John Mitchell was born in Glasgow and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Yale University USA and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. He had his first solo exhibition in London at Maureen Paley/Interim Art in 1986. Other solo exhibitions have been held nationally and internationally in Scotland, Canada, Ghana and The Czech Republic. His work has featured in a number of group exhibitions, notably at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, New Sculpture 88 and in 1990 his work was selected for the influential British Art Show touring exhibition along with the likes of Ian Davenport, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hume, Fiona Rae and Rachel Whiteread. Since then he has continued to exhibit in solo and group exhibitions. His most recent major solo exhibition, 'Betwixt & Between', was held at Reading Museum and Art Gallery in 2012. This was followed by ‘Homage', an installation at Jubilee Library, Brighton, in 2014.