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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, UK
2016 – The Blue of Distance – Atelier 37, Oxfordshire Artweeks, UK

2022 – Flux noun [CHANGE] – The Jam Factory Gallery, Oxford UK
2022 – FRACTURE! – Art at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford, UK

2021 – Fringe Arts Bath Open Prize – 44AD artspace, Bath, UK
2021 – Fabric of Photography – Art at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford, UK
2021 – Art from the Heart – Zuleika Gallery (online), Woodstock, UK (awarded joint ‘best in show’)
2021 – Abstraction – Envision Arts (online), Dallas, USA

2020 – Works on Paper – Candid Arts Gallery, 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

Television/Radio/Podcasts:
Art Historical Expert – Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2021), Series 10, episode 1. STV/BBC, 2nd Nov.

Publications:
LandEscape Art Review – Interview, Summer Edition 2021
The Flux Review – Q&A Interview, 2020

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:
Artist in Residence – Derby University School of Art, Oct 2019 – June 2022 (current)
Sustainable Arts Lab – Fusion Arts, January – March 2021
Sustainable Darkroom Residency – Test.Grow.Teach.Learn. – London Alt Photography Collective @ Guest Projects – July 2020
Sustainable Darkroom Residency ‘Remove’ – London Alt Photography Collective @ Guest Projects – April 2020

Collections:
Works held in private collections worldwide

Workshops, Talks & Teaching/Mentoring

Workshops:
Phytogram & Lumen Printing – Headington School. 2022
Phytogram Workshop – London College of Communication (UAL), 2022
Cyanotype Workshop – Fabric of Photography Exhibition, 2021
World Cyanotype Day Workshop – Great Big Green Week, 2021
Phytogram Workshop – Great Big Green Week, 2021
Eco-Developer workshop and Phytogram workshop – Camp Wildfire Festival, 2021
Eco-developer workshop – FusionArts Darkroom, 2021
Pinhole Photography Workshop – Fusion Arts Darkroom, 2021
Cyanotype Workshop – Fusion Arts Darkroom, 2021
Cyanotype Workshop – Art at The Old Fire Station, 2021
Looking at Photography – Fusion Arts (online), 2021
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/Lectures:
Sustainable Photographic Practice – University of Derby School of Art, MA Photography. 2022
Sustainable Photographic Practice – London College of Communication (UAL), MA UX Design. 2022
Failure as Art Practice – University of Derby School of Art, Foundation Art & Design, 2021
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

Mentoring:
ShadowLight Artist/Film Oxford Mentor – working with Mark Hemsworth 2020-2022

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

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