John Reynolds was born in 1956 in Auckland, New Zealand, and graduated from the Auckland University School of Fine Arts in 1978. He won the Montana Lindauer Award in 1988, received a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of New Zealand in 1993, and won the Visa Gold Art Award in 1994. He has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: Distance Looks Our Way that toured Spain and the Netherlands in 1993 and a Very Peculiar Practice, City Art Gallery, Wellington 1995. Reynold’s painting continues to be drawing based, using the material of paint in a highly expressive manner that moves between sensuality and austerity. He has made three suites of prints, notably Millenium, an epic, one-off lithograph made in 66 sections, which was exhibited in 1996 at the McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch.