Johnny Bugler studied art in the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, and at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst, Enschede, Netherlands. He more recently completed a Masters in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art in London (2007).
He has exhibited widely at home and abroad, solo shows include, Burren, Shaw Gallery, Cork (2008); Remarque, Form Gallery, Cork (2007) and New Prints, Electrical Engineering Building, University College Cork (2003).
He is the recipient of Arts Council awards, and his work is held in private collections such as the Office of Public Works, Bank of New York Mellon and An Bord Pleanála.
Bugler utilises a language of line, shape and motifs that is sparingly employed conveying the essential nature of the landscape. The resultant work is bold, often stark in colour and dramatically atmospheric. His work is influenced by Japanese aesthetics.