Me

B. London 1977.

My practice adopts self-reflection which connects my autobiographical story anecdotally, inspired by my recent rehabilitation from a life-changing accident. I voice the challenges of the physical and mental barriers I have had to navigate in relation to others, framed within a wider cultural, social and political context. The interdisciplinary nature of my practice enables me to experiment with different mediums from merging installation to time-based media, sculpture to dry-point etching, screen printing and experimental technology.  

 

On this journey of catharsis and rehabilitation, my artwork is a mode of therapy and a catalyst for social change. I wish to use art to promote positive mental health in our communities and share creativity in accessible, inclusive and diverse surroundings for the benefit of others. The broader vision and vital element of my work are researching the intersectionality between matters I care about, such as bodies in crisis, disablism, ableism and the phenomenology of trauma. I focus on these areas to highlight the inequalities created by austerity and the welfare state and develop communities connected by critical socio-political commentary and artist-led activism. I have mainly focused on using extended reality, coding, and medical data to explore this narrative innovatively while diversifying my understanding of how the visual art sector can better use such technologies.  

ACADEMIC

  • Currently on a leave of absence at the Royal College of Art where I am studying Contemporary Art Practice, Public Sphere.

  • Graduated in 2001, Drawing at Camberwell College of Art.

  • Foundation at Central St. Martins 1997. 

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AWARDS

 

  • Arts Council England Develop Your Creative Practice Grant 2022

  • Unlimited Micro Commission 2020 and 2021.

  • Snowdon Trust Grant 2019/20 and 2021/22.

  • Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Grant 2019/20 and 2021/22.

  • Unlimited Emerging Artist Award Shortlist 2017.

  • Shape Open 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Guest Projects 2016: My Life: People’s Choice Award Winner.

 

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