Australian artist John Douglas has received acclaim and caused controversy at home and internationally. His expulsion from Queensland College of Art confirmed his “disruptive and disturbing influence” and initiated a flourish in his artistic career. A seven-time solo exhibitor for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, John has also exhibited solo and in group shows and film festivals throughout Australia, and had one-man exhibits in Paris, Bangkok, Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Fort Lauderdale.
John has been a teaching consultant in art therapy at Glenside Psychiatric Hospital in Adelaide and conducts self-expression art workshops. In 2004, he served as Artist in Residence at the famed Lockhart River Aboriginal Community.
With a strong belief in art as therapy and art being primarily about personal expression and growth, John undertook a visit to the Collection de L'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moderates the Raw Art group on art website redbubble. He occasionally teaches art self-expression workshops for specialty groups.
A 2009 US tour brought his work to venues across the country, including Atlanta’s Museum of Design; MOCA Washington; Laconia Gallery, Boston; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago; and LA Center For Digital Art.
Currently he is working on several film/music projects.