Los Angeles based Artist John Parot was born in Chicago, Illinois, 1970. He has a B.F.A. from Northern Illinois University and a M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. John has exhibited all over the United States, with artwork shown at Bellwether in Brooklyn, Jack Hanley in San Francisco, Locust Projects, Miami, and galleries in New York, L.A, Chicago, Dallas & D.C. In 2002 John was chosen to participate in Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, 12x12 exhibition series. His work has been written about in Frieze Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time Out Chicago, Art on Paper and has received various online reviews. He is a recipient of a full scholarship from Skowhegan and in 2004 he received grants from the Illinois Art Council, and Artadia.
John's most current project is a residency at the famed Bradbury Building in Los Angeles. John hosts events in the building’s Atrium called “PAROT TAROT.” The evening combines John’s Tarot skills and creative aesthetic in a night of Tarot Reading in this stunning and intriguing location. Part performance and part salon, these events entertain guests while introducing them to the occult and the historic surroundings they inhabit. You can learn more about his artwork and his Tarot Events at his Instagram account: @jparot.