Jessica Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Jessica graduated in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University in 1989 and completed an MA in Interdisciplinary Historical and Theoretical Studies in Fine Art and Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art. More recently she has curated festivals and worked on the Eden Project as well as chairing the Interdisciplinary Critical Forum at the Royal College of Art. Jessica has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, British Council in Tokyo, Istanbul and Moscow and makes work for public collections and private commissions internationally.


Jessicas research focuses on the gaps between disciplines, investigating the specific languages established in one discipline and then inserting them into other disciplines; she is interested in the translation of these established languages.

She has collaborated on research projects with people from diverse disciplines including architects, dancers, theatre practitioners, filmmakers, musicians, artists and writers


School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP