Born in the Midlands, now residing in London. In 1997-1999, studied a B Tec National Diploma in Art, specialising in textiles. Went on to study a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, choosing a course that placed emphasis on concept and the creation of ideas. After graduating found a natural gravitation towards costume design and prop making, stemming from an interest in creating a visual narrative. Returning over the last couple of years, to producing own artistic work.
In my practice I explore a range of issues relating to the shifting forms of both individual and social reality. I retain a focus on the elements that drew me to costume design, in the first instance the formation of character through form, texture and colour. These visual signifiers that communicate on a non-verbal level hold their fascination for me. I consistently get inspiration from the body that makes contact with the world, encountering the difference between what can be consciously articulated and what must be sensed, and our unstated assumptions the ones we individually obey, ignore or misread in an attempt to find meaning and value in life. The gulf that exists between the experience and comprehension of two constantly frustrates and fascinates me and perpetuates my desire to translate and record such essentially In-communicable phenomena.
Shows & Awards
Work Never Stops - 4th Ural Industrial Biennial - 9 Nov 2017- 21Jan 2018
String Figures - Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 20-21 Oct, 2017
MA Fine Art Show, City and Guilds of London Art School -14th-17th Sept 2017
Her/selves - Blueproject Foundation, Barcellona - Dec 16- Feb 2017
Woven: Words - Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid - Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Alchemy Film Festival - April 14th-17th 2016
Venula Venulae - 91 Peckham High Street, London - 29 Oct- 2nd Nov 2015
The Future Can Wait - Art Bermondsey Project Space 183-185 Bermondsey St, London - 13-17 Oct 2015
Warm Kitty Soft Kitty - Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago - Sept-Dec 2015
Traces of Life - Dalarnas Museum - Sweden - June - Sept 2015
Agalaus - Voss Arts Festival, Norway - May 2015
Griffin Gallery/ QUEST Collaboration - May 2015
Chinese Whispers - Karin Jansen Project Space, London & Gallery Nasty Alice, Netherlands Nov-Dec 2014
The Needles Eye - Kode Art Museums - Bergen & The National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design - Oslo Autumn 2014- Spring 2015 - Group exhibition exploring embroidery in contemporary art.
13 Days of Violence - Exit Room July 3-10 - Brooklyn, New York 2014
Thames & Hudson - Gateways Global Gallery, digital educational resource 2014
Cork Street Open – 2013
Awarded prize for photographic services at The London Group Open 2013
The London Group Open – The Cello Factory – London 2013
Raw Skin – Karin Jansen Project Space – London 2013 Selected group show
Cold Climate – Occupy My Time - London 2013
Passion For Freedom - Unit 24 Gallery - London 2012
Kadin Projects - Arbeit - London 2012 - Selected group show; Feminism- east meets west
Art Erotica - Cork Street - London 2012 - Exhibited a short film titled - Shadow In the moment of your hearts nervous twitch
Prize Winners Show - Gallery 27 - London 2012
Winner - Cork Street Open - London 2011
RBS Group Show – London 2010
RBS Bursary Awards 2010 - Selected to receive a bursary from the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Migrate Magazine - South Africa, Autumn 2015
Fanfare - Norway, Spring 2015
The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture - 2014 Compiled and written by, Jac Scott.
Design Boom – A woman’s work is never done 2014
Jeunesse Magazine Spring 2014
Hayzed Mag - spring 2014