Approved: 09.01.2007

Liam Jolly

Artist

Approved: 09.01.2007

Liam Jolly is an artist based in Redruth, Cornwall. Working in paint, film, sound, installation and performance, he also uses webpages and platforms such as Instagram as tools to explore ambiguities in meaning between fiction and reality, and the space where one thing becomes another.

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Artist Statement

Liam Jolly is an artist based in Redruth, Cornwall. Working in paint, film, sound, installation and performance, he also uses webpages and platforms such as Instagram as tools to explore ambiguities in meaning between fiction and reality, and the space where one thing becomes another.

Grids, words, dots and marks, mapped minimally across surfaces on and offline, resonate from rhythms and patterns identified in found material or related works. A football match and a grid of black paint scrawled on canvas may appear unrelated, but the latter only exists by executing each mark in time to a drum beat that was generated by the game, itself staged only as a mechanism to remix an existing beat, the Amen Break, famed for being the most remixed drum part in history, and so on. 

Moving freely between ideas, works and gestures he creates a repeating system of motifs that fill physical and abstract space, but jolt with a deceiving simplicity. In denying any form of conclusiveness, his works ask when something is considered to be an art work and when it is not, and where our experience of it starts and ends.

CV & Education

www.Liamjolly.com

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

Residencies/Workshops 
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

Awards
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

Publications
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

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

Other
Director - Tardis Projects, Truro, Cornwall - More information - www.tardisprojects.co.uk
Co-Director - CMR Gallery, Redruth, Cornwall (2012 - 2014) More information - www.c-m-r.org