Josie McCoy – CV

1998-1999MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
1995-1997BA (Hons) Fine Art, Solihull College, Birmingham
Solo Exhibitions
2021Musas, Madres, Magas y Asesinas, Centro Cultural Melchor Zapata, Benicássim
2021Las Musas de Josie McCoy, Sala de Exposiciones El Oscurico, Buñol
2017Glow and Celebrity: The Philosophy of Josie McCoy, ATM Gallery, Gijón
New Work, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
Reflections, 10 Grosvenor Street, London
Paint3d, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
2007Las Chicas de Almodóvar, DF Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
2006New Work, Eyestorm Gallery, Exeter, Ipswich and Milan
2004New Paintings, Eyestorm / Britart, 18 Maddox Street, London
2001The Royle Variety Show, Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, London
2000EastEnders, The Centre of Attention, 15 Cotton’s Gardens, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Reimagined Realities, Gallery Arteria, Barcelona, Spain
2023El 5è Element, Oficina Municipal de Turisme, Ulldecona, Tarragona, Spain
2023Where Beauty lies, De Souza Gallery, Spain
2022Relics of Future’s Past, Valencia, Spain
2022EXOIT – When Healing Begins, De Souza Gallery, Cervera del Maestre, Spain
2022Urban and Contemporary Art Exhibition, La Joya Space, Valencia, Spain
2021RA Summer Exhibition 2021, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Dirty Pink, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
If not now, when? Spilt milk virtual exhibition
John Lennon is not dead, The Stash Gallery, London
Home-works, Spilt Milk online exhibition and zine
2019Paint, PS Mirabel 2019 Painting Prize, Manchester
re:birth, Gallery One, Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh
2018The Ghost Tide, curated by Monika Bobinska & Sarah Sparkes, Thames Side Studios Gallery, London
Russafart Exposicion Colectiva, Imprevisual Galería, Valencia Face to Face, Kunsthalle Hense, Armlandstr. 20, Gescher
2017Political Poetical Petra Lossen Fine Art, Zurich
Col.lectiva d’artistes del Sporting Club Russafa en Cullera, Casa de l’ensenyança, Cullera
Refugiarte, Centre del Carmen, Valencia
McCoy, Gingles, Picazo: Works on paper, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
2016Sporting at Standard, Standard Gallery, Valencia
La Bohemia, Castellón
2015Intimate Strangers: Politics as Celebrity, Celebrity as Politics, Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile
Rites of Passage – Ritos de Transición, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
2014Additionen der Gegenwart – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Frank Hense, Kunstmuseum, Bochum, Germany Russafart, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
2013From Madonna to Madonna, Domus Artium (DA2), Salamanca
At Home with the Ludskis, Rio Cinema, Dalston, London
2012Dreaming of a Black and White Christmas, A-side B-side Gallery, London
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Collection: The Next Generation, Kings Place Gallery, London
Albert Square… the artists move in, A-side B-side Gallery, London
Mothers, Chester University, Chester
2011Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, London
RCA Secret 2011, Royal College of Art, London 11:11, East Gallery, Brick Lane, London
2010RCA Secret 2010, Royal College of Art, London
Dalston Underground Studios: Ten Years, The Boys Hall, Dalston, London
Hammerson Artist Initiative, former London Stock Exchange building, London
When Central Met Saint Martins, Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, London
2009Visiones de Anhelo, Galería Espacio, Valencia
Perfect Present, 242 Cambridge Heath Road, London
Lo que cuenta(s), Galería Espacio, Valencia
2008Face Value, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
Pulse New York with Houldsworth, New York
Suburbia, The Foreign Press Association, London
Seduced, The Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
2007Dorian Gray Project: Happy Days, John Jones, London
The Dream of Putrefaction, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone and The Fieldgate Gallery, London Stone.Plate.Grease.Water, International Contemporary Lithography, Museum for Modern Art for Wales, Machynlleth and Bankside Gallery, London
Two Faced, The Changing Face of Portraiture, book launch and exhibition, Hong Kong and London.
