Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art.
“Bringing together a kitsch DIY aesthetic full of colour and humour with dark gothic undertones, my work playfully presents narratives which speaks towards the Black British experience in a white dominated environment. Focusing on the White gaze on the Black body, and decolonising art institutions, I hope to present an underrepresented perspective and consolidate my thoughts and feelings around my own identity and my upbringing as a multifaceted person (I am Black, female, and British and Nigerian).”
Degree Show: Glasgow School of Art Graduate Showcase 9-20 June 2021. www.gsa.ac.uk/showcase21
Alternative degree show, which is a student-led initiative that will take the form of an art festival spread across a number of venues in Glasgow. Part 2 featuring Josie’s work opens 5 July 2021. @altdegreeshowfest
Josie Ko, Lady with the Mekkle Lippis, mixed media installation, 2021.