Born in Montreal in 1934, John Heward has more than 40 solo exhibitions under his belt, including ones at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, 2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, 2009), the Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary, 2009) and at the Centre Culturel Canadien (Paris, 2000). In 2008, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec did a major retrospective of his work. Among the major group exhibitions in which he participated were Traffic : Conceptual Art in Canada c. 1965 to 1980 (Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver, 2010-2012), Québec/New York (New York, 2001), Peinture, Peinture (Montreal, 1998), La Biennale de Montréal (1998), and Les Cent jours d’art contemporain de Montréal (1987). In 2012, he was the recipient of the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas Award. The artist is represented by Galeries Bellemare Lambert in Montreal.