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Josephine lives and works in London, UK. She graduated in 1998 from BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London and Postgraduate Diploma, Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2006.  Exhibitions include The Horse Hospital, London, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art, Turps Gallery, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Global Art Container, Tallinn, Estonia and The Royal Academy of Art, Ghent, Belgium. In 2022, she was commissioned by Kingsgate Gallery, London to produce a painting for the public Billboard 16:9. In 2019 she was nominated for The Arts Foundation Futures Award and awarded the Gottlieb Foundation Grant 2024.





2006 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London
1998 BA Hons Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London


Solo Exhibitions

2024 Hard Cell, Classwaroom, London

2022 My Bloody Finger, 16.9 Billboard, commissioned by Kingsgate Gallery, London

2015 Self Serve, self initiated Solo show in a disused shop on a housing estate, London. Supported by The London Borough of Camden

2014 Josephine Wood at Punk&Sheep, solo show, Punk&Sheep, curated by Cedar Lewisohn & Patricia Ellis, London.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Redcar Summer Exhibition, Redcar Contemporary Art Gallery, Invited to exhibit by the curator Michael Archer (art critic),

Redcar, UK

2021 The Commission, University Women's Club, London

2021 The Art of Painting, Copeland Gallery, London

2019 Freeze-frame Fast-forward, Koppel Project Central, London

2019 Sick Monday, The Horse Hospital, London

2019 If I was a Rich girl, Kunstraum Riehen, curated by Clare Kenny with Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Valie Export , Basel, Switzerland
2019 Total Eclipse of The Heart - Paintings about Women, curated by Dan Coombs, Watson, Farley and Williams, London
2018 Women Can't Paint, curated by Marcus Harvey, Turps Gallery, London

2018 Sick Monday, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

2017 NOI, artist-curator, PSW, Rum Factory, Bow Arts Trust, London
2015 Exeter Contemporary Open, finalists exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter

2015 The East London Painting Prize, finalists exhibition, Rum Factory, London

2015 Revolutionary Britain; Art, Power & Politics, Harts Lane Studio, London

2012 Natural Language, curated by Natasha Rees, Vitrine Gallery, London

2012 Dead Darlings, Royal Academy of Art, Ghent, Belgium

2011 All that glitters is not Institution, as Wood+Rees, curated by Julika Gitner & Jon Purnel, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2011 Press​, live performance, RED Gallery, London
2010 Savage Cuts, as Wood+Rees, ​curated by Dean Kenning, Donlon Books, London

2010 Supermarket Art Fair, curated by Natasha Rees & Linda Perrson, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

2009 Mouthing Off, curated by Alys Williams, Vitrine Gallery, London

2009 New Age, Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia

2009 Scare in the Community, Core Arts, London

2008 CO-Lab'08, 6 live performances over one week, Global Art Container, Tallin, Estonia

2008 Subb Urbe of Sound, artist-curator, The Elevator Gallery, London

2008 The Coma Lounge, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007 Hung Drawn Quasi Stellar Object, Portman Gallery, London

2007 Journey to the Foul Side of the Sun, Wittenplatz, Amsterdam

2007 Illuminated Chains of Maser Freedom, The Griffin, London

2006 I'll Show You Mine, PGDip show, Chelsea Space, UAL, London

2002 Drater collective, Tales of Folly, Cardboard Gallery, London

2001 Drater collective, Sausage Man, Michemode Gallery, Berlin

2000 Drater collective, Dragon Gallery, London


2024 Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

2023 Eaton Fund Artist Grant

2023 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Grant

2019 Nominated for The Arts Foundation Futures Award 2019 by Marcus Harvey

2015 The East London Painting Prize, finalist
2015 Exeter Contemporary Open, finalist

2008 CO-Lab'08 live art residency, Global Art Container, Tallinn, Estonia


2020 Sight & Sound, ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, Sick Monday by Linday Hallam

2019 Sick Monday catalogue, Lindsay Hallam

2019 Garageland Reviews, interview, Alex Michon

2019 Wall Street International, Woman Can't Paint, by Jillian Knipe

2015 Exeter Express and Echo, featured painting

2015 Catalogue, Exeter Contemporary Open

2015 Wall Street International, featured painting for The East London Painting Prize

2015 Catalogue, The East London Painting Prize by Oliver Basciano

2013 Art & Music - The Saatchi Gallery Magazine, interview


2023 The Essential School of Painting, Artist Talk, London

2022 A Brush with Power - Painting & Politics, course writer & lecturer, The Essential School of Painting, London UK
2022 University Centre St Helens, Artist Talk, Liverpool, UK

2021 Reading School of Art, Artist Talk, Reading UK
2021 Liverpool Independents Biennial - Time, Space, Paint: A Conversation, Artist Talk hosted by Fiona Sterling

2018 Turps Gallery, Woman Can't Paint, panel discussion, London
2009 School of Arts, University of Westminster, Artist Talk, London

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