Overview of artist Jonny Briggs
Jonny Briggs received his BA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2008 and his MA in Fine Art from The Royal College of Art in 2011. Briggs’ fragmented childhood memories form the impetus for his photographs, as he explores the constructed notion of family, and tries to reimagine the nature of those ties and boundaries from new perspectives. Briggs is the winner of Foam Talent (2014), Saatchi New Sensations (2011), the Conran Award (2011), the Honourary Lumi Award (2011), the Ovenden Contemporary Award (2009), the NESTA Creative Sparks Award (2009), the Compello Art & Saatchi Photography Award (2008), and the Arts Leadership Award (2006). Additionally, Briggs has been a finalist for countless other awards such as the Caitlin Prize (2012) and Prix Leica (2010). Briggs has also been included in a plethora of publications including Elephant Magazine (2015), The Huffington Post (2015), Foam Magazine (2014), Aesthetica Magazine (2013), and Vogue Italia (2012), to name a few.