My work is about experiences and memories that are central to my existence, things that are sometimes pushed to the back of my mind or that haven't yet entered into thought; things that I just have a sense of.
The process of painting and making - of mixing, blurring, layering, hiding, revealing, constructing and destroying, seems to me to echo the process of moving through thoughts and memories into different psychological spaces.
I’m interested in collapsing the gap between binary positions and looking at what emerges in the tensions in-between. At what point does the private become public? When does the past become part of the present? Moving between figuration and abstraction, space and flatness, the conscious and unconscious mark, when is there some order amongst the chaos? It seems to me that its at those tipping points, like the very top of a breath, that something has a chance to slip out.
CV & Education
2012-2014 MA Fine Art (Distinction ), University of Brighton
2013-2014 residency, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
March 313, Brighton
June MAFA 2013, Interim Degree Show, University of Brighton
September PURE Autumn Arts Fair, Battle – prize awarded, ‘Emerging Artist’
October Mutopia, DeptfordX, London
October STRARTA, Saatchi Gallery, London
October 128, Brighton
22 May – 12 July Wing Gallery www.wingartgallery.com
3 July – 10 July MA Fine Art 2014, Degree Show, University of Brighton.
12 – 20 Sept Pure Arts Fair, East Sussex – prize awarded ‘Best Overall Artist’
March STRATA, Clerkenwell, London
8 – 12 Dec FLUX, Royal College of Art, London
16 June – 16 July Wing Gallery www.wingartgallery.com
22 – 24 July The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
July Selected for Freshpaint Magazine, International Issue no 14
1 – 30 Aug The Arcades Project at The Unit, St James Arcade, Bristol
2 – 9 Sept Group Exhibition, Spike Island Test Space, Bristol
1 – 30 Sept ‘Bodies’ – a residency at The Unit, St James Arcade, Bristol
21 Oct – 19 Nov Black Swan Arts Open 2016, Frome, Somerset
2 + 3 Feb TateExchange, Tate Modern, London with Spike Associates
28 April – 1 May Spike Associates at Spike Open Studios Weekend, Spike Island, Bristol
30 April – 30 June Adelina Yard, Bristol. (exhibition with Victoria Coombes)
15 July – 15 Oct Southmead General Hospital, Bristol (group exhibition, Synecdoche)