ARTIST STATEMENT

 

London based artist, Joanna Gilbert uses spray paint, mixed media and installation to express what she terms ‘urban emotion’ – a reflective internalisation of emotions communicated with a relation to hyper-consumerism.

Colourful, vibrant abstract and conceptual works are created in a calculated yet spontaneous process. This blend of controlled and uncontrolled is translated as an intuitive response, represented on various substrates in an energetic and exciting manner.

Joanna Gilbert is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and has previously shown with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors.  Her work has been shortlisted for the SWA and Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. Her work is also on show within various corporate offices in and around the UK and she has recently completed a dynamic mirrored Perspex sculpture for Allied World, situated within the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch St, London.

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Re: Group show at the MAFA space

2018 Interim Show in Triangle Space

2017 ‘Path’ Group Show at Chelsea UAL

2017 ‘Broken Paradox’ Show at The Morgue

2017 Group Show at Insight School of Art

2017 ‘BLUE’, Group Exhibition at Cass Art, Kingston

2017 ‘Edge of Ordinary 6’, Group Show at Espacio Gallery, London

2016 ‘London CityScape’, Sculpture installed at 20 Fenchurch St

2016 ‘Edge of Ordinary 5’, Group Show at Espacio Gallery, London

2016 ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours’ Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries

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 Solo Show at Greys Gallery

COMMISSIONS

Embraer – 50th Anniversary Live Paint at The Shard, London

Quintain – Wembley Park – Live paint event for launch of new development

Allied World – Sculpture for HQ London Office

American Express – 3 paintings at 230 Blackfriars Gazprom – A series of 5 works for 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