John Goto (b. 1949) is a British artist working in photographic and digital media.

Goto is a storyteller, using narrative forms to explore historical subjects such as the Holocaust (Terezin 1987), the collapse of the communist states of Eastern Europe in 1989 (The Scar 1993), Kasimir Malevich's last years in Stalinist Russia (The Commissar of Space 1998), iconoclasm during the English Reformation (Loss of Face 2002), and resistance to British colonialism (Imperium 2015).


Contemporary events also spur his imagination, and sometimes outrage, such as recently the invasion of Iraq (The New World Circus 2006), the presidency of Donald Trump (Borderline 2017), the Brexit (A Brexit Fantasia 2019) and the Covid pandemic (Untitled 2020).

Climate change has remained a recurring theme in his work (Thin Air 2019, Floodscapes 2007, High Summer 2001).


Finally, his love of jazz and literature surfaces in works such as Django: A Life on the Move (2018) and Kafka in America (2013).


In his forty years of exhibiting, he has had over 100 solo exhibitions and his work is in national and international collections.