Johl Dwyer was born in 1985 in Auckland and graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2014. He has been the receipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the University of Auckland Joe Raynes Scholarship in 2014, the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Watercolour Award in 2013, and the Glaistor Ennor Staff Choice Award in 2006. His work has been included in group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia. Since 2006, he has had numerous solo shows in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Melbourne. He is represented by Tim Melville Gallery.