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Jo Chapman


Ironworks, Cambridge Investment Partnerships public art commission, Cambridge 2021

Boston Buoys, public sculptures, Boston 2021

Blackwall Reach, commissioned sculpture, London 2021

Cremorne gardens, Thames Tideway public art integrated commission, Chelsea Wharf, London 2022

Firstsite Collecters' Group Bursery Award for the purchase of a printing press to develop new work 2017

Colindale Gardens, Art Projects, commissioned sculpture, London 2017

Landmarks, public art project for Cumnor Hill, Oxford 2016

Mermadelica, Fountain Bar, Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2016

Pelagic Sculpture Project and Residency, Shetland 2016

Gleann Na hEorna, Percent for Art commission, Respond Housing Association, Tallaght, Dublin 2015

UTC College, Cambridge, public art commission with Hawkins Brown Architects, London 2014

Sculpture is Sculpture, Firstsite, Colchester, family workshop and installation 2014

Stoneham Park, Brighton & Hove, commissioned  interactive tarmac feature 2013

Mumbadevi, Abode Hotel, Mumbai, India, Internal mural and series of limited edition prints 2013

Art, Villes & Landsacpe, Amiens, France, site specific artwork and landscape project 2013

Kenninghall Primary School, Norfolk, commissioned external artwork 2013

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, three sculptures, signage and logo for the Fresh area 2012

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich, internal artwork for new dementia care unit 2012

Spacemakers, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 2 year built environment project, 2012

Woodlanded, private commission, Cambridge 2012

Forget-me-not, Coventry and Warwickshire hospital, internal artwork for the dementia care ward 2011

The Takeaway Garden/Le Jardin a Emporter, Festival International des Jardins, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France 2011

Unpicked Meadow, Melbourn, public art project in local Nature Reserve 2010

Beyond the Frame, curatored touring exhibition of 5 artists and 5 museums, Essex County Council 2010

Farm Arts Commission, The Great Outdoors, temporary artworks in two farms, Suffolk 2010

Wisbech Library, commission for new library and community art project 2009

Sedley Court, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, external artwork for halls of residence 2009

Bretts's Warehouse, Great Yarmouth, internal artwork for new centre for homeless young people 2009

Vital Communities, Ramsey, Cambs, residency working with a dancer and community groups 2009

Culture of the Countryside, outreach project, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 2008

Vital Communities, Cambridgeshire, community residency, Parson Drove 2008

East feast, core artist on the Eastfeast NPCL, working in 3 schools in Suffolk and Essex 2008/9.

ArC 08, Artist Curator, Firstsite Gallery and Colchester consortium schools 2008

ArC 07, Firstsite Gallery and Bishop William Ward school, Colchester, school residency 2007

Gallery Games, Firstsite Gallery commissioned interactive learning resource for the ArC exhibition 2007

Vital Communities, Cambridgeshire, 3 residencies in schools 2007

ArC 06, Firstsite Gallery and Montgomery Infants school, Colchester 2006

Weatherdays Residency, Wysing Arts, Cambridge, 6 month residency 2005

Arc 05, Firstsite Gallery and Kings Ford primary school, Colchester 2005

Artist Space, Firstsite Gallery, artist in residence and exhibition 2005

The Drawing Room, Firstite Gallery, project with 8 schools and sixth form colleges 2005

Greshams school, Norfolk, artist in residence 2004

Marathon Oil, wall piece commissioned by Workplace Art 2003

LTS Architects, London series of wall pieces comissioned for new offices 2001

The King of Saudi Arabia, wall piece commissioned by Workplace Art 1998

The Co-Operative bank, commissioned to make artwork for the new headquarters 1996


Memory, The Bank Gallery, Suffolk, 2014

Blue Sky, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2009

Kettles Yard Open, Cambridge, 2007

Drawing: Imagination, Investigation and Process, Hay Gallery, Colchester, 2005

Salthouse 05, Salthouse Church, Norfolk, 2005

Emergency 2, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 2005

Artist Space, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, 2005

Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, 2005

MA Fine Art exhibition, Norwich, 2004

Ben Nicholson gallery, Greshams school, Norfolk, 2004

Material Spaces, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, 2003

Art 03, England & Co Gallery, Business Design Centre, London.

Art 02, England & Co Gallery, Business Design Centre, London.

Passing Place, Sevenoaks Museum & Gallery, 2002.

Recent Work, England & Co, London, 2002

Showhome, Cadogan Place, London, 2001

Art 01, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London.

Art Textiles 2, Bury St Edmunds Museum & Gallery, Suffolk, 2000

3x3, SE1 Gallery, London, 2000

Art 00, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London, 2000

Solo exhibition, England & Co, London, 2000

Continuation, England & Co, London, 1999

Art 99, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London.

Art Futures, The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1998

Art 98, The Contemporary Art Society, Business Design Centre, London, 1998

Small Works, England & Co, London, 1998

Vital Art, Atlantis Gallery, London, 1998

Chelsea Crafts Fair, London, 1997

Small Objects of Desire, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 1997

Pallent house, Chichester, 1997

Spheres & Surfaces, Orleans House Gallery, London, 1996

The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1994/5/6

The Art of the Stitch, Commonwealth Institute, London, 1990

A Sense of Order, McCormac, Jamieson & Pritchard Architects, 1990

Art For Offices, London, 1998


Spacemakers project, Kettles Yard publication

Unpicked Meadow, book of poetry and images to accompany the project.

The Elephant in the Room, illustrations for an anthology of poetry Cambridgeshire libraries.

Kettles Yard Open catalogue.

Firstsite Paper with commissioned essay by Rebecca Wills.

Textile Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture.

Art Textiles 2, catalogue.


2008-09 PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Anglia Ruskin Universty, Suffolk

2002-04 MA Fine Art, Norwich School of Art & Design

1983-86 BA Hons Embroidery, UCE Birmingham School of Art and Design

1981-83 DATEC Diploma in Art/Design, Hounslow Borough College, Middlesex