Phoebe Collings-James



Phoebe Collings-James was born in 1987, London, UK where she lives and works after graduating from Goldsmiths in 2009.

Collings-James works in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and video. Placing an un-stretched canvas on the floor, she paints using her whole body to create work, which explores violence, sexuality and desire; a new work created using an ivory black pigment contains the artist’s footprints.

Recent solo exhibitions include; Blood on the leaves, Blood on the Roots, Preteen Gallery Mexico City; Lament for the Walking Dead, Cob Gallery, London; The Flesh Is All You Have, If You Mortify That There Is No Hope For You, Ritter Zamet, London.

Phoebe Collings-James was the first female artist in residence at the StillHouse Group where she presented Pleasure Pieces in 2012 and in 2014 she completed the Nuove Ceramics residency.


2017 Bust Wide Open , Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum Harlem, USA

Safe Passage/Get Home Safe [Screening], Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico;

2016 Atrophilia,  with Jesse Darling, Company Gallery, New York, USA

Just Enough Violence , CONDO, with A.L. Steiner, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

2015, Rob Pruitt Flea Market, A + A Gallery, Venice Biennale

I Know You Got Soul, ARNDT, Singapore

Choke On Your Tongue, Italian Cultural Institute, London (solo)

2014, All That Matters is What’s Left Behind, Ronchini Gallery, London

Die Geister, die ich rief werd’ ich nun nicht los, (The Demons I summoned Won’t Let Me Go) 3 solo presentations with Art&Language and Sam Anderson, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp (solo)

2013, Straight II DVD, Still House Group, Miami Basel

2012, Pleasure Pieces, Still House, New York (solo)