Jo Hummel

Jo Hummel

London, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

About Jo Hummel

Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation, sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the environment of a gallery.

Carnivals, makeshift shrines, allotment gardens, protest signage and handwritten notes are some of the found forms of expression which intrigue and stimulate my arts practice. I’m interested in the cultural artefacts and experiences that are created for celebration, mourning, demonstration, worship or survival which allow us, for a brief moment, to journey psychologically within the joy, sadness, meditation and belief, and freedom or dependence of our fellow beings.

JOANNE HUMMEL NEWELL ( b.1982 UK) trained at the Royal College of Art London and was hailed as ‘the next generation to turn its back on Emin and Hirst’s conceptual works’ by the Observer. Joanne has exhibited internationally including 53rd Venice Biennale, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Jerwood Drawing Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Beers London Contemporary Visions exhibition. Commendations include Head of collections at Soho House, Kate Bryan, as one of the ‘Must see artists at the Other Art Fair’ and the Times Newspaper ‘Picking up a Picasso is one click away'. Joanne has a growing international collector base and is included in public and private collections in UK, US, Hong Kong, Europe and Australia.

Joanne is currently represented by After Nyne Gallery, Folly and Muse Gallery, London/Munich and Newblood Art London. Recent selected exhibitions, Art Fairs and short lists include WW Gallery collateral exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition, Shoosmiths Art Prize, The Other Art Fair London and Art MUC, Affordable Art Fair London, Munich with Folly and muse Gallery and Accessible Art Fair Brussels. Press features include the UK Times and Observer Newspaper, Fresh Paint magazine selected by Andrew Salgado, After Nyne Magazine, women in art issue. Joanne has also received a number of Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Awards for temporary installations and projects.


Royal College of Art London MA
Kingston University, Surrey BA
Falmouth College of Arts BTEC


Transformer II, Solo Exhibition, Nordic Art Agency, Malmo Sweden 2019
Transformer I, Solo Exhibition, &Gallery, Edinburgh UK 2019
Safety at Sea, Solo Exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, London UK 2019
Deep End Echo, Sid Motion Gallery, Joint Solo Exhibition with Stephen Smith, UK 2018
Commissioned for permanent installation by 'Away' London.
Resident Artist Saatchi Art Lounge, The other Art Fair London 5-8 October 2017
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London, Folly and Muse Gallery October 2017
Accessible Art Fair, Bozar, Brussels 5-8 Oct 2017
Interview with NZ Homes and Gardens Magazine July 2017
Feature in Fresh Paint Magazine April Issue, Selected by Andrew Salgado
Selected by Kate Bryan as 5 must see Artists at The Other Art Fair Spring edition for the Saatchi Art Canvas blog.
Feature in After Nyne magazine Women in Art Issue
Winner of the Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition prize 2015
Shortlisted for the Shoosmiths art prize 2015
Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
Winner of the Quay Arts purchase prize 2011


Dear Painting, Nordic Art Agency, Malmö, Sweden
Construct, Well Hung Gallery, London
London Art Fair, Represented by After Nyne Gallery, London
2022, The Ark Bembridge, Curated by Jo Hummel, 2019
Winter Exhibition, And Gallery, Edinburgh, 2019
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, represented by Nordic Art Agency, 2019
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by After Nyne Gallery, London, 2019
Object Meditation, Curated by Tom Wilmott, After Nyne Gallery, London, 2019
Girl Boss Rally, Curated by The Other Art Fair, LA, 2019
Drawing Room, Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2019
Eight from Nyne, 45 Park Lane London, curated by After Nyne Gallery in association with Ackerman Studios May 2018
Art Republic, Brighton May 2018
Shortlisted John Moores Painting Prize 2018
Shorlisted for the Beers London Contemporary Visions Exhibition 2018
Womens March curated by Unlimited Gallery Brighton March 2018
Affordable Art Fair Brussels with Folly and Muse Gallery 2018