APEC Studios, Brighton

I make large-scale installations that are entrances or thresholds that distort the viewer’s awareness of space – some works are physically interactive, and others illusionary, much like a trompe l’oeil painting.  I am interested in not only challenging the viewer’s physical pathway, but their cognitive and emotional responses by creating works that uphold a playful buoyancy, referencing my interest in Winnicott’s philosophy on play and my fascination in early 20th Century cartoon.  The scale is of fundamental importance - immense and comical, the works loom above the viewer, fighting for their attention.  This monumentality is juxtaposed by the choice of materials, which are ephemeral, such as industrial plastics.  The sense of the monumental built from the throwaway, and the sheer playfulness of the pieces, relate to the transience of the theatre and hint at the notion of performance.  My work is rooted in the history of painting and my three-dimensional approach contributes to current debates on the ‘extended field of painting’.

I am a founding member of Artists’ Union England and I was the Treasurer from September 2013 - June 2016

Education

2013    The Slade School of Fine Art - MFA Painting (Merit)

2011    Chelsea College of Art and Design, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (Merit)

2004    Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh - BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting (2.1)

2001    Camberwell College of Arts, London - BTEC Foundation Studies (Distinction)

Shortlists

2014    Bloomberg New Contemporaries

2014    The Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship, The British School at Rome

2013    The AIR mini residency, Kings Cross, London

2011    The Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize, London

Events

2014    The bARTer Shop (collective pop-up shop) Unit 3, Central Parade, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London

2013    The Big Draw, 38 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    'SPLIT (land) SCAPES', Lock In, Brighton, 5 - 9 April (private view: 5 April, 6-9pm)

2016    'Pool', The Griffin Gallery, London, 28 April - 10 June

2015    'Fidget', APEC open studios, as part of of Brighton's Digital Festival

2014    ‘Socially Engineered Machine’, The Control Room, Bristol - collaboration with Anja Borowicz and Denise Hickey (supported by Bristol City Council)

2014    'Studio. Tomorrow. Buy me things like machines', 14 Warren Street, London (supported by East Streets Arts)

2013    'Slice', Hanmi Gallery, London

2013    'Midden', Vulpes Vulpes, London

2013    'MFA/MA The Slade School of Fine Art Degree Show', London

2013    'Cities Methodologies', UCL Urban Laboratory, The Slade Research Centre, London

2013    'Talk to her', Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London - two-man show with Lucy Boyle

2012    'Store-See-Predict', The Slade Research Centre, London - collaboration with composer, Chris Corcoran (MA in Composing for Moving Images, City University, London, 2012)

2012    'And you, what do you WORSHIP?', The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London

2012    'Road Ahead Closed', Seven, 7 Market Row, Brixton, London

2011    'Slade at Testbed 1', Testbed, Elcho Street, Battersea, London - two-man show with Cecily Tattersall

2011    'Chelsea Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art Summer Show', Chelsea College of Art and Design, London