BORN
Bletchley, England – 1974
Lives and works in London

EDUCATION
MA Painting Royal College of Art 1997-1999
BA Hons Fine Art Coventry University 1992-1995

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
’James Jessop' Horrific Gallery London 2015
‘Bomb Chaser ’ Charlie Smith London 2011
‘Beauty and The Beast’ High Roller Society London 2010
‘Uncanny Tales’ Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen 2009
‘James Jessop’ Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo 2008
‘Night of the Demon’ Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2007
‘Subway Ghosts’, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2006
‘Warning the Monster is Loose’, Rockwell, London 2005
‘Funky Paintings’ Haye Gallery, ‘Colchester Institute, Colchester 2003
‘Horrific Paintings’, This Way Up Gallery, London 2002

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
‘From The Uk’ James Jessop & Kate Groobie’ Non Permanent Gallery Turin 2010
‘London to Sweden’ James Jessop & Ann-Caroline Breig Kvarngatan, 2008
‘Fame’, James Jessop & Stella Vine, This Way Up Gallery, London 2005
‘The Deviants’, James Jessop & Gavin Nolan, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2005
‘James Jessop & Jasper Joffe’ Rosy Wilde Gallery, London 2004
‘Tagger an Exhibition of Street Art’ Martin Lea Brown & James Jessop The Bug Gallery, Coventry, England 1995

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
'The Future Can Wait’ Curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumely London 2014
Contemporary Show III’ Museum Eso Peluzzi Italy Curated by Patrizia Battallo 2014
‘The Bethlehem Boy’s Club’ Building ‘F’ Curated by Alex Daw London 2013
‘The Future Can Wait’ London 2011
‘Burning Candy present :Title Fight’ Tonys London 2011
‘Wow Now’ Shoreditch Underground Gallery London 2011
‘Polemically Small’ Torrance Art Museum, California, USA 2011
‘Martha Cooper Remix’Carmichael Gallery Los Angeles 2011
‘Non Conventional Xmas 4’ Non Permanent Gallery Turin 2010
‘Primary Flight’ Worlds largest, site specific street level mural installation Miami 2010
‘Block Party’ Factory Fresh New York 2010
‘The Future Can Wait’ Shoreditch Town Hall London 2010
‘The Threadneedle Prize for painting and Sculpture’ Mall Galleries London 2010
‘Demonology’ Charlie Smith London 2010
‘The Thousands’ Village Underground London 2009
‘Blink’ The Bricklane Gallery London 2009
‘Some Raw Business’ The Eporium Bristol 2009
‘The Future Can Wait 2009’ Truman Brewery London 2009
‘The Free Art Fair’ London 2009
Animals Contemporary Visions’ Martin Arte Internationale Turin Italy 2009 ‘New London School’ Galerie Shuster Berlin 2009
‘Subway Art 25thEdition Launch’ Blade ,Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Burning Candy Black Rat Projects London 2009
‘Burning Candy’ Featuring: Cyclops, Sweet Toof, Tek33 Sartorial contemporary Art London 2008
‘The Free Art Fair’ London 2008
‘Burning Candy’ Featuring: Cyclops, Sweet Toof, Tek33 Leeds College of Art and design, Curated by James Jessop Leeds 2008
‘The Future Can Wait’ London 2007
‘It Takes Two Part Two’ Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2007
‘Under My Nails’, Galleri : Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen 2007
‘James Jessop vs Harry Pye -It Takes Two’ Fishmarket Northampton England 2007
‘New London Kicks’, Wooster Projects, New York 2006
‘Artistic Vandals (Part 2)’, Sartorial Contemporary Art, Curated by James Jessop, London 2006
‘Admission By Invitation’, Galleri : Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen 2006
‘Obsession’ Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2006
‘Artistic Vandals ‘, Sartorial Contemporary Art at nomoregrey. Curated by James Jessop, London 2006
‘Cult Media’, Bastart, Bratislava 2006
‘Requiem’, St. Anselm’s Curch, Curated by Hugh Mendes London 2006
‘Water’, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2006
‘People Like Us’, Sartorial Contemporary Art at nomoregrey, London 2006
‘Hand in Hand we Walk Alone’, Clapham Art Gallery, London 2005
‘Green Door’, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2005
‘The Forest Show’, Rockwell, London 2004
‘Zombie’, Galerie Patricia Ferdinand-Ude. Gelsenkirchen , Germany, 2004
‘New Blood’, The Saatchi Gallery, London 2004
‘Born, Cry, Eat, Shit, Fuck, Die’ Rockwell, London 2004
‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, New Art From London Rmit Project Space Melborne, Australia 2003
‘The Bold and The Beautiful` The Pavilions, London 2002
‘A Little Bold And Beautiful` Ferguson McDonald Gallery, London 2002

