John Cryer's sculptures are informed by a successful 45 year international career in architecture. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the National Academy of Construction. As an artist he finds that materials and their connections are a natural transition from the scale of architecture to that of sculpture. He utilizes construction materials in innovative ways to express in abstract vocabulary human concepts such as comformity, truth, and connection. For him, sculpture is the expression of an idea or a narrative that has a corresponding physical manifestation in art. He utilizes a wide spectrum of materials that range from raw tree trunks and steel drops, to machined components, out of which he crafts meticulously integrated elements into final expressions of form and space.
He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest town in Louisiana, rich in Acadian French heritage where art, culture, and history are fused. He grew up in his family's small construction business, and graduated in Art and Architecture from Louisiana State University.