John Cox is a Bahamian artist whose mixed-media paintings and assemblages use familiar and ordinary objects to reference distant places and ideas. His paintings and assemblages often engage the life cycle of balance—struggle, transcendence, and acceptance—through simple structural materials.
Cox was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1973 and attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a BFA in Illustration in 1995 and an MAT in Art Education in 1996.
Cox has exhibited Internationally, including shows at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Art Basel in Miami. He has participated in exchanges in France, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, the United States and across the Caribbean. His work can be found in various public and private collections including the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Lynden Pindling International Airport, and the Dawn Davies Collection.
Cox has worked as an educator, curator, cultural activist and founder of Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, Nassau. He taught in the Art Department at the College of the Bahamas (COB) and was Education Officer at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, where in 2012, he became the Chief Curator. In late 2013, Cox became the Creative Art Director for the luxury resort Baha Mar.
Like the Buddha, have no fear and no desire. With humility, clarity and confidence it is all achievable. Commit to the process and less to the product.