I'm a multidisciplinary artist based near London, but originally from Northumbria.
I make work based around found images. I am particularly interested in historical sources which repeat tropes. I use collage, film, painting, drawing and installation to collect and skew visual imagery as it reinforces patriarchal or hierarchal norms. I am interested in visual imagery as conditioning.
I have questioned the passive voice of Mrs De Winter in a short film based on excerpts of the casting process from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, conducted an epistolary postcard love affair via the medium of collage and Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, and produced a hand drawn Toile du Jouy wallpaper of Hollywood Golden age clinches in the wake of Me Too. I have produced a small pantheon of Little Gods by taking a sharpie to the Madonna and Child throughout the National Gallery’s collection (again via postcard) and investigated hollywood goddesses through collage. Current projects include an investigation of academic drawing practice, paintings which draw on the artists model and muse, and a collage a day for 2022 in which I bate Instagram to ban classical nipples.
Current themes include the artist nude, the muse, the goddess, and my own gaze.
For 2022 I am making a collage a day under the umbrella title ‘Missive”, you can follow my progress by following on social media.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art 2009 - BA Visual Arts (Hons), Buckinghamshire New University
Director ArtLacuna Space 2013-2015 Founder and director of artist-led studio and project/exhibition space.
Shortlisted Jealous graduate Print Prize 2011,
Shortlisted Future Map 11 Prize 2012
Shortlisted Catlin Prize 2012
BODIES THAT MATTER 3, ArtLacuna Press, December 2014
REVOLUTION #9, B-Mag, summer/fall 2012 interview by Victoria Loomes
The Catlin Guide 2012 ‘introducing the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK.’
‘Defining Visual Landscapes’ Aesthetica Magazine, issue 44 Dec/Jan 201
Do Re Mi, Perimeter Space, Griffin Gallery, London
In Quotes, Gerald Moore Gallery, London
In Quotes, Norwich University Gallery, Norwich
Something Borrowed, Arthouse1, London
In Search of Smooth Time, duo show, ArtLacuna Space, London
The Bomb Factory Film Festival III, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London
Undead Painters Painting Forum, Saturation Point, London
In Plain Sight, Shefest, Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield
A Lover’s Discourse, a year long devised artist blog project
Counter_Fitters, Geddes Gallery, London
Procreate Project, Women’s Art library, Goldsmiths University & Lace Gallery, Nottingham & MOM conference, Manhattan College New York
Visible Women, screening and artist talk, Redlees Studios, TW7
Spectrum/Playing With Identity,Liverpool Radical Film Festival, Liverpool
The Male Gaze : Women on Screen, The Feminist Library, London
Bodies That Matter part 2, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London
Hinterlands and Frontiers, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London
Bodies That Matter, Space Station Sixty-five, Kennington, London
C The Film, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Creekside Open, selected by Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, Deptford
The Revolution Will Not be Televised, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London.
Paper Nautilus, Nautilus Press, Southern Row, W10.
Exhibit D, Bearspace, Deptford.
Creative Cities Collection, The Barbican Arts Centre, London.
Trace, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol.
Curing Nostalgia, Remedies for a Historical Emotion, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania & Atelier 35, Strada Seleri, Bucharest, Romania
Bringing Home the Art, Deptford X
What Remains (Solo Show), The China Shop, Oxford