jo fairfax NESTA Fellow
My practice includes both physical sculpture and sculptural light.
I trained in sculpture and subsequently studied holography at the Royal College of Art, London.
This led me to further studies in holography at the Holo Centre, New York.
I continued making public and private artwork and was awarded a NESTA Fellowship to develop work in virtual reality. My public art can be seen throughout the UK. Alongside the Fellowship I have received 9 Arts Council Awards, the Wingate Scholarship, 2 Oxford Film and Video Awards, the Chiaya Arts Judge's Award and the New Technologies Award.
I love using the magic of technology and try to incorporate it, with soul, in my work. Recently,
I have been creating work using 3d printers. I am trying to make forms that I couldn't possibly have made previously and to use the printer as a tool, just like a chisel or pencil.
I am a Board Director for Design : Midlands, have exhibited widely including the Barbican Gallery, Oxo Tower twice and Royal Academy, been featured in Blueprint and Light magazines, had a one-man show at the National Centre for Craft and Design in 2021, I am exhibiting 12 pieces as part of Collect Open 2024 at Somerset House and have a one-man show at the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham in 2025.