2015 finalists / Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Merging art, science and technology, Lloyd Jones’ energy inspired sculpture and installations manipulate materials and light to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live. Questioning the boundary between science fiction and fact, much of her artwork investigates a range of subject matter often relating to natural phenomena. 

Lloyd Jones graduated from Staffordshire University in 2005 and completed her MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. She has been involved in numerous public art projects including Design Team Artist in 2014 and has exhibited internationally.

She is based in North Wales.  


Curriculum Vitae


2007 | MFA Sculpture Edinburgh College of Art
2005 | 1st Class BA (Hons) Fine Art Staffordshire University


2014 | Hidden Energies, Solo Show, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK 
2014 | Southern Lines and Northern Lights, touring Mission Gallery, Swansea and RCC
2013 | Alter/Shift/Control, Bermondsey Project, London, UK
2013 | National Eisteddfod of Wales Visual Arts Exhibition, Denbigh, UK
2013 | SALT, Foundation Claude Verdan, Musee de la Main, Lausanne, CH
2013 | New Future, Museo di Palazzo Poggi (Museum of art and science), Bologna, IT 
2012 | Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy, UK
2012 | World Event Young Artists, Nottingham, UK
2012 | Art Roots, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, UK
2012 | F/ocal Length, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University, UK
2012 | Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, UK
2011 | Parallax Art Fair, London, UK
2011 | Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy, UK
2011 | Light Fantastic, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley, UK
2011 | Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen University School of Geosciences, Aberdeen, UK
2011 | Inside Out, Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod, UK
2011 | Breath Taking Crafts, Council UK touring exhibition, UK  
2010 | Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Mons, BEL, 
2010 | Altered States, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, UK 
2010 | SOFA New York represented by UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, USA
2010 | Contemporary Art from Wales, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
2010 | Public Art Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2009 | Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2009 | Illumicycle, Solaris Energy Centre, Blackpool, UK 
2008 | Conjunction Art Biennale, Stoke-On-Trent, with AirSpace Gallery/Staffordshire University, UK
2008 | Cargo 1 travelling exhibition by boat, west coast Scotland, Ullapool Visual Arts, Gathering Hall, (Skye), Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre (North Uist)     
2008 | Electric Blue, OXO Tower Wharf Barge House, South Bank, London, UK
2007 | Site, The Dick Institute Natural history Museum, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK                
2007 | RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2007 | Time Burhley Sculpture Garden, Burghley , UK
2007 | On The Rocks ,The Lighthouse Venue, Edinburgh, UK
2006 | Swap 195, Gallery North, Northumbria University, UK
2005 | Coordinates, The International Harlech Biennale, Harlech, UK
2005 | Cadman Gallery, Staffordshire University, UK
2004 | British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, UK

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

2015 | Leitrim Sculpture Centre residency, Leitrim, Ireland (forthcoming)
2014 | Makers Using Technology residency, National Centre for Product Design & Research, Cardiff
2013 | View Holographics residency, St Asaph, North Wales
2012 | Winner of the Oriel Davies Open, People’s Choice Award Oriel Davies, Newtown
2012 | Arts Council Wales Creative Wales Award recipient
2011 | Winner of the Oriel Wrecsam Open Professional Artist Award, Oriel Wrecsam
2010 | Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Lecture Award, Louisville Kentucky, USA
2010 | Shortlisted for the Royal British Society of Sculptors Public Art Award, London
2009 | Safle Public Art Residency, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
2009 | Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award, London
2009 | Arts Council Wales and Wales Arts International production grant recipient
2008 | UrbanGlass Visiting Artist Fellowship, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2006 | The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Award for postgraduate study

Public Art Commissions

2014 | Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Public Art Design Team Artist, Bangor (ongoing)
2012 | Grizedale Forest Art Roots artist, Grizedale, Cumbria (ongoing)
2012 | Conwy Castle, ‘Digital Fireplace' Cadw Site Interpretation Scheme commission 
2011 | Blinc Digital Arts Festival, 3D mapping commission Conwy
2011 | St Peters Church, Ruthin Art Trail commission, Ruthin
2010 | Sherman Theatre, Architectural commission working with Capita Architecture, Cardiff
2009 | Four Wards Lighting Project, with Blackpool Council and the Illuminations
2007 | Edinburgh Festival site specific commission, with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop