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 performance.  

 

On this journey of catharsis and recovery, the discovery of the healing abilities of art therapy has influenced me to promote 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, identity and promotion of positive mental health in our communities. My latest inquiry has been into the fragmentation of time in post-traumatic stress disorder and the phenomenology of trauma.  The work is a commentary on the state of society today, its inequality, the decadence and its flaws. It highlights the selective amnesia of socio-political issues like austerity and the work capability assessment within the welfare state which is in urgent need of reform.  

 

ACADEMIC

  • Currently studying for a Master’s at the Royal College of Art in 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

 

  • Unlimited Micro Commission 2020 and 2021.

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

  • Snowdon 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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