Approved: 19.10.2009

Jo Berry

Artist

Approved: 19.10.2009

Primarily dealing with the authenticity of the image in the digital age, I build new layers into the process of representation. The process itself becomes the work. By editing and re-photographing found photographic images - visual references become hard to find in the blur of paint, and the viewer is forced to find a new meaning. Any narrative has become decontextualised.

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    Biography

    Primarily dealing with the authenticity of the image in the digital age, I build new layers into the process of representation. The process itself becomes the work. By editing and re-photographing found photographic images - visual references become hard to find in the blur of paint, and the viewer is forced to find a new meaning. Any narrative has become decontextualised.

    CV & Education

    born: 1970, Halstead, Essex. 
    studied: 1989-92 BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), Manchester Metropolitan University 
    Lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. 
    www.joberry.org

    Exhibitions 

    Current: 
    Into a Light 
    Saatchi Gallery, Prints and Originals. A collaboration between LLE Gallery, Cardiff and Paper Gallery Manchester. 28 September - 28 October 2018. 

    Past: 
    Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod 2018, Senedd Building, Cardiff Bay. 3-11 August 2018 

    Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea College of Art. 3 August - 1 September 2018 

    City Limits, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff 2017 

    Beep International Painting Prize, Swansea 2016 

    Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys 2016 

    Out of Doors, Roath Park 2015 

    Interference Project Space & Residency, Oriel Canfas 2015 

    Staring at the Sea: Contemporary Painting from Wales, Penarth 2015 

    John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2014 

    New Blood, Kooywood Gallery, Museum Place, Cardiff 2014 

    Y Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Carmarthenshire 2014 

    Hot-One-Hundred, Schwartz Gallery, London 2013 

    Welsh Artist of the Year, St David`s Hall, Cardiff 2013 (received Highly Commended Award) 

    Apophenia, St Martin`s Church, Roath, Cardiff 2012 

    Welsh Artist of the Year, St David`s Hall, Cardiff 2012 

    Through Tomorrows Eyes, Beep International Painting Prize, Swansea 2012 

    National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan 2012 

    Citizen III, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2012 

    Somebody People, The Old Dairy, Cardiff 2011 

    National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ebbw Vale 2010 

    Last Days of the Empire, g39, Cardiff 2010 

    Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 2010 

    Group Show, Weetwood Studios, Headingley, Leeds 2009 

    Braintree Art Trail, Braintree, Essex 2009 

    Surface Gallery Open Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 2008 

    If You Build It, They Will Come, g39, Cardiff 2008 

    Spray Job, The Garej Project, Cardiff 2007 

    Welsh Artist of the Year, St David`s Hall, Cardiff 2005 

    Point of Departure g39, Cardiff 2004 

    Gallery Artists 2002/2003, Clapham Art Gallery, London