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Jim Anderson is a multi-media artist living in London who divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, painting, teaching, and writing. His work encompasses many different media and ideas - but use of found or recycled materials is always paramount; and his work is steeped in the satirical and the surreal.
He is a member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers; and his work has been awarded several prizes in major national exhibitions, most recently the 2016 T N Lawrence Award. In 1997 he was a co-founder of The Illustrated Ape magazine; and in 2000 his book Handmade Prints – co-authored with artist Anne Desmet – was published by A&C Black. He was also one of the artists featured in Tony Dyson’s 2009 book Printmakers’ Secrets.
2002-2004 found him playing the theremin and providing backing vocals for the rock group Jujubabies, who were band-in- residence for Ibiza’s Manumission Club during the summer of 2004. His prints and paintings appear in numerous exhibitions, and in 2002 one of his mosaics in Gospel Oak was shortlisted for a Camden Design Award. Recently he completed a series of mosaic murals for Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge; and from 2002-2007 he was involved in a series of large mosaic projects in various hospitals in
Jim’s prints can usually be seen at The Bankside Gallery, Blackfriars and For Arts Sake Gallery, Ealing. His public mosaics can be seen at locations around London and Cambridge, and in unexpected places in Spain, Greece, Kenya, and the USA.