About

Statement
I am interested in making images that sit at the intersection between traditional problems of perception and modern technology. I am particularly interested in images which are at the edge of visual representation, thereby provoking the visual imagination and, ultimately, generating conditions of the modern and postmodern sublime (Burke & Lyotard). I most often use landscape as subject matter through which I can provoke a number of paradoxical readings; perceptual, temporal and metaphorical. Although the word landscape is used it is not my intention to document and depict particular places, nor to capture an experience of place. Rather, my interest lies in constructing images which are resonant with my experience and perception of the world: more fractured, open and complex than more coherent image can convey, and one that offers an arena within which to contemplate themes of perception, time, memory and mortality.

Biography

2007 – 2012 PhD Research Degree, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2001-2005 Fellow, The Royal Academy Schools, London
1999 MA, Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art, London
1996 BA(Hons) 1st, Loughborough College of Art & Design

Exhibitions

2015
Jo Love – GiG Munich, Germany
Cheng Art gallery, Beijing
Re:Print Re:Present – Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

2014
DrAwn 2gether – GIG Gallery, Munich
Against Nature – Camberwell Space, London
Intrusions: Looking after Aickman – Printroom, London
Combinations – Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangor, Ireland

2013
Behind the eyes: Artist making images – Gallery North, University of Northumberland UK
Mote – HMS, Nottingham
Johanna Love – New Video Works – Video Space, Milton Keynes Gallery
Defining the visible and Invisible – Impact 8, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
Parallel Prints – Wharepuke, New Zealand; St Albans, UK; Galerie Apart, France

2012
British Printmaking Japan – Kyoto City Museum, Japan & Kita Kyushu, Japan
Digitally projected – Drawing Knowledge, Drawing Research Network, Loughborough University.
Viewfinder – Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
Dust (Solo Exhibition) – Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton

2011
Jerwood Drawing Prize – Jerwood Space, London
Scope: New Photographic Practices – Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Impact 7– International Print Exhibition and Symposium, Monash University, Australia
Viewfinder – Artspaceh Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Viewfinder – Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University
Bite, Mall Gallery, London

2010
Rhizomatic – Departure Gallery, London
2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia
W.A.V.E – Wimbledon Space, London
Hotplate International Print Exhibition – Pheonix Gallery, Brighton

2009
Grey Matters – Aqffin gallery, London
Empirical – The Gallery, The University of Northampton
Works On Paper – Library Gallery, London
6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia
Impact 6 – International Print Exhibition and Symposium, UWE, Bristol
Land/Water Research Group – Group exhibition with Plymouth University, Plymouth University and University of Northampton

2008
www.thedrawingcenter.org – viewing program selection
C’est Ouvert – Plouec du Trieux, France
Talking to ourselves – Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
Research Narratives – Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

2000-2007
Digital & Physical surfaces – Exhibition & Symposium, Millbank, London
We are just watching – Great Eastern Hotel, London
My Penguin – Gallery X, London
Northampton Open, Welford, Northampton
31h 05m, Petit k, Fukuoka, Japan
Elles sont passess par ici – Loguivy de La Mer, France
Summer Exhibition -The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Originals 05 – Mall galleries, London
Postgraduate Printmaking in London – Clifford Chance, London
Solo exhibition¬ – Case-1 Gallery, London
Solo exhibition – Café Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Digital art exhibition – Islington Museum, London
International Open Image – Deluxe Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition -The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Imagining the body- Camberwell College of Arts,London; Kala Bahavana, Shantiniketan, India & The National Art School,Sydney, Australia
Art & Science International Exhibition & Global Symposium – Academy of Arts & Design,Tsinghua University, China
Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exh – Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
International Student Print Exh- The Academie Royale des BeauxArts de Brussels
Misplaced – Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre

Awards/Publications

2015 Journal of Fine Art Practice ‘Somewhere between Printmaking, Photography and Drawing: Viewing contradictions within the printed image’.
2012 PhD Thesis British Library ‘Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image’
2012 Grabado Y Edicion – Print and art edition Magazine.
2011 Featured artist, Aspiracje – Journal of the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2009 Digital print award, 6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia
2008 Featured work Printmaking on a budget, A&C Black 2008
2007 The Elephant Trust Award, London
2004 Featured Artist Ambit Magazine
2003 RASAA Newsletter, issue 16
1999 The Culford Press Award, London
1998 The Yew Tree Studio Award

Conference Papers

2015 Somewhere between Printmaking, Photography and Drawing: Viewing contradictions within the printed image – Hybrid Practices in Printmaking Symposium, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2015 Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Shadows: Material photography in a digital culture, PARC Symposium, LCC, London
2013 Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Impact 8, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
2011 Materiality and surface of the digital print – Wrexham International print exhibition & Symposium, Yale College, Wrexham
2010 From the emptiness of representation to the representation of emptiness, Land/Water Symposium “Landscape & the Metaphysical”, The University of Plymouth

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