Joseph Paxton

Joseph Paxton

London, United Kingdom

About Joseph Paxton
Joseph Paxton is a British artist/sculptor who grew up in Wales. In 2005 he graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Fine Art and now lives and works in London.

Paxton's highly recognizable style and method of making instantly captures the character and movement of the beasts he portrays. He exhibits widely in UK and in America and his works feature in private collections across the World. He has been selected for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition (2009), exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy and this year collaborated with Liberty of London on one of their World famous window displays. He currently has his sculpture Sight Hound III on public display in Grosvenor Square. Future projects include an art book collaboration with Friends of the Earth.

Joseph Paxton's sculptures explore the juxtapositions of simplicity, strength and vulnerability within the animal form. The specificity of the animal is less important, more so the emotion and physical dynamic that it portrays, evoking emotions and feelings with which we as human animals are compelled to relate.


2001-2005 Newcastle University Fine Arr BA Honours


Residencies & Awards

2017 Artist in residence - Gettysburg National Park,
Pennsylvania, USA.

2015 Artist in residence - Taft Nicholson Center for
Environmental Humanities, Utah University, USA.

2009 Threadneedle Prize 2009 - Shortlisted for
Threadneedle Prize 2009, Mall Galleries, London.


Solo Exhibitions

2016 GP Studio, The Arch Window, London.

2011 Animal - Basement Gallery, Newburgh Street,

2008 Morgan Lovell - Soho, London.

2007 An Exhibition of Drawing and Sculpture -
The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London.

Group Exhibitions

2014 Pangolin London - Sculptors' Drawings and

2013 Pangolin London - Winter show.

Liberty London - Collaboration on March
window scheme.

Royal West of England Academy - Reigning
Cats & Dogs - Invitational international

​2012 Sight Hound III on public display in Grosvenor
Square, London, as part of Olympic sculpture

Pangolin London - Sculptors' Drawings &
Works On Paper - Kings Place.

Lloyds Club London - three British sculptors
alongside Panter & Hall's Scottish Show​.

Gallery Pangolin - Best In Show: The Dog

2011 Royal West of England Academy -
Autumn Exhibition

Leading British Sculptors -
Osbourne Studio Gallery.

Hare Styling - charity fundraising exhibition of
works for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Pangolin London​ - Beast.

2010 Pangolin London - Winter Show.

Elephant Parade London - chosen to create
one of the 250 elephants shown around
the Capital as part of London's largest ever
public art event. Julia's Elephant was
exhibited outside the Royal Festival Hall for
three months during the summer.

London Art Fair 2010.

2009 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - work
selected for Threadneedle Prize 2009, Mall
Galleries, London.

Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London -
Summer Exhibition.

2008 Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art,
Hampshire - Winter Show.

The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London -
artists retrospective, group show.

2005 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon-Tyne -
Group exhibition of eight selected graduate
artists from

Newcastle and Northumberland Universities.

University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne - Fine Art
Degree Show.

2004 The Globe Gallery (North Shields,
Northumberland) drawings exhibited​.