Approved: 25.03.2010

Marcus Jefferies


Approved: 25.03.2010



    Artist Statement


    Marcus Jefferies was born in Bristol, UK, and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Jefferies maintains a diverse practice that incorporates model-making techniques, painting, sculpture, installation and design. Each field of interest informs the other to create intertwining relationships. The built environment often forms a backdrop to his work where new narratives are made through the exploration of site, scale and memory.

    Recent exhibitions, commissions and events include: The Wilderness Tower (2020), sculpture/installation/ bird hide, Glastonbury Heath Marshes. Merchant Ventures Academy public art commission, (2018), collaboration with Colin Higginson. Outpost, an installation on the Somerset Levels, Host (2018). Plymouth Contemporary, Phase 3, installation with Colin Higginson, Karst (2017). The Rules of Exchange, collaboration with Colin Higginson, Arnolfini Gallery (2017). 'Vista' group show, Gallery 8, St James, London (2016). The Kiosk Project, Bristol Art Weekender, collaborative installation with Colin Higginson (2015). Hannah More Primary School public art commission, Bristol, (2015). Test Space Open (2014) Spike Island, selected by Ruth Claxton, Marie-Anne McQuade and Edwina Ashton. Perpetual City (2013) collaboration with Colin Higginson, commissioned by Spike Island for Spike Open. Sub-Woofer with Ancient and Modern (2012) curated by Sacha Waldron, Spike Island.




    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 2006 - Solo show, Hotbath Gallery, Bath Group exhibitions 2012 - Hand Luggage, Highbridge/Baltic 39, Newcastle 2012 - Sub Woofer with Ancient and Modern, Spike Island, bristol 2011 - Phase 1, Spike Island, Bristol 2010 - Bedizened, APT gallery, Depford, London 2010 - 'punctuated space', Beachcroft Space, Bristol 2009 - Sculpture review, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall 2007 - 'Locus' Curated by Daphne Wright, F.A.B Projects, Bath 2006 - 'Wig Wam Bam' curated by Plan 9, selected by Marcus Coates, Red Lodge museum, Bristol Curated projects 2011 - 'Things to come', Spike Island, Bristol 2010 - 'From within the bungalow' , site specific work in a 1950's suburban bungalow, Pill, North somerset, UK Live/Performance 2007 - ‘Aptitude Test’ - performance, Dispatch Office, Spike Island, Bristol Private commissions 2008 - 6 photo figure sculptures for private collector, private address, London Public commissions 2013 - Perpetual City, Spike Island, Bristol