John Anthony Baldessari is an American conceptual artist He is member of the Burren College of Art's Advisory Council. He is also a receipient of the BCA-Nui Galway Honorary Doctorate. Baldessari has been termed “one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid 1960’s.” He has contributed to the definition of postmodern art. His ingenious application of certain art-making strategies includes appropriation, deconstruction, decontextualization, sequentiality and text/image juxtaposition, was prescient, as was his cogent and witty intergration of semiology, linguistic systems and mass media.
His work has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the US and Europe.