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John Kellock (b.1989) is an Artist from Glasgow, Scotland living between the UK and Guatemala. His varied practice includes painting, drawing, installation, film, music composition, and vocal performance. John studied Fine Art Painting at the Glasgow School of Art and has received numerous awards and scholarships for his work including the John Kinross Scholarship (Royal Scottish Academy), the Steven Campbell Hunt Medal, the William Littlejohn Award for Water-Based Media (Royal Scottish Academy), Glasgow Visual Artist Award, Glasgow Craft Makers Award and Arts Trust Scotland Award.

Since 2019 John has been Lead Artist for Ecolibri, a registered non-profit organization that has partnered with Indigenous Mayan heritage communities around Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, who foster education opportunities, provide nutrition and food security, improve health through novel systems design and deployment, empower women through grassroots activity and inspire creativity through diverse projects.

In 2019 John with his partner Dita Zakova founded Anzan Design (AND), a creative studio located in Guatemala which is used as a collaborative platform to connect academic institutions, scientists, architects, artists, cooks, artisans, nonprofits, and researchers through the production of imaginative and impactful interdisciplinary projects in art, architecture, brand, film, music, to design resilient resources for discovery in an expanded social practice. 

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