John Keating was born in Tipperary. He studied at Crawford College of Art Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Loughborough University and the Arts Students League of New York, which he attended as a Fulbright scholar. Keating has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in the U.S.A., Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and China. His work is included in private and public collections in Ireland, the U.S.A., Australia, Italy, Greece and England. Keating has guest lectured and tutored on the drawing studies course at the National Gallery of Ireland, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology and at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.