Jo McChesney


About the Artist

Jo McChesney graduated from Bath Academy of Art where she specialized in illustration for her degree, later on studying for an MA in printed textiles. After a career involving textile design, illustration and part – time lecturing, her interest in print inspired a trip to Kyoto, Japan to study the traditional technique of woodblock printmaking.

Her current work combines her knowledge of traditional Japanese printmaking techniques with a distinctly western approach to image making. She draws upon the natural world, and focuses on fleeting moments in time for her inspiration.


Selected Exhibitions



Plum tree Gallery Bambury Solo show Upcoming

Art House Leicester Upcoming

Eye of the Beholder 2 Upcoming



Leicester Open 2022

Leicester Print Workshop Members Show

Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition

Tarpey Gallery Winter Exhibition

Eye of the Beholder Spencer House Gallery

Compton Verney Print Show

Spencer House Gallery Metamorphosis

Printfest – Award winner

Tarpey Gallery On Paper Group Show



Bath Society of Artists Open

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2021

Compton Verney Print Show



RWA Open

Wells Contemporary

Winter Exhibition Tarpey Gallery

LSA Open

Small Print Exhibition 6



Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Original Print Show Zilla Bell Gallery curated by Norman Ackroyd

Wirksworth Art Festival

Tarpey Gallery Derby

Leicester Open

LSA Open Award Winner Leicester

Harley Open



LSA Open (Prize Winner Leicester Print Workshop)



Royal Academy Summer Exhibition



West End Gallery

Moreton Gallery



Wistow Gallery

West End Gallery Leicester



Morton Gallery 



Patchings Art Centre Centre Art in Primary Schools Project



Spring Show Moreton Gallery

Contemporary Printmakers Show Cambridge Contemporary Art

Contemporary Printmakers Exhibition Shire Hall Staffordshire



The Barn Gallery Patchings Nottingham September 2011 Solo Exhibition

Weston Park Gallery Shropshire November 2011 Solo Exhibition

Winterbourne Gallery Birmingham November 2011 Solo Exhibition

Young Curators Exhibitions RBSA Birmingham

Kiwa 6th Exhibition Kyoto Japan 

Tutors Exhibition RBSA Birmingham 

Candidates Exhibition RBSA Birmingham 

Beetroot Tree Derbyshire 

The Gallery Great Horkesley Colchester



Rugby Art Gallery Solo show (prize winner) 

Leicester Open Exhibition (prize winner) 

Cafe Exhibition Solo show RBSA Birmingham 

Print Biennial RBSA Birmingham (highly Commended) 

Ludlow Summer Exhibition 

Lund Gallery York 

Tarpey Gallery Derby

KIWA Open Kyoto Japan 

Worcester Open 

West Midlands Open Birmingham 



Rugby Open (Winner) 

Tarpey Gallery Derby

Snape Maltings Gallery Hampshire 

Derby Open 

RWA Open Print Bristol

Ludlow Summer Exhibition (Highly Commended) 

Ridware Gallery Staffordshire 

RBSA Open Prize (Highly Commended) Birmingham

Originals Print Mall Galleries London

RBSA Candidates Exhibition Birmingham



Sway Open Hampshire 

Originals Print Mall Galleries London

Manchester Open 

RBSA Open  Birmingham 

City Gallery Leeds 



Rugby Open (Special Commendation)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 

Rugby Open 

Leicester Open 



Artist in Residence Loughborough University 2011 – 2012

Castle Park Heritage Festival 2011


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