Juan Ford received a Master of Art from RMIT University in 2001. His many commissions include the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now 2013/2014, Manifesta 9 European Biennale 2012, Premier John Brumby for Parliament of Victoria Parliament House, Sir Isaac Isaacs, first Governor General of Australia for the Melbourne Jewish Museum, Monash University, The University of Sydney and Trinity College Melbourne. Ford has exhibited extensively within Australia and internationally, including most recently solo exhibitions at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 and the 2015 Nakanojo Biennale Gunma Prefecture. Major group exhibitions include at The Daejeon Museum of Art Korea 2015, Bendigo Art Gallery’s Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2015, Art Stage Singapore, the National Portrait Gallery Canberra 2014 and the inaugural opening of Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA. Ford has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and also a finalist in the 2012 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery New South Wales.