About

 

Josie Jenkins is an award winning artist based in Liverpool, UK. She studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art (Painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design, UK, graduating in 2002 and has since exhibited in the UK and internationally. Josie was born in The East Riding of Yorkshire, UK and worked as an artist in Hull and Nottinghamshire, before settling in Liverpool.


Josie's practice is concerned with both the making of visual art and the organising and execution of artistic projects. This work has included teaching, writing and facilitating platforms for artists to engage with one another and with the public. Josie likes to organise things and people and in turn her visual practice is concerned with order and disorder. Using landscape or outdoor space as a subject matter, Josie depicts the physical evidence of human behaviour. She is interested in making work which brings about the emotion of wonder, either due to its subject matter or through the construction of the artwork.


Josie's work has led her to visit China, undertaking residencies. She began to make work that responds to what she saw and experienced there, focussing on how this relates to humanity in global terms. Shipping containers, which can be found all over the world, but are a predominant feature in the major ports of China, have become a motif in Josie's work, representing people, collective thinking and consumerism.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows
2015 Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, China, A Distorted View.
2015 CEAC, Xiamen, China, Exploding Mountains.
2014 Cork Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Pathos and Entropy.
2013 Dot Art, Liverpool, UK, Deadwood.
2012 Bridewell Studios and Gallery, Liverpool, UK, England Lost Me.
2004 Hull Screen, Hull, UK.
2004 Swan House, Beccles, UK.

Groups Shows
2017 Saul Hay Fine Art, Manchester, UK, New Topographies.
2016 Saul Hay Fine Art, Manchester, UK, One.
2016 The Gallery, Liverpool, UK, The Wonder of it All.
2016 Threshold Festival, Liverpool, UK, Alchemy.
2016 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK, Into the Wilderness.
2015 Djupivogur , Iceland, Rolling Snowball/6.
2015 Corke Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Edge of the Known World.
2014 No Format Gallery, London, UK, Out of the Box.
2014 The Mall Galleries, London, UK, New Lights - Art in the North.
2014 The Reader Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Above and Beneath.
2014 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK, New Lights Art Prize.
2013 Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, UK, New Lights Art Prize.
2013 Corke Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Landscape 2013.
2012 Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, UK, The Gallery Artists.
2012 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK, West Lancashire Open.
2011 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, London, UK, Show Me the Artists.
2011 The Royal College of Art, London, UK, Show Me the Monet Exhibition.
2010 Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham Open.


Prizes

2013 Valeria Sykes Award, New Lights Art Prize.
2012 'Best Landscape', West Lancashire Open.

Residencies
2015 C-Platform, Xiamen, China, C-Platform Exchange.
2014 Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China, self directed residency.
2014 Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Allenheads, UK, self directed residency.

Commissions
2014 Sevenstreets and Liverpool International Music Festival, You Are Here.

Publications
Various articles, Hidden Gems - Exploring Liverpool's Independent Art Spaces, (independently published, Liverpool, 2016).
Essay titled 'Four Paintings and a Life Room Past' Chapman, D ed. Norwich a Local History, (Norwich: Tempus Publishing, 2002).