Jo McGonigal


Close Looking (Chrome Oil on Lycra & Wood) (35 x 10 x 7cm)  2015


Jo is currently undertaking a Practice based PhD at the University of Leeds that examines Painting and Materiality [Amanda Burton Scholarship]. Jo studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at Bristol Polytechnic and later completed her M.F.A at Manchester School of Art in 2008. Her practice is concerned with hybridised forms of painting that has resonance within the phenomenological ambitions of Minimalism. Her practice considers how the compositional and material components of painting affect the experiential basis of the viewer, not what the painting means but what it does. Exhibitions this year include a solo show at Platform A Gallery in May Between Painting and Place, Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, Poppositions 2015 [Art Brussels], Nevertheless A3 Project Space, Birmingham and Concept for a Temporary Cultural Intervention, Turnhout (Lokaal01) Belgium . Jo is represented by Object-A Gallery, UK.


Spatialised Painting (Blanket, white neon right angle, curtain wire, silk scarf) 2015



Right Angle (Wood & Modelling Clay)  2014



yellow yellow (detail) (cotton shirt and silk scarf )  115 x 60 cm