Charlotte Church, Duffy & Catherine
Zeta Jones visit Llandaff gallery.
premier gallery in Llandaff, Cardiff
will be holding its second show with an exciting and award winning young
artist, Josie McCoy.
This is Josie’s first exhibition in Cardiff, another first for gallery “Off the Wall”
Of the British artists of the younger generation, she is among those who are
having an impact on the international art scene: fascinating public and critics
with her high-impact, beautiful paintings.
British artist Josie McCoy paints famous actresses,
and characters from film and television: personalities who have become icons of
the collective imagination in which the fusion between the identity of the
artist and the character has become blurred. Working from film stills,
McCoy’s portraits beautifully capture fleeting moments and present
contemporary icons in a vulnerable, unfamiliar light. Her unique approach
entails applying numerous successive layers of oil paint in pastel colours,
lending her subjects an ethereal glow reminiscent of TV screen.
“Catherine Zeta Jones, Duffy & Charlotte
latest works, which will be showing at Off the Wall for the first time, include
Charlotte Church, Duffy & Catherine Zeta Jones.
exhibited widely across the UK
and currently lives and works between London and
You can find her work in the following collections:BBC, Collection of University of Wales,
The Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century & the Centre
of Attention Permanent Collection
Plymouth born Josie
McCoy’s was also commissioned by the BBC last September, to paint Cindy
Beale for a storyline in Eastenders and other portraits produced by the artist
include well-known stars such as Nicole Kidman, Christina Ricci, Kate Moss,
Angelina Jolie and characters from the Royle Family and other Eastenders cast
Josie’s work was selected for many awards including the BP Portrait Award
2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, and the Lexmark European Art Prize in 2003. She was
commended at the Royal West of England Academy Open Painting Exhibition and won
the Centre of Attention Painting
Prize in 2001. In 2002, Josie was awarded a Woo Charitable Foundation Arts
launches on Thursday June 4th 2009 with a private viewing, 6-8pm, with
cocktails and lasts until July 6th.
Readers are exclusively invited to a Private View on
Thursday 4th June 2009, 6-8pm to include cocktails and meet Josie
McCoy. This offer is on a first come first serve basis, or alternatively the
Exhibition opens to the general public on Friday 5th June
exclusively until July 6th.
Telephone 029 20554469 for more images of Josie
Josie McCoy CV
Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
College of Art and Design, London
(Hons) Fine Art, SolihullCollege, Birmingham
Icons, Opus Gallery, Newcastle
Las Chicas de Almodóvar, DF Arte Contemporanea, Santiagode Compostella, Spain
New work, Opus, 16 Shakespeare
New work, Eyestorm Gallery, Ipswich
New work, Eyestorm Britart Gallery, Exeter
New work, Eyestorm Britart Gallery, Milan,
New Paintings, Britart/Eyestorm Gallery, London
The Royal Variety Show, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
EastEnders, The Centre of
Value, Llandudno, Cymru
RED DOT with Opus Gallery, London
Kounter Kulture, London
Siteshow, London Eureka!, London Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair with Opus, The
Pulse Art Fair, New York
Mothers, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
Suburbia, The Foreign Press Association,
Seduced, The Windows Gallery, Central
Saint Martins, London
Dorian Gray Project, John Jones, London
STONE - PLATE - GREASE - WATER, London, Belfast and MOMA WALES, Machynlleth
Inspire, Opus Gallery, Newcastle
The Dream of Putrefaction, The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone and The
Fieldgate Gallery, London
TWO FACED, The Changing Face of Portraiture, book
scope LONDON, Truman Brewery, London
Sensuous Panorama, Lounge, London
