Jon Shelton was born in Detroit, Michigan in the USA in 1965. He started out his training with a Bachelor’s course at Albion College in Michigan where he studied fine arts and American history. He then went on to complete a Master’s degree in graphics reproduction at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2003, Jon Shelton was awarded the Art Prize by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and in 2005, was Artist in Residence at the Hotel Chelsea in Cologne. His works have been displayed in national and international solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Cologne.