Born in Lancaster, 1945, John Hilliard studied at Lancaster College of Art from 1962-1964 and St Martin’s School of Art from 1964-1969. His first solo exhibition of photographic work deriving from a sculpture practice was at Camden Arts Centre, London in 1969, followed by other solo exhibitions including: Lisson Gallery, London; John Gibson Gallery, New York; Galleria Toselli, Milan; Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris; Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne; Kunstverein, Hanover; Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna; Renaissance Society, Chicago; Art Affairs, Amsterdam; L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt; Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York; Galleria D’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Galleria Artra, Milan. He now teaches at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.