About Jessica Jane Charleston

Jessica has recently completed her PG Dip at the Royal Drawing School (The Drawing Year). Her work is an exploration of the self-portrait, creating artworks that reflect psychological states, often focusing on women and womanhood. She aims to carry the spontaneity of her sketchbooks through to her painting and printmaking. Jessica also runs an independent publishing press in London, bringing together art and words in limited edition books. Her studio is with Bow Arts Trust in East London.

Email: jessicajanecharleston@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jessicajanecharleston

Website: www.jessicajanecharleston.com

Shed Press: www.shedpress.org


Artist’s CV – Jessica Jane Charleston


2016 – 2017 PG Dip Royal Drawing School (The Drawing Year)

2006 – 2009 BA Hons in Fine Art – Kingston upon Thames University

2005 – 2006 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Cambridge Regional College

Exhibitions, Residencies and Publications

2017     Are You Interested in Bodies? – The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe

2017     Etchings – ISBN Arts Festival, Suffolk

2017     Art book launch: Sunk Sun by Make Mud Press (letterpress & linocuts)

2016     Bow Open, Curated by Anj Smith – Nunnery Gallery, London           

2016     Depth and Detail – The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe

2016     Postkarte – Wivenhoe Bookshop

2016     Curator & Exhibitor: makeready Arts Exhibition – Attico Arts, Watford

2015     Art book launch: The Green Children, Jardine Press (printed by myself & James Dodds)

2015    Drawing Intensive  – The Mercer Chance Gallery, London

2015    Drawings from Life  – The Open Road Bookshop, Suffolk

2015    Art on a Postcard – Soho Revue Gallery, London

2014    Winter Show – Illustrationcupboad Gallery, London

2014    The Cat Circus (alongside As Large As Life) – Bexley Heritage Trust

2013    Illustrated Envelopes  – Illustrationcupboard Gallery, London

2012    Picture This – Orleans House Gallery, London

2011     Artist in Residence -The Emporium – Orleans House Gallery, London

2011     Mind Soup – 320 Gallery, London

2011     Pop-Up Circus – St. Margaret’s Place, London

2010     Art book launch: Next – to – Nothing by Shed Press Publications (illustrated by myself)

2010     Festoon – Hanbury Street, London

2009     Solo Exhibition – The Foundry – London

2009     Group Exhibition – The Foundry – London                  

2009     Artist in Residence – 15 days 15 artists – firstsite, Colchester & 5 books commissioned  as part of GIFT

2008     Deseed – Indo, London

2007     Group Exhibition – Truman Brewery – London

2005     Group Exhibition – Curated by Inkpen Downie Architecture, Colchester


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