The roots of Joseph Ingleby‘s sculpture stem from his fascination with the potential that everyday objects have to become something else. These works are evolved forms. They hold a memory of functional artefacts but also have an organic metamorphosis, growing into absolute forms that have their own rhythm and identity. Commissioned work is usually site-specific. He creates work for public and gallery spaces, at varying scales, using metal, particularly steel and copper. Ingleby’s creative process brings together images and ideas, refined through an intensive period of drawing to create resolved sculptural forms. Full-scale mock-ups, profiling (cutting out of metal shapes), and construction follow.
Joseph Ingleby studied sculpture at University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham (BA Hons. 1st Class), and as a post-graduate at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, finishing in 1988. He has exhibited in solo and group shows across the UK. He also teaches educational workshops, including community and public courses at GSS. His work is in public and private collections; in 2011 the University of Stirling Art Collection purchased ‘Reservoir Tap’ with the help of a grant from the National Fund for Acquisitions. Other large-scale and commissioned works can are at Queen’s Park, Swindon; All Hallows School, Farnham, Surrey; Alloa, Clackmannanshire; Dalfaber, Aviemore; and by the Clyde at Dalmarnock Bridge, Rutherglen, Glasgow. Joe completed ‘Waterland’, a public commission for Bulwell, Nottingham in 2012. In 1996, Joe became the first Scottish-based sculptor to receive a major award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. He was the winner of the 1998 Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Bursary, funding a residency at Sculpture Space, Utica, New York. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1999. In 2013 Joe received a major award from the Gottlieb Foundation in New York.