I am an artist making work that incorporates installation, video, sound, sculpture, performance, & writing to explore the human condition. I investigate ways to immerse the audience in multi-layered psychological & physical situations.
I trained at Leeds College of Art & Design (Foundation), Glasgow School of Art (BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture & Environmental Art) and Newcastle University (Masters of Fine Art).
My lived experience of eating distress & obsessive compulsive disorder informs the work I create & the way I work. Some of the consequences of living with these conditions are that rigour, routine & attention to detail are fundamental to my way of life, all of which are integral to my creative practice; using the constraints of systems, I allow chance & playful elements to create unexpected results.
My work is regularly exhibited in solo & group exhibitions across the UK, USA, Canada & South Korea & is contained in various public collections. I have a number of public artworks, been commissioned to produce site-specific work & have taken part in national & international residencies, consistently since 2005.
Awarded Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice funding for a printmaking residency with Charrington Editions
Byre-Group exhibition in which I created a site-specific installation alongside some creative writing
Everything Will Be Alright-an audio installation at Cheeseburn Sculpture, commission by curator Matthew Jarratt
Filling Time-a watercolour calendar-based work, currently exhibited at BALTIC centre for contemporary art
Lockdown Diary-a daily online process since March 2020, that has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection
Home Time-a creative tool for public, inspired by Lockdown Diary, commissioned by New Writing North
Inclusion in a new Alec Finlay publication.
I work in my studio at NewBridge Projects in Newcastle & as well as my solo work I collaborate with David Foggo as marginendeavour; I am often invited to speak to students, artists & facilitate workshops.
Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2016
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art , Glasgow School of Art, 2008
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design), Leeds College of Art & Design, 2005