Castellon Painting Prize, Municipal Art Centre
of Alcorcon, Madrid
RCA Secret 2005, Royal College of Art, London
II International Painting Prize of the Castellon County Council, Espai D'Art Contemporani De Castello, Spain
Art 2005, Eyestorm/Britart at the Business Design Centre,
Bob'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
Reduced, Century Gallery, London London Art Fair, Britart at the Design Centre, London
Flinch, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
Science Fiction: Double Feature, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham
Josie McCoy and Mimei Thompson, QUODart, Brighton
Lexmark European Art Prize, Eyestorm Gallery, London
BP Portrait Award 2003, National Portrait Gallery, London,
Pop Culture, Beatrice Royal, Eastleigh
Foad Glorious Foad, Wilson Hall, CamberwellArtCollege,
Don't you forget about me, Studio Voltaire, London
New Directions: Art vs Mainstream Visual Culture, New Directions, The Cube, Leeds
Selfridges' windows with britart
Faces, Mark Jason Fine Art, 71 New Bond Street, London England o England, Artjunky, London
Christmas Show, Mark Jason Fine Art, New Bond Street, London
The Painting Class, The Lethaby Gallery, Central
Saint Martins, London
BP Portrait Award 2002, National Portrait Gallery, London,
Beauty's where you find it, Britart Gallery, London
Hunting Art Prize 2002, RoyalCollege of Art, Kensington Gore, London
Art 2002, Britart at the Design Centre,
Viva la Republique, The Centre of
15, Red Gate Gallery, 209a Coldharbour
Golden, Britart Gallery, 60-62
Commercial Street, London
BP Portrait Award 2001, National Portrait Gallery, London,
Sheffield Galleries, Sheffield
Art 2001, Britart at the Design Centre,
Salon The Centre of Attention
Painting Prize, Identity UK,
14 x 14, Mafuji Gallery, London
Art is Dead, Britart Gallery, London
RWA Open Painting Exhibition 2001, RWA, Bristol
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery and AberdeenArtGallery
Rowe and Maw, Fleet Place,
Directions 2000, The Lethaby Gallery, London
Artfutures, The Barbican Centre, London
Mighty Real, Dazed and Confused Gallery, Old Street, London
Cable and Wireless Head Office, Theobalds
MA Degree show, Central Saint
Secret Lives, Axion Arts Centre, Cheltenham
Artfutures, Royal Festival Hall, London
Marks and Spencers Head Office Figurative Show, Baker Street, London
News BBC2, interviewed by Sean Brickell.16 March 2003.
Dislocation with Notting Hill Arts Club, Victoria
London Bulls and Bears, ITV, interviewed by Amy Gebler 2 April 2002. Centre of Attention Magazine: The Video Issue, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Galapagos, New York, The Green Room, London
John. 'Eyes have it' The Guardian, 2 April 2003.
Artistic Circles' The Scotsman, 10 December 2002.
'Dalston Underground Studios’ Art Review, July/August 2002.
Cooper, John. 'Golden Wonders' Design Week, 30 May 2002.
Aitch, Iain. 'Soap on Canvas' Wish, April 2002.
Dunning, Matthew. 'A Brush with Fame' Fable, February 2002.
Heaven’ AN for Artists, October 2001.
'As Seen on TV: The eerie paintings of Josie McCoy’ Time Out, 8-15
August 2001. Taylor, Tanis.
Review Metro 30 July 2001.
Greenstreet, Roseanna. 'Questionnaire - Q & A Josie McCoy’, The
Guardian (Weekend magazine), 12 May 2001.
'The Big Britart’ Art Review, April 2001.
'Painting Prize’ Tema Celeste Contemporary Art, March/April 2001.
'More Prizes’ Artnotes Art Monthly, February 2001.
Real’ Dazed and Confused, November 2000.
Victoria. 'Bianca’s return as the face of modern art’ Sunday
Express, 19 September 1999.
Pugh, Simon. 'Eastend Girl’ Review (London Institute), 1999
Charitable Foundation Arts Bursary
The Centre of Attention Painting Prize
Royal West of EnglandAcademy Open Painting
Exhibition 2001 - commended
Collection of University
The Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century
The Centre of Attention Permanent
The Old Probate Registry Cardiff Road
Llandaff Cardiff CF5 2DQ