Approved: 14.04.2009

Jill Townsley

Artist

Approved: 14.04.2009

My work is usually large in scale, often installation based or temporary, though the physical action applied to it's construction is generally of a domestic ‘hand-held' dimension, and always excruciatingly repetitive. Current work reflects a long-term interest in ‘The Role of Repetition Within the Process of Art Production' (the working title of my PhD study). I am interested

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
 

Biography

My work is usually large in scale, often installation based or temporary, though the physical action applied to it's construction is generally of a domestic ‘hand-held' dimension, and always excruciatingly repetitive. Current work reflects a long-term interest in ‘The Role of Repetition Within the Process of Art Production' (the working title of my PhD study). I am interested in how subjective results of repetitive action, such as ‘failure through repetition', ‘temporality', ‘erasure' or ‘shifting authorships' have influenced the processes followed within the production of artwork, and how outcomes may (or may not) be contextualised within broader theories of repetition. Recent work has utilised elements of time-laps animation or video, in the quest to reveal the repetition of process through time.

CV & Education

EDUCATION

2005-2010                   PhD (practice-based) Liverpool University: supported by a Gladstone Fellowship awarded from Chester University.

2002-2003                   PGCE (in post compulsory Ed) Institute of Education, London

1993-1995                   MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art

1986-1989                   BA (Hon) Embroidery, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

AWARD

2013                            International Press Award: 7th Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenal, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013                            Sisyphus: Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

2012                            TOIL: Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2010                            Moments Of Repetition: The Nunnery Gallery. London

2005                            Bristles, Balls and Brass: University of Hertfordshire Gallery

1995                            5 Squared: Atrium Gallery, Coopers and Lybrand, London

1994                            Eroding Pythagoras: Angel Row Art Gallery, Nottingham

1993                            One line and a Diagonal: The Pearooms Gallery, Lincolnshire

1992                            Mathematics of the Eye: The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015                            Carbon Meets Silicon: exhibition, Oriel Sycharth Gallery

2015                            ROTA Thought Positions in Sculpture: Huddersfield Art Gallery

2013                            Finalist: 7th International Arte Laguna Prize: Venice Arsenal

2012                            Upcycle: ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Georgia, USA

2011                            Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive. Towner Contemporary, Eastbourne

2011                            Textures of Time: Frederick Parker Gallery, London

2010                            The Plazaprinciple, Leeds

2010                            Making and Unmaking, Repair and Repetition, Axis Arts

2009                            Domain Rules in Research Anthology Exhibition: Winchester Gallery

2008-09                       Second Lives – Remixing the Ordinary, The Museum of Art & Design, New York.

2008                            Unnatural Histories: The Nunnery, London

2007                            Negotiated Positions: Chester University

2006                            The Same Difference: Stark Gallery, London

2005                            In-formation: The Foundry Gallery Vault, London

2004                            Fantastic Plastic: 20-21 Gallery, Scunthorpe

2003                            Venus Sapiens: Luke and A Gallery, London

2003                            Mirror II Nature: Mile End Art Pavilion London

2003                            Chairman’s Choice: The Nunnery Gallery London

2002                            The Chelsea Physic Garden Exhibition London

2000&2002                  Art Futures: The Barbican, Contemporary Art Society, London

1999-2001                   The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

1997                            Exhibition: Addison Wesley Longmans, Harlow

1996                            Art at 100: Hammersons, Park Lane, London

1995                            Art Marathon (BBC): Derry, Northern Ireland

1995                            Chelsea Physic Garden: Summer Exhibition

1995                            Paris Selection (RCA): The Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

1993-1994                   Pan European FLEXIBLE Art: Germany, Holland, England, Poland.