Born in Leeds, 1959, John Greenwood graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990, where he received the Cite Internationale Paris residency award, the Burston Award and the Midland Bank purchase award. He has recently received the Bronze award, 2nd Nanjing International Arts Festival award, China. Solo exhibitions include: Jason Rhodes Gallery, London (1995 and 1998), Galerie Helmut Pabst. Frankfurt (2000), Europaische Zentral Galerie, Frankfurt (2002) and Europaische Zentral Galerie (2002). Selected group exhibitions include: Young British Artists, Saatchi Gallery (1992), Mutations (two person exhibition with William Latham), Manchester City Art Gallery (1993), Helen de Sybil and John Greenwood, Jason Rhodes Gallery (1994), Fusion, Rhodes + Mann Gallery inaugural show (2000), The Modern City in Europe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyko (1996), Being John Greenwood C&C Gallery London (2014), Cheers, Sun and Doves Gallery, London (1999), The Armory Show, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, New York (2002), Trailer (2001), Guns and Roses, London (2002)
John Greenwoods work can be found in several public collections including: Arts Council of Great Britain, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, private collections include: Saatchi Collection, Midland Bank (HSBC), Absolute Vodka, The T.I. Group, Susan Kasen Summers and Steve Martin, C&C Gallery Collection, and featured in seminal publications such as Shark Infested Waters by Sarah Kent (1994) and Oil on Canvas by Keith Patrick (1997), Turps Banana issue 15 (2015) as well as The Sunday Times (1992), Financial Times (1992), The Independent (1990), and The Independent magazine (1998).