John Gingrich is a community based 2D/3D artist and muralist, and a mixed media sculptural painter when in the studio.  John is pursuing his masters in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. He received his BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art where he majored in Painting and minored in Sustainability and Social Practice. When John is not making art with communities or in the studio, he works as a respite caregiver for people with mental disabilities. In the fall of 2015, John was the winner of the Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center's 'Ride the Wave' competition, a mural design and painting competition. He continues to show work and organize community based art projects in the US and abroad.