cyanotype and Collage – Parasol Project/Fusion Arts, 2018.

Talks:
The Stuff of Photography – The Photographers Gallery, 2019
In conversation with…. – OVADA Gallery, 2019
Artists in Conversation – The Old Fire Station Gallery, 2018
‘The Speed of Light, The Speed of me’ – OVADA, 2018

Teaching:
Teacher of Photography, d’Overbroeck’s College, Oxford, 2017 – Present
Module Leader of Photography, Bellerbys College Oxford. 2011 – 2017
Teacher of Photography, Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. 2010 – 2013
Guest Lecturer, Oxbridge Academic Programs, Pembroke College, Oxford University. 2013
Sessional Tutor of Photography, Redcloud Photography Workshops. 2012
Course Leader, Oxbridge Academic Programs, Pembroke College Oxford University. 2012