My name is John McVay and I am currently based in Tempe, Arizona. I make prints and collages on paper. I approach art-making from a position focused on breaking down the barriers between high and low culture; the recycling of materials through collage and the combining of traditional printmaking techniques with digital contemporary methods are important components to my practice. I am most inspired visually by Robert Rauschenberg, Hannah Hoch, Max Ernst, Julien Langendorff, and Mimmo Rotella, while John Cage, Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, and Merzbow inspire me with their explorations in sound. Consumerism, control, comfort, confusion, and the American Dream are common themes that continue to pop up in my work.