John Marriott (born 1964) is a Vancouver-born artist who lives and works in Toronto. He works in video, installation, performance, and urban interventions, and is also an active writer and curator. Marriott’s projects are often funny—parodies of existing art works or genres, verbal or visual puns, or other types of silliness. Gary Michael Dault has described Marriott’s work as “so darned genial it’s positively disarming.” In 2002, his video Vegetative States (a collaboration with Steve Reinke) was screened at the International Festival of Film and Video in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Marriott's work has been shown internationally in venues such as The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Impakt Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 25HRS, Barcelona; The Rotterdam International Festival of Film and Video; 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto; ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Toronto Sculpture Garden. His writing has been published in Canadian Art, C magazine, Mix magazine, and Prefix Photo.