JOSIE MCCOY - Ivanka - Courtesy of the artist
JOSIE MCCOY - Ivanka - Courtesy of the artist
JOSY MCCOY - Jared - Courtesy of  PETRA LOSSEN Fine Art
JOSY MCCOY - Jared - Courtesy of PETRA LOSSEN Fine Art

Josie McCoy graduated from the MA Fine Art course at Central St Martin's in 1999. Since then she has had solo exhibitions in London, Valencia, Newcastle, Milan and Santiago de Compostela and has exhibited in numerous group shows.

Her work has been selected for competitions and awards including the Castellon International Painting Prize, four times for the BP Portrait Award and she received a Woo Charitable Foundation Arts Bursary. In 2001, she was awarded first prize for the Centre of Attention Painting Prize.



Her paintings are in private and public collections including the BBC, Standard Chartered Bank, the Collection of University of Wales, the Jeremy Mogford Collection and the Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century.





MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London


BA (Hons) Fine Art, Solihull College, Birmingham



Glow and Celebrity: The Philosophy of Josie McCoy, ATM Gallery, Gijón

New Work, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia

Reflections, 10 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London

Paint3d, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia

Las Chicas de Almodóvar, DF Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela

New Work, Eyestorm Gallery, Ipswich, Exeter and Milan

New Paintings, Eyestorm / Britart, 18 Maddox Street, London 

The Royle Variety Show, Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, London

EastEnders, The Centre of Attention, 15 Cotton’s Gardens, London


Selected group exhibitions




Political Poetical, Petra Lossen Fine Art, Zurich

Refugiarte, Centre del Carmen, Valencia

McCoy, Gingles, Picazo: Works on paper, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia



Sporting at Standard, Standard Gallery, Valencia

La Bohemia, Castellón



Intimate Strangers: Politics as Celebrity, Celebrity as Politics, Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile

Rites of Passage – Ritos de Transición, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia



Additionen der Gegenwart - Zeitgenössische Kunst us der Sammlung Frank Hense, Kunstmuseum, Bochum, Germany



From madonna to Madonna, DA2 (Domius Artium) , Salamanca

At Home with the Ludskis, Rio Cinema, Dalston, London




Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Collection: The Next Generation, Kings Place Gallery

Albert Square… the artists move in, A-side B-side Gallery, London

Mothers, Chester University, Chester



Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, London

RCA Secret 2011, Royal College of Art, London

11:11, East Gallery, Brick Lane, London



RCA Secret 2010, Royal College of Art, London

Dalston Underground Studios: Ten Years, The Boys Hall, Dalston, London

When Central Met Saint Martins, Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, London



Christmas Exhibition, Opus Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

Visiones de Anhelo, Galería Espacio, Valencia

Perfect Present, 242 Cambridge Heath Road, London



Face Value, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

Pulse New York  with Houldsworth, New York

Seduced, The Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London



Dorian Gray Project: Happy Days, John Jones, London

The Dream of Putrefaction, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone and The Fieldgate Gallery

Stone.Plate.Grease.Water,Museum for Modern Art for Wales, Machynlleth



scope LONDON with Lounge Gallery, Truman Brewery, London

Sensuous Panorama, Lounge, London

Castellón Painting Prize, Municipal Art Centre of Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain



RCA Secret 2005, Royal College of Art, London

II International Painting Prize of the Castellon County Council, EACC, Castellon, Spain



Bob’s Your Uncle, Eyestorm, 547 West 27th Street, New York

Vector Vecteur, L'Espace d'animation des Blancs Manteaux, Paris



Josie McCoy & Mimei Thompson, QUODart, Brighton

Lexmark European Art Prize, Eyestorm Gallery, London

BP Portrait Award 2003, National Portrait Gallery, London, Aberdeen Art Gallery

Faces, Mark Jason Fine Art, 71 New Bond Street, London



The Painting Class, The Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London

BP Portrait Award 2002, National Portrait Gallery, London andAberdeen

Hunting Art Prizes 2002, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London



RWA Open Painting Exhibition 2001, RWA, Bristol

BP Portrait Award 2001, National Portrait Gallery, London, Sheffield Galleries, Sheffield

Salon The Centre of Attention Painting Prize, Identity UK, London



Artfutures, The Barbican Centre, London

Mighty Real, Dazed and Confused Gallery, Old Street, London

BP Portrait Award 2000, National Portrait Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery



Artfutures, Royal Festival Hall, London

MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London