John Bloomfield is a contemporary artist and academic working in Sydney. He is senior lecturer at the National Art School, currently employed as Bachelor of Fine Art Coordinator. Bloomfield has held the positions of Head of Department (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) Coordinator and MFA I Coordinator, supervising postgraduate research students and lecturing in Painting in the undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. He has acted as examiner MFA research NAS and external examiner MFA research UNSW.
Bloomfield maintains a research profile in contemporary art practice in the areas of painting and photographic digital imaging. His artwork is held in State and Regional gallery collections and has been exhibited regularly in Commercial, Independent, State and Regional galleries. He has been a finalist in and received a number of major awards and prizes Nationally.
Areas of Specilisation:
Bloomfield’s interests are in the developing role of new media and digital imaging and its relationship to the traditional face of contemporary painting and art practice in the 21st century (why painting). The scope of his practice is grounded in painting and digital image making based on the photographic and found image, defined by the mnemonic of the architectural and of artefact.
Subjects and Courses Taught:
MFA Painting supervision
MFA Studio seminar
Professional Practice (Coordinator)