Josephine Wood Biog/CV


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BA Hons Fine Art, Goldsmiths College 1998

Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2006


Selected Exhibitions

Freeze-frame Fast-forward, Koppel Project Central, London, 2019. Curated by Gina Birch & Nicole Price. Artists: Suzanne Baker, Gina Birch, Miranda July., Hayley Newman,  Sarah Pickstone & Anne Ryan

Sick Monday at The Horse Hospital, London, 2019, film screening

Curated by Dean Kenning, Liam and Vanessa Scully. Including artists: Antoine Catala, Dean Kenning, Beagles & Ramsay, John Russell, David Burrows, Vanessa Scully,  Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, A.K Bindesbøll & Ava Fersi, Laure Provoust, Ada Wesolowska, Ben Rivers, Liam Scully and Paul McCarthy.

If I was a Rich girl, Kunstraum Riehen, Basel, curated by Clare Kenny, 2019

Including artists: Roger Ackling, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Valie Export, Günther Förg, Imi Knoebel,Dorothea Rockburn, Daniel Sinsel & Wolfgang Tilmans. 

Total Eclipse of The Heart - Paintings about Women, curated by Dan Coombs, Coombs Contemporary, Watson, Farley and Williams, London, 2019 

Women Can't Paint, curated by Marcus Harvey, Turps Gallery, London 2018

Artists: Roberta Booth, Jean Cooke, Stevie Dix, Jane Harris, Rosa Lee, Mali Morris, Hannah Murgatroyd, Cherry Pickles, Clare Price, Emma Roche, & Rose Wylie

Sick Monday (2) Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 2018

Sick Monday, Genesis Cinema, London 2018

NOI, artist-curator, PSW, Rum Factory, Bow Arts Trust, London 2017

Exeter Contemporary Open, finalists exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter 2015

The East London Painting Prize, finalists exhibition, Rum Factory, London 2015
Self Serve, Solo show in a disused shop on a housing estate, London NW1 2015

Supported by London Borough of Camden.  

Revolutionary Britain; Art, Power & Politics, Harts Lane Studio, London 2015

Josephine Wood at Punk&Sheep, solo show, Punk&Sheep, project space London 2014

curated by Cedar Lewisohn & Patricia Ellis

Dead Darlings, Royal Academy of Art, Ghent, Belgium 2012

Natural Language, curated by Natasha Rees,  Vitrine Gallery, London 2012

All that glitters…’, performance event curated by Julika Gitner & Jon Purnel, Whitechapel Gallery, London 2011

Mass Observation, curated by Dean Braningan, XRay at The Perseverance, London

Supermarket Art Fair, curated by Natasha Rees & Linda Perrson, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2010

Mouthing Off, curated by Alys Williams, Vitrine Gallery, London 2009

New Age, Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia 2009
Coma lounge, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 2009



Nominated for The Arts Foundation Futures Award 2019 by Marcus Harvey

Shortlisted for The East London Painting Prize, 2015

Shortlisted for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015

The Elephant Trust award, 2008



Sight & Sound, ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, by Linday Hallam, Jan 2020
Sick Monday, catalogue, text by Lindsay Hallam 2019

Garageland Reviews, Interview by Alex Michon, June 2019 

Women Can't Paint, Wall Street International, featured, exhibition review by Jillian Knipe, May 2018 

Women Can't Paint, Studio International, exhibition review, May 2018

Exeter Express and Echo, featured painting, Oct 21 2015

Wall Street International, featured painting for The East London Painting Prize, 2015

The East London Painting Prize 2015 catalogue, text by Oliver Basciano

Art & Music - The Saatchi Gallery Magazine, featured interview, Autumn Issue 2013



Women Can't Paint, on the panel for exhibition talk, Turps & ASC Galleries, London 2018

Across UK prisons (art & digital media workshops) 2015-18

Artist Talk, University of Westminster, Fine Art Faculty, London 2009

Chelsea College of Art & Design, Visiting Lecturer 2007-8