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John Lehman is a Boston-based artist, educator, and current Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Tufts University. Lehman received a BA in English and German from Bowdoin College and a Fulbright Fellowship to study and teach in Germany. After receiving a Masters in Teaching from Brandeis University, John taught public high school English, then secured an MA in English from Middlebury College and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His multidisciplinary art has drawn from literature ranging from Shakespeare and Old Norse poetry to Herman Melville and J.R.R. Tolkien. Drawing, painting, and a variety of printmaking methods provide the means to highlight the imaginative work the reader performs in dialogue with author and text.

Lehman's current work and PhD dissertation interrogate the diverse stakes involved in reading the novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by the Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami. In particular, Lehman has been interested in the ways artmaking can operate as a scholarly practice and critical reading is, in fact, an artistic endeavor. 

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