John David Holland


Part of a generation embedded in a digital sphere, my construction of identity has been abstracted by the performance of our lives online. Using a digital process performed with physical media, I click, swipe, tap and layer surfaces with paint. The gestures of technology inform the abstraction.






John Holland


Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada


2013 – 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, ON, Canada


Art and Design Foundation Certificate, George Brown College, ON, Canada


2017 – Art Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto

2017 – Why the &%#! Do You Paint?: All the Colour, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2017 – The Anxious Body, Angell Gallery, Toronto

2017 – Close Quarters, Gallery50, Toronto

2017 – GradEx 102, OCAD University, Toronto

2017 – Art and Martinis, Gowling WLG, Toronto

2017 – Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto

2016 – Tiny Art Show, Cinecycle, Toronto

2016 – Catalyst, Dylan Ellis Gallery, Toronto

2016 – I Want to be Proud: Cheryl Pope in collaboration with OCAD Students, OCAD University,    

2015 – ENDEAVOUR, Art Square Gallery, Toronto

2015 – Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto

2014 – Art Galleria Expo, Uniun, Toronto

2014 – OCAD Popped, OCAD University, Toronto

2014 – Point de Vue, Imagemaker Gallery, Mississauga

2014 – Authenticity Under Fire, Imagemaker Gallery, Mississauga

2014 – Dupont Dig Art Festival, Dupont by the Castle BIA, Toronto

2014 – Retrospective, OCAD University, Toronto

2013 – CRCP Exhibitions: The Work of the Curator, OCAD University, Toronto


SAGE Medica Inc., Toronto, Canada


2017 – John Madott Fine Art Award, OCAD University

2013 – Directors Design Competition – 1st Place, George Brown College