B.A. (Hons) Fine Art
Jacqui Chapman was born in White River, South Africa, in 1961 and studied Graphic Design at Johannesburg and Cape Town Technikon Colleges from 1979 -1981. Her 14-year advertising career followed working internationally and winning several awards, lastly as a senior art director for Ogilvy and Mather in Cape Town where she was jointly responsible for the apolitical campaign when Nelson Mandela was elected as president in 1994.
She immigrated to the UK in 1995. In 2006 she graduated with a B.A.(Honours) Fine Art Degree (First class) from Wirral Metropolitan College, validated by John Moores University, Liverpool, and in 2007 she was invited to complete her Fellowship.
Jacqui has travelled the world, lived in South Africa, New Zealand and now in England on the Wirral Peninsula. She is predominantly a painter but also a printmaker and artist bookmaker. She exhibits widely in North West England and has had international exhibitions in Italy (Florence Biennial 2011) Australia (Brisbane 2013) and USA (Memphis and Mississippi 2014).
She has exhibited in all of the Liverpool Independents Biennials since 2006 and served on the Board in 2011/2012. She researched and curated an international show No Voice at the 2012 Liverpool Independents Biennial about exile, exhibiting her own work alongside poems by Cuban poet Nancy Morijon and invited Cuban artists.
She jointly initiated and project managed the Williamson Art Gallery Extra-ordinary post card fund raising event which raised several thousand pounds to “save” the Williamson from closure in May 2014 after her almost sell-out solo show, Sanctuaries, hosted by the then Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool University Sir Howard Newby and Lady Sheila Newby, January to April 2014.
Her current projects include work about Tidal Islands, which will be included in a touring exhibition Landmarks and Boundaries in 2016-2017 with Markmakers art group and a major two-person show with painter Josie Jenkins in September 2016 during the Liverpool Biennial where transience and consumerism pop-up in temporary industrial / botanical landscapes.