Biography

Through my sculptural fine art practice I explore the mysterious, changing world and the confusing, contradictory experience of living in it. Working with commonplace familiar objects like shelves or books, I experiment with expectations, trying not to look for answers but to find ways to ask more interesting questions.

Photography plays an important role in my practice, as research, as documentation and as art object. Images that I am drawn to all have a sculptural quality, and at the heart of everything I do is a fascination with sculptural form.

I graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2015 with first class honours in BA (Hons.) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary).

I was born 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, I currently live and work in Leeds.

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Movement Left Bank, Leeds, UK
2016 FREE  Open House, Sheffield, UK
2016 Ones We Watched  Sunny Bank Mill Gallery, Farsley, UK
2016 StudioBook Artwork Atelier, Salford, UK
2015 Mapping Memory in Unfold: British Art Show fringe 42 New Briggate, Leeds, UK
2015 HOARD Works The Corn Exchange, Leeds, UK
2015 Precipice Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK
2015 The Imaginary Museum: Art Library as Archive Leeds College of Art Library, Vernon Street, Leeds, UK
2015 Eat Nothing Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK
2014 HOARD Departure Foundation, Leeds, UK
2014 Connections Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2014 We Dont Need Your Approval 25 Wellington Street, Leeds, UK
2014 Ones to Watch Sunny Bank Mill Gallery, Farsley, UK
2014 International Artists Book Fair The Tetley, Leeds, UK
2014 Group for International Design Education Thomas More, Mechelen, Belgium
2014 National Arts Learning Network  – Mapping Territories Ravensbourne, London, UK
2013 Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, UK
2013 Wool Yorkshire Victoria Quarter, Leeds, UK
2013 Objects From The Graveyard The Woodhouse Centre, Leeds, UK
2013 International Artists Book Fair The Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, UK
2013 Typosgraphe White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, UK
2012 Play City Arts at Trinity, Leeds, UK
2012 Light Night Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street, Leeds, UK

Artists Talks

2016 Holding/Held by the book  Centre for the Comparative Histories of Print, University of Leeds, UK
2016 StudioBook Artwork Atelier, Salford, UK

Collections

‘The Imaginary Museum: Art Library as Archive’, collated by Louise Atkinson, held in Leeds College of Art Artist Book Library, 2015

Commissions

Illustration for ‘Comical Creatures Wriggly Rhymes’ collection of poetry for children.

Affiliations

HOARD – artist

Mark Devereaux Projects – Associate

Pyramid of Arts – supported artist

Education

2012-2015         BA (Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary), Leeds College of Art – 1st Class Honours