About

I’m a multidisciplinary artist working with drawing, film, photography collage and painting.

Cutting, editing, rearranging, juxtaposing, takes me to that place of disconnection where images unmake and make themselves. I’m interested in the images of pop cultural history, the domestic; magazines, movies, family snaps, postcards – vintage printed material in vibrant technicolour, tinted or mis-calibrated CMYK popping discordantly, soft black & white photography matte and warm with age, domestic photographs foxed and faded; the pre-digital texture of print technology from a past age.

Collage can merge into drawing as a process, and then again into the digital editing of found moving image. A brief side trip takes me through a compulsive period of painting, and then I’m riffling through old papers and magazines and I’m cutting again. Patterns and repetitions appear, images retain or release their charge, strange consonances swim in and out of focus.

I play with making strange the ultra familiar, and disrupting the unconscious stream of ideology through imagery in which we all swim. My processes are laborious and time-consuming, a labour-of-love.

EDUCATION

2011 | MA Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art

2009 | BA Hons Visual Arts (First Class) Buckinghamshire New University

2001 | BA Theatre Design (HND) Wimbledon College of Art

Director ArtLacuna Space 2013-2015 Founder and director of artist-led studio and project/exhibition space.

Prizes/Awards

Shortlisted Jealous graduate Print Prize 2011,

Shortlisted Future Map 11 Prize 2012

Shortlisted Catlin Prize 2012

Publications

BODIES THAT MATTER 3, ArtLacuna Press, December 2014

REVOLUTION #9, B-Mag, summer/fall 2012 interview by Victoria Loomes

The Catlin Guide 2012 ‘introducing the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK.’

‘Defining Visual Landscapes’ Aesthetica Magazine, issue 44 Dec/Jan 201

Selected Exhibitions and projects

2017

In Quotes, Norwich University Gallery, Norwich

Something Borrowed, Arthouse1, London

In Search of Smooth Time, duo show, ArtLacuna Space, London

The Bomb Factory Film Festival III, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London

Undead Painters Painting Forum, Saturation Point, London

In Plain Sight, Shefest, Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield

2016

A Lover’s Discourse, a year long devised artist blog project

Counter_Fitters, Geddes Gallery, London

Procreate Project, Women’s Art library, Goldsmiths University & Lace Gallery, Nottingham & MOM conference, Manhattan College New York

Visible Women, screening and artist talk, Redlees Studios, TW7

2015

Spectrum/Playing With Identity,Liverpool Radical Film Festival, Liverpool

The Male Gaze : Women on Screen, The Feminist Library, London

2014

Bodies That Matter part 2, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London

Hinterlands and Frontiers, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London

2013

Bodies That Matter, Space Station Sixty-five, Kennington, London

C The Film, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Creekside Open, selected by Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, Deptford

The Revolution Will Not be Televised, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London.

2012

Paper Nautilus, Nautilus Press, Southern Row, W10.

Exhibit D, Bearspace, Deptford.

Creative Cities Collection, The Barbican Arts Centre, London.

Trace, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol.

Curing Nostalgia, Remedies for a Historical Emotion, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania & Atelier 35, Strada Seleri, Bucharest, Romania

Bringing Home the Art, Deptford X

What Remains (Solo Show), The China Shop, Oxford

Lost Properties, Fringe Arts Bath

Future Map 11, Zabludowicz Collection

Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery

2011

MA Show, WCA, SW19

Print and Design Now! SW1 Gallery,

Surface,The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras

Saving Faces III,The Gordon Museum

Futura Bold/Futura Oblique, The Nunnery Gallery, E3 2SJ