I am a UK based self-taught conceptual artist and use mannequins and my own sculptures to construct photo art drawn upon narratives from the female perspective based on my own experiences of women’s rights and identity, domestic violence, mental health and invisible illness. I began my creative journey at age 45 in 2015 and have since shown work throughout the UK and internationally in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Tokyo and Venice. In June/July 2019 I had my first solo show, Still Life, at The Jam Factory, Oxford; and in October 2018 I co-curated an exhibition at Espacio Gallery, London which coincided with World Mental Health Day and brought together 43 international, emerging and accomplished artists who express life’s difficulties through artwork created as and for self-expression, communication and therapeutic release. 

 

My intention is to create subtle, relatable images that portray both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; in which the subject matter is almost secondary and conversely more intense, and which express vulnerability and instability but also allude to the fundamental core strength within - in an attempt to capture the fragility of self. I enjoy responding to both reference and materials in unconventional ways, pushing their and my boundaries. I print, mount and frame all work myself and due to the processes I use each print is unique. 

I am drawn to and inspired by the subjective work and language of artists such as Dumas, Emin and Schiele.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

16 November 2019 - 16 January 2020

'Chapter I' by ArtNumber23, Thissio, Athens

3 December 2019 (11am-7pm)

'Peerfest 2019' by Mind, West Bromwich Albion FC, Birmingham

SOLO SHOWS

PREVIOUS GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

21 June 2019

'Have a H'Art' by Sweet 'Art (fundraising event), The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

5 June 2019

'From ArtCan with Love' by ArtCan (postcard fundraiser) , Fitzrovia Gallery, London

11 May 2019

Twitter Art Exhibit (postcard fundraiser for Mind), Out of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

August 2018 - April 2019

'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

14 - 17 March 2019

FLUX Exhibition, The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London

2018

'Beautiful & Damned' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

'Girl Child' by ArtCan, NW London Resource Centre, London

'(In)visible' by Atramental (curated by Jenni Bea and myself), Espacio Gallery, off Brick Lane, London

'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, Misc. Art Center, Timisoara, Romania

'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

'From ArtCan with Love' ArtCan Postcard Fundraiser Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

'Ich Will' (Rammstein themed club night) by 8 Music Group, Nightclub Kolis, London

'Unspoken' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, TOON, 1056 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

'Square Peg' by ArtCan at Circle Gallery, Sheffield

An 'Illuminate Herstory' exhibition, Bernard Sunley Building, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

'Pink' by Clouds Art Coffee, 25-4,Koenjikita, 2-Chome Suginami, Tokyo

'Intent' by Cultivate at BMST Space, Dalston, London

44 Artworks @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

2017

'What is the Point?' by ArtCan, Camden Image Gallery, London

'Monochrome' by Merge-Arts, The Cafe Gallery, Islington Arts Factory, London

'TRIBE17' by Chrom-Art, The Bargehouse, Oxo Wharf Tower, London

'Appearance of...' by ArtCan, A&D Gallery, London

An Art Event by Nasty Women UK, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London

'FemFest' by Sweet 'Art in partnership with Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London

Mental Health Charity Fundraising Auction by Chilli Studios at Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Menier Gallery, London

'State of Mind' by Lou Gilmore-George, Northallerton, North Yorks

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens

'Interact' by Cultivate at Coate, London

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Greenhouse, Berlin

'At This Point In Time' by WITP, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

2016

'T'ART' by Sweet Art, Pearl & Bones Gallery, London

'Gluttony' by Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans, Herts

East Kent Artists' Open House weekends, Margate, Kent

'Humans' by Made In.. Art Gallery, Venice, Italy

'The Nude' by Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London

'MEWS #2 Routes' by Jakbox, Camden, London

Blair Zaye Presents 'Exposed', Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London

'Breakfast in Beirut' by Artiki Eventi, Treviso, Italy

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