Jocelyn McGregor

b. 1989 in Boston, Lincolnshire; based in Cumbria


MFA Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL 

BFA in Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University

2015 - 2017

2007 - 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Home Sick (as part of A Centre For Attention led by Kate Genever), Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

2019 Magpie, Museum of Natural History, Kharkiv, Ukraine (as part of the British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine 2019 residency programme)

2018 Mei Yahn Yu (joint exhibition with Jiyoung Yoo), Kaitak Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong

2017 C-Art Extraordinary Places, Merz Barn, Cumbria

2015 Sock Pocket, Platform 1 Gallery, London

2014 GlassNose, The Merz Barn, Cumbria

2011 CarbonSelves, Where Where Project Space, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

2020 Trespassers will be detected (British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine 2019 exhibition), Dnipro Centre for Contemporary Culture, Dnipro, Ukraine

2019 Rain Wetting Thirst (Curated by Seamus McCormack), Lewisham Arthouse, London

2019 Self Seeder, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria

2019 Work in Progress, Semiradsky Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (as part of the British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine 2019 residency programme with Yermilov Centre)

2018 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool Biennale & South London Gallery (touring)

2018 A Field Guide to Getting Lost, T.A.F (The Art Foundation), Athens

2018 She Performs, London Gallery West Project Space, London

2017 Risky Attachments (curated by Like a Little Disaster),FOOTHOLD, Polignano a Mare (Bari), Italy

2017 Cumbrian Artist of the Year, Rheged Centre, Cumbria

2016 Eller Beck, Suck It And See Projects at The Brick Cube, London

2016 Cumbrian Artist of the Year, Rheged Centre, Cumbria

2016 XXL, Hotel Elephant, London

2016 Transitions, Menier Gallery, London

2015 Business As Usual (curated by Perce Jerrom), Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds; & Turf Projects, London (touring)

2014 Time Pieces, Caustic Coastal @ Rogue Project Space, Manchester

2014 Heath (of the moment), The Squatted Gallery, London

2014 FODO VII, Waterloo Action Centre, London

2014 Symposia on Comfort Zones in Creative and Curatorial Practice (touring IKEAs) Beijing, China; Manchester, UK (curated by Laura Yuile)

2011 Pop-up Povera, MoCA London, London

2011 Safe As Houses, No. 2 Bedford Place, London

2011 Floor Plan, Beigao's Demolished Village, Beijing, China

2011 After Hours, After Bar, Beijing, China

2009 The Warp and the Weft, Botanical Gardens, Oxford

Awards & Residencies

British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine 2019 Residency Programme

CVAN North West Artist Bursary 2019

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Shortlist 2019

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Artist

2018 Artist-in-Residence at Hong Kong Baptist University

Artagon Exhibition Nominee

Lee Alexander McQueen: Sarabande Foundation Emerging Artist Award

Finalist for Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016

Westbridge Primary School Artist-in-Residence (in partnership with ACAVA)London, UK

The Derek Hill Foundation

The Eaton Fund

The Merz Barn Artist-in-Residence (Cumbria, UK)

Creative Routes 2013, arts depot (London, UK)

Red Gate Residency Artist-in-Residence (Beijing, China)

Where Where Project Space Artist-in-Residence (Beijing, China)

Diocesan Boys' School Artist-in-Residence (courtesy of the Lam Foundation) (HongKong, China)

Selected Press/Publications

2020 'Will Artists be Discovered?' by Elizabeth Herman for Your Art  (

2020 Interview for ОТВ Днепр (

2019 About 'Residents of the Universe: Jocelyn McGregor' (

2019 'Rain Wetting Thirst' Guide by Seamus McCormack (

2018 HKBU AVA Magazine, 'Jocelyn McGregor: Artist in Residence' (

2018 New Contemporaries, ‘Blog Post: JocelynMcGregor’ (

2018 Lewisham Arthouse, ‘Jocelyn McGregor: AnInterview’, by Lucienne Cole (

2018 She Performs, interview with Curator ofInterpretation, Nicola Waterman ( )

2017 Elephant Magazine ‘Eight Artists to Watch: MAand MFA Degree Shows 2017’ by Emily Steer and Rosalind Duguid (

2017 Elephant Magazine ‘Degree Show Hightlights:Slade School of Fine Art’ by Emily Steer (

2017 The Whisper Gallery ‘Slade School Emerging Artist strikes a discordant note using the fragmented female form’ by ElspethEdmonson (

2017 UCL Graduate Research 2016 – 2017 (

2016 C-Art ‘Cumbria Artist of the Year: Focus on Jocelyn McGregor’ (

2016 UCL Graduate Research 2015 – 2016 (


I also run the annual, peripatetic group residency, DoremiResidency, in Cumbria. 

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