JOSEPH PAXTON b. 1981 Monmouthshire, Wales
Joseph Paxton grew up in rural Wales and was introduced to sculpture in his formative educational years. He went on to study fine art at Newcastle University from 2001-2005, graduating with a BA Hon’s Fine Art in 2005. He currently lives and works in London.
Joseph Paxton’s work explores both the physical and psychological juxtapositions of strength, vulnerability, simplicity and complexity within animals and humans. Often drawing parallels between the two species, he explores behaviours, emotions and states of being, delineated through physical dynamic. The connection between living beings and their environment, and the exploration of the human animal, are common themes in his work.
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2015 Artist in residence with Utah University, The Taft Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, Montana
2009 Shortlisted artist, Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2016 GP Studio The Arch Window, London, UK
2013 Liberty London, March window display, London, UK
2012 Grosvenor Square, London, Sight Hound III on public display as part of Olympic sculpture trail
2011 Basement Gallery, Newburgh Street, London, UK
2008 Morgan Lovell, Soho, London, UK
2005 The Muse at 269, An Exhibition of Drawing and Sculpture, Portobello Road, London, UK
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2015 Pangolin London, Sculptor’ Prints and Drawings, London, UK
2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2013 Royal West of England Academy, Reigning Cats & Dogs, international invitational exhibition, UK
2013 Pangolin London, Sculptors’ Drawings and Works On Paper, London, UK
2013 Lloyds Club London, Three British sculptors alongside Panter & Hall’s Scottish show, London, UK
2013 Gallery Pangolin, Gloucestershire, Best In Show: The Dog, UK
2011 Royal West of England Academy, Autumn Exhibition, UK
2011 Leading British Sculptors, Osbourne Studio Gallery, London, UK
2011 Hare Styling, Charity fundraising exhibition for Great Ormond Street Hospital
2011 Beast, Pangolin London, London, UK
2010 Winter Show, Pangolin London, UK
2010 Elephant Parade London – Created one of the 250 elephants exhibited as part of London’s largest public art event.
2010 Seven Sculptors, Group show at Whittington Fine Art, Henley
2010 London Art Fair
2009 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition – Shortlisted for Threadneedle Prize 2009, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2008 Winter Show, Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art
2007 Artists retrospective group show,The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London, UK
2005 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon-Tyne – Group exhibition of eight selected graduate artists from Northumberland and Newcastle Universities.
2005 Fine Art Degree Show, University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne
2004 The Globe Gallery, North Shields, Northumberland
2015 Point Suite Contemporary Art Book – Published in the USA by AI Productions.
2012 Sculptors’ Drawings & Works on Paper – Exhibition publication. Published by Pangolin London.
2010 Elephant Parade London 2010 – Art Book.