Art Gallery AFK
JKB Fletcher | Poke | Oil on Canvas
Born in Solihull, United Kingdom. A contemporary artist who works predominantly in oil on canvas. Completing a BA with honors at Duncan of Jordanstone, School of Art in Scotland 2006.
Moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2007 and exhibited throughout Australia for 7 years before moving back to Europe and currently residing
A finalist in the Metro Award (2011) and shortlisted for the Doug Moran Prize (2012), the world’s richest prize for portraiture. A guest speaker In 2012 at a creative conference for Semi-Permanent.
2015 Metro Gallery, ‘Social Portrait; photorealism post internet’, Melbourne, Australia / 2014 Espace H2O, ‘Digital Photography’, Luxembourg / 2012 Metro Gallery, ‘Role Models’, Melbourne, Australia / 2011 FortyFive Downstairs, ‘Angles with Dirty Faces’, Melbourne, Australia / 2010 Carbon Black Gallery, ‘in the Flesh’, Melbourne, Australia
Group Exhibitions / Art Fairs
2015; Cercle Artistique de Luxembourge, Salon 2015, Luxembourg Art Week / 2014; Arcadia Contemporary, Miami Art Fair / Dropr, London / Arcadia Contemporary, New York Art Fair / Plus One Gallery, London // 2013; Shared Space, Carlton, Melbourne / Metro Gallery, ‘The Art of Fashion’, Melbourne / Plus One Gallery, London // 2012; White Warehouse (with Michael Staniak), Melbourne / Six Years Later, Melbourne / Plus One Gallery, London / Metro Gallery, ‘Climate Change’, Melbourne // 2011; Metro Gallery, ‘Things to Come’, Melbourne // 2009; Melbourne Art Fair, BSG, Melbourne // 2008; Lounge, Birmingham, England / Frankston Art Centre, Cube 37 // 2007; Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland / Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland // 2006; Sun Gallery, Fife, Scotland / The White Gallery, Dundee, Scotland / The Meffan Gallery, Forfar, Scotland / Kim Canale, Wall Projects, ’69 Degrees’, Fife, Scotland.
2015 CAL, finalist selection, Luxembourge / 2012 Doug Morran Art Award, short listed selection, Melbourne / 2011 Metro Gallery Art Award, finalist selection, Melbourne / 2010 Six degrees, Frankston art centre, cube 37, finalist selection, Melbourne.