Joshua John (b.1979)
Born in Dharbhanga, Bihar, Joshua grew up in rural Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, with his teenage years spent in Dehradun and Mussoorie.
He graduated from Woodstock School, Mussoorie in 1998 with a focus on Fine Arts and Ceramics. In St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Joshua did BA Honors in English Literature, heading the Fine Arts Society and holding two group exhibitions.
After college Joshua got a diploma in graphic design from Arena Multimedia and in 2002 was employed by a church as a mural artist. He was ordained as a pastor in 2003 and continues to serve in that capacity at FUSION community. He lives with his wife and two children in New Delhi.
Joshua John has held ten group shows and three solo exhibitions in New Delhi. He is a consultant with Art For Change Foundation, Delhi and is on the selection board for its Annual International Residency. He is the founder of ‘Delhi Bikers Breakfast Run’, the annual ‘Delhi Bikers Fest’ and a founding member of ‘Motorcycle Adventure Film Festival – India’.
“A pilgrim who paints parables” Joshua is fueled by a passion for people and his city. His paintings are in private collections in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, UK, USA, Qatar, and across India.