Born in 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In his artistic practice, John Souter creates enigmatic ceramic sculptures that incorporate a wide range of materials, such as fuzzy pompoms, velvet ribbons, and colorful glazes. Souter commands a cacophonous yet fluid visual vocabulary that is utilized to reference themes from contemporary culture. He compiles, rearranges, and hybridizes influences to form his creative output, from mid-20th century design and luxury lifestyle, to the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and the life and death of energy.
Souter's work spans across an array of artistic media including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and fiber. He received his B.F.A from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and is the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship in 2012. His work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, the Knight Foundation in Miami and The Archie Bray Foundation in Montana.