Jessie Edwards-Thomas

Jessie Edwards-Thomas is a visual artist based in Britain. She originates from Snowdonia, North Wales. Her artistic practise explores the individual through gender, mental health and the individual's placement within society.  Jessie’s work focuses on the individual’s need for belonging within the constructs of society. 

Her current practise explores key themes surrounding symbols and structure, identity, power and connection through storytelling.

Jessie works as an associate lecturer and is also available for commissions and workshops. 



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2018 - MA Photography,  DistinctionUniversity of the Arts, London 

2016 - BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, First Class HonoursUniversity of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 


2020 - Exceptional Support Beyond Teaching nomination, Students Union, UOG

2020 - Most inspiring Lecturer nomination, Students Union, UOG

2019 - The Biscuit Factory's Open Contemporary Young Artist Award

2019 - Shortlisted for The ESPY Photo Award

2018 - The Sproxton Award for Photography

2018 - Highly commended for The Photofusion Award

2016 - The Slim Hewitt Award for Photography

2014 - Shortlisted for The British Life Photography Awards



2021 - Bristol Photo Festival , The Arnolfini, Bristol, June 

2021 -  Odesa Photo Days Festival, Ukraine, May

2020 - Covid_2020, 212 Productions, Bristol

2019 - Mostyn Open 21, MOSTYN Museum,  Llandudno, Wales

2019 - Carnival POP-UP exhibition and workshop,  Martin Parr Foundation Photo Lab, Arnolfini, Bristol

2019 - Uprooted, Group exhibition, ArtHub,  London

2019 - ESPY Photo Award exhibition, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2019 -  Dancing in Peckham, Peckham24, London

2019 -  The Biscuit Factory's Contemporary Young artist award exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2018 - UMBRA, University of Arts, London

2018 - Flux, The Freespace Project, London

2017 - Monochrome, Limehouse, London

2016 - Trajectory Graduate Online Exhibition, The Print Space

2016 - 306 Degrees, The Roses Art Centre, Tewkesbury

2016 - Review, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

2016 - Reconnecting Bristol, St Marks Centre, Bristol

2016 - Body & Vibes, Typical Girls Magazine Exhibition, London

2016 - Terra Nostra, The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham

2015 - Etalage, AWOL Gallery, Manchester

2015 - Bath Arts Biennial Festival, Bath

2014 - 38 Degrees, The Bearpit, Bristol

2014 - Foto39, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol

2009 - London Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show, London


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