John Clive has been using computers to create images since the mid-eighties, working with the original Quantel Paintbox. He embraces the technology as a medium in its own right, with its own aesthetic.

Before concentrating on fine art in the mid-90's he won many national and international awards for his work as a television commercials director. and is regarded as a leading innovator in the digital applied arts, playing a pioneering role in imaging techniques such as morphing & photo realistic computer animation.

He has lectured, broadcast and written articles on these subjects for the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, The National Film Theatre, BBC TV & Radio and the American Cinematographer Magazine.

He has also written and directed for the stage and television, including the BBC/Masterpiece Theater film “The Yellow Wallpaper”. 

He has also worked as a consultant and visual effects designer for other film makers, including Mel Gibson, David Putnam and Franco Zefferelli.

An architectural concept was recently chosen by Cecil Balmond, European Chairman of the Arup Group Ltd as a submission to the World Trade Center redevelopment project.


John Clive's Axis artist profile 

Trained at Ealing College of Art, London.

Fine Art Awards:

Phoenix Arts Centre Brighton Blowup 2011
Canon Award Canon Digital Creators Competition 2002

Digital Graffiti 2014
ransmediale 03, Berlin 2003
Digitalism, USA 2003
International Open Image 2001
Epson Digital Art2001
Pixxelpoint 2000

Solo Exhibitons:
The Charlotte Street Gallery, PHFA- London - April 2003
Parallax Gallery, Camden, London - 2003
The Prudential Building, London - 2004

Selected Group Exhibitons:
RKB Gallery London 2001
The Colville Gallery 2001
The Colville Gallery 2002
Peter Harpley Fine Arts, London - 2002
Antelope Valley Gallery, Lancaster, California - 2002
Spectrum 2002, Commonwealth Institute, London - 2002
Digitalism Tour - 32 cities North America - 2002
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
nobleART, Cambridge, UK - 2002
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Buenos Aires, International Art Bienniale - 2002 (permanent collection)
Aoyama Spiral - Tokyo - 2002
Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Berlin - 2003
Peter Harpley Fine Arts, London - 2003
The Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York - 2003
fresh art London - 2003
New York Affordable Art Fair - 2003
Peter Harpley Fine Arts, London - 2004
Gallery 102, Shoreditch, London - 2004
On the Wall, London - 2004
Ventura P&O - 2008
Barcalays Capital, Canary Wharf London - 2010
Square Art, Soho, London - 2011
Obsidian Gallery. Buckinghamshire - 2012
Candid Arts. Islington - 2012
The International Streaming Festival, The Hague - 2012

Art works are in private, public & corporate collections in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Argentina.