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Joanna Whittle studied at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Agnews (London)  and the Museum of London, whilst taking part in numerous group exhibitions including, since 2018, Sidney&Matilda Gallery and Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Collyer Bristow and Herrick Gallery (London) and  Portico Library Gallery (Manchester). Her work has also been exhibited in John Moores Painting Prize (2018), and Royal Academy (2019). In 2019 she was joint winner of the Harley Open Prize and Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize, exhibiting at The Huddersfield Art Gallery and ASC Gallery (London). In 2019 she was selected for the Freelands Artist Programme, a funded residency, working with the Freelands Foundation(London) and Site Gallery (Sheffield). In 2020 she was awarded Arts Council funding for her project ‘Between Islands’ which included working with the Portland Collection and Welbeck Estate which culminated in a solo exhibition at the Harley Gallery (Nottinghamshire). She was also the winner of the New Light Prize Exhibition Valeria Sykes Award. In 2021 she exhibited in 'Heavy Water' at Site Gallery as part of the Freelands Artist Programme residency. She is  a membe rof the Contemporary British Painting Society, the Guild of St George and the Landscape Research Group.  She is curently undertaking funded research projects  with an archaeologist at Sheffiled Univesrty and the National Fairground and Circus Archive. 


Heavy Water Collective, Research Micro Residency  at Sheffield General Cemetery, funded by the University of Central Lancashire, September 2022 

Heavy Water Collective, Research Residency at Special Collections, Cardiff University and G39, Cardiff - funded by Four Nations 

The Mitre OwlOngoing collaborative project with David Orme. An evolving collection of artworks, artefacts and 'object perdus', first exposition held at Artcade, Sheffield, 2021 

Between Islands, Arts Council funded project (DYCP) working with the Portland Collection and the Welbeck Estate, Worksop , culminating in a final exhibition at the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate, Nottinghamshire,  2020

City of Ideas, Workshop Residency with Artworks Sheffield in collaboration with Sidney & Matilda Gallery  and  Site Gallery as part of  their City of ideas project. 

City Without and Within, Making Ways Engagement Project, Sheffield2019

Flat+Earth, Curation of a  landscape painting exhibition at Sidney& Matilda,  Sheffield2019

Deluges, Public commission for Kelham Island Industrial Museum and KICA. A series of 12 plaques installed on Alma Street , Sheffield, 2018  

Island and Water, Steel, Stone Mural and ceramic pieces as part of a wider public commission- CITU , Sheffield2018

Clapton to Centre Point, 1183 Trees, Museum of London, A year long residency funded by The London Arts Café in collaboration with the Natural History Museum. Culminating in a final show at the Museum of London, 2003-2004

Badly Led Lives, Tower records / Piccadilly, London, an installation at Piccadilly Underground Station in  association with Bowie Arts, 2002

New Paintings, Agnews, London, Solo Show, 2001



The Fool, Air Space Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 

Volta Basel, Charlie Smith Gallery, Basel 

RASE, Royal Academy, London 

Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, Elysium Gallery, Manchester 

New Light Retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester 

Paradoxes Contemporary British Painting Society, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight  

Aggregate, Freelands Foundation, London 


New Light Prize Exhibition, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle

Silent Disco, Curated by Graham Crowley, Greystone Industries, Suffolk

Heavy Water, Site Gallery (Freelands Artist Programme Residency), Sheffield 

Urban Art Social Project, Sheffield 

Emergence, Rise Art, London 

Human Nature, Linden Hall Studio, Kent 

New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle 

Darkness At Noon, Contemporary British Painting Society, APT Gallery, London 

The Lockdown Interviews Exhibition, ArtTopTen, Cello Factory, London


Plausible Objects / Difficult Things, virtual exhibition curated by Professor Frances Woodley 

