John Dilnot is a printmaker whose work is led by ideas rather than process, in particular the human relationship with nature. Childhood adventures in his grandparents’ garden generated a lasting source of ideas which he started to explore through print as a young boy.
Dilnot studied graphic Design at Canterbury College of Art, followed by Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in the early 1980’s where he focused on screen printing, exploring sequential imagery, which led to his first artists’ books, a practice that he has continued ever since.
This retrospective offers a point of reflection on this substantial body of work and includes prints and related materials, alongside books that are no longer available.
John has work in many private and public collections. Public collections include: V&A, Tate, MOMA New York, Yale Collection of British Art, University of West of England Library, Winchester School of Art Library, University of Brighton, The British Library, RCA Library and Chelsea School of Art.