Janis Ridley


Janis RidleyJanis Ridley




Sculpture is a way of communicating complex emotions, feelings and ideas Often they are revealed during the making process. I explore ideas of love, humour, power and trust, the human story

Nature, dance and certain myths and literature are sources of inspiration .



Janis Ridley was born in Co. Durham 

She studied sculpture at Newcastle upon Tyne School of Art on Foundation course and completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art .

She became a  member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1998.   

She has taught part -time at Newcastle upon Tyne school of Art , University of Exeter, and adult master classes.

Since 1996 she has focused on sculpture, making public and private commissions and exhibiting in galleries and London Art Fairs and sculpture parks.

She has been involved in Art in Action in Oxford for the past three years.

Involved in 13 sculptures for South Korea public space in 2017.

Her work is in many private collections in the UK, France Germany Holland Australia Hong Kong  the United State and South Korea.

She has received two Arts Council Awards.





commissions  selected

2000  Spirit of Youth Topsham millennium sculpture

2001  Stargazer  University of Exeter sculpture collection

2004   Isness  Matara Centre Gloucestershire

2006   Unfolding Love  Exeter Cathedral

2007   The Croft School Stratford upon Avon

Private collections in the UK, France, Australia, Germany Holland Hongkong USA and South Korea


Exhibitions include

Edgar Modern Bath Josie Eastwood Winchester Alan Kluckow Fine Art,  Moncrieff-Bray gallery, Mall Galleries London The Sculpture Park  Farnham,,The Garden Gallery Hampshire,Guernsey Art Parks, Delamore, Matara Gloucestershire, Atelier gallery University of Exeter, Dartington Hall  Beaux Art, Royal Academy, Plumbline Gallery St.Ives. 

 Art Fairs

Art london, international art fair Royal College of art,  London art fair, Hampstead Affordable art fair,Battersea Affordable Art fair , Bath Art fair, Hong Kong art fair ,New York affordable Art Fair 

Films         Janis Ridley produced by University of Exeter

                Janis Ridley Sculpture Studio  Royal British Society of Sculptors

            Wax and wire   3 films 2013  Vimeo 

Articles   Resurgence   Devon Life Devon Today  Art in Devon











Exhibition History

Yew Tree Gallery St Ives 20016
New York Affordable Art Fair september 2018
2017 South Korea public sculptures
Edgar Modern Battersea art fair 2015
Edgar Modern 2015
Stour gallery Shipston on Stour 2015 -2018
Edgar Modern Bath 2014 and London art fair
Edgar Modern 2013 Hong Kong art fair New york art fair
Medici Gallery 2013
Edgar Modern Bath 2012 Art London Royal College of art
Alan Klucklow Fine Art 2010
Moncrieff-Bray Gallery Petworth 2010 and International art Fair
The Sculpture Park Farnham 2009 -2015
Duchy Square Centre 2009
Delamore Arts 2009
The Garden gallery Hampshire 2009 and 2010
Plumbline gallery St Ives 2008
2007 Exeter Cathedral Unfolding Love and tour to York Minster and Winchester Cathedral
2008 A gallery London
2007 Mall galleries London
The Garden Gallery Hampshire 2007
2006 Burghley House
2005 -2006 Pride of the Valley sculpture park Farnham
2005 Pride of the Valley sculpture park Farnham
Art Parks international Guernsey 2005-4
2005 Sothebys
2004 Matara Centre Gloucestershire
University of Exeter Atelier Gallery2000