Approved: 16.08.2006

Jo Aris

Approved: 16.08.2006

The work is about the material and sensual world, places (both specific and archetypes), colour and language. The relationship between landscape and human, domestic life is a major theme. Practice encompasses works on paper, writing, boxed objects, installation, books.Materials used include paper (sugar paper, newsprint, Manila etc.), plant material, silk, thread, wool, pearls, paint: they are typically

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  • Location: Brighton, South East
 

Biography

The work is about the material and sensual world, places (both specific and archetypes), colour and language. The relationship between landscape and human, domestic life is a major theme. Practice encompasses works on paper, writing, boxed objects, installation, books.Materials used include paper (sugar paper, newsprint, Manila etc.), plant material, silk, thread, wool, pearls, paint: they are typically fragile, often transparent, not waterproof, change when exposed to light, a broadly anti monumental stance.Projects in development are '[Pomegranate] fig, herb, spice '(paintings) and 'square garden, crescent garden' (writing).

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1997 - MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Barcelona 1992 - BA Hons Fine Art, Leeds University Solo exhibitions 2006 - Inside, underneath, behind (text installation), io Gallery, Brighton 2006 - irrigated, not irrigated (Cartagena orchard), io Gallery, Brighton 2005 - [Pomegranate] fig, herb, spice, Io gallery windowspace, Brighton 2002 - (Red etc.), installation of boxed objects and text, 7 Arundel Place, Brighton 2001 - Barcelona texts, Phoenix Art Gallery, Brighton 1997 - Beech leaf installation, Panorama Gallery, Barcelona 1997 - Textile cafe courtyard sky installation, Winchester School of Art, Winchester 1995 - Dark gardens, lamplit windows, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds 1994 - Dark gardens, lamplit windows, Lotherton Hall, West Yorkshire 1994 - Dark gardens, lamplit windows, Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham 1988 - Exhibition, DLI Arts Centre, Durham 1988 - Exhibition, Greys Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1987 - Exhibition, Dean Clough, Halifax 1987 - Garden paintings, Dean Clough Contemporary Art Gallery, Halifax 1987 - Landscape Elements Part 1, South Square Gallery, Bradford Group exhibitions 2005 - Sampler/Open studios, Phoenix Gallery/ Phoenix studios, Brighton 2000 - Monumental Miniatures for the Millennium, Scottish Touring Exhibitions Consortium, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, and twelve other venues 1998 - Contemporary Watercolours, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Eastleigh 1998 - International Artists, Gallery Oboy, San Francisco 1997 - Foreign Affairs, Can Felipa, Centre Civic del Poblenou, Barcelona 1997 - Tallers Oberts, Ciutat Vella, Barra de Ferro studios, Barcelona 1994 - Christmas Exhibition, Dean Clough, Halifax 1994 - Group Show, Linton Court, Settle 1994 - Spring/Christmas Show, Site Gallery, Leeds 1994 - The Walled Garden, Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham 1991 - Dark Lights, Manor House, Ilkley 1991 - Group Show, Linton Court, Settle 1991 - Leeds Artists Show, Leeds City Art Gallery 1990 - Art From Here To Tomorrow, West Yorkshire Playhouse 1987 - New Art In Yorkshire, Leeds City Art Gallery Residencies 1996 - Residency, Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Grants for the Arts award, Arts Council England, South East Educational experience - secondary 1995 - Workshops, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds 1986 - Artists in Schools Scheme, Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group, West Yorkshire Educational experience - tertiary 1995 - Part-time Lecturer, Adult Education Department Swarthmore Centre 1995 - Part-time Lecturer, Adult Education Department, Leeds College of Art and Design 1990 - Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Leeds University 1990 - Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art Department, North Riding College 1989 - Artist in Schools Scheme, Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group