School of Arts & Humanities
Acting Head of Programme
John Strutton’s work has taken the form of drawing, painting, installation, video and musical performance. Visually, the work draws on the graphic iconographies of pop, political satire and the vernacular as well as more historical references to the esoteric traditions. Exhibitions of his work have often used a process of accrual to deal with a very personal form of veneration and cultural reclamation.
John Strutton was born in Bedfordshire in 1966. He completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1998 and has exhibited in Britain and internationally. Solo shows have included The Land of Nod (collaboration with George Shaw, 2000), Lift Gallery, London; Hesitator (2002), Parkhaus, Düsseldorf; Sixstring (2002), Nylon, London; A Short History of the Band of Nod (2003), K3, Zurich and Donderslag (2009), Domobaal, London and VoltaNY, New York.Show more
Group shows have included Air Guitar (2002), Milton Keynes Gallery; Precious Things (2008), Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland and Parkhaus (2008), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. In 1999 he formed The Band of Nod, a loose collective of artists and musicians who have performed at Whitechapel Gallery (2000), Tate Britain (2006) and Camden Arts Centre (2007).
From 2003 to 2007 he ran the London-based project space '39' with artist Alan Miller.