James Paddock is a British visual artist who Searches for contrary evidence beyond current belief systems.  Using conceptual art, video, Installation, manufactured and found objects he shares his unique view of the world.  Discussing frequently overlooked matters with insight and awareness.  Paddock investigates what he believes to be the most significant points for discussion within the field of contemporary art.


1996-99 Cardiff School of Art and Design, B.A. Fine Arts, 2:1 (Hons)

1995-96 Winchester School of Art, Foundation Diploma



PYLON, Blackbox project space, UCA, Farnham

PYLON, (Solo show), A-side B-side Gallery, London

Loss and Lucidity (The Lost & Found), curated by Diana Ali, Fabrica Braco de Prata and Appleton box, Lisbon, Portugal


Passion for Freedom, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London

(In)visible, Espacio Gallery, London

Loss & Lucidity (The Lost & Found), curated by Diana Ali, Santora Space205, Santa Ana, California, USA

Get together for health and wellbeing, Solent showcase Gallery, Solent University

Blinds,  The Chelsea College of Arts, London,


Real / Virtual Festival, curated by Geraldine Atger, Ugly Duck, Tanner St, London

Blinds, Blackbox project space, UCA Farnham

Shells, (Solo show), Production house, Eastleigh


Bad behaviour open, Brixton East Gallery, London

National Open Art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London

Eastleigh Film festival, Eastleigh

All in one, Chiari, Italy

NN Contemporary Art, open exhibition, Northampton


Hadleigh Art centre, Essex, Open exhibition, Essex


Final Degree show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff

Publications and essays


Portal by Celia Davies

Hackney Citizen, London, newspaper article

Art Reveal magazine, Issue 47


Art Reveal magazine, interview, issue 38

Lost person by Charlotte Bradley

Wotisart magazine, January issue


Average Art magazine, December issue

Perceptions/Misconceptions SHELLS by Charlotte Bradley


Average Art magazine, September issue

Residency and Platforms

2016-17 Associate Artist at Eastleigh Tec Hub

2015-     axis

Awards and funding

2020 A.N. Artists Information Company Bursary.

2019 Funded by Arts Council England for the project PYLON

2018 Shortlisted for Passion for Freedom competition, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London

2017 Funded by Arts Council England for the project Shells