James Jessiman
b.1990 Scarborough
Lives and works in London

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Royal College of Art, London / MA Printmaking 
Kingston University, London / BA Illustration
2009 - 2012
Leeds College of Art
2008 - 2009


‘As Soft As Velvet, As Rough As Grit’, Printed Matter, New York
Super Super, Kingsgate Project Space, London
Show2017 - MA Degree Show RCA, London
‘ずれた- Zureta’  - University of the Arts, Tokyo
Freshly Squeezed, RCA Print Group Show - CGP London
Horizontal Smile, Two person show with Adam Glibbery - Hockney Gallery, RCA Kensington, London
Reasons Sleep - Doomed Gallery, London

EDITIONS - Tripp Gallery, London
Stewarts Law RCA Secret, London
Letter to the Proxy - P.P.S - Royal College of Art, London
Break / Link - CGP London

TO DO - The Sassoon Gallery, London
Dimension(s) Variable - Wating Rooms / 84 Hatton Gardens, London

Friday Lates - V&A Museum, London
Paragraphs (Solo) - Peckham Springs Gallery


Augustus Martin Prize 2017
The Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers prize 2017 (Shortlisted)
The Almacantar Studio Award 2017 (Shortlisted)
Print Futures Award 2016

Study, materials and practice kindly supported by awards from the following trusts:
The Eaton fund
The Ann Watson’s Trust
The Prowdes Educational Foundation
The Zobel Charitable Trust
The Company of Merchant Taylors of the City of York
Ruby Will and George Trust
The Sidney Perry Foundation
Sir Mark and Lady Turner Charitable Settlement
The Printing Charity
Philip Bates Trust
Coats Foundation
Leathersellers' Company University Exhibition Fund


Lushington Bellevue - Snöar Press, London 2017
MEGA2000 - Self Published, London 2017
Hot Bed and Other Drawings - Heuberger Books, London 2014


(Shortlisted) - The Sainsbury Scholarship for Painting and Sculpture 2017
The British School at Rome

TO DO Project space and gallery, London
Co-curator 2015

Printmaking Artist in Residence 2014
Cornwall College, Camborne

The Curwen Studio, Cambridgeshire
Assistant printmaker 2015

Nobrow Press, London
Head Printmaker 2012 - 2015

Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
Printmaker / Assistant 2012


Illustration BA - Visiting tutor - Kingston University
Fine Art BA (RCA Placement) - Ruskin School of Art, Oxford

Studio-K: Programme Manager
An independent teaching programme for young people in schools. Studio-K delivers screenprinting and animation workshops to suit a wide range of audiences and institutions including the CTRL: Reprezent x ICA Festival, secondary schools in Hackney and the Kingston Young Carers’ Project.

National Saturday Art and Design Club, Kingston University
Programme co-ordinator 2015/2016