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b. 1985

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 - 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, gallery, London

2011 - Inside Out, JSA collective at the RWA, Bristol

2011 - Borderlands, The Glass Room, Bristol


2013 - Repre Residency, gallery, London

2012 - Raleigh International - Expedition Artist, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

2011 - Wasps Artists Studio Network - Newburgh, Scotland

Features, Essays

2017 - 'Having Been There' The materiality of Clouds, by curator and writer, Gemma Brace


Artist film by Sarah Dollar. Music by Jim Cornick.

Jemma Grundon
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