2006scope LONDON with Lounge Gallery, Truman Brewery, London
Sensuous Panorama, Lounge, London
Castellón Painting Prize, Municipal Art Centre of Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
2005RCA Secret 2005, Royal College of Art, London II International Painting Prize of the Castellon County Council, Espai D’Art Contemporani De Castello, Spain
2004Bob’s Your Uncle, Eyestorm, 547 West 27th Street, New York Vector Vecteur, L’Espace d’animation des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Mothers, Oxford House, London
Love N Bullets, Transition, London
2003Reduced, Century Gallery, London
Science Fiction:Double Feature, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
Lexmark European Art Prize, Eyestorm Gallery, London
Josie McCoy & Mimei Thompson, QUODart, Brighton BP Portrait Award 2003, National Portrait Gallery, London, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Pop Culture, Beatrice Royal, Eastleigh
Don’t you forget about me, Studio Voltaire, London
New Directions: Art vs Mainstream Visual Culture, Plinth, The Cube, Leeds
Faces, Mark Jason Fine Art, 71 New Bond Street, London
14 x 14, Century Gallery, London
2002The Painting Class, The Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
BP Portrait Award 2002, National Portrait Gallery, London, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Beauty’s where you find it, Britart Gallery, London
Golden, Britart Gallery, 60-62 Commercial Street, London Viva la Republique, The Centre of Attention, London
Hunting Art Prizes 2002, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London
200114 x 14, Mafuji Gallery, London
Art is Dead, Britart Gallery, London
RWA Open Painting Exhibition 2001, RWA, Bristol
BP Portrait Award 2001, National Portrait Gallery, London, Sheffield Galleries, Sheffield
Art 2001, Britart at the Business Design Centre, London
Salon The Centre of Attention Painting Prize, Identity UK, London
2000Artfutures, The Barbican Centre, London
Mighty Real, Dazed and Confused Gallery, Old Street, London
BP Portrait Award 2000, National Portrait Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery
Directions 2000, The Lethaby Gallery, London
1999Artfutures, Royal Festival Hall, London
MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London
Secret Lives, Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham
Selected bibliography
2017Lorena Kloosterboer, ‘Idiosyncratic Monochromes’, PoetsArtists Volume 85
2011Sandy Nairne, ‘500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award’, National Portrait Gallery publication.
Antonio Nodar, ‘From Portrait to Self Portrait Vol. 1’.
2010Emma Wall ‘Graduate art: make an art of your investments’, The Telegraph, 21 August 2010.
Lee Morgan, ‘Workspace: Josie McCoy’, ArtsCulture, June 2010. Ethan Bodnar, ‘Creative Grab Bag’.
2009Systems Design Ltd, ‘Two Faced: The Changing Face of Portraiture’.
2007Illera, Lotte. ‘Second Glance: Paintings by Josie McCoy’ Bolz, Issue 6 2004.
2004Edwards, Charlotte. ‘Dalston Underground Studios’ Art Review, July/August 2002.
2002Aitch, Iain. ‘Soap on Canvas’ Wish, April 2002. Dunning, Matthew. ‘A Brush with Fame’ Fable, February 2002.
2001Greenstreet, Roseanna. ‘Questionnaire – Q & A Josie McCoy’, The Guardian Weekend magazine, 12 May 2001.
2000‘Mighty Real’ Dazed and Confused, November 2000.
Prizes and awards
2002Woo Charitable Foundation Arts Bursary
2001Royal West of England Academy Open Painting Exhibition 2001 – commended
The Centre of Attention Painting Prize – awarded first prize

Colección Ofelia Martín & Javier Núñez
Collection of University of Wales
Jeremy Mogford Collection
Standard Chartered
The Centre of Attention Permanent Collection
The Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century