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Jody Little

Jody Little
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From a young age I was fascinated by the glamour of Hollywood and the Golden Age of cinema. I was drawn to old movies and beautiful stars such as Garbo, Harlow and Dietrich - a glorious escape from my reality of a small town in Scotland.

Their images in films and in gorgeous studio portraits by the likes of Hurrell would captivate me but also contrast with scandalous stories that I would read about them in gossip magazines, salacious biographies and my ultimate favourite - Kenneth Anger’s ‘Hollywood Babylon’.

These contradictions were fascinating to me and something that drives the work I create today as I aim to show different sides to a subject. Using mixed media I build up a portrait with collage, painting and drawing, and mix different techniques to create a layered and textured artwork.

I live and work in south east London.
Solo Exhibitions:
Fabulous! The Art Of Camp - The Coningsby Gallery, London, July 2019
The Club - The Framers Gallery, London, 2016
Spring Fling Showcase - Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, 2016
Secret Garden - The Framers Gallery, London, 2015
Vague - The Framers Gallery, London, 2015
The Gathering - The Gallery at Gateshead Library, Gateshead, 2015
The Gathering - The Crypt Gallery, London, 2014

Group Exhibitions:
Queer Bodies / Diverse Minds - Estudi Vidal, Sitges, Spain, June 2021
Taking Pride in Art - Capital Group, London, February 2020
British LGBT Awards - The Library, London, December 2018
British LGBT Awards - Salt and Pegram, London, May 2018
Finest Artists - La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, December 2017
Free - Clerkenwell Gallery, London, September 2017 (co-organiser)
FLUX 2017 - Chelsea College of Arts, London, July 2017
A Free Moment - gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, June 2017
FLUX 2016 - Old Truman Brewery, London, November 2016
FPS Members Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London, June 2015
FPS Open 2014 - Menier Gallery, London, December 2014
Making A Mark - Leyden Gallery, London, October 2014 (co-organiser)
Salon des Refuses - Dog Eared Studio, London, July 2014
Stonewall Summer Party - Kensington Roof Gardens, London, June 2014
Missing Narrative - Menier Gallery, London, June 2014
Works on Paper - Brick Lane Gallery, London, March 2014
Without Boundaries - Menier Gallery, London, December 2013
Open #29 - CPG, London, November 2013
Arts in the Clarts - Dunscore, Scotland, September 2013
Proof - Brixton East, London, May 2013
Breathe - Nolias Gallery, London, May 2013
DIS/PLAY II - Camberwell College of Art, London, March 2013
DIS/PLAY I - Camberwell College of Art, London 2012
Roman Holiday
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  • Roman Holiday
  • Mixed Media
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  • Cabaret
  • Mixed Media
I Have Always Depended on the Kindness of Strangers
  • Jody Little
  • I Have Always Depended on the Kindness of Strangers
  • Painting
Mildred Fierce
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  • Mildred Fierce
  • Painting
  • Jody Little
  • Moonstruck
  • Mixed Media
No Sale
  • Jody Little
  • No Sale
  • Painting
  • Jody Little
  • Jezebel
  • Mixed Media
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Jody Little
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Painting