John Ralston

Education: Parsons School of Design, B.F.A., Photography

While at Parsons, John studied contemporary art and was actively engaged in making photographs and videos that investigated storytelling. His visual work continues to explore many themes including sustainability, community, and public versus private space. After graduating, John worked as a freelance photographer while working full time at a custom art framing studio. Upon moving to upstate New York to sharpen focus on his photographic projects, he began working as an artistsÔÇÖ assistant, helping to complete large scale projects destined for museum spaces. Working as an assistant has allowed him to learn skills in carpentry, ceramics, textiles and instrument making, among many others, which have inspired his art practice extensively. John finds travel to be the best way to foster creativity through meeting people and exploring landscapes along the way. He has previously led trips to New York City, Australia, Croatia, and the Faroe Islands. John loves hiking, running, and biking, and is excited to enjoy those pursuits after moving to Vermont this year.