Jody Gilby has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and is a member of the professional artist collective – XAP (Cross Arts Projects). XAP have worked together to produce numerous group shows in the last few years including their first major project together - 'The Psychotropic House' at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects in Hackney in January 2014. Jody’s individual practice seeks to explore the widening gap between traditional medias and technology within art. Merging conventional techniques such as collage and video with social media apps. Alongside this, Jody’s practice almost always alludes to the 'Illusion of the Real', finding tentative connections that gently negotiate the boundaries between fact, fiction and authenticity, using trusted and untrusted formats.