John Williams

Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

John combines his roles of Lecturer Practitioner and Printmaking Technical Officer with that of a practising artist working with printmaking, drawing and collage.

Email: john.williams@aru.ac.uk

Background

John completed a BA (Hons) Graphic Arts Degree at Anglia Ruskin University in 1997 followed by an MA Printmaking Degree at Camberwell College of Arts in 1998. John received the Culford Press award on completion of his MA and returned to Anglia Ruskin University to take on the role of Printmaking Technical Officer in 1998.

Research interests

  • The role of artist as shaman
  • The relationship between thinking, making and learning through Printmaking

John is currently working on a number of large scale woodcuts to form part two of his On Finding Silence series.  The first instalment of On Finding Silence (a series of large scale drawings spanning a 15 year period) was exhibited in the Ruskin Gallery in 2018.  On finding Silence is a continuing body of work that acknowledges, questions and celebrates the existence of an alternate reality, it is a response and a visual documentation to time alone in nature, a nature, that as a race we are destroying.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Printmaking

Qualifications

  • MA Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts Degree

Recent presentations and conferences

Selected Exhibitions

  • Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2021, Japan
  • On Finding Silence, Ruskin Gallery
  • 5 Entrances 2017
  • Three Printmakers, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2017
  • Tayori-Postcards for Japan, 2011 (travelling exhibition: IMA Iwate Museum of Art, 2012, Fukushima Museum of Art, 2012)
  • Changing Spaces, Cambridge, 2009
  • Hinxton Hall, 11th Erbi International Bio-Tech conference, 2009
  • Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Art, 1998
  • Mall Gallery, London 1997
  • International Print Exhibition 1997