Jo Kedian

Jo has been working as an artist and educator for the last 20 years in the UK. Jo graduated from John Moores University with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art specialising in painting, she has continued her studies in Art History. Jo has received the AHRC award to achieve an MA Contemporary Fine Art at Salford University, specialising in photography and print. Jo has worked as a researcher at the Salford Universities’ art collection and is a freelance writer.
Jo still maintains her own art practice working in all forms of print developing pieces based on memory and appropriation, looking at culture for inspiration and meaning. Jo has been exhibiting in the North West of England in solo and group shows and recently had a group show at the Tate, Liverpool.
Jo’s teaching experience has been wide and varied, giving her the opportunity to experience different educational institutions and different philosophies at work in the classroom and art studio. Jo has helped and advised with courses and critical studies work, preparing students for exam work and for interviews at colleges; as well as preparing new teachers for their roles ahead. During Jo’s teaching experience, she has enjoyed teaching all ages and abilities and she has employed a variety of teaching methods to maintain and develop the students interest in the subject, as she feels her main job is about the students and ensuring they achieve.
Working with a variety of materials and techniques; Jo is able to deliver fine art, textiles, print, ceramics and digital photography. Jo has an inquisitive approach to both her profession and whilst striving of continual self-development, bringing into the learning environment what she has already learnt as well as being open to new experiences. Art is something Jo enjoys immensely and bringing that experience in to the classroom.

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