Janni Cox is a Brisbane based artist who utilises the improvisational and spatially investigative tactics of skateboarding to inform his art making process. With this mentality, his works have often demonstrated how ‘street skating’ offers a unique mode of interacting with the built environment, causing objects and architecture to be repurposed and reconsidered. By employing an archive of found objects and industrial materials, his work develops the tropes and tactics of skateboarding, particularly ideas around objecthood and intended purpose, into provisional kinetic sculptures and video installations that interrogate tools, machines and objects whose forms prescribe a particular use.
Cox completed Honours in Fine Art at Queensland University of Technology and has recently exhibited in local ARI’s, group shows, and solo shows.
2017 Bachelor of fines arts (visual arts) Honours, Queensland University of Technology
2014-16 Bachelor of fine arts (visual arts), Queensland University of Technology
2018 A System of Objects, (STABLE Artspace), Brisbane
2018 Strangely Enough ‘Graceville’ Album Launch, Substation, Brisbane
2017 Smaller Screens, (Cut Thumb Laundry), Metro Arts, Brisbane
2017 Another Way Up, Honours Graduation Exhibition, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2017 Cyclical Impasse, Frank Morgan Gallery, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2016 What Now? Graduation Exhibition, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2015 Con//TEXT (Post Datum), H Block gallery, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane