My practice works around ideas concerning energy, entropy and matter; exploring the crossover between science and art.
I completed an MA Fine art at Chelsea College of Art with Distinction and was awarded a research trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. This resulted in an installation exhibited there in 2016. I also authored a ‘Sci-Art’ booklet for CERN’s art@CMS education and outreach department.
In 2007 I was elected an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and was a Trustee from 2011 to 2014. I have previously been selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize and in 2013 for the Visual Arts South-west Leadership Programme. I currently live and work in London.
2014-15 MA Fine Art (Distinction) – UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
1984-1987 BA(Hons) Ceramics, Bristol Polytechnic
2014 ‘Once Burnt’ – Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucs.
2009 Carbon Based Forms II – Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucs.
2007 Carbon Based Forms – Cube Gallery, Bristol
2004, 03 Scribble and Smoke – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
1994, 93, 92 Perth Potters Gallery, Perth Australia
Selected Group Shows
2016 art@CMS, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2016 RE – CON – FIGURE, Maxilla Space, London
2016 ‘Shifting Territories’, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2016 CONTEXT, New York, and Miami, USA
2015 ‘The Young Ladies Treasure Book’, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2015 ‘It was a Pleasure to Burn’, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2015 ‘Drawn In’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2015 ART BUSAN, Busan, Korea.
2014-02 inc. Royal West of England Academy Autumn show, Bristol
2014 Art Hamptons, New York, USA
2013 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Florida, USA
2013 One Hundred Years One Hundred Works, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2013 Abstract Contemporary, Cube Gallery, Bristol
2013 Art Southampton, NY, USA
2013 ‘Drawn’ Open, Royal West of England Academy
2013 Art Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2013-04 inc. Affordable Art Fairs; New York, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Stockholm.
2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Canada.
2013-02 inc. Royal West of England Academy Autumn show, Bristol
2011 Art Chicago, Illinois, USA
20010/09 London Art Fair, Islington, London
2010 Near and Far – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2010 Smoke – Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset
2009 Drawing Room II’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2008/07 Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland
2006 Six Bristol Artists – Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
2005 The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, London and tour.
2005 Drawn – Plan 9, Bristol
Art Ireland – Dublin, Ireland
2003 Cube Gallery, Bristol,
2015 UAL research trip art@cms award to CERN and Nansen Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 Selected for Visual Arts South-West Leadership Programme.
2008 FDC Law Award, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset
2007 Elected Academician Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2003 First Prize ‘Viewers’ Choice’ Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition.
1994 Selected ‘New Designer’ Crafts Council of Western Australia.
Selected professional experience: workshops/presentation/curatorial/writing
2016 Author – Potato Powered Cosmos, Sci-Art booklet, education and outreach, art@CMS, CERN, Geneva
2016 Selected artist – Utopia Works: Energy Hack, Derby Silk Mills , Derby
2013 Curator – ‘Pieces of Me’ Collaboration and Exhibition with Kids Company and RWA
2010 Curator – Near and Far – Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy.
2009 Presenter – ‘Cutting Edge: Laser Cutting and Creativity’ symposium, Loughborough University, Leics.
2009 ‘Drawing with a difference’ workshop series – Prema Arts centre Gloucs
2009 Connaught Hotel, Mayfair, London. Fifteen works for contemporary wing.
Public and private collections including
The Royal Collection Trust and Royal West of England Academy.
Voluntary work at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2011– 2014 Trustee
- RWA Strategic Planning Group
- Volunteers Representative on the Board.
- Exhibition Advisory Group – Selection and planning of exhibition programme.
- Academicians’ Council
- Founded and leading RWA’s Bristol VAN (Volunteer Artists Network)
- Building engagement between RWA and the wider community.
- Art workshops that bring together RWA artists with children and young adults from socially disadvantaged areas of Bristol.
- Instigated partnership between ‘Kids Company’ charity and RWA.
- Academician and Artist member selection panels.
- RWA Autumn Open exhibition – Selection, placing and hanging committee
- Gallery tours, workshops, talks.