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Johanna Love is an artist, academic and researcher living in London, UK. In 2022 she became Scienitifc Associate at the Natural History Museum, London. She is interested in making images that operate at the limits of human perception and often invoke ideas of the technological sublime, through print, drawing and photographic languages, often combining all together, using landscape and architectural subject matter, to generate unstable, shifting material surfaces, and visually complex and unfathomable images. Here, the fractured, open and complex images offer an arena within which we can contemplate themes of time, memory and mortality.
In 2013 she attained a PhD in the field of Fine Art at Chelsea college of Arts, with a thesis titled Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the photographic printed image. Previous to this, she completed a fellowship in Printmaking at The Royal Academy Schools between 2001-5. She exhibits nationally and internationally; continues to contribute to key debates through exhibitions and international conferences and symposiums across fine art printmaking, drawing and photography contexts.
Over the last few years Johanna has been working in collaboration with senior scientists at Natural History Museum, London and the Interplanetary Sciences Archive at UCL. At the Natural History Museum Johanna works with Electronmicroscopy to examine samples of dust collected from her families old home in the centre of Hamburg, Germany. The house sits in the centre of Hamburg and withstood the intense bombing of WW2. Johanna's interests are in the dust as an archive of time and place; of history and memory; and also of the discord between the scientific image and human perception. She is currently making large-scale drawings to re-think and re- negotiate the scientific image and generate new readings of time, scale and weight.
2022 Awarded Scienitifc Associate status, Natural History Museum, London
2021 Tallin International Drawing Triennial Award Winner
2020 Love, Johanna (2020), ‘Drawing dust’, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 5:2, pp. 193–208, doi: https://doi.org/10.1386/drtp_00032_1
2018 Kunsterhaus Munchner International Lithografie Award, Munich, Germany
2018 Chance,V. & Ganley, D.(Eds) RE:PRINT. Marmalade: London.
2017 A New Vision of Printmaking (2017) Kuandu Museum of Fine Art.
2017 Love, J. (2017) Lichlose Luft: Lightless Air. London. Camberwell Press.
2015 Journal of Fine Art Practice ‘Somewhere between Printmaking, Photography and Drawing: Viewing contradictions within the printed image’.
2012 PhD Thesis British Library ‘Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image’
2012 Grabado Y Edicion – Print and art edition Magazine.
2011 Featured artist, Aspiracje - Journal of the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2009 Digital print award, 6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia
2008 Featured work Printmaking on a budget, A&C Black 2008
2007 The Elephant Trust Award, London
2004 Featured Artist Ambit Magazine
2003 RASAA Newsletter, issue 16
1999 The Culford Press Award, London
1998 The Yew Tree Studio Award
2020 Drawing Dust, Drawing Talking to Sciences International Conference, Lancaster University.
2018 Dust , Drawing and Time: Artist in Residence – Kloster Bentlage, Germany
2015 Somewhere between Printmaking, Photography and Drawing: Viewing contradictions within the printed image – Hybrid Practices in Printmaking Symposium, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2015 Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Shadows: Material photography in a digital culture, PARC Symposium, LCC, London
2013 Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Impact 8, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
2011 Materiality and surface of the digital print – Wrexham International print exhibition & Symposium, Yale College, Wrexham
2010 From the emptiness of representation to the representation of emptiness, Land/Water Symposium “Landscape & the Metaphysical”, The University of Plymouth
My research and supervisory interests are within the field of fine art; printmaking drawing and the photographic image. In 2012 I completed a practice based PhD at Chelsea College of Art, questioning the perception of the photographic image in relation to manual drawing and the subject matter of dust. My research interests are around the areas of visual perception, technological and material image making, memory and time. I am also interested in the relatonship between art and science.
PhD, Dust: New ways of viewing the printed photographic image, University of the Arts London
Award Date: 1 Jul 2013
External Examiner MA Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire
2018 → …
External Examiner MA Print, University of the West of England
2014 → …
MA Printmaking Course Leader, University of the Arts London
2013 → …
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Research output: Non-textual output › Exhibition
Jo Love (Reviewer)
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication Peer-review