Olivia Jones

The work of Olivia Jones considers how we perceive and comprehend structures within our environment.

Working through sculpture and drawing she focuses on articulating a connection between real and imagined landscapes by altering structural realities, and conjuring up idiosyncratic spaces. She is driven by a desire to understand how the natural and urban components of our surroundings behave and interact with one another.

This relationship is reflected in the choice of materials and processes Olivia uses in her work. Her sculptures combine industrial and natural materials to create forms that mimic structural tensions found within different environments. Within her drawings she fuses together digital and hand drawn processes – creating images that have an interactive quality and develop responsively. Perception and discovery are key to her practice; creating a piece of work is an investigation into the physical and functional aspects of form. Through systematically unraveling, assessing and piecing together the elements of our surroundings, the artist aims to develop works of art that engage actively with their environment and ultimately create new perspectives.

 

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EDUCATION

2010–2013 BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), Falmouth University

2008–2009 Art and Design Foundation (Distinction), Wimbledon

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Exchange, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol

2014 Unit 10 Summer Residency, Unit 10, Bristol

2014 Opposites, PAPER Gallery, Bristol

2014 A Given Structure: Fringe Arts Bath, 34 Stall Street, Bath

2014 Connecting…, Platform 14, Engine Shed, Bristol

2014 New Beginnings, Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives

2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Space, London and UK Touring

2013 Falmouth Fine Art London, Graduate Showcase, The Dye House, London

2013 The Near and the Elsewhere, The Parlour Showrooms, Bristol

2012 Interlude, The Fish Factory, Falmouth

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2014 Unit 10 Summer Residency, St. Catherines Place, Bedminster, Bristol

2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 (short-listed as one of the 76 artists)

2013 The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Degree Show Award