Lives and works in Bristol, UK
Studio at Jamaica Street Studios and Artist Network Member at RWA Bristol.
Jemma Grundon's 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.
"The re-occurring image of the cloud in my work is a meaningful signifier of an ongoing interest in an aesthetic sensitivity towards the ephemeral. We can sometimes be fortunate enough to witness the sight of a perfectly placed cloud, suspended in the sky, only to look back and find that the vapours have dissolved into nothingness. Just as the blossom falls to the ground, and the snow melts, the quiet allure of the cloud can heighten our awareness of fragility. With this melancholic sensibility, also comes an appreciation of witnessing such a fleeting, temporal occurrence."
2012 - 2014 MA Artist Teacher and Contemporary Practice, Goldsmiths University
2008 - 2009 PGCE Secondary Art and Design, Bath Spa University
2004 - 2007 BA (hons) Fine Art, Bath Spa University
Solo shows and joint exhibitions
2018 - The Space Between - with Jessica Bartlett, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol
2013 - Impermanence - La Galerie Audrey Marty - St Malo, France
2009 - Reverie - DegreeArt.com gallery, London
Selected group exhibitions
2017 - AIR: Visualising the Invisible in British Art, 1768 - 2107 - RWA, Bristol
2014 - Spring Show, La Galerie Audrey Marty, St. Malo, France
2014 - Office Party: Office Sessions III, Anchorage House, London
2013 - Connect, A-side B-side gallery, Fabelist and tART collective
2013 - 8 Minutes From Here, Festival of Neighbourhood, Southbank Centre, London
2013 - Repre 2, group show, Silwex Studios, London
2013 - Beingwomen, Beinghuman Warehouse, Somerset
2012 - Signature Art Prize 2012 (Finalist), Old Spitalfield's Market
2012 - Repre 1, St. Martin in the Fields Crypt Gallery, London
2011 - Contemporary Romantics, DegreeArt.com gallery, London
2011 - Inside Out, JSA collective at the RWA, Bristol
2011 - Borderlands, The Glass Room, Bristol
2013 - Repre Residency, DegreeArt.com gallery, London
2012 - Raleigh International - Expedition Artist, Costa Rica and Nicaragua
2011 - Wasps Artists Studio Network - Newburgh, Scotland
2017 - 'Having Been There' The materiality of Clouds, by curator and writer, Gemma Brace.
Artist film by Sarah Dollar. Music by Jim Cornick.