John Gillett is a digital media artist, whose recent practice is rooted in long experience as a curator and mediator of contemporary visual art. He was artist in residence in the digital media suite at ArtSway in the New Forest in 2001-02, where his work developed as a combination of performance-based video and computer-controlled animation. His use of computers and video as interpretative tools in gallery education, and his practice as a book designer, have given him a strong interest in how information is best articulated and received. These concerns are reflected in the works he makes which tend to combine biographical elements, reflections on the nature of art and perception, and elements of commentary or explanation. He has written extensively on contemporary art.

born 1960

1978 - 1981 Emmanuel College, Cambridge

1985 - present: Director of The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

1984 - 1985: Keeper of Art and Exhibitions Officer, Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery
1982 - 1984: Arts Council Trainee in Exhibition Organisation, Arts Council of Great Britain

2001 - 2002: Artist in Residence, ArtSway Digital Media Suite

Solo Exhibitions
John Bull War and Peace Bracknell Gallery, 2004
Loss of Gravity ArtSway, 2002

Group Exhibitions
The New Forest Pavilion Venice, June 2005
Material Histories with Paul Whittaker, The Winchester Gallery, 2005
[sub]Urban video screening, Aspex, Portsmouth, 2003
Bad Quality The Winchester Gallery/, Creative Partnerships, Slough, 2003
Invited overseas artist, Vaga Lume video festival, Instituto de Artes UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2003
Land ArtSway, 2002
Popcorn Incident 2 video event, Boredom Research, Southampton 2002

Endless Column DVD proposal for publicly sited work for main campus of University of Southampton, 2005
HIGH/STREET/SLOUGH DVD proposal for publicly sited work , Slough Borough Council, 2005
Postcard from Chestnut Walk web-based response to Oscar Wilde Memorial, Reading Borough Council, 2001