Tsukiji Fish Market
Current studio project
Full project info >

The starting point for Tilsons' current studio project is the vast chaotic Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo with its makeshift mercantile architecture - layered with typography and a patina of seafood.

Phoenix Finds
Battersea Arts Centre
Full project info >

A large scale installation of objects retrieved by Jake Tilson from the aftermath of the fire in the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre.

Common Ground
Venice Biennale 2013
Full project info >

A large scale installation in the Venice Biennale. Photos, found objects and audio from The Cut and Lower Marsh in London. Part of the Haworth Tompkins exhibit.

A Net of Eels
Wapping Project 2009
Full project info >

Mixed media exhibition with Kyoichi Tsuzuki. A playful and evocative exploration of the complex cultural and culinary significance of the eel in Japan and the UK.

In at the Deep End
Cooking Fish Venice to Tokyo2010 - ongoing
Full project info >

Jake's second cookbook, plus an App, podcasts and multiples.
Still an ongoing project in 2015.

A Tale of 12 Kitchens
Family Cooking in Four Countries 2001-2006
Full project info >
Jake's first cookbook, plus associated printed multiples and events.

Independence Lunch
South London Gallery
Full project info >
Diorama, book and website. A celebration lunch for South London Gallery staff during the installation of the show Independence, cooked only with ingredients from independent grocers and markets in Peckham. 

3 Found Fonts
An Exploration 2003
Full project info >

3 typefaces from Italy and a book, from which other works evolved: a diorama, prints on metal, photoworks and rubber-stamped text on walls.

Web works
4 commissions 1997-2001
Full project info >

A series of collaborative works exploring the web as art.

City Picture Fiction 1991-99
Full project info >

Explorations in cities in Europe, North America, India and Japan.
Audio works, inkjets, websites, video and collages.

The Cooker 1994-2001
Full project info >

Tilson's award winning, pioneering website TheCooker.

Dry Signals 1992-93
Full project info >

A series of large-scale paintings to round off his work based
around The East Village in New York.

Studio reset 1992
Full project info >

February 3rd 1992 Tilson emptied his entire studio of tools,
materials and books.

The Terminator Line
New York City 1987-90
Full project info >

A wide ranging project using the East Village in New York
as the starting point. Dioramas, collages, books, film, prints.

One World
Warehouse PLC 1987
Full project info >

A collaboration with Jeff Banks and Warehouse PLC
to produce clothes, prints and a book.

Breakfast Special 1986-87
Full project info >

5 cities, 5 breakfasts, 5 stories, 5 starts to the day.
Books and editioned collages .

Excavator Barcelona 1985-88
Full project info >

A series of collages, diorama and a book
focussing on the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

The Highstreet SW11 1983
Full project info >

8 dioramas, a street in pre-gentrified South London.

Ground Zero Inc. NYC
24 Hour Service 1980
Full project info >

A life size New York shop front bristling with the political
paranoia of the late 1970s and the threat of nuclear war.

Early painting and printmaking1977-80
Full project info >