Jocelyn McGregor

b. 1989 in Lincolnshire; based in Cumbria for the time being


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

CURRENT 2023-24 DREDGED, Windermere Jetty Museum, Windermere, UK

CURRENT 2022 -24 Earthing (public sculpture)Sculpture in the City: Aldgate Square Commission 2022-23

2022 -23 ValeForth, Primary Studios, Nottingham, UK

2022 Mantle at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

2021 Hybernate at VITRINE Gallery Project (curated by Olena Kasperovych), Kharkiv, Ukraine

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


2015 Sock Pocket, Platform 1 Gallery, London, UK

2014 Glass Nose, The Merz Barn, Langdales, UK

2011 CarbonSelves, Where Where Project Space, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

2023 The Amber Room at Matt's Gallery, London, UK

2022 ‘The Picnic’ live art performance (actor: Elizabeth Connick) for ‘Nocturnal Creatures’, Whitechapel Gallery &Sculpture in the City, London, UK

2021 Hyper Limbo (online) (curated by Come Quick Disaster), Yeah Totally, London, UK

2021 Around the Table, No.20 Arts, London, UK

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


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

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

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

2009 The Warp and the Weft, Botanical Gardens, Oxford

Awards & Residencies

Henry Moore Foundation Grant 2023

Sculpture in the City: Algate Square Commission Winner 2021

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) - Round 9

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

2023 ‘Henry Moore fund to pay bills for sculptors struggling with cost of living’ by Vanessa Thorpes, TheGuardian

2022 ‘Great outdoor art to see this Summer’ by Augustine Hammond, Financial Times

2022 'FIVE MINUTES WITH...JOCELYN MCGREGOR' by David Taylor, New London Architecture

2022 'Human Snails Crawl Into Aldgate Square' by Matt Brown, Londonist

2022 ‘Jocelyn McGregor:‘Mantle’ Exhibition Review’ by Beth Haven, The State of the Arts

2022 ‘Interview withJocelyn McGregor’ by Nicola Waterman, She Performs

2021 'Faunal Rearrangements' by Felix Farwick, The Writers' Residency on The Artists Contemporary 

2020 'Elvers', stop-motion and fictional diary entry by Jocelyn McGregor on Commonage Projects 

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 of Interpretation, 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 Elspeth Edmonson

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


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