Photo: Jessie Brennan in London

Jessie Brennan


Jessie Brennan is a London-based British artist whose practice explores the inter-relation between people and place, through drawing and dialogue. Her work responds to politically contested sites, informed by their changing contexts and a direct engagement with the people who occupy them.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 and has since exhibited nationally and internationally, with exhibitions and projects including: Regeneration! (publication, 2015); Progress, The Foundling Museum, London (2014); Contemporary Talents, François Schneider Foundation, France (2014); Coup de Ville, WARP, Belgium (2013); and The Cut, Space, London (2011).

Jessie is currently artist in residence at Metal Peterborough, recipient of a Grants for the Arts award by Arts Council England (2015) and educator and visiting lecturer at a number of universities in the UK. In 2016 she will become Visiting Research Fellow at The Bartlett, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL. Further details about her work can be found at:

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Location London
Activities Higher education, Practice-based research, Residencies, Learning programmes, Participatory projects
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Film & Video, Participatory, Performance, Printmaking

News & Events

  • REGENERATION! Book Launch

    RIBA Bookshop

    RIBA Bookshop presents the book launch of REGENERATION! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens on Tuesday 6 Oct, 6:30 - 8:30pm, with Jessie Brennan and Richard Martin.

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  • Contemporary Talents 2012

    04/10/2014 – 28/12/2014
    Fondation François Schneider, F-68700 Wattwiller, France

    Jessie Brennan’s work The Cut, which won Contemporary Talents 2012 (Drawing Category) will feature in a group exhibition of prizewinners' work curated by Viktoria von der Brüggen.

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  • HS Projects commission

    Jessie Brennan has been invited by HS Projects to conceive a work and exhibition in 2015 with local people in London that resonates with her interests in the city’s changing urban environment.

  • Amsterdam Drawing 2014

    18/09/2014 – 21/09/2014
    Amsterdam Drawing, NDSM-werf, Amsterdam-Noord, Netherlands

    Jessie Brennan will show new work at Amsterdam Drawing with Marian Cramer Projects, Netherlands. Amsterdam Drawing is from 18 - 21 September 2014 and located at NDSM-werf, Amsterdam-Noord.

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  • MetalBillboard

    01/09/2014 – 24/09/2014
    Various locations across the city of Peterborough

    Jessie Brennan is one of 10 artists commissioned by Metal as part of Arts Fest in Peterborough. MetalBillboard will run across billboards in Peterborough from 1 - 24 September 2014.

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    06/06/2014 – 07/09/2014
    THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM 40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ

    Progress brings together four contemporary responses to William Hogarth’s moral tale, A Rake’s Progress, by David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Grayson Perry and Jessie Brennan.

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