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).”

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Degree Show: Glasgow School of Art Showcase 2021.
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.