Jocelyn McGregor strikes a discordant note using the fragmented female form.
Material has suppressed qualities, aspects that we are not meant to see. They are facilitators for something else. Gravitating towards states of matter – crystallisation, extrusion, decay. Jocelyn’s sculptural installations investigate the discordance between the basic physical elements of the natural world and the development of synthetic materials, media, and the built and virtual environments that shape our daily lives. To find this perpetual confrontation of the synthetic and the natural we have only to look beyond Western, urban service industries to the rural landscape, and to global sites of production and export.
Jocelyn talks about her work at the New Contemporaries
b. 1989, Boston, Lincolnshire, England
2015 – 2017 MFA in Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art, London
2007 – 2010 BFA in Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford
2017 ‘C-Art Extraordinary Places’, C-Art/Merz Barn, Elterwater
2015 ‘Sock Pocket’, Platform 1 Gallery, London
2011 ‘Carbon Selves’, Where Where Project Space, BeijingGroup:
2018 ‘Risky Attachments’, FOOTHOLD, Polignano a Mare
2017 ‘48 Hours at: the Brick Cube’, Suck It And See Projects, London
2016 ‘Cumbrian Artist of the Year’, Rheged Centre, Penrith Awards
2018, Artist-in-Residence at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2017 Sarabande Fund for Emerging Artists, Lee Alexander McQueen: Sarabande Foundation, London
2016 The Diabolique Scholarship, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, London
2015 Derek Hill Foundation Grant, The Derek Hill Foundation, London