I create works predominantly through the mediums of drawing and installation, with immersive or interactive qualities.
My work is fuelled by the awareness of modern-day societies growing disconnection from nature, as well as moments of beauty often go overlooked or underappreciated. When people feel little to no connection with the natural world it becomes easier to destruct.
With a background in printmaking my attention is often grasped by qualities of alignment and layering, which can be seen in my more recent works. I tend to work in monochrome, due to my love for stark contrast, and quiet drama.
I have always had a fascination with the overlooked, underappreciated, seemingly banal aspects of nature. Fleeting moments that are often missed, namely those which involve sunlight. I have been intrigued with making works based on the phenomenon of perception, how people perceive their surroundings, what they consider to be worthy or not worthy of their time/appreciation.
I aim to reconnect the viewer with the natural world, to allow them the time and contemplative space to slow down/ be still and appreciate fleeting beauty.
CV & Education
I’m a visual artist from the north coast of Northern Ireland. I have a background in printmaking, working more recently in installation and 3D works. Focusing on how we perceive our environment, looking into climate change and ecosystems.
2020 Artist talk Catalyst, Belfast
2018 Artist talk Takt A.I.R artist residency. (Berlin, 3 Months)
2018 Member of Angles art collective, Berlin
2017 Royal Ulster Academy, Artist talk (Ulster Museum Belfast, Northern Ireland)
2017 Takt artist residency, Intern and Artist talk (Berlin)
2017 Takt A.I.R artist residency. (Berlin, 3 Months)
2014 Joya Arte Ecologia, Spain / Residency (week long)
2007-2010 (week long) Street Art Master class, Belfast
2020 Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award
2018 Travel Award, Causeway Coast and Glens council
2015 Seacourt Printworkshop ,Graduate membership grant
2021 Queen Street Studios, MFA Group show (September)
2021 Flax Mill Gallery Solo show (February)
2020 A5 Drawing Box, Galway Arts Centre, Group show. Being shown in Cyprus, Athens, Germany, New Delhi, Lithuania, New Mexico, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and Scotland
2020 Queen Street studios, three person show (Chris Wilson, Charys Wilson, Johnathan Brennan)
2020 Flax Mill virtual show, June
2018 Art Science Exhibits, Humboldt Universtät, (One month) Collaborative show. Berlin
2017 Solo Show, ‘Still Life’, Tapir Kunstraum, (One Month, Berlin)
2017 Takt A.I.R End of residency group show. “Multitudes”. Berlin
2017 Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition. Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2016 Royal Ulster Academy 135th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2016 BIG (Baldwin Ink Ground) Exhibition, Aberystwyth, Art school, Wales.
2016 Seacourt Print Workshop, Mini print Biennial. Also shown in ‘FE McWilliam Gallery’ and ‘Down Art Centre.’
2016 Seacourt Print Workshop, Symbiotic Exhibition, Culture Centre Vanha Paukku, Finland.
2015 Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition Ulster Museum, Belfast
2015 Summer show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2015 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales
2015 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Minerva, Wales
2015 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Narberth, Wales
2014 Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2014 Winter show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin