John Myers

John Myers


Born 1944, Bradford
Lives in Stourbridge, UK


Education

1991 - 1995
University of Central England in Birmingham,
MA History of Art and Design

1963-67
Durham University, King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne
BA Hons Fine Art


Employment

1989 2001
University of Wolverhampton, Senior Lecturer in Painting
Head of MA Painting programme

1969 1989
Stourbridge College of Art, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Solo Exhibitions

2014
John Myers 33 portraits, 14 Boring photographs, 10 televisions, 8 sub stations, 6 houses,
3 furniture stores and one giraffe,
Gallery of Photography, Dublin

2011
John Myers Middle England, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2006
The Journey to the North, Sixty paintings of the Norwegian Coastal Cruise, Allmenningen Galleri, Bergen, Norway (paintings)

2005
MS Finnmarken, flagship of the Norwegian Coastal cruise (paintings)

2004
Arctic cocktails, jellies, sushi and a few prawns, Allmenningen Galleri, Bergen, Norway (paintings)

2003
Here's One I Made Earlier, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby (paintings)

2002
John Myers, Allmenningen Galleri, Bergen, Norway (paintings)

1990
The Dudley Experience, De-Industrialisation, Unemployment and Enterprise in Dudley M.B.C. 1979-1983, Dudley Art Gallery


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008-2010
Unpopular Culture, Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection
Eight venues across United Kingdom

1987
'State of the Nation', Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
'Heroes', AIR Gallery, London

1985
Impressions Gallery, York

1980
'Arts Council Collections', Hayward Gallery, London

1978
Midland Group, Nottingham

1973
Serpentine Photography, Arts Council, Serpentine Gallery, London

1972
3rd British International Print Biennale, Bradford


Curated Exhibitions

1976
Seeing the Unseen: The High Speed Photography of Dr. Harold Edgerton
The first exhibition in Europe devoted entirely to the work of Dr. Harold Edgerton (19031990) the inventor of single and multi-flash stroboscopic photography. The exhibition opened in January, 1976 at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and toured to: Photographers Gallery, London; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University; Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham; M.O.M.A. Oxford; Arnolfini, Bristol.


Publications

2011
John Myers Middle England, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Introduction by Jonathan Watkins & Pete James
Essays by Ian Jeffrey, Paul Lewis, Eugenie Shinkle

1990
The Dudley Experience, De-Industrialisation, Unemployment and Enterprise in Dudley M.B.C. 1979-1983.

1976
Seeing the Unseen, the high speed photography of Dr. Harold E. Edgerton

1974
Middle England


Bibliography - selected

2014
The Photography Book, Phaidon (revised edition autumn 2014)
Culture File: Photographer, John Myers, interview with Luke Clancy, RTE lyric fm, 21 February

2012
Forty Years Later a Photographer Finally Gets His Show, Stacey Baker,
New York Times, 6th Floor Blog. 11 May, 2012.
John Myers Middle England, Francis Hodgson, Writing about Photographs,
Francishodgson.com, 9 March, 2012
An Unacknowledged Pioneer, Simon Denison. Source Magazine, Spring 2012
My Best Shot, Guardian, 5 April, 2012

2011
British Journal of Photography, John Myers by Diane Smyth. p. 16. November, 2011
Birmingham Post, Another decade, another land, Lorne Jackson. p. 13. 10 November, 2011
Something in the Air: the Landscape Photography of John Myers, by Dr. Eugenie Shinkle. p.12-15. John Myers Middle England, Ikon
John Myers' Portraits, by Paul Lewis p. 7-10. John Myers Middle England, Ikon
Middle England revisited, by Ian Jeffrey, p.122 123. John Myers Middle England, Ikon

2008
Grayson Perry, Unpopular Culture, Hayward publishing

1990
Nigel Morris, 'Council censors exhibition', The Birmingham Post, 28 March
Paul Hoyland, 'Artist papers over the political cracks', The Guardian, 29 March
Karen Mac Gregor, 'Council closes exhibition', Times Higher Education Supplement, 30 March
Peter Kellner, 'Censorship comes to the Black Country', The Independent, 27 April

1982
Paul Hill, Approaching Photography, Focal Press
Chris Steel-Perkins, About 70 Photographs, Arts Council of Great Britain

1979
John Taylor, 'Photography and Fiction', 10.8 Photography Magazine, No 1, February.

1975
Barry Lane, British Image 1, Arts Council of Great Britain

1974
The London Magazine, December 1974/January 1975
Creative Camera, June

1973
Serpentine Photography 73, Serpentine Gallery, London
Camera, July


Awards

2000
Welcome Trust Sciart award winner. The Art and Science of Collaboration
Team of: Adamson-Macedo, Myers, Henley, Walker

1997
TEMPUS Phare Individual Mobility Grant to visit art academies in Poland

1976
Arts Council funding to publish Seeing the Unseen: The High Speed Photography of Dr. Harold E. Edgerton

1973
Arts Council of Great Britain and West Midlands Arts funding to publish Middle England.


Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain
Victoria and Albert Museum

John Myers

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