2004 Croydon College: BTEC Art Foundation course
2009 University of the Arts, London, Central Saint Martins College BA Fine Art
|May 2008||Uncommon Ground||at Islington Arts Factory|
|June 2009||Degree Show||at Central Saint Martins|
|June 2010||Dislocation||at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London (solo)|
|June 2011||Birthmarks||at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London (solo)|
|Jan/Feb 2012||Survive||Artists Connect Occupancy at Islington Arts Factory|
|May/June 2012||100 Artists 100 Meters||at Espacio Gallery|
|July 2012||Move||at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London|
|January 2013||Fragments||at Espacio Gallery|
|February 2013||A Fine Line||at Lumen Gallery,Kings Cross,London|
|February 2013||A View from Here||at Espacio Gallery|
|August 2013||Summer Salon||at Islington Arts Factory|
|October 2013||Wandsworth Artists Open House (solo)|
|February 2014||Faites vos Jeux||at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch
|April 2014||Material Matters||at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch
June to August 2014
at Putney Arts Theatre
|October 2014||Wandsworth Artists Open House|
|March 2015||FGM||at Red Gallery, Shoreditch|
|June to August 2015||
at Putney Arts Theatre
|January 2016||Homunculus||at Asylum Gallery, Peckham|
In the light of the climate emergency, I explore how humans can best recognise the significance of their connections, with each other, with animals, with growing things, and with the planet. Being aware of this planet-wide intimacy I investigate why humans might be angry at the state we are in, want the viewer to recognise their emotions and discover the role of the artist in change.
I enjoy the haptic qualities of stuff, and contrasts between materials. I work with a wide range of these: hard and soft, natural and synthetic, and may also include found objects. Stitching is an important part of my practice.
Is the end of the Anthropocene and imminent extinction too frightening to contemplate? In case it is, I use humour, the quirky and the random, the harmony and shock of combinations and contrasts; a range of forms and materials, and differences in scale, alongside the diversity of made by nature and made by humans.
While showing in galleries is important I also want to facilitate spaces for people to make and show art, alone and together. Making and showing work elsewhere, individually or collaboratively for political action and general audiences is important to me. Art in public spaces, viewed in passing or collaboratively made must be a significant part of enabling change, whether in people’s lives or as part of wider developments in society.