Jefford Horrigan teaches at the Royal College of Art, London and at the City and Guilds of London Art School. In the past he worked with various media, including performance, to create installations rather than individual works. More recently, he has turned to create objects of abstract, JUDD-like simlicity and emphasis on colour.
Horrigan studied at Goldsmiths College and has exhibited in the UK and abroad. He makes sculpture, installations, drawings and performances. He rarely tries to reconcile these activities, so the work done in one discipline may not have anything to do with the work made in another. Although Horrigan exhibits in galleries, a larger proportion of his work is made in response to other sites and locations and often involves working closely with people connected to a particular place. Sometimes permission to use a location is sought and negotiations entered into, at other times a more guerrilla action is taken when the work is just up, unattributed, for people to chance upon.
In 1997 he completed a large installation at the Orto Botanico Garden in Padova, Italy. At present, he teaches Fine Art at Middlesex University and Central Saint Martins College of Art, and Ceramics at The Royal College of Art in London.