John Laughlin attended McMaster University and the Ontario College of Art, and has been a working artist for more than four decades.
Laughlin’s work, whether in drawing, painting or sculpture, has always demonstrated a preoccupation with the human figure – the face, hands, and feet in particular. The focus is on humans in all their beautiful/ugly, naked/clothed, imperfect/perfect being. He says: ‘When I look at my work and am asked to speak about it, nothing comes to mind. It is all feeling. It is a chance to step into another’s shoes, to feel the ground and human condition they inhabit’.