As an infant mouths a favoured toy, so a commuter absentmindedly fiddles with a coat buckle. A youth invisibly probes teeth with tongue. Meanwhile a tourist bunches and stretches sandalled toes.
The desire to touch and be touched in small ways by our environment and the sensory gratification and transference of information derived from our embodiment is the basis for much of my work.
Since 2010 my practice-based research has increasingly taken on a multi-sensory aspect; pursuing the notion that our pre-reflective senses could disclose a plenitude of sophisticated inquiry.
Writing is a key element of my practice and is often a catalyst for analogous works in other media. These elements subsequently come together to form immersive environments.
I’m increasingly motivated to negotiate projects with other arts practitioners. I plan to exploit the potential to work with local, national and international peers via ...blip, occupying an empty shop in Grimsby through Axisweb’s Vacant Space initiative, in collaboration with Marc Renshaw and Tracey Payne.
CV & Education
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
MA Fine Art (distinction): Camberwell College of Arts
2005 & 2007
ACE Grants for the Arts: Research and Development
SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS
...blip – a space for art: 8 Victoria Street, Grimsby. Via Axisweb’s Vacant Space initiative
B.mentored: Beacon Art Project, Wellingore, Lincolnshire
5th International Tropical Lab Residency: Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Joya Residency: Cortijada Los Gazquez, Andalucia Spain
‘On the Hoof’ participation: Peckham Space, London
Curatorial Projects: Gasworks and Beaconsfield, London
Sculptural Drawing: A Collaborative Endeavour: The Woodmill, London
‘Journey by Choice’ Creative Partnership: Ganton School, Hull
AA2A Residency, HSAD: Hull
House of Art International Colony: Kicevo, Macedonia
Paint a Future International Artist’s Symposium: Florianopolis, Brazil
No Boundaries International Artist’s Colony: Baldhead Island, NC USA
Art of the Lived Experiment: UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Art of the Lived Experiment: Bluecoat, Liverpool
Shape Open: The Nunnery, London (touring)
Curiosity Acquired :20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
Flash in the Pan: Beaconsfield, London
10 Gales Prize: Bethnal Green, London
The Treacle Group Presents: Shop Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Curatorial Workshop: Gasworks, London
No Boundaries Retrospective: UNCW Wilmington, North Carolina USA
Slipped Halo, Solo Exhibition: Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber
Solo, New Works on paper: Kuntur Gallery Amsterdam
No Boundaries Collection: Sawtooth Gallery, Winston, Salem. USA
Foreshore, Patriothall Gallery: Edinburgh
Alamance County Arts Counci: Graham NC. USA
House of Art Collection: Kicevo, Macedonia
Paint a Future Exposition: Galeria Multipla de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil
No Boundaries: ACME Studios, Wilmington NC USA