Jake Tilson  British 1958-

Jake Tilson, graphic artist,writer,publisher,son of the artist, Joe Tilson, Jake studied painting at Chelsea School of Art from 1976–79, and at the Royal College of Art from 1980–83. He won the Royal of Art Major Travelling scholarship and spent a year working in Paris, where he had his first one-person exhibition at Galerie J et J Donguy.

In 1979 he set up the small independent press, The Woolley Dale Press, which enabled him to publish limited edition book works and the arts/literary magazine Cipher, helped by a grant from the Greater London Arts Association. After leaving college in 1983 he continued publishing, including the trilingual arts magazine, Atlas, which sold in 15 countries. Atlas became the name of his next independent press in 1993 which published his audio works and books such as 3 Found Fonts (2003). Throughout the 1990s Tilson exhibited widely and had a commercial dealer, the Nigel Greenwood pieces and sculptural dioramas. He was artist in residence at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University (1994–95) where he developed his website The Cooker (1994) as well as designing websites for the Laboratory at the Ruskin (1994) he designed websites for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Royal College of Art.

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