Thing Worlds, Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

The Viewing Room, UK New Artists, virtual exhibition 

Vitalistic Fantasies, The Cello Factory  

Vitalistic Fantasies,  BEEP Biennial, virtual exhibition

YES/NO, Contemporary British Painting, virtual exhibition 

New Light Prize Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

Prosaic Mosaic, Globe Arts, Slaithwaite 

Contemporary British Painting Prize,  ASC Gallery, London


Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery

Rogue Women,Rogue Galleries, Manchester

Bethlehem Boys Club IIISidney & Matilda, Sheffield 

Prosaic/ Mosaic, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

Second Nature, Portico Gallery, Manchester

Just One More Thing, Asylum, Suffolk

Two Fold , OA Studios, Salford

This Is Not An Oak Tree, Jugg Art Foundation, Suffolk 

The Immaculate Dream, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy

Place, Boston Castle, Rotherham 

Eight Paint, Gage Gallery, Sheffield

Harley Open, Harley Gallery, Worksop

Flat+Earth, Sidney & Matilda , Sheffield


Bethlehem Boys Club II, Sidney & Matilda , Sheffield

Confluence at Bloc, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2018

Land♦Scape, Exchange Berlin, Berlin, 2018  

Confluence, Herrick Gallery, London, 2018

Uncommon or Garden, Jugg Art Foundation, Suffolk

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 

Brownfield Research Centre, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

Public Commission, Kelham Island, Sheffield


Strangelands, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2017

End of Beginnings, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich, 2016

Various Species, Greystone Industries, Wickham Market, 2016

Sad But True, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich, 2016


Atrium Summer Exhibition, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, 2015

Atrium Winter Show, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, 2014

Winter Show, Subterranean Boulevard Gallery, Ipswich, 2014

Celeste Art Prize, London, 2006

Deck of Cards, 39 Gallery, London, 2006

Group Show, Keith Talent Gallery, London, 2005

Hand In Hand We Walk Alone, Clapham Art Gallery, London, 2005

Pocketscopic, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, 2005

Christmas Tree, 39 Gallery, London, 2004

Aftershock, Oneaspace, Hong Kong, 2004

Pub Crawl, 39 Gallery, London, 2004

Francis Bacon as an Exquisite Corpse - 39 Gallery, London, 2003

Drawing Show, Keith Talent Gallery, London, 2003

Four Colleges Show, AT Kearney, London, 2002

New Painters, Group Show, Agnews, 2001

Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York, 2000

Assembly, Stepney City, London, 2000

Summer Show, Beaux Arts, London, 2000


New Light Prize, Valeria Sykes Award, 2020 

Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2019 

Freelands Artist Programme Residency at Site Gallery, London & Sheffield, 2019-2022

Harley Open Prize, First Prize (joint), 2019 

LAC Residencies in the City, London, 2004

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Painting Prize, London, 2000

TI Group Painting Prize, London, 2000

NADFAS Greater London Art Bursary, London, 1999

John Crane Summer Travel Award, London, 1999

Bundy, New York Travel Award, London, 1999

Amy Sadur Freidlander Memorial Art Fund, London, 1998


Smaller is Beautiful, the tiny but triumphant comeback of the art miniatureHow to Spend It, Financial Times, 2021 

Vitalistic Fantasies,  Catalogue, essay by  Dr Catrin Webster, 2020

Plausible Objects, Difficult Things, Catalogue,  essay by Dr Frances Woodley, 2020

Fresh PaintArtist &  Illustrators magazine (June) , 2020

A Celebration of Painting, an essay by Griselda Pollock,  2020

Contemporary British Painting Prize,  Catalogue, 2019 

John Moores Painting PrizeExhibition Catalogue, 2018 

Celeste Art Prize, Catalogue, 2006

Art & Cities, Issue 14, Catalogue, 2004

Miser & Now, 2004

Art & Cities, Issue No.13, 2003

Joanna Whittle: New Paintings, Catalogue, 2001

Time Out, October,  2000

The TI Art Group Collection, Catalogue of Collection, 2000

Assembly, Catalogue, 2000



MA Fine Art, Painting, Royal College of Art, London, 2000

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Central Saint Martins, London,1997


Landscape Research Group, Since 2022 

Guild of St George, Since 2021 

Contemporary British Painting Society, Since 2019 

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