John Cox was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1973. Cox attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a BFA in Illustration (’95) and an MAT in Art Education (’96).
Cox is a mixed media artist whose works focuses on the *“everyday”*. He is known for large format paintings, found object assemblages, collage and non-traditional printmaking. During his time at RISD Cox was described by a Harvard University critic/poet as an unsophisticated artist that produced sophisticated art. His work often references distant places and ideas but is executed with familiar and ordinary materials. Cox has exhibited and participated in exchanges in France, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, the United States and the Caribbean.
Cox taught in the Art Department at the College of the Bahamas (COB) for six years before working in Education at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas for four years. Currently Cox teaches art at COB in addition to owning and directing Popopstudios – Center for the Visual Arts in Nassau, Bahamas, an artists cooperative with emphasis on contemporary visual art.
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