Jessica Albarn

Jessica Albarn is known for her fine line drawings on paper. She also explores surface using glass, clay, wax and honey. Sometimes incorporating pressed flowers and insects by creating multi-layered pieces.

She has exhibited extensively and created two books. ‘Bee-headed’ and ‘The Boy in the Oak’ a dark faerie tale of which she wrote and illustrated. The story was also made into a short film. Narrated by Jude Law. Directed by Luke Losey.

Jessica’s collaborations include Helmut Lang NYC for their ‘Spiderling ‘ collection. Which took her spiders to Tokyo with a 3 day live drawing event. And more recently collaborating with Nick Powell (Musical Composer and sound designer) for her stop Motion Films ‘Creation’ and ‘Life after Death’ the latter of which was shown at her solo show at the Jealous gallery this year.

Devoted to the Bee she has used her work to raise awareness and pay homage to their plight. She is currently developing a meadow down in Devon to support the Bees and the local wildlife of the area as well as create a space to explore ideas and gather research.

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Exhibitions & Experience

 

2019

April

Urban Art Fair With Nelly Duff Gallery Paris

Face Value 3 Dirty Work Exhibition Group Show in Aid of Charity Katy Piper Foundation Jealous Gallery East

May

Meadows of Eve Solo Show The Drang Gallery Salcombe

June

Art Car Boot Fair Kings Cross London

Article in Resurgence & Ecologist

September

Notice the Small Things Exhibition Group Show Jealous Gallery London

2018

May - June
Solo Show ‘Life After Death’
Jealous Gallery East
Shoreditch

Group Show ‘Raising Awareness’
Habit Aid and Bumblebee Conservation Trust
London

Summer 2018
Group Show
Rhodes Contemporary Art Gallery

September
Art Car Boot Fair
Granary Square

October
Other Art Fair – Saatchi Art
Victoria House
South Hampton Row

November
Group Show
Ace club
Islington


2017

January
Solo Show - One Night Showing of ‘Creation’
The Union
Soho

September
Talk/showing of ‘Creation’ Stop Motion Film & Solo Show
Soho Farmhouse
Chipping Norton

December - January 2018
Group Opening Show
Young Jamieson Fine Art
Marlborough


2016

June / July
Solo Show ‘Creation’
Lawrence Alkin Gallery
London

Group Show ‘Drawing Lines’
The Jealous Gallery
Shoreditch


2015

February
Solo show
The Union
London

January
Q&A at the WILDER event
Chateau Marmont and The Pressary
Brixton


2014

April
RESURRECTION
Solo Show
The Crypt of St John
Bristol

June
Art Car Boot Fair
Truman Brewery Car park
London

RESURRECTION
Solo show
Lawrence Alkin Gallery
London

2 day Drawing performance of Bees
Raising money and awareness for the BBCT
(Bumble Bee Conservation Trust)
Open Garden Squares Weekend
London

July
Drawing Performance
For Wacoal
Mini Paiais
Paris

August
Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Group show
London

September
Miracles
Fifty children - Fifty Artists
Joint Portrait exhibition
Raise money for children in Tower Hamlets
London

Save the Bees
Group show and campaign
Forge & Co Gallery
London

125LIVE
Group Show
London

October
Group Opening show
Jealous Gallery
London

December
Beehive pop up restaurant -
Solo show of Bee work
Brixton

Winter show at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery Group show
London

BEES Workshop at The place
or home schooled children)
Bedford


2013

April
Salon Des Refuse V
Group Show
London

Nelly’s Inaugural Flower Show
Pick Me Up
London

May
The Boy in the Oak (Short Film)
Screening at Cannes Film Festival

June
Art Car Boot Fair
Truman Brewery Car Park
London

November
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Mauger Gallery


2012

April
The Big Egg Hunt
Bee Egg
Elephant Charity
Egg on display in Devonshire Square
And Covent Gardens Piazza

Nelly’s Zoo
Pick me up
London

June
Art Car Boot Fair
Drawing Performance in a shed
Raising money for the BBCT
With Bee Seeds.
Truman Brewery Car Park

October
The Boy in the Oak (Short Film)
World Premiere
The Bel Air Film Festival
US

November
The Boy in the Oak (Short Film)
Barcelona Short Film Festival

December
The Boy in the Oak (Short Film)
UK Premiere