Joby Williamson

Joby Williamson

Au Revoir, C.H., 2016

Unfinished tapestry, frame

Joby Williamson

Temperance, 2016

Cast iron bench ends ht 73 x w 56 x d 47

Joby Williamson

Tare, 2016

Digital print on Di-bond 51 x 74cm

Joby Williamson

Here For You, 2016

Multiple images presented on 2 screens

Joby Williamson

Resignation, 2016

5 digital prints mounted on aluminium 4034 x 46cm

Joby Williamson

Resignation (detail), 2016

Digital print mounted on aluminium

Joby Williamson

Over and Over, A Side / B Side, 2016

Split ceramic jug, acrylic mirror, turntable x 2 64 x 30 x 14 cm

Joby Williamson

Quarrel, 2016

Pair of etched drawing pins Edition of 30

Joby Williamson

Bank No.5, 2007

Acrylic, duratrans, vinyl & light
55 x 45 cm

Joby Williamson

Bank No.3, 2007

Acrylic, duratrans, vinyl & light
55 x 45 cm

Joby Williamson

Store, 2009

Plastic buckets, electric lights, galvanised shelving, dimensions variable

Joby Williamson

What Have You Forgotten?, 2010

Installation view

Joby Williamson

What Have You Forgotten?, 2010

Installation view

Joby Williamson

Transparent Measure, 2010

Screenprint 36 x 60 cm
Edition of 30

Joby Williamson

Plication, 2010

Screenprint, 60 x 30cm
Edition of 30

Joby Willamson

Faux Pli, 2009

C-Type Photogram Edition of 35
30 x 40 cm

Joby Williamson

Tied Sheet, 2011

Screenprint, Edition of 40
76 x 40 cm

Joby Williamson

Geraldo's Mirage, 2011

Six C-Type Photograms
Edition of 3
100 x 4200 cm

Joby Williamson

Field, 2011

Screenprint, Edition of 40
36 x 50 cm

Joby Williamson

Neon Bunting, 2011

Neon installation, Edition of 3
115 x 3020 cm

Joby Williamson

What Have You Forgotten?, 2010

Screenprint, Giclgee on Arches, Edition of 25
40 x 30 cm

The found object has an enduring fascination for many artists, but few have such an affectionate, observant obsession as Joby Williamson. He has made work from plastic buckets, broom handles, crushed cardboard boxes, fragile and abandoned tables, screwed up and thrown away post-it notes. These prosaic things, the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life, are the source for Williamson’s artworks and installations. His practice pivots around the inverted memory we apply to objects and acts as an archaeological dig of today’s artefacts.

Education
1999 – 2001
M.A. Fine Art Print , Royal College of Art, London
1992 – 1995 B.A. Fine Art Print Hons, Manchester Metropolitan University
1991 – 1992 Foundation Fine Art and Design, London Guildhall University

Exhibitions

2016
Ships Lost at Sea – The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Heel Bar (solo) Tintype, London
8 x 8 Mah Jong Re-imagined a collaboration between French furniture designers Roche Bobois in partnership with ArtReview.
Bench, Tintype, London

2015
Bread and Jam I, Bread and Jam Gallery, London

2014
Dividend, Tintype, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Vault, E17 Arts Trail, London

2013
SEE/SAW, neo: gallery, Bolton
Android, Piccadilly Place, Manchester

2012
Crazee Golf, Tintype, London
I Knew You Would Look Beautiful, London Borough of Waltham Forest commission
Commissions for Barts & Royal London Hospital
The Snake That Ate It’s Own Head, Poriginal Gallry, Finland

2011
TONIC, Festival of Britain Skylon, London
Textures of Time, Frederick Parker Gallery, London Met University
Spritz, Simons, Muirhead & Burton, London
Smaller Than a Lemon, Angelika Studios, High Wycombe
Smokefall, Tintype, London

2010
Hverju Gleymdirou?, Galleri Skilti, Reykjavik
Das Vertraute Unvertraute, Wurttembergischer Kunstverien, Stuttgart
What Have You Forgotten? Tintype, London
Summer Exhibition ‘10, Royal Academy, London
Mill, Monika Bobinska, London
Face Torch 5, A.Gillespie, London
Irregular Wasps, Tintype, London (Co-curator)

2009
E17 Trail, Studio 51, Walthamstow, London
Pop up Art Day WALL, London (Co-curator)
Pick’n’Mix Woolworths, Leytonstone Arts Trail
Summer Exhibition ’09 Royal Academy, London
Mill, Monika Bobinska, London
You Are More Beautiful Than a Butterfly, Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik
Celestial Staircase, Eric Ayotte Projects, New York
Woman, Making Mistakes, Paradise Row, London

2008
Santa’s Grotto, Museum 52, London
E17 Trail, Studio 51, Walthamstow, London
WALL Inaugural Show, WALL, London
Pages, Notice Gallery, London

2007
E17 Trail, Studio 51, Walthamstow, London
Borrow and Burn, Transition, London (2 person show)
One Night Stand, VINEspace, London
Open End, Morning Lane Studios, London
Linoleum, Galleri Skilti, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006
Peace Camp, Brick Lane Gallery, London
everydebris, St. Paul’s Gallery, London (Co-curator)
Londoners 2, KumHo Art Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea
Cold Climates 2, Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
New News from Nowhere, William Morris Gallery, London
Londoners, GalleryOn, Seoul, S. Korea

2005
be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, London, (Co Curator)
Current Vision, Sartorial Art, London

2004
Turin Art Fair, with Domo Baal
Halbes Haus, Three Colts Gallery, London
Cold Climates, APT Gallery, London
One Day, Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik
Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art, Oxford
Roadside, Great Eastern Hotel, London

2003
exhibit 001, NTH Art, London
Ex-Press, Royal College of Art, London
SightSeeing, Freeform Arts, London
Out of the Digital Domain 2, Irvine FAC, Los Angeles
economy, Unit 2 Gallery, London (2 person show)
Miniature, Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo

2002
Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
Art + Modelmaking, APT Gallery, London
Miniature, Raid Projects, Los Angeles (Catalogue)
RETROSPECTIVE, Great Eastern Hotel, London (2 person show)
Island Seven Seven Gallery, London
Cross Currents-U.K, Deutsche Bank, London
Cross Currents, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Cross Currents Part 2, Miller-Durazo, Los Angeles

2001
The Recommission Agency MA degree show, RCA, London
Socle, Print design with Richard Wentworth, Calais

2000
Assembly, Whitechapel, London

1998
Whitechapel Open Studios Hanbury Street Studios, London

1997
Musée Imaginaire M.O.I. London (touring U.K. 2000)

Awards
2001 Winner of Lattice Award for The Recommission Agency R.C.A.

Articles/Reviews

Time Out May, 13-19.05. 2010, review of Irregular Wasps by Helen Sumpter
Morgunbladid, 12.01.07 + Radio 1, Vidsja, Iceland
Morgunbladid, 10.03.06, Iceland
Journal New News, 2006, London
Cross Currents, Raid Projects, Los Angeles: Catalogue, essay by Katie Pratt
The Times, John Russell Taylor, 25.07.01
Assembly, Whitechapel, London, 2000 Catalogue: ISBN 0-9536804-1
Time Out, 18.10.00

Publication

What Have You Forgotten? Catalogue by Joby Williamson with text by Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley and Rosie Pedlow