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b. 1986, New York City; lives/works in London, UK and Brooklyn, NY


PhD in Fine Art, Royal College of Art, expected date of completion 2018

MA Painting, Royal College of Art, 2014

BFA Studio Art, summa cum laude, New York University, 2011


A Very Quiet Conspiracy, Studio One Gallery, London, 2016

Sweetmeats, St. Mary Aldermary, London, 2014


OUTPOST Members' Show 2017, selected by Andy Holden, Norwich, UK, 2017

Daybreak, Maverick Projects, London, 2017

The plates of the present, so far, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, 2017

Five Finger Discount, Göteborg, SE, 2016

Everything You Need is in Zarka, MOMAZ, Zarakes, GR, 2016

Paper, Publication, Performance, Lychee One, London, 2016

Incunabula, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, UK, 2015

Material Tensions, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2015

Show RCA, Royal College of Art, London, 2014

An Inoperative Mythology, Blyth Gallery, London, 2014

PNTG. NOV, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2013

Notes to Self, Royal College of Art, London, 2013

#1, The Ho_se, Brooklyn, New York, 2012

I Second That Emotion, TAON, Paris, 2012

Chain Letter, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, 2011

Più, The Uncommons, New York University, New York, 2011

One Night Stand, Shoot Digital, New York, 2011

Connotation, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York, 2011

Balancing Act, Brooklyn Launchpad, Brooklyn, NY, 2011



‘Pop Science Documentary at 7 mi/s,’ exhibition text for Melanie King’s solo show First Light, Leeds College of Art, November 2017

text for upcoming issue of S.KIN Journal on the theme ‘The Non-Image,’ December ‘17

‘a kit for breathing,’ poem on the work of artist Beatrice Lozza, commissioned by the artist, to be published shortly on her website at

‘Action of a Knife,’ short story, to be published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE in the book On Violence, spring 2018


‘Your New Reptile,’ short story, published by Litro Online, 2017

‘How to grow little bluestem grass from seed,’ short story, E.R.O.S. Journal, issue VIII, 2016

‘Other than Ours,’ text on Marlene Steyn’s exhibition You Can’t Cry When Your Head Is Underwater at Lychee One, 2016

‘Eye Contact, or Two Visions, Split,’ text on Nicole Vinokur’s works Paridayda at Tintype Project Space and Only Thievery Gets Us Here at Bosse & Baum, commissioned by the artist and distributed concurrently at both galleries, summer 2016

Text on Alida Sayer’s exhibition Lexicon at Marsden Woo Gallery, 2016

Text on Michael Schwab’s book Paris for Copy Press Readers’ Union, 2016

'Saturn Return,' short story, published by Lychee One Gallery, 2015


On Wet Time, a collaborative performative essay by Isobel Wohl and Alida Sayer consisting of screenings, readings, and projections, Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK, September 2017

ME MAY MAH, workshop organised by Natasha Cox as part of School of the Damned Residency, Guest Projects, London, July 2017

reading as part of The Blue Hour, a series of readings co-organised by Isobel Wohl and Marita Fraser at Maverick Projects, July 2017

reading regarding | regarding reading, presentation at the symposium Theatre of Reading and Speaking, organised by Royal College of Art Research, Maverick Projects, London, June 2017

Tape: On Masking, Adherence, and Representation, artist’s talk at Royal College of Art, March 2017

Zarakes Residency, Zarakes, GR, November 2016

To Bind, Tear, paper casting workshop and evening of screenings and readings co-curated with Alida Sayer, Lychee One Gallery, London, May 2016

‘Dust: The Plates of the Present,’ residency organised by Jo-ey Tang and Thomas Fougeirol, Ivry-sur-Seine/Paris, FR, February 2016


Box of Jars, volume six, 2015

An Inoperative Mythology: The Contradiction of the Communal, The Extension of the Self, catalogue with text by Àngels Miralda Tena, 2014


Isobel has been a visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, and Wolverhampton School of Art. In 2012, she led a course for high school students as part of New York University’s Visionary Studio Advanced Art Workshop. From early 2018 she will be teaching in London schools through The Brilliant Club, a charity that aims to increase access to highly selective universities for young people from disadvantaged communities.

With thanks to Kevin Romoser, who designed the first version of, and to the web design duo i-n-t-e-l-l-i-g-e-n-t-s-i-a, who designed the most recent one prior to this incarnation. 

Thanks also to the photographers Jason Mandella, Sylvain Deleu, Timo Wirsching, and Philip Sayer, who have all documented work that may appear here. Please contact for individual photo credits, which will be happily provided.

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