Jo is currently undertaking a Practice based PhD at the University of Leeds that examines Painting and Materiality [Amanda Burton Scholarship]. Jo studied Fine Art at the University of West of England and later completed her MFA at Manchester School of Art in 2008. Her practice is concerned with hybridised forms of painting that have resonance within the phenomenological ambitions of Minimalism. Her practice considers how the compositional and material components of painting affect the experiential basis of the viewer, not what the painting means but what it does.


2014 - 2017 | PhD Candidate Fine Art, University of Leeds (Amanda Burton Scholarship)

2008 - 2009 | MFA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art (AHRC Award)

1996 - 1997 | Post Graduate Certificate in Fine Art, University of Ulster

1988 - 1991 | BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bristol Polytechnic



2017 | (Forthcoming) SWG3 Glasgow (Produced in partnership with Patricia Fleming Projects), Glasgow (UK)

2017 | (Forthcoming) Raumx Projects, London (UK)

2016 | SHIFT, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow

2015 | Between Painting and Place, Platform A, Middlesbrough


2017 | (Forthcoming) International Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Lyon (France)

2017 | The Solo Award, The Cello Factory, London (UK)

2017 | Eccentric Geometric, Arthouse1, London (UK)

2016 | From A to C; This Being B, Caustic Coastal, Salford (UK)

2016 | Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion, APT Gallery, London

2016 | The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland

2016 | The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Block 336, London

2016 | Transparent Things, Vane, Newcastle

2015 | Cascading Relevant Information, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2015 | Gray Face, Perennial, Bristol

2015 | Real Painting, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2015 | Poppositions 2015, Art Brussels (CePRA Award, University of Leeds)

2014 | Something Like Now, Cardroom, Manchester

2014 | Neo Print Prize, Neo Gallery, Bolton

2014 | Society of Island Universes, Manchester (Curated by Lisa Denyer)

2014 | Straddle the Line, APT Gallery, London (Curated by Della Gooden and Catherine Ferguson)

2013 | Contemporary Art Society Event, Mirabel, Manchester

2013 | Summer Show, MALGRAS l NAUDET, Manchester

2013 | Some Recent Examples, Lever Street, Manchester

2013 | Housing a Pig, Flood Gallery, Dublin

2012 | Cabedal, Platforma Revolver, Lisbon

2012 | 60 Drawings, Bankley Studios, Manchester

2011 | We are all in this together, Bureau, Manchester

2011 | Untitled, FAFA GALLERY, Helsinki

2010 | Uncertain Limitations, Bankley Studios, Manchester

2010 | Hive Gallery, Manchester

2009 | Kiss of a Lifetime, BEARSPACE, London

2009 | Northern Print Biennale VANE, Newcastle

2008 | Future 50s PSL [Project Space Leeds] & Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool

2008 | Economic Thought Projects, Ard Bia Gallery, Berlin (Curated by Russel Hart)


2016 | Selected for Marmite Prize for Painting