James Bacchi-Andreoli was born in London in 1977. He was educated at Camberwell College of Art (Foundation) and Goldsmiths’ College (BA Fine Art), graduating with an MA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Theory from Chelsea College of Art, London in 2002.

He has exhibited widely, such as at The Mayor’s Parlour in Bow, The Hoxton Art Gallery and the Elysium Gallery in a show curated by Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham. He has also curated and exhibited with such bodies as the Arts Council and the Contemporary Arts Society. He has a studio in Waterloo and is also currently Head of Art and History of Art at The West London Free School www.wlfsart.com

His interest in teaching was confirmed whilst running workshops in the Education Department of the Serpentine Gallery during the acclaimed Cy Twombly exhibition (2004). He completed his PCGE at the Institute of Education, London and started his teaching career at Reed’s School, Surrey, where he also set up the A-level History of Art course. He moved on to George Abbot School, Guildford, and then Putney High School where he was Head of Art and History of Art at both.