Jonathan Baldock

Born in 1980 in Kent, UK. He graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA in Painting, followed by the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting.


Recent solo shows include: There’s No Place Like Home, CGP (The Gallery) & CGP (Dilston Grove), London (2017); The Biggest Fear Is That Someone Will Crawl Into It, Space, London (2017); Jonathan Baldock, OneWork Gallery, Vienna (2017); The Skin I Live in, Nicelle Beauchene, New York (2016); Notes from the Orifice, Vitrine Gallery, London (2014); The Soft Machine, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2014); Hot Spots, The Apartment, Vancouver (2014) and A Strange cross between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightsclub, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Objects like us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut (2018); Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London (2018); Performance: Late at Tate St Ives (with Florence Peake), St Ives (2018); Figures in a Landscape (Rubato Dance Company), Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum, Berlin (2018); TERRA (A contemporary history of clay), Hotel Contemporary, London (2018), Love Life: Act 3, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2017); Love Life: Act 2, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2017); Offshore, artists explore the sea (collaboration with Ian J Brown)Maritime Museum, Hull (2017); Conversation Piece – Part 3, Fondazione Memmo, Rome; Love Life: Act 1, (2 person touring show with Emma Hart) Peer, London (2016); Baldock Pope Zahle, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Seepferdchen und Flugfische (touring), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany (2016); Archetypes, Power, and Puppets, College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM), Wooster, Ohio (2015); Only the Lonely / Seuls les solitaires (curated by Elina Suoyrjö), La Galerie centre d’art contemporain, Paris (2015); Protected Space, Belmacz, London; Warm Bodies (a two-person show with Olga Balema), Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Netherlands (2014).


Jonathan Baldock is the first recipient of the newly established Freelands Lomax Ceramics Fellowship and also guest resident artist at Bluecoat, Liverpool (2017-18).


He lives and works in London.


  • Mask XXXVI

    Jonathan Baldock

    Mask XXXVI, 2018

    38 × 28 × 5cm

  • A guiding hand

    Jonathan Baldock

    A guiding hand, 2016

    steel, felt, foam, jesmonite, glass, bronze and ipad
    250 × 120 × 120cm

  • A Guiding Hand (detail)

    Jonathan Baldock

    A Guiding Hand (detail)

  • Out damn'd spot!

    Jonathan Baldock

    Out damn'd spot!, 2016

    felt, fabrics, polymer, powder-coated steel

  • Installation View

  • Installation View

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    Installation View

  • Form with Limbs

    Jonathan Baldock

    Form with Limbs, 2014

    felt, silk-thread, polymer, wood, terracotta
    35 × 38.5 × 18cm

  • Self-Portrait

    Jonathan Baldock

    Self-Portrait, 2013

    photographic print
    84 × 60cm

  • Organs of Narcissus

    Jonathan Baldock

    Organs of Narcissus, 2014

    mirrored acrylic, mdf, raw cotton, wool, lavender
    120 × 90 × 6.5cm

  • Eye Staring

    Jonathan Baldock

    Eye Staring, 2017

    mixed media


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