Jim Anderson is a multi-media artist based in London, where he divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, 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 surreal and the satirical.
He exhibits internationally, and his prints have been awarded four prizes in major national exhibitions – most recently in 2007’s Small Print Big Impression exhibition in Leicester. In the mid-90s his work caught the attention of Sister Wendy Beckett who awarded him the under-30 prize at the 1994 Eastern Art Show. 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 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 national exhibitions, and in 2002 one of his mosaic murals in London was shortlisted for a Camden Design Award. Recently he completed a series of mosaic murals for Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge; and he was involved in a large public art project in various hospitals in Kenya – which was the subject of a short film The Art of Healing.
Jim’s prints can be seen at The Bankside Gallery, and at South Bank Printmakers, London. His public mosaics can be seen at locations around London and Cambridge, and in unexpected places in Spain, Greece, Kenya, and the USA.