BIO

Justin was born in Devon in 1977. He lives and works in London.

Recent solo exhibitions include Halcyon Song at Paradise Row, London, Grief Tree, Valentines Mansion, Ilford and Portmanteau, The Salon @ Sketch, London. Recent group exhibitions, readings and performances include Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Writing on Water, Fordham Gallery, Oxford, Erro, Turner Contemporary, Margate and A Man Asleep, LM Projects, Los Angeles.

Artist’s books include Halcyon Song, Hokkaido Postcard and Grief Tree. Recent selected writings include essays in Photomonitor magazine and Broomberg & Chanarin’s War Primer 2, (MACK e-edition), book reviews in Visual Studies (Routledge) and poetry in Material Online and his first collection of verse, An Orange Country.

His artwork is in many public and corporate collections including the British Government, Ernst and Young, Experian, WilmerHale, Soho Beach House, Miami, the Linde Group and the David Roberts Art Foundation. It is also held in numerous private collections in the UK, Russia, France, India, Canada, Japan, the USA and China.

Prizes include the BOC Group Emerging Artist Award and the Flash Forward photographers’ award from the Magenta Foundation, Canada. Grants include Arts Council England, Fenton Arts Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Oxford University’s Research Centre in the Humanities.

Justin holds a PhD in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London and is a lecturer in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Download artist’s CV here:

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