JOHN STRUTTON
b. Bedfordshire 1966
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 John Strutton was born in Bedfordshire in the England in 1966. He studied at Middlesex University, London, at the Royal College of Art, London. Currently Senior Tutor in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, he formed The Band of Nod in 1999 and is co founder/director of 39, a project space in London. Since 2005 he has been writing and performing in his band Arthur Brick.

The Band of Nod
is a loose collective of artists and musicians that perform shambolic and frenzied songs on acoustic guitar and kazoo. The hand painted guitars, banners, costumes, posters and video/photographic documentation form a visual archive, which is often displayed at their performances. 39 is a project space that invites artists to respond to a request in order to construct a collaborative installation. Shows have involved asking participants to build a bird box through to painting pub signs.

Recent solo exhibitions include Dumb Tings, Coleman Projects, London (2008) (collaboration with Stephen Dunne); Nos Cunctus Comitatus Nod, 39, London (collaboration with Alan Miller) (2005) and group exhibitions include Parkhaus, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2008) and Chaime Soutine, Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlour and Barbican Centre, London (2004).

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