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Jessie Edwards-Thomas

Jessie Edwards-Thomas (born 1991) is a visual artist based in Britain. She is from Snowdonia, North Wales. Her artistic practice explores the individual through power, voice and community. Her most recent published work explored the representation of the self in the community through the pathway of mental health and homelessness.

Her work questions the individual’s need for belonging within the construct of society. She uses the relationship between the photographer and the sitter to investigate these ideas as part of the image.

Her practice utilises the what-ifs of fiction and imagination to explore said themes of power, symbols, societal structures and connection through storytelling.

Works

The Polymorph

CV

  • MA Photography,​ University of the Arts, London (2017 – 2018)

  • 2020 – Covid_2020, 212 Productions, Bristol (2020)
  • Mostyn Open 21, MOSTYN Museum,  Llandudno, Wales (2019 )
  • Carnival POP-UP exhibition and workshop,  Martin Parr Foundation Photo Lab, Arnolfini, Bristol (2019)
  • Uprooted, Group exhibition, ArtHub,  London (2019)
  • ESPY Photo Award exhibition, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (2019)
  • Dancing in Peckham, Peckham24, London (2019)
  • The Biscuit Factory’s Contemporary Young artist award exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2019)
  • UMBRA, University of Arts, London (2018)
  • Flux, The Freespace Project, London (2018)
  • Monochrome, Limehouse, London (2017)
  • Trajectory Graduate Online Exhibition, The Print Space (2016)
  • 306 Degrees, The Roses Art Centre, Tewkesbury (2016)
  • Review, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham (2016)
  • Reconnecting Bristol, St Marks Centre, Bristol (2016)
  • Body & Vibes, Typical Girls Magazine Exhibition, London (2016)
  • Terra Nostra, The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham (2016)
  • Etalage, AWOL Gallery, Manchester (2015)
  • Bath Arts Biennial Festival, Bath (2015)
  • 38 Degrees, The Bearpit, Bristol (2014)
  • Foto39, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol (2014)
  • London Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show, London (2009)

  •  The Biscuit Factory’s Open Contemporary Young Artist Award (2019)
  • Shortlisted for The ESPY Photo Award (2019)
  • The Sproxton Award for Photography (2018)
  • Highly commended for The Photofusion Award (2018)
  • The Slim Hewitt Award for Photography (2016)
  • Shortlisted for The British Life Photography Awards (2014)