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About

Antonia Jolley

Antonia Jolley is an award-winning body positive nude and portrait artist from the Midlands, UK. Jolley studied Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester before starting 'Antonia Jolley Art' in September 2020. Since then, her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions, magazines, and galleries around the UK.

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Jolley's most well-known venture being the Every Body project, a collection of 123 nude watercolour paintings and testimonies, set to challenge the idea of a 'body standard'. Confronted by the amount of time she spent on social media during lockdown and thereby observing the lack of representation for all body types, Jolley chose to centre her artwork in a new direction – nudes. These paintings formed Jolley's hugely successful, first in-person solo exhibition, Every Body.

Jolley is now continuing her work in new paintings and projects, continuing to focus on body positivity after winning 'Mental Health Business of the Year' in 2022.

Education

2017-2020

Fine Art

De Montfort University

Exhibitions

2022

04.03

18.03-20.03

CENSOR ME, I DARE YOU

CENSOR ME, I DARE YOU

London, UK

Loughborough, UK

2021

09.04

10.05-23.05

18.06-03.07

01.07-09.07

22.10-24.10

08.11-22.11

Tits, Pits and Naughty Bits

Online Exhibition

Antonia Jolley Gradcurate

Online Exhibition

One Year On

Leicester, UK

Art & Design Degree Show 2021

Leicester, UK

Every Body Solo Exhibition

Burton upon Trent, UK

Creative Lockdown

Leicester, UK

2020

28.09-01.10

28.09-04.11

06.11-27.11

Art & Design Degree Show 2020

Online Exhibition

Inspired in Lockdown

Leicester, UK

LOVE ART

Leicester, UK

2019

28.02

The Feast: Sight

Leicester, UK

features

2022

11.04

16.05

Artist Antonia Jolley to launch new Self Love Club!

Britian Uncovered

BBC Radio Derby

2021

01.03

22.04

31.08

01.10

02.10

Meet Antonia Jolley, the artist reshaping body image across social media

Disgraceful Magazine

Interview with body positivity artist, Antonia Jolley!

Britian Uncovered

Interview with Antonia Jolley Art

Snazz Magazine

Exhibition by local nude portrait artist to challenge instagram body perfect culture

Arts Derbyshire

Disgracefest: Painting nudes, body positivity and running your own business

Online Festival

AWARDS

2022

29.03

Mental Health Business of the Year 2022

WINNER

Snazz Magazine Awards

2020

28.11

People's Choice Award

RUNNER UP

LOVE ART Exhibition

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