Father Fathom, Jo Stockham
This is a limited edition of 60. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 610 x 480 mm
About the Artist
Jo Stockham is a British artist and Head of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art.
After studying painting at Falmouth School of Art, Jo worked at Chisenhale Studios for two years before undertaking an MA in Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Returning to Chisenhale, she initiated an education programme with local schools and helped build Chisenhale Gallery, an experience which was formative in her desire to work in and create public spaces alongside studio work. Over the next 20 years, her studio practice was supported by running workshops for the Whitechapel Gallery, Tate, Camden Arts Centre and part-time teaching. Her first full-time teaching position commenced in 2008 when she became head of Printmaking at the RCA.
Jo Stockham has undertaken many residences, including a Henry Moore Fellowship at Kettle’s Yard, Artist in Residence at Warwick University and a Yaddo Fellowship in New York. Commissions have included a permanent installation for Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (in collaboration with Darrell Viner) and work for a joint project Triplicate between Tate St Ives, Southampton City Art Gallery and Eastbourne Gallery. Her work has been the focus of solo exhibitions such as No News, Arnolfini, Bristol; Changing Places, Camden Arts Centre, London, and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Rest Assured, The Showroom; If Not Now When, Dilston Grove, London; and –scape, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.
Her engagement with research is intrinsic to the nature of her work which frequently involves references to texts, archives and the histories of processes and materials. She was also responsible for the research students in printmaking at the RCA whilst a tutor. She continues to supervise MPhil and PhD students and has completed an AHRC bid to collaborate with Dr Nick Lambert looking at the Material Image and the impact of the digital on printmaking.
She delivered a talk No Map No Body and chaired a session Print Histories at the recent Impact Conference Dundee 2013.
Recent exhibitions include an installation Signs of Life produced as part of the Compulsion exhibition at St.Clements Gallery August 2013 . Mile End London. A publication of the same name Is in production.
Forthcoming group exhibition, Other Fictions Fotografiske Centre, Copenhagen, opens 11 October 2013.
About the Collection
From the collection Folio, created in response to works by Shakespeare by Royal College of Art Printmaking students, staff and invited artists to celebrate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s fiftieth birthday. These prints were originally displayed during a celebrated exhibition by the same name in 2011. The prints reflect the act of performing and making theatre, and how the works of Shakespeare are researched and received by a generation fluent in digital media. All proceeds from sales go towards supporting future students at the Royal College of Art.