Jacqui is an artist who works with drawing, collage and painting. Her work is a visual response to physical and mental trauma based on the politics of human behaviour and how people are seen and portrayed both by themselves and the media. She is interested in how people present themselves and how it affects their sense of self and distorts reality.
Working mainly in black and white Jacqui makes sharp immediate images from digital compositions, where she has distorted photographs, mainly of herself
Jacqui is influenced by artists such as Marlene Dumas, Ken Currie, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg and the Fluxus Art Movement and inspired by news.
Although Jacqui highlights serious issues close to her heart she also injects humour to offer an emotional release ‘no matter how ridiculous a situation might be’. Jacqui hopes to evoke an emotional response from the viewer and prompt conversations on society and hopefully laugh at some of its idiosyncrasies
Jacqui was born in North London and now lives in Hertfordshire where she has her studio. She studied at St Martins School of Art in the 1980’s and spent several years as an exhibition designer and window dresser. She regularly exhibits in London, including the Mall Galleries, The Discerning Eye, The Society of Women Artists, and Passion for Freedom, and has work in private collections.
Exhibited at #pengtings Exhibition Espacio Gallery, March 2018
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 November 2017
Degrees of Freedom, Republic of Brexitopia Event, at the Espacio Gallery, London E2 7DG. September 2017
Insight School of Art Gallery, July 2017
Arising project at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, in collaboration with Yoko Ono February 2017
The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 August 2016
#studiofridays exhibition at Insight School of Art Gallery April 2016
NLAN annual group show, The Strand Gallery, London, WC2N 6BP November 2015
Passion for Freedom Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 October 2015
Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley - February 2015
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall - October 2014
Cafe One, Potters Bar - September to November 2014
North London Artist Network Group Show, Camden Image Gallery - October 2014
The Tap Room, Islington N1 - August to September 2014
Stephens House - June 2014
Pentland Brands PLC - May 2014
Kaffachinno Coffee Shop, Barnet - February 2014
Insight School of Art Gallery - January 2014