john vance was born in newport r.i. and has since lived around the united states and japan. he graduated from parsons school of design in 2004. he has participated in numerous group shows in and around new york city and portland, oregon. in 2009 he had his first solo show in portland. he also does commissions for private collectors and even murals. in 2005 he moved to portland, oregon where he lives most of the time. he enjoys painting, listening to music, traveling and sleeping. he is interested in painting commissions, mural commissions and is also interested in trades and/or collaboration projects.