Approved: 09.01.2007

Liam Jolly

Artist, Event organiser

Approved: 09.01.2007

Artist Statement

Liam Jolly lives and works in Redruth, Cornwall. Rooted in the space where one thing becomes another, his varied practise experiments with the shift in meaning that takes place between a fiction and reality.

The resulting works often tread a fine line between these opposing concepts, employing double take and changing points of view as a mechanism to challenge our assumptions of what we are being presented with.

By playfully questioning the material, mechanics and structures of when something is considered an art work and when it is not, he aims to make us question our perception of reality in unexpected or subversive ways.

CV & Education

2010 - 2012 - MA Fine Art Contemporary Practice (Distinction) - University College Falmouth
1998 - 2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class) - University Of Hertfordshire

Solo Exhibitions                 
Amen Brother - Exeter Phoenix, Exeter. 2018
between us - Back Lane West, Redruth. 2017
AAA - Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter. 2017
I'm Fed up of Looking at Things - Krowji, Redruth, Cornwall. 2013          
Think=Twice - Carnaby Street, London W1, July 2003

Selected Group Exhibitions 
Where it is, there it is - Auction House, Redruth. 2018
Structures - Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn. 2018
Plymouth Contemporary Open - KARST, Plymouth. 2017
Everything is F**ked, CMR Project Space, Redruth. 2017
Visions in the Nunnery - Bow Arts, London. 2016
Inland Art Festival:The Future Project, Redruth. 2016
Art Decade - The Old Bakery Studios, Truro. 2016
LIMBO Associate Members Show selected by Adam Chodzko - Limbo, Margate. 2015
One for the Frog (with Kirsty Lowry) - Back Lane West, Redruth. 2014 
INNterval - Halsetown Inn, St Ives. 2014                       
Thinking Out Loud (with Alice Mahoney) - Tardis Projects, Truro. 2013
MA Show 2012 - University College Falmouth. 2012
TR-FIFTEEN - CMR, Redruth, Cornwall. 2012
Ap-pen-dic-es (with David Handford) - Gallery 49, Falmouth. 2012
If Not Now When - CMR, Redruth, Cornwall. 2012
The Last Picture Show - Arwenack Annexe, Falmouth, Cornwall. 2011
Open Studios - Krowji, Redruth, Cornwall. 2011
From The Edge - James Cohan Gallery, New York. USA. 2007
Morph - London Fields. Hackney. London. 2006
B.A.C - The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. 2004. 
B.A.C - The Washington Gallery. Cardiff. 2004         
Loop and Shadow - JWT, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London. 2004
Moving On - Kings Cross, London, February. 2002
Fresh Art - Business Design Centre, Islington, London. July, 2001
Degree Show - University of Hertfordshire, Faculty of Art & Design. 2001
One Mile High - Lauderdale House, Highgate, London.  2000

Structures (led by Ivo Ringe) - Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn. 2018
Back Lane West, Redruth. 2017
The Cornwall Workshop led by Christina Mackie. 2017
Weekend Shift pt2 - Residency exchange at Back Lane West Redruth. 2014
Weekend Shift - Residency exchange at Stryx Birmingham 2013

Exeter Phoenix Artists Moving Image Commission - 2018 
Visual Art South West Artist Bursary, Artist Jamboree 2018
a-n New Collaborations Bursary Award (with Kirsty Lowry) - 2013/14
Axis Web, MAstars - 2012 
Sandra Blow Scholarship Award - 2012

Plymouth Contemporary Open. 2017
Everything is F**ked. 2017

Curated Shows
TR-FIFTEEN - CMR, Redruth, Cornwall. 2012
Martin Creed, Work No. 227 : The lights going on and off, Tardis Projects, Tardis House, Truro. 2012

‘First Five Years – strategies and stories’ for Creative Skills at University College Falmouth, March 2012

Director - Tardis Projects, Truro, Cornwall - More information -
Co-Director - CMR Gallery, Redruth, Cornwall (2012 - 2014) More information -