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Jo Stockham is currently Professor and Head of Print in the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.
Jo Stockham was educated at Hertfordshire College of Art & Design, Falmouth School of Art (BA painting) and Chelsea School of Art (MA Sculpture). In 1989 she was Kettle’s Yard/Henry Moore Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge which led to solo shows at Kettles Yard and Camden Arts Centre. Other residencies include The Mead Gallery, University of Warwick (which led to a solo show and catalogue ‘scape’) Kunstbrucke residency Berlin and a Yaddo Fellowship (New York 2001), and a residency at The Drawing Studio, Wimbledon College of Art (2005) resulting in a publication Jo Stockham, Notes…
Jo Stockham is an artist who works in a range of media and has exhibited internationally, often making work from commissions or through residencies that explore the history of a site. Her current writing, publications and prints focus on the implications of virtual technologies. A speculative attitude to making as a form of thinking informs both her work and her teaching.
Her practice is usually installation-based, often dealing with the histories of a site, its environment, using sculpture, print, sound, projection, found materials and archive sources. A strong interest in the impact of digital media on our perceptions of space, time and embodiment runs through her recent work. Curating The Negligent Eye for the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool (2014), culminated a process of thinking about scanning and 3D printing, influenced by running a Print program after having taught within the discipline for over 10 years. A speculative attitude to making as a form of thinking informs both her work and her teaching.
Jo has exhibited widely in Group exhibitions in the UK and internationally including shows in New York, Berlin, Trier, Hangzhou and Hannover. She won the Neville Burston Trust award for sculpture (1986), the Conder Group sculpture prize, Whitechapel Open (1989), and has work in several public collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council of England, New Hall College, and Kettles Yard and the Government Art Collection as well as private collections in Europe, USA and the UK.
Commissions for public works include a permanent site specific work for LIPA Liverpool (with Darrel Viner), a lottery commission “If Not Now, When?” in 1999 which resulted in an installation and catalogue for CGP London and three bodies of work made for “Triplicate” shown at Tate St Ives, Southampton and Eastbourne City Art Galleries.