b. 1958, London; lives and works in London

1980-83 Royal College of Art, London, MA

1976-79 Chelsea School of Art, London, BA 

Jake Tilson is an artist, graphic designer and author. His work is rooted in everyday culture with a pervading sense of place and is held in public collections including; the Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

Japan has been deeply important to Tilson’s work. In 2009 he had a joint exhibition in London with Kyoichi Tsuzuki called “A Net of Eels”, which looked at the cultural difference between eels in Japan and the UK. It was commissioned by the Film and Video Umbrella as part of the Jerwood ‘Found In Translation’ series. A photo-series from the project was later acquired by the Tate Gallery.