Jo BRUTON b. 1967

Jo Bruton is a painter who works between the digital and the analogue in order to explore the space of painting, extending notions of form and its context by evoking narratives through the process of making. Her work toys with notions of decoration, domesticity and displacement questioning the position of the feminine subject, and the desire to act within and occupy space.

Bruton studied at West Sussex College of Art & Design, Exeter College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art and Design where she later taught. She has presented solo exhibitions in London at Matt’s Gallery in 2018 and 1997, and Sadler’s Wells in 2006, The Winchester Gallery in 1997 and at Panorama Gallery in Barcelona in 1998.


Her group exhibitions include Celebrations at Kingston University of London in 2007, Conversing at University of the Arts in 2006, Variety at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea in 2005, but not as we know it at Kontainer Gallery in Los Angeles in 2004, Miniature at Raid Projects in Los Angeles and the Kyubidou Gallery in Tokyo in 2002 and A question of scale at Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol in 1996.