An abstract painting by Justin W John
Painting/New Media

Justin John

(Boise) Artist Website Studios on 35th Street Resident 2022-2023 Residency Year: 2022 Residency Year: 2023


Justin W John is an abstract artist whose practice focuses on physical painting and new media art. His work addresses identity, the subconscious, gender and sexuality, culture, societal ties to technology, and autobiographical ruminations. He works intuitively, allowing each piece to develop its personality. Justin’s work bridges internal and external, translating non-physical states into gestural forms, patterns, and markings through his meticulous brush and knife strokes. Hist introspective narratives act as commentary that speaks to our commonality.

Justin was born in the Philippines and raised in Virginia and Maryland. He graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2003 with a BFA in graphic design. Justin has shown in solo, group exhibitions, and art fairs throughout the western United States, including Yellowstone Art Museum and The Other Art Fair. Justin has also created commissioned public art for the city of Boise, where he currently lives and works.