Originally from Lancashire, Jo has studied natural history illustration, illustration, graphic design and printmaking. Exhibiting regularly and widely both throughout the country & internationally, she has pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council England, East Midland Collections and Zeiss, Munich. Her residencies have included the Florence Trust Studios, London, the Natural History Museum, London and Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University. Her public art commissions include Millfield Sculpture Commission, Derbyshire Moorlands, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, New Shetland Museum & Archives and Blackpool Illuminations.
In 2005 she completed work at Loughborough University as an Advanced Research Fellow where she developed her interest in digital drawing and technology and created light drawings using laser cutting, computer software, material exploration and light. Since then she has continued to develop and explore her understanding of all these processes in the design and production of artwork, light work and animation for exhibition and public art commissions.
Over the last six years Jo has developed and contributed to a number of Art and Science Collaborations funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. These include Brain Container 2014 - 2015; Hijacking Natural Systems 2011 and Bridging the Gaps 2012, an ESPRC funded project at Loughborough University.
Her research interests are multi - disciplinary, involving drawing, design, digital and industrial technologies and collaboration. Her latest project is with scientists who us advanced imagine technology, including the Cell Signalling Group, the Pharmacology, Molecular and Cellular Biology groups, University of Nottingham, theNatural History Museum, London, and the Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, collaborating with Chalmers and Malmo University.