My work is born from a primal fascination with the body, and it’s physical, emotional, and spiritual presence in our world. A life spent travelling and moving from place to place, has led to an unrelenting desire to understand, become connected to, and interact with, my shifting surroundings. Often, this process can be challenging, inducing feelings of fear, anxiety, and a sense of unbelonging. To navigate these emotions, I use the recurring motif of the covered, disguised, or faceless figure. Photography is my primary tool to communicate my ideas, however I also implore video, sound, performance, writing, drawing, and sculpture.
CV & Education
BA (Hons) Fine Art with First Class Honours, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Bucks New University, Buckinghamshire, UK
November 10 - December 10 Femaissance, Oleander on Royal, New Orleans, USA
November 11 - December 3 Full House, The Front, New Orleans, USA
December 9 - January 7 Click Bait, The Front, New Orleans, USA
February 10 - March 4 Honey Trap, The Front, New Orleans, USA
PAST EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
*denotes solo or two-person show
Oct-Nov'17 A Growing Dance, The Front, New Orleans, USA*
Aug-Oct'17 Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, USA
Sept'17 Nasty Women UK, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London, UK
June'17 FARE THEE WELL Postcard Show, The Arts Center, Coravallis, Oregon, USA
May'17 The People's City, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Feb'17 I'm Your Cannibal, The Front, New Orleans, USA
Jan'17 I [Love] America and America [Loves] Me, Box13 ArtSpace, Houston, USA
Oct'16 Bad Behaviour Open 2016, Brixton East, London, UK
May'16 Beneath, I Am Moving (live performance), L’Entrepôt, New Orleans, USA
May'16 GUTS & VIGOR, L’Entrepôt, New Orleans, USA*, dual show with Dianne Lee.
March'16 More Issues Than Vogue, Parse, New Orleans, USA
Nov'14 Body Sculpture II (live performance), The Front, New Orleans, USA
Nov'14 Oppositions and Parallels, The Front, New Orleans, USA
Sept'14 Body Sculpture (live performance), RUD AIR, Laxarby, Sweden
April'14 godsbridgeX, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, UK
March'14 ESPY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2014, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
Feb'14 FABRICATE, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
Oct'13 neo:graduates2013, neo:gallery22, Bolton, UK
Sept'13 Object Abuse, Spinach, London, UK
Aug'13 VIDEOHOLICA, Varna, Bulgaria (screening of Bruised)
July'13 Nástupište Postcard Exchange, Topolcany, Slovakia
June'13 Assemblance, Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK
Nov'12 The Restless Image, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK*, dual show with Sophie Goddard.
June'12 Spectrum, Arundel Gate Court, Sheffield, UK
March'12 Photography, AGC Gallery, Sheffield, UK
March'11 Presence/Absence, The Showroom, Sheffield, UK
May'17 - Present ARIM (Artist Residency in Motherhood: A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers, created by Lenka Clayton)
Aug'14 RUD AIR, artist-in-residence, Laxarby, Sweden
June'12 SIA Graduate Residency, Sheffield, UK
April'13 – April'14 The God’s Bridge Project, UK
A group project initiated by ARTworks in Teesdale, and mentored by renowned sculptor Tania Kovats. Ten artists (Ewan Allinson, Henna Asikainen, Charli Clark, Lesley Hicks, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Steve Messam, Bryony Purvis, Gillian Tallentire, and Suzanne Williams) were asked to produce individual artistic responses to God’s Bridge, a naturally occurring geological feature of the Teesdale countryside.
Oct'12 – Present Form(ed), Canada/UK
Form(ed) is a cross-disciplinary investigation, exploring the bond between the vessel and the female figure. Clay vessels are made by Canadian ceramic artist Dianne Lee, and then re-worked or ‘unmade’, by visual artist Robyn LeRoy-Evans, before they are finally dried and fired. Both artists use their own body as the primary tool whilst forming and un-forming these sculptures.
March'14 ESPY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2014, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK (finalist)
June'13 Grand Prix de Découverte, shortlisted, Paris, France
May'13 FotoFilmic’13, shortlisted, Vancouver, Canada
July'13 “Bloc Projects”, for Regular Line: Nástupište – Sheffield, screened in Topolcany, Slovakia
ARTworks in Teesdale, ARTSCAPES, 2014
neo:gallery 22, neo:graduates2013 [exhibition catalogue], 2013
Hideyuki Mayusumi, preproom, with Bridget Collins, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, and Hideyuki Mayusumi, 2013 (an independent zine project initiated by Japanese photographer Hideyuki Mayusumi).
Toronto, Canada, private collection.
London, United Kingdom, private collection.
New Orleans, USA, private collection.