Approved: 15.09.2008

Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Artist, Maker

Approved: 15.09.2008

Merging art, science and technology, Lloyd-Jones' work explores concepts of energy, matter and natural phenomena through the experimental use of materials and light to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live. She presents this enquiry in a broad portfolio of work which includes installations, projection and sculpture created from a variety of materials and processes, drawing inspiration from scientific subject matter and the natural world.     

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    Artist Statement

    Merging art, science and technology, Lloyd-Jones' work explores concepts of energy, matter and natural phenomena through the experimental use of materials and light to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live. She presents this enquiry in a broad portfolio of work which includes installations, projection and sculpture created from a variety of materials and processes, drawing inspiration from scientific subject matter and the natural world.     

    Experimenting with the physical properties of materials and the intangible nature of light, the artist often employs elements of illumination, colour and optics to evoke active energy and sensory experience. Lloyd-Jones collaborates with specialists in varying fields of science research as well as architects and design teams. Her large scale public art works reinterpret sites through imaginative and engaging artistic approaches. 

    CV & Education

                Education and Qualifications

    2007    MFA Sculpture  Edinburgh College of Art
    2005    1st Class BA (Hons) Fine Art Staffordshire University


      
                Selected Public Projects

    2018    Göteborg Energi, permanent exerior projection artwork, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2018    Winter Lights, Canary Wharf, London
    2017    Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor 
    2015    Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy, Pwllheli, North Wales
    2015    Blinc Adelaide, Mapping Projection commission, Adelaide Festival, Australia
    2013    Caerphilly Castle Cadw Site Interpretation Scheme commission
    2012    Grizedale Forest Art Roots artist, Grizedale, Cumbria (ongoing)
    2012    Conwy Castle Cadw Site Interpretation Scheme commission 
    2011    Blinc Digital Arts Festival 3D mapping commission Conwy
    2011    St Peters Church Ruthin Art Trail commission, Ruthin
    2010    Sherman Theatre Architectural commission with Capita Architecture, Cardiff
    2009    Four Wards Lighting Project with Blackpool Council and the Illuminations
    2007    Edinburgh Festival site specific commission with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

                
                
                Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2018   Heat/Light/colour : Experiments in Metal, Project Space A&BRuthin Craft Centre
    2016   Particles, National Eisteddfod, commissioned by the Royal Astronomical Society
               A Chemical Process, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan, Wales
    2015   At the Edge of Light and Darkness, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland
    2014   Hidden Energies, Summerhall, Edinburgh        


                Selected Group Exhibitions

    2018      Chester Visual Arts Open and Chester Arts Fair, Chester
    2017      NOVA Arts Prize, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
    2017     MOSTYN Open 20, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales
    2017     Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
    2016     Power in the Land, Wales touring exhibition to Oriel Davies, Newtown, Aberystwyth Arts                  Centre and Bay Arts Cardiff
    2015     Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Ruthin Craft Centre
    2015     Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
    2015     Blinc Adelaide, Adelaide Festival, Australia
    2014     Southern Lines and Northern Lights, Mission Gallery, Swansea and Ruthin                                      Craft Centre, Ruthin
    2014     Lumen Art at the FCA, Canary Wharf, London
    2013     Alter/Shift/Control, Bermondsey Project, London
    2013     National Eisteddfod of Wales, Visual Arts Exhibition, Denbigh
    2013     SALT, Foundation Claude Verdan, Musee de la Main, Lausanne, Switzerland 
    2013     New Future, Museo di Palazzo Poggi (Museum of art and science), Bologna 
    2012     Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy
    2012     World Event Young Artists, Nottingham
    2012     Art Roots, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
    2012     F/ocal Length, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University
    2012     Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown
    2011     Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy
    2011     Light Fantastic, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley
    2011     Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen University School of Geosciences, Aberdeen
    2011     Inside Out, Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod
    2011     Breath Taking, Crafts Council UK touring exhibition  
    2010     Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Mons, Belgium
    2010     Altered States, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester
    2010     SOFA New York, represented by UrbanGlass, Brooklyn
    2010     Contemporary Art from Wales, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    2010     Public Art Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
    2009     Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
    2008     Conjunction Art Biennale, Stoke-On-Trent, AirSpace Gallery/Staffordshire University
    2008     Electric Blue, OXO Tower Wharf Barge House, South Bank, London
    2007     Site, The Dick Institute Natural history Museum, Kilmarnock, Scotland                
    2007     RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
    2007     Time, Burhley Sculpture Garden, Burghley 
    2006     Swap 195, Gallery North, Northumbria University
    2005     Coordinates, The International Harlech Biennale, Harlech
    2004     British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge

                

                Awards

    2017    Arts Council Wales Reserach and Development Grant
    2015    Wales Arts International grant recipient
    2012    Arts Council Wales Creative Wales Award recipient
    2012    Winner, Oriel Davies Open Peoples Choice Award Oriel Davies, Newtown            
    2012    Arts Council Wales Creative Wales Award recipient
    2011    Winner of the Oriel Wrecsam Open Professional Artist Award Oriel Wrecsam
    2010    Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Lecture Award  Louisville Kentucky, USA
    2010    Shortlisted for the Royal British Society of Sculptors Public Art Award London
    2009    Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award London
    2009    Arts Council Wales and Wales Arts International production grant recipient
    2006    The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Award for postgraduate study

     

                Residencies

    2017     Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor
    2015     Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland
    2014     Makers Using Technology National Centre for Product Design and Research, Cardiff
    2012     View Holoraphics, St Asaph, North Wales
    2009     Safle Public Art Residency Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
    2008     UrbanGlass Visiting Artist Fellowship Brooklyn, New York