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Neil Jessop's CV

NEIL JESSOP
Date of birth: 28/07/79
Email: neil@neiljessop.net

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Goldsmiths University of London 2009 - 2012
· MA in Artist Teachers & Contemporary Practices: Merrit pass

Bath Spa University College 2004 - 2005
· PGCE in art and design

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 1997-2001
· Honours Degree in Fine Art: Class 2:1
· Specialised in sculpture, land art and video

Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh 1984-1997
· 6 Scottish Highers

EXHIBITIONS AND PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

· Final year MA exhibition, Goldsmiths University, 2012
· Group exhibition of staff and student's work at The Royal Station in Windsor, 2010
· End of year 1 exhibition on MA course at Goldsmiths University, 2010
· Dragon Court Exhibition, Henley arts festival 2009. Painting shown in group exhibition
· Pangbourne Rotary Paintings Exhibition 2009. Paintings shown in group exhibition
· The artbay gallery, Stoke 2009. All paintings and drawings shown in gallery as originals and as prints.
· The Light Box, London 2008. Paintings shown in group exhibition with NewBloodArt
· Peacock gallery, Reading 2008. Paintings and drawings shown in solo exhibition
· Reading University 2008. Prize nominee in group exhibition
· Whiteknights Studio Trail, Reading 2008. Paintings shown in group exhibition
· Work selected for online gallery website, www.artselector.com, 2008
· Painting bought by Richard Branson for his ski chalet in Switzerland, 2007
· Work selected for online gallery website, www.newblood.com, 2007
· Barn Acre Gallery, Henley 2006. Sculptures selected for commercial exhibition
· Open Hand Studios, Reading 2006. Paintings selected for group exhibition
· Maiden Erlegh School Gallery, Reading 2006. Paintings shown in group exhibition
· Cyprus College of Art 2004. Sculptures selected for solo show at the end of artist in residence scheme
· The Islington Art and Design Fair 2004. 3 paintings selected for group exhibition
· Screen Media, New York 2003. Film selected for video exhibition from European artists.
· The Foyer, Aberdeen 2003. Paintings shown in group exhibition.
· Cologne Contemporary Art, Germany 2002. Sculpture shown in group exhibition.
· Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art, 2001. Student prize nominee from Scottish Arts Schools.
· The Maas, Maastricht Holland, 2000. Large sculptures shown in student exhibition.
· Comissionned to make a sculpture for private garden in Edinburgh, 2000
· Commissioned to produce life sized, aluminium figure for a private garden in Aberdeen, 2000

RESIDENCIES

SWG3 Studios, Glasgow
·1 month painting residency July 2007

Cyprus College of Art
· 4 month artist in residence scheme making a variety of land art projects Jun – Sept 2004
· 1 month painting residency July 2005

Maastricht College of Art, Holland
· Awarded 6 month Erasmus exchange to Dutch art college Jan – Jun 2000
· Produced sculptures, drawings and photographs for exhibition in Maastricht Town Hall

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Windsor Boys School, Windsor:
· Head of Art and Design, 2010 - current
Maiden Erlegh School, Reading:
· Art and design teacher at specialist art status school, 2005 – 2010
Cyprus College of Art:
· Summer school lecturer, delivering workshops for artists and art students, July 2006
· Taught sculpture workshops while on a 3 month artist in residence scheme, June-September 2004

RELEVANT COURSES

Leith College of Art, Edinburgh
Summer School course in mixed media drawing July 2013

Leith College of Art, Edinburgh
Summer School course in mixed media painting Aug 2009

St Martins College of Art. London
Summer School course in digital photography and Photoshop July 2008

Edinburgh College of Art: July 1998
Summer school course in figurative sculpture