Ann-Marie James

Lecturer in Painting

School of Technology, Business and Arts

Ann-Marie is Lecturer in Painting on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course. She completed her MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, London (2012), received her Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2010), and a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2004).

She works in a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage, and uses found imagery and texts to explore themes of metamorphosis and a dialogue with art history. Her awards include the Artists International Development Fund travel award, Arts Council England (2016); The Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship at The British School at Rome (2013–2014); MFI Flat Time House Graduate Award, supported by the John Latham Foundation, London (2012); The Jealous Graduate Print Prize, London (2012) and The Queen's Award, Central Saint Martins Scholarship Awards (2003). Her work is featured in the collections of The British Museum; The University of the Arts, London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Ann-Marie is a contributing lecturer on practical modules across all levels, including:

Materials & Processes
Concepts & Sites
Extended Practice 

Ann-Marie’s practice explores two main themes:

One is the idea of change, of metamorphoses, of one thing turning into another. Change is a constant, and she is interested in the connectedness of all things, in a cultural conversation that stretches right back to antiquity, and to ancient Greek and Roman myth in particular.

The other is the idea of a connection, or dialogue, with art history via the use of found imagery and texts. Ann-Marie is interested in using the found to investigate her own responses to individual historical works, to the artists that made them, and to their themes and origins.

Publications (selected)

Ann-Marie James: Alchemy, Interview with Stephen Feeke, Karsten Schubert London, 2020

Ann-Marie James: Sea Change, Essay by Dawn Ades, Lyndsey Ingram, London, 2019

In and beyond the space of the Roman Forum: Julia Davis, Ann-Marie James, Pollyxenia Joannou and Lisa Jones, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2017

Ann-Marie James: Le Monde Moderne, Essay by Charlie Fox, Published by Ridinghouse, London, 2015

Friday 13, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy, 2013

The Jerwood Drawing Prize, JVA at Jerwood Space, London, 2013

Ann-Marie James: Proserpina, Essay by Michael Bracewell, Published by Ridinghouse, London, 2013


Solo exhibitions (selected)

Musée Imaginaire, Richard Saltoun, London, 2021

Alchemy, Kartsten Schubert, London, 2021

Alchemy, Dorset Museum, Dorchester, 2021

Alchemy, Poole Museum, Poole, 2020

Alchemy, Salisbury Museum, Salisbury, 2019

Geometria, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2019

Sea Change, Lyndsey Ingram, London, 2019

Alchemy, Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, 2019

After Dürer, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich, 2018

Le Monde Moderne, Edel Assanti in collaboration with Karsten Schubert, London, 2015

Musée Imaginaire, Knoerle & Battig, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2013 

Proserpina, Karsten Schubert, London, 2013

Hanami, Soho Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 2011