I work predominantly in video, sculpture and installation, usually about the internet, religion, and my family. I use stained glass as an extension of the screen, like a frame for my films. My current interests are the world of post-truth online, the echo-chambers of communities based around a set of beliefs, and the effect on identity when these subjective truths come into conflict.
My first solo show iConfess was funded by an Arts Council England Project Grant and Leeds Inspired in 2022, and I have just started a new project funded by a Developing Your Creative Practice grant, also from ACE. In 2020 I took part in arebyte's 'hotel generation', and in the same year completed a graduate residency at The Art House in Wakefield.
My work is concerned with the antagonism between the internet and religion. I collide conflicting belief systems, using the humour of my experiences growing up in a large Irish Catholic family to question the underlying power at play in both domestic and digital settings.
CV & Education
Awards & Residencies
Developing Your Creative Practice Grant - Arts Council England, 2023.
New Artist Collective - UK New Artists Lincoln, 2022-23.
hotel generation - 1 of 4 selected artists - arebyte Gallery, London, 2020.
The Art House Graduate Residency - Wakefield, February 2020.
Best Collective Award - Free Range Shows, London, July 2019.
Two Queens Summer School Residency - Culminating in exhibition Eh?, Leicester, August 2017.
iConfess - ACE & Leeds Inspired funded exhibition - Assembly House, Leeds, June 2022.
Soft Egg, Don't Wear It - UKNA, The Salthouse, Lincoln.
Leeds Artists Show - Leeds Art Gallery.
I Was Baptised in Fortnite - School of the Damned X West, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.
Taking Place - UK New Artists, Lincoln.
Put Your Feet Up - Assembly House at Hyde Park Art Club.
hotel generation X arebyte on Screen - online.
The Art House Graduate Residency Showcase - Wakefield.
Real Life is Much Stranger - Freehold Projects.
Free Range Shows - Truman Brewery.
Cut the Mustard - University of Leeds Undergraduate Degree Show - University of Leeds.
Spread the Mustard - Freehold Projects.
This is a gift to - The Brunswick, Leeds.
Ones to Watch - Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.
Letters of Love - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds.
1 Like = 1 Prayer - University of Leeds, Leeds.
Certified, Fresh, Free-Range Art - Part of Barcelona Loop Cityscreen Festival, La Cera 13, Barcelona.
Wish you were here - University of Leeds, Leeds.
Space is the Place - Atelier Hyph, Marseille.
Uncommon Ground - Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille.
Eh? - Two Queens, Leicester.
Finding Both Your Hands - Assembly House, Leeds.
Personal Space - Art Hostel, Leeds.
‘Cough Like Nobody’s Watching’ - Anharmonic Film Festival, online, August 2020.
‘Busy Hands’ - Freehold Artist Film Screening - ‘Becoming’, Leeds, April 2019.
‘Charity Shop Open’ - Selected for Bad Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia, March 2019.
'Life's a Beach and Then You Die' - Leeds Big Screen, Millennium Square, daily throughout December 2018, and selected for SiCinéma Film Festival at Café des Images Cinéma, Caen, France, May 2018.
2015-19 1st class BA Hons Fine Art with History of Art, University of Leeds
2017-18 Erasmus+ exchange year, École supérieure des beaux-arts de Marseille
2014-15 Distinction in Foundation in Art and Design, De Montfort University