I started drawing at the age of 33.  I had always been a maker (knitting, crochet, needlework, cross stitch) but whilst away backpacking I decided that maybe the time had come to make my own designs.  Back home with a set of colouring pencils and sketchpad from WHSmith I stared at the blank sheet of paper and thought maybe I should do some drawing classes.


I completed my BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011 and my MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2018.  


My time is split between Research into the Occupation of Space and my Practice where I attempt to realise in concrete forms the aspects of my Research realised in my obsession with the hands and my experience of navigating the performance of life.

I live and work in London.


2016 – 2018 MFA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London

2006 – 2011 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

2005 – 2006 Access Fine Art, Working Mens’ College, Camden


Group Shows

2020                        'Class of 2020', Online exhibition (https://rodkitson.art/)

2020                        'Show Me How You Care', Online exhibition (https://showmehowyoucare.cargo.site/)

2020                        'Reality And Its Disorders', Espacio Gallery, London (http://www.degreesof-freedom.com/)

2020                        'Obscurum' by Dark Collective, Online

2019                        SFSA Painting Open, no format gallery, Deptford, London

2018                        SFSA Painting Open, no format gallery, Deptford, London

2018                        MFA Wimbledon College of Arts Degree Show

2018                        'Wimbledon Shots', Wimbledon College of Arts, London

2018                        SFSA Drawing Open, no format gallery, Deptford, London

2018                        '26 Paces', Wimbledon College of Arts, London

2018                        'Netflix and Chill', The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell, London

2018                        'Sensing Place', Cloisters, 1 Pump Court, Temple, London

2017                        ‘One That Holds Everything‘, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London

2017                        ‘17m2’, Space 272, High Holborn, London

2017                        ‘Life in a Shoe Box’, The Back Room, Peckham, London

2016                        End of year show, Year of the Figure and Portrait, City Lit

2015                        End of year show, Year of the Figure and Portrait, City Lit

2011                        Degree Show, Central Saint Martins

2010                        ‘Four Fifths’, Studio Exhibition at Central Saint Martins

2008                        ‘20:20:20:20’, Studio Exhibition at Central Saint Martins

2006                        Access Group Show, Working Mens College, Camden

Solo Shows

2018                        Window 71, 71 Broad Lane, London


2020                        'Dis-Quiet' - presented at 'Reality And Its Disorders', Espacio Gallery, London

2019                        'Dis-Quiet' - presented at the SHUTTERS! Performance event, Arebyte Victoria

2018                        'Learning to Walk' - presented as part of MFA Wimbledon College of Arts Degree Show

2017                        Maria la del Barrio - presented at Deep Trash: Royal Trash, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London

2016                        'Act of Memory' - Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Arts

2009                        ‘Free Will’, a show hidden and to be found as a treasure trail within Tate Modern

2009                        Mornington Chess, a show hidden and to be found at Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Performances – Technical Support

2009                        Free Will – Sue Healey – Victoria & Albert Museum

2009                        Free Will – D Rosier – South London Gallery

2009                        Free Will – Virginie Gilardin – Saatchi Gallery

Membership of Collectives and Collaborations

                                 Trip Hazard Artists, London

                                 Deliberate Cities, London


August 2019          The Rodd Residency, Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne

August 2017          Empty Shop, Durham

March 2009           Gunpowder Park, London

May 2007               Trinity Buoy Wharf, London


March 2018            'Embodying Gesture' Available on the UAL website: here

September 2017   'On the Occupation of Space' Available on the UAL website: here

Professional Arts Experience

2018                      Invigilator, Yayoi Kusama: Victoria Miro

2017/18                Gallery Assistant: Estorick Collection

Invigilating, selling entrance tickets, membership and merchandise, preparing and leading talks and tours,

proactively engaging with visitors

2017                      Arts Assistant: Koestler Arts Trust

Arts handling and logging in, giving written feedback on submissions, selecting and packing works for sale, supporting the judges, assisting in setting up exhibitions,


Professional Skills


Arts Related:

  • Developing and organising events including leading artist interviews and panels

  • Marketing and promotion including running a Facebook Page, drafting and issuing press releases, promoting events on social media and listings websites

  • Curating


General Skills:

(Brought forward from my professional career as a tax specialist and as a contracts negotiator)​

  • Time Management

  • Research Skills

  • Public Speaking

  • Project Management

  • Planning and organising

  • Problem Solving

  • Finance & Budgeting

  • Attention to Detail

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