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. 


Between Islands - Harley Gallery, Sheffield, 2020

Lost Islands -Solo Exhibition - Cupola Contemporary Art,  Sheffield2019

City Without and Within -Making Ways Engagement Project -  Sheffield2019

Flat+Earth  -Curation- 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 Lockdown Interviews Exhibition, ArtTop10 - virtual exhibition - 2020 

Plausible Objects / Difficult Things, - virtual exhibition curated by Professor Frances Woodley - 2020 

Thing Worlds, Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan, 2020

The Viewing Room, UK New Artists - virtual exhibition - 2020 

Vitalistic Fantasies, The Cello Factory  - 2020 

Vitalistic Fantasies, part of BEEP Biennial - virtual exhibition - 2020

YES/NO,  Contemporary British Painting - virtual exhibition - 2020 

New Light Prize Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, 2020

Prosaic Mosaic, Globe Arts, Slaithwaite , 2020

Contemporary British Painting Prize, ASC Gallery, London, 2020

Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery, 2019

Rogue Women , Rogue Galleries, Manchester,  2019

Prosaic/ Mosaic, Bloc Projects, Sheffield,  2019

Second Nature, Portico Gallery, Manchester,  2019

Just One More Thing, Asylum, Suffolk,   2019

Two Fold , OA Studios, Salford,  2019

This Is Not An Oak Tree, Jugg Art Foundation,  2019

The Immaculate Dream,  Collyer Bristow Gallery ,  2019

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition , Royal Academy,  2019

Prosaic, Coterie Gallery,  2019

Place , Boston Castle, 2019

Eight Paint , Gage Gallery, Sheffield, 2019

Harley Open , Harley Gallery, Worksop, 2019

Flat+Earth , Sidney & Matilda , Sheffield, 2019

Bethlehem Boys Club, Sidney & Matilda , Sheffield, 2018

Confluence at Bloc, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2018

Sense of Place, White Room Gallery, Sheffield, 2018

Body, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, 2018

Land♦Scape, Exchange Berlin, Berlin, 2018 

Confluence, Herrick Gallery, London, 2018

Uncommon or Garden, Jugg Art Foundation, Ipswich, 2018

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2018

Brownfield Research Centre, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, 2018 

Public Commission, Kelham Island, Sheffield, 2018 

Unique Beauty, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, 2017

Strangelands, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2017

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

Various Species, Greystone Industries, Wickham Market, 2016

Sad But True, Dance East, 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, 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 Exhibition, Valeria Sykes Award, 2020 

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019 

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 miniature, How 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 Paint, Artist &  Illustrators magazine (June) , 2020

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

Contemporary British Painting Prize,  Catalogue, 2019 

John Moores Painting Prize, Exhibition 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