London based artist, Joanna Gilbert is currently studying an MAFA at Chelsea College of Art. She uses spray paint and mixed media to express a reflective internalisation of images gained from the observation of street art and environments.
Colourful, vibrant abstract works are created in a calculated yet spontaneous process. This blend of controlled and uncontrolled is translated as an intuitive response, represented on canvas in an energetic and exciting manner.
I see the environment as a gallery in its own right. Compositions, texture and text strike a chord with me and allow me to create abstract interpretations of the world through the complexity of shapes, colour and language.
Joanna Gilbert has shown with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors at the Mall Gallery and her work has been shortlisted for the SWA and Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. She has recently completed a dynamic colourful reflective sculpture for the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch St in London.
Her work is on show within various corporate offices and she will be starting a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea Collage of Arts from October 2017.
2017 Edge of Ordinary 6, Espacio Group Show, Bethnal Green
2016 Sculpture on the 19th floor of 20 Fenchurch St (The Walkie Talkie Building, London)
2016 ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries’ Group Exhibition
2015 ‘Battersea Development’ Group Exhibition
2015 London Jewish Cultural Centre Group Exhibition
2014 ‘Art in Architecture II ‘ on show at The Comer Business Centre, London
2013 ‘Iconic London’ at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2013 Represented and on show via The Linda Blackstone Gallery
2013 Group show at The Playboy Club London
2013 Represented and on Show through Wade Consulting
2013 ‘Art in Architecture’ at The Comer Business Centre, London
2012 Display on Show at Greys Gallery
2010 Private exhibition at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP office firm
2009 ‘Windmills of my mind’ private shows at Home House
2008 ‘Brands and their Architecture’ at The Arts Club
COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
American Express – 3 paintings commissioned for reception area at 230 Blackfriars
Gazprom – A series of 5 works of art exploring the brand and service. Commissioned for London HQ.
Elior – Branded Art commission for HQ
Space Engineering – 2 paintings commissioned for Bristol HQ
M&S – On show in staff area of Cheshire Oaks
B&Q – On show in London HQ
Sports Direct – Portrait of Mike Ashley on show at HQ boardroom
House of Fraser – Presented to Jon King and displayed in HQ
Anthony Pepe & Co, Winners of Small Estate Agent of the Year. Created 5 works of branded art for two office fit outs.