John Will is a senior painter, printmaker, and performance artist with a career that spans nearly 50 years. Born in 1939, in Waterloo, Iowa, and educated at the University of Iowa (MFA 1963), he moved to Canada in the early 70’s and has taught across Canada all the way from NASCAD, to the University of Calgary, to Emily Carr School of Art. John has exhibited internationally and his exceptional list of exhibitions, performance projects, writings, videos’, articles and awards knows no end.
His work can be found in collections of Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the New York Public Library, the Museum of New Mexico, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and many, many more. Johns impact on his community and the Canadian art scene spans generations and will be felt for years to come.