Jemma Grundon

Artist Statement


Jemma Grundon is a Bristol-based artist, working from Jamaica Street Artist studios, in Stokes Croft. Graduating from Bath Spa University in 2007 with a Fine Art degree, she has since completed an MA Artist Teacher and Contemporary Practice from Goldsmiths University in London in 2014.


 


Her work is inspired by our transient and ephemeral encounters and experiences; a momentary dialogue with a stranger, bubbles being blown, a shaft of sunlight bursting through the gap in the curtains. An underlying association with nature runs throughout her work, and through the use of this familiar imagery her work helps us to question and consider how we might experience, acknowledge and remember an impermanent and transient encounter. 



 


Artwork

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Exhibitions

ARTISTIC AWARDS

2012 - Finalist in the Signature Art Prize
2010 - Finalist in the Saatchi Showdown online competition
2009 - Short-listed for the Bath and West Society Landscape Art Scholarship
2006 - Young Artist of the Year award, NADVAS, Dorset

SOLO SHOWS

2013 - Impermanence, La Gallerie Audrey Marty, St. Malo, France
2009 - Reverie, DegreeArt.com gallery, London

RESIDENCIES

2013 - Repre Residency, DegreeArt.com gallery
2012 - Raleigh International, Costa Rica and Nicaragua
2011 - Wasps Artist Studio Network, Newburgh, Scotland

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / GROUP SHOWS

2014 - Spring Show, La Galerie Audrey Marty, St. Malo, France
2014 - Open Cueb, Cueb Gallery, London

2013 - Connect, A-side B-side gallery, Fabelist and tART collectives
2013 - Powerhouse, Lewisham Arhouse, London
2013 - Summer Show, La Galerie Audrey Marty, St. Malo, France
2013 - 8 Minutes From Here, Festival of Neighbourhood, Southbank Centre, London
2013 - Repre 2, group show, Silwex Studios, London
2013 - Ideal Homes Show 2013, DegreeArt.com
2013 - Lille Art Fair, France
2013 - Beingwomen, Beinghuman Warehouse, Somerset

2012 - Rewind, Lewisham Arthouse
2012 - Signature Art Prize 2012, Old Spitalfield's Market
2012 - Repre 1, St. Martin in the Fields Crypt Gallery, London

2011 - Art London, Bo.Lee Gallery, October
2011 - Contemporary Romantics, DegreeArt.com gallery, London
2011 - Inside Out, JSA collective at the RWA, Bristol
2011 - Borderlands, The Glass Room, Bristol

SELECTED EARLIER EXHIBITIONS

2010 - New Year, New Work', View Gallery, Bristol
2009 - Jamaica Street Artists and Friends, Bristol City Museum
2009 - Exhibition 3, View Gallery, Bristol
2008 - Doppler Effect, Bristol
2008 - New-Trax, ArtBelow, London
2007 - Vitamin B, Free Range Art and Design Degree Show, London
2007 - Bath Spa University Degree Show, Bath
2007 - The Colour and the Line, Bath
2006 - Young Artist of the Year exhibition, Guggleton Gallery, Dorset