I am a socially engaged artist working across a range of mediums and media.
I make work with other people, I work collaboratively with artists, teach, consult, co-curate and lead public realm projects. I make work that stretches and shrinks the gap between artists, audience, studio and artwork.
The artworks I make are often by-products or reactions to my socially engaged practice. They act as points of reference, articulations and are sometimes integral parts to a larger critical or organisational framework.I also work from a collection of ideas and notes. New projects work as catalyses for this collection; they provide context and occasionally an idea/artwork re-emerges and I find it can be made within or alongside a project or exhibition.
In either case, it's the social/public projects I work on that give weight to and legitimise the artworks I make. My work is about real things, it is influenced by collective situations I construct and is often an annotation of a moment, thought or detail within my working life.
I try not to have a particular style and a new piece of work tends to be in a new medium, this reflects an investigative approach to 'ways of making' as well as the way those 'made objects' interact with the world around them.
As my practice has become more socially engaged I'm interested in how I control/allow the collapse of boundaries between work, art-making, collaborative processes, employment and making things I want to make.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
1999 - BA Honours Fine Art, London Guildhall University, London
1996 - Foundation Course, Manchester Met University, Manchester
2011 - EXCHANGE Project Space, Exchange Project Space, Unit 14, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London
2011 - Track Changes. Figure Ground event., LV21 Lightship., Gillinghan Pier, Kent.
2010 - Can you Hear it? Curated by Franko B., the Nunnery. Bow Arts Trust., Bow, London
2009 - Impossible Exchange - Arte Contempo, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair., Regents Park, London.
2009 - Self Portrait, Featured in publication by CONTENTS MAY VARY., The Best of Manchester 09, Urbis Centre. Manchester
2009 - Something I've made, left outside until its kicked to bits, stolen or falls apart., Hackney Wicked Art Festival 2009, Hackney, London.
2008 - Collision, group show, Area10 Project Space, London
2007 - Foldback, group show, Space Studios and Gallery, Hackney, London
2007 - multicomplexificationalities, group show, the Nunnery Gallery, Bow arts trust, London
2007 - Pipedream, group show, Tether Studios and Gallery, Nottingham
2007 - Upstaging Nature, Sydenham woods, Lookoutpost group, Sydenham woods London
2010 - DO NOTHING., Palour project space., Kentish town, London.
2011 - EXCHANGE Project Space. Lead artist., Exchange Project Space, Unit 14, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London. E9 5EN.
2009 - Micro-residency - Art for animals., Fernymwoods Contemporary Art., Northamptonshire, England
2011 - Alterations, APT Gallery, Deptford London