About

Jamie Limond  BA (Hons) MA MSc HNDip IEng MIET

Statement

My artwork is dominated by a heightened sense of mortality, borne out of receiving a devastating diagnosis. I investigate the human condition at its fringes, being broken. I explore our responses to existence and temporality, considering how these states impact on the human condition. Beyond this I am interested in philosophy and how it may help me as an artist to create art that communicates most authentically. I am a postgraduate researcher, working towards a doctorate in Fine Art.

My practice is informed with an engineer’s understanding of materials and a keen appreciation for art history; employing a multidisciplinary approach with no particular preference to one medium. This ethos resulted in the award of the DigiTech commission and the foundation of JL Engineer Art in 2020.

My DfA research has focused on passaging through ones space, and pilgrimage. This has resulted in my purchase of a yacht to further my understanding of the concept of the passage and water bourne pilgrimages. This has developed into the creation of JL Sailing Art, a project that looks to skipper passages, with like minded people on planned routes. In 2023 I am planning a anti-clockwise voyage around the uk.

My influences include Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Christian Boltanski, and Anya Gallaccio.

Born in 1974, I live and work in Suffolk, England.


Solo Exhibitions
  • W&B Gallery, Sudbury (Jun-Jul 2014)

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • To Begin at the Beginning, The Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh (18th Sept – 22nd Sept 2020). 
  • Harwich Shorts, Harwich Festival of the Arts, online (25th June – 31st July 2020). 
  • Impact, Chiaya Art Award, online (15 Jun to 30 Sept 2020). 
  • Finé Art, Foyer, UoS, Ipswich (Aug 2019).
  • Alive in the Universe, MaYou Live in Interesting Times. Associazione Eventi d’arte e d’architettura, 58th Venice Beinnalé (May-Jun 2019) [short film].
  • tbc, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich (Apr 2019).
  • Alive in the Universe, The Lookout, Aldeburgh (20th Aug 2018).
  • Fate (tbc), Installation Space, UoS, Ipswich (Jun 2017).
  • Inhumanity Scratched-out, Fine Art / English Collaboration, UoS (Jun 2017).
  • Inhumanity Series Exhibition, School of Art & Design Gallery, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan (31 May 2017).
  • Inhumanity Series Exhibition, Art-Expo, Shanidar Gallery, Erbil, Iraq (May 2017).
  • Blueshift Paradigm (auction), Waterfront Building, Ipswich (Mar 2017).
  • Scarred FOR Life Exhibition, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich (Apr 2016).
  • Time Installation, Freudian Sheep Gallery, Ipswich (Feb 2016).
  • The Summer Exhibition, Prettys Solicitors (Jul-Jan 2015).
  • Injustice Exhibition, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London (Sept 2014).
  • Into the Sun Exhibition, Kersey’s (May 2014).
  • British Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Crypt Gallery, London (2014).
  • Various Exhibitions, Freudian Sheep Gallery, Ipswich (2016-2014).
  • Trafalgar Exhibition, Prettys Solicitors, Ipswich (2013).
  • Gainsborough Print Exhibition, Edmunds Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds (2013).
  • Tracing Britten Exhibition, The Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh (2013).
  • Clockmakers Exhibition, Sotheby’s Gallery, London (2013).
  • Twenty-thirteen Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Ipswich (2013).
  • Langlands & Bell Exhibition, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich (2011).

Competitions
  • Attwells Solicitors Fine Art Competition [Shortlisted] (2016).
  • Just Art National Competition [Runner Up] (2014).
  • National Open Arts Competition [Shortlisted] (2014).
  • Picturing Time Competition [Shortlisted] (2013).

Commissions and public works
  • Awarded DigiTech / BT commission to design a sculpture for Adastral Park (Dec 2020 – April 2021)
  • Unmarked pages on display at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, Ipswich (2015).
  • Miracle of the Roses on display at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, Ipswich (2015).
  • The unnamed tree* on display at the University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich (2012).

Published articles and features

Research Portfolio
The unnamend tree was a collaboration with J Butcher and P Hillier