Jo Chapman is an established artist working in the public realm on a diverse range of projects. She has worked on large scale commissions for parks, colleges, libraries, hospitals and housing developments.
Jo has been a practising artist for over twenty years during which time she has made temporary installations, wall-based artworks, sculpture, and curated. Originally trained in embroidery Jo began by selling work through galleries and private commissions. Following the completion of a Masters in 2004, she concentrated on public art projects.
Her work is site-specific and with an interest in process. She takes inspiration from the effects of time and the discovery of beauty in the unexpected, the imagery is sourced from everyday encounters and incidents, translating these experiences through a process of drawing and experimentation into completed works.
The challenge of defining a new context for each project provides the opportunity to explore new directions and materials while at the same time building on already gained knowledge and experience.
Alongside her public projects, she works as an arts educator facilitating workshops in galleries and community art projects. Jo has also lectured on foundation and degree level courses.