Biography

Exhibiting regularly and widely throughout the Country and Internationally Jo’s work is highly regarded, with pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Arts Council England (ACE) East Midland Collections, Nottingham University Medical School and Zeiss, Munich. Residencies include the Florence Trust Studios, London, the Natural History Museum, London and Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University.

Public art commissions include Millfield Sculpture Commission, Derbyshire Moorlands, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, New Shetland Museum & Archives and Blackpool Illuminations.

Jo has developed and contributed to a number of Art and Science collaborations funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust including Brain Container 2014, 2015, Hijacking Natural Systems 2012 and Bridging the Gap 2012 an ESPRC funded project at Loughborough University.

She is currently undertaking research with scientists who use digital imaging techniques as a major part of their research. Including, the University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences; the Centre for Cellular Imaging at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Natural History Museums Core Research Laboratories Imaging and Analysis (NHM), London; the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham and the Department of Translational Neuroimaging for Mental Health, the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University.

In 2005 she completed work at Loughborough University as an Advanced Research Fellow where she developed her interest in digital drawing and technology and created light drawings using laser cutting, computer software, material exploration and light. Since then, she has continued to develop and explore her understanding of all these processes in the design and production of artwork, light work and animation for exhibition, commission and for public art commission.

Her research interests are multi - disciplinary, involving an interest in drawing, design, light, digital and industrial technologies and collaboration.