PRIZES
‘The Threadneedle Prize for painting and Sculpture 2010, Shortlisted Artist , Mall Galleries London
Royal College of Art Drawing Studio Prize 1998

RESIDENCIES
Artist in Residence, Cultural Center Cesare Martini, Cavagnolo (TO) – Italy 2010

COLLECTIONS
David Lauren, New York
Martin Martini Arte Internazionale, Italy
Charles Saatchi , London

SELECTED PRESS
La Stampa 26 November 2010 Turin ‘Sit Number 24 Non Permanent Gallery
La Stampa 8 October 2010 Turin ‘Mood britannico con Groobey e Jessop’ Non Permanent Gallery
Telegraph.co.uk 26 July 2010 London’Public to judge £10,000 Threadneedle Arts Prize for Painting and Sculpture
Politiken, 9 January 2009 Copenhagen ‘James Jessop, Graffiti vil altid vaere min Rock ‘N’ Roll’, Interview Trine Ross
Metro, 18 December 2006 ‘Artistic Vandals curted by James Jessop’ The Rebel issue 1 2006, A free Magazine for ‘People Like Us’, presented by Sartorial Contemporary Art, Harry Pye
The Guardian, 21 March ‘Picks of the week’ 2005, James Jessop: ‘Warning the Monster is Loose’, Rockwell Gallery, London Jessica Lack
The Guardian, The Guide, 3 July 2004 , ‘Preview Exhibitions, James Jessop and Jasper Joffe, Rosy Wilde Gallery Jessica Lack
Evening Standard Metro Life, 3 July 2004 , ‘Opening this Week, James Jessop and Jasper Joffe’ Hephzibah Anderson
Time Out London, 31 March 2004 , ‘Bad Blood’, Sarah Kent is dismayed by Charles Saatchi’s ‘New Blood’. Sarah Kent
The Observer, 21 March 2004 , ‘He’s Gotta Have it’ Laura Cumming
The Independent, 17 Mach 2004 , ‘Introducing Charles Saatchi’s new Proteges’ Louise Jury
Evening Standard, 16 March 2004 , ‘Saatchi snaps up James Jessop security guard’s work’ Londoners Diary
Graphotism Issue 27 2002, Special Collectors Edition,’The Call to the Streets Two London Kurt Ivenson
Sidewalk Surfer Skateboarding Magazine, March 1998 ‘New Blood: James Jessop’ Leo Sharp

CATALOGUES
‘Burning Candy' Curated by James Jessop 2014
100 London Artists’ Volume1:50 Painters by Edward Lucie – Smith&Zavier Ellis 2013
‘Viral Art’ Chapter 1 ‘The Education of James Jessop’ . RJ Rushmore 2013
‘Scraffer Yearbook 2011’ Scraffer, Éditions Scraffer 2011
‘From The UK Kate Groobey, James Jessop’ Sit number 23, Non Permanent Gallery Turin 2010
‘The Threadneedle Prize for painting and sculpture’ Mall Galleries London 2010
‘Animals Contemporary Visions’ Curated by Patrizia Bottallo Turin 2009
‘The Thousands’ RJ Rushmoore, Drago Publishing 2009
‘The Free Art Fair’ London 2009
‘Street Art’ Johannes Stahl , James Jessop pages 189,191, 204-205, 2008
‘Burning Candy’ Before Chrome Editions, London 2008
‘The Free Art Fair’ London, 2008
‘James Jessop’ Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo 2008
‘It Takes Two’, James Jessop vs Harry Pye´ Fishmarket, Northampton, England 2007
‘James Jessop Subway Ghosts’ Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2006
‘Zombie’, Galerie Patricia Ferdinand-Ude, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 2004
‘The Bold and The Beautiful New Art From London’ Rmit Project Space, Melbourne 2003

DOCUMENTARIES
‘Bomb Chaser’ taken from the documentary series ‘DOTS’ directed by Dscreet
'The Apprentice', BBC2, Series 8, Episode 8, 2012