Jo Hill

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Artist Statement:

My work is about the city. It’s an expression of my personal response to environments that are often rushed past and ignored but which to me have great beauty and significance.

Influenced by my background in Architecture, I take my inspiration from the built environment, exploring my urban surroundings through photographic images which form the starting point for my work.

A new series of work called ‘Up My Street’ uses digital photographic montage. These pieces explore neighbourhoods of London in an attempt to condense and reveal their character.

I aim to reflect the visual complexity of urban landscapes and my pieces are often based on the graphic qualities of shop signage and other elements of local streetscapes. The work is an exploration of the city, and a celebration of it’s vibrancy and chaos. I try to reveal the unexpected beauty that can be found in an urban environment and my work evokes the atmosphere of a metropolis with its visual jumble of buildings, signs, graffiti and billboards.

born: 11th March 1970, Perth, Western Australia
Dual Nationality British / Australian. British Resident since 1992

1988 – University of Western Australia BenvDes
1992 [Bachelor of Environmental Design, degree 1 of Bachelor of Architecture]
2002 HBV Enterprise [Business Breakthrough Workshops]
2002 - Cockpit Arts London
2003 [Developing Professional Practice Programme]

Exhibitions and Commissions
May 2003 Solar Management Commission, Finchley, London
May 2003 Jay and Lorna Prynne Domestic Commission, Stoke Newington, London
June 2003 Holly Jones Domestic Commission, Finsbury Park, London
June 2003 Cockpit Open Studios, Holborn, London
June 2003 Cockpit Open Studios, Deptford, London
July 2003 ‘Richard Max & Co. Solicitors’ Commission, Covent Garden, London
July 2003 Rose Major Domestic Commission, London
Sept 2003 Byard Art, Cambridge. ‘Location, Location, Location’ Group exhibition.
Oct 2003 All Popstars Welcome, London. ‘Chinese Salsa’ Themed Group Exhibition.
Nov 2003 Cockpit Open Studios, Holborn, London
Dec 2003 ‘My New Pad’ Developers Commission, Clerkenwell, London
Dec 2003 PureSang group exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium.
Feb 2004 ‘The Contemporary Camera’ group exhibition. Byard Art, Cambridge.
Mar 2004 Affordable Art Fair Exhibition in Battersea, London.
April 2004 Solar Illuminated Artwork Commission, Finchley, London
June 2004 Cockpit Open Studios, Holborn, London

Jan 2002 Finsbury Park Partnership Start Up Grant

Sept 2003- Leading 10 weekly workshops for Artists with Learning Disabilities as part of an
Nov 2003 Artscope project. Invitation to lead similar workshops in 2004.

My work is available on an ongoing basis from:
The Hayward Gallery Shop, South Bank Centre, London
Inside Space at Selfridges, Oxford Street, London
The Museum of London shop, London Wall, London
Byard Art, 4 St Marys Passage, Cambridge CB2 3AX
Puresang, Sint-Michielstraat 2c, 2000 Antwerp Belgium

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