Biography

I believe it is the role of the artist in our contemporary culture to engage with the audience in ways that are compelling and relevant to them.   My  work  explores  the  question of the continued  viability  of  painting  and  sculpture  in  a  gallery setting.

My  paintings  and  sculptures are  created as  a  means  of investigating  surveillance  and  social control.  I have experimented with the manipulation of imagery, scale and viewer participation, gauging whether this alters perceptions of the subject matter and the potential demise of the crafted art object in an age of information technology.

 

Exhibitions

2018 New Light Prize Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK

2018 New Light Prize Exhibition, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK.

2018 20:20 Print Exchange, neo:gallery 27, Bolton, UK.

2017 New Light Prize Exhibition, Bowes Museum, Newgate, UK.

2017 Adjacent, MA Fine Art Degree Show, University of Bolton, UK.

2017 Standard, neo:gallery 27, Bolton, UK.

2017 Creative Degree Show, University of Bolton, UK.

2017 Replica, Threefold Gallery – Unit 22, Market Place, Bolton, UK.

2017 neo: Open Exhibition, neo:gallery 27, Bolton, UK.

2017 20:20 Print Exchange, neo:gallery 27, Bolton, UK.

2016 Papergirl, The Bureau – Centre for Arts, Blackburn, UK.

2016  Dog Show, Radiant Gallery, Plymouth, UK.

2016  Rough Edges, BA Degree Show, University of Bolton, UK.

2016  Best of Bolton Fine Art, Castle Park Forum of Young Art Space, Paderborn, Germany.

2016  The Bureau Open Art Show 2016, The Bureau – Centre for Arts, Blackburn, UK.

2014  to be lost is to be free, Bolton Parish Church, Bolton, UK.

Education

2016 – 2017  MA Fine Art, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK.

2011 – 2016  BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK.

1992 – 1993  Art Foundation, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

 

Awards

2016  Master (Taught) Excellent Scholarship 2016-2017

2016  The University of Bolton Governors’ Prize 2016

2016  NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Fine Art Award for most promising artist

2016  Neo 12 weeks Residency Art Prize

2015  The University of Bolton Governors’ Prize 2015

 

 

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