Joseph Paxton | Biography

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b:1981, Monmouthshire

Joseph Paxton grew up in Wales surrounded by farmland, where from an early age he developed a close interest in the natural world.

After developing a love for the sculptural medium at Monmouth School, he went on to study fine art at Newcastle University from 2001-2005.

Joseph Paxton sculptures explore the juxtapositions of simplicity, strength and vulnerability within the animal form. The specificity of the animal is less important, more so the emotion and physical dynamic that it portrays, evoking emotions and feelings with which we as human animals are compelled to relate.

Having graduated with a BA in Fine Art (High Honors)in 2005, he currently lives in London where he works as a professional sculptor.

Selected Exhibitions
2012 Sight Hound III on public display in Grosvenor Square, London, as part of 2012 Sculpture trail
Sculptors' Drawings & Works On Paper - Kings Place with Pangolin London Lloyds Club London - three leading British sculptors alongside Panter and Hall's Scottish Show
'Best In Show: The Dog' - group exhibition at Gallery Pangolin, Gloucestershire

2011 Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition - 'Hang Dog' exhibited
'Catto Gallery Winter Selection' - group show at the Catto Gallery
'Leading British Sculptors' - group show at Osbourne Studio Gallery
'Hare Styling' - charity fundraising exhibition of works by celebrities and artists for
Great Ormond Street Hospital
'Animal' - solo exhibition of works at Basement Gallery, Newburgh Street, London
'Beast' - group show at Pangolin London

2010 Pangolin London - mixed winter show
Elephant Parade London - chosen to create one of the 250 elephants shown around
the Capital as part of London's largest ever public art event. Julia's Elephant was
exhibited outside the Royal Festival Hall for three months during the summer
Henley Festival with Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art, Hampshire
'Seven Sculptors' - group show at Whittington Fine Art , Henley
Animal Art Fair 2010, solo stand at Fulham Palace
London Art Fair 2010 - exhibited works

2009 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - work selected as part of Threadneedle Prize
for Figurative Painting and Sculpture 2009, Mall Galleries, London
Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London - Mixed Summer Exhibition
Courcoux & Courcoux, Hampshire - Mixed Summer Show
Henley Festival with Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art, Hampshire

2008 Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art, Hampshire - Mixed Christmas Show
Morgan Lovell interior design company, Soho, London - three month solo exhibition
The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London - artists retrospective, group show

2007 Solo show at The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London
An Exhibition of Drawing and Sculpture

2005 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon-Tyne - group exhibition of eight selected
graduate artists from Northumberland and Newcastle Universities
University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne - Fine Art Degree Show

2004 The Globe Gallery (North Shields, Northumberland) - drawings exhibited