My work is based in Contemporary Art Practice. My studio practice evolves around the translation of figurative and representational line drawing, into image and object.
Recent work has held an enquiry into emblematic and heraldic language, from embroidered badges to Union Banners. I am interested in the absurdity and juxtaposition of these pictorial motifs that through symmetry purport to be informative. I have produced a series of hand and machine sewn pieces that perpetuate this language, exploring my own sense of motif that create the possibility for an –˜extraordinary' narrative, that might suggest the advent of a miraculous event. I use my immediate surroundings and experience, chair, dog, street and neighbour.
Artefact seems to lend itself to the value of this. These oversized badges and motifs are hand embroidered and constructed from layers of canvas, felt, satin and silks.
2000 M.A. Fine Art Goldsmiths College
1991 B.A. Hons Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, London
2003.20070.5 lecturer in B.A. Art Practice at Goldsmiths College
1998.2004 Sculpture Foundation tutor Hertfordshire University
2000-2006 Visiting tutor Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art B.A.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Janus, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London.
Thy Neighbours' Ox, Space Station 65, London
The Drawing Show, Shangri-La Tattoo Parlour, London
2005 Cloud and Vision, Museum of Garden History, London.
Death is part of the Process, Void, Derry, Northern Ireland.
Temporary Contemporary Fleamarket, London.
2004 Tonight, Voltaire, London.
Transmogrification, Danielle Arnaud, London.
Free House, The Hare, London.
Marks in Space, Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
Death of Romance, Ganton Street, London.
2003 Family Business, Pitzhangar Manor, London.
Exhibit 001, Ols & Co., London.
I thought I saw your lips move, Cell, London.
2002 The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man, Laing, Newcastle.
From Dusk till Dawn, Greenwich University, London.
The Spare Room. V.T.O., London.
Molotov, Dilston Grove, London.
2000 Assembly, Stepney Green, London.
On the Rocks, A.P.T., London.
Solo Shows and projects
2007 Cuckoo, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.
Cuckoo, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. London.
2003 Lightbox, Guy Street, London.
2000 Flower carpet, Peckham Cinema, London.
1999 The Giotto Range, Cable Street Gallery, London.
1997 Keeping in Touch, Café gallery. London.
1997 Annie Whiles, South Hill Park, Bracknell.