University, Jo was taught printmaking by Jean Lodge, who studied with S W Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris and who was inspirational in her rigorous approach and experimentation. Jo went on to complete an MA in print at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Printmaking is central to Jo’s practice, though it does not dominate the narrative or dictate the expression. The relief and etching techniques Jo Gorner uses allow space and time to consider an image facilitating the passage from thought to paper.
The quality of the marks Jo achieves, the presence of the hand and incidence of chance, are all integral to her work.
The restorative value of the creative process and the impact of the natural landscape both underpin Jo’s practice. The artwork which results is a sensory, embodied, response to this immersion in the natural environment and her relational encounter with a landscape.View Current Artworks Download Full Biography
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- 2016 Familiar Land,: Northern Print, Newcastle
- 2014 Fields of Vision: Land Art Project, Pennines
- 2012 Littoral : Flowers Gallery, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
- 2019 Works on Paper: Campden Gallery
- 2013 – 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
- 2018 New Light Exhibition: Bowes Museum, Bankside Gallery, London, etc
- 2017 The Original Print Show, Zillah Bell Gallery
- 2013 Print International, touring, Oriel Wrecsam
- Prints – Artist
The restorative value of the creative process and the impact of the natural landscape both underpin my practice.