I am a UK based self-taught conceptual artist and my work is drawn upon narratives from a feminist perspective based on my own experiences of women’s rights and identity, domestic abuse, mental health disorder and invisible illness. My intention is to keep issues considered stigma visible through artwork by creating subtle, relatable pieces portraying both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; expressing vulnerability and instability but also alluding to the fundamental core strength within. I enjoy responding to both reference and materials in unconventional ways, pushing their and my boundaries.

I use mannequins in my work - their anonymity and uniformity enable me to tackle subjects such as gender-based violence and women’s health on a human but impersonal level. Female mannequins generally conform to male gaze idealism and using them to create work disrupting that cliché is an important element of my practice.

My work has been exhibited throughout the UK and in Europe, Japan and USA, and in June/July 2019 I had my first solo show, Still Life, at The Jam Factory, Oxford. In October 2018 I co-curated (In)visible at Espacio Gallery, London, a group exhibition 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. I am currently undertaking a new project, The House of Smalls, which is a doll house gallery, and the first show will be opening in December 2020. I am a resident artist at The Art Eternal, Bristol.

 

Most of my work is for sale in the form of unique handmade sealed 300gsm paper prints (A6-A3) or limited edition aluminium or acrylic prints (all sizes). If you are interested in purchasing or discussing anything please contact me.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

SOLO SHOWS

PREVIOUS GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

8 February - 25 April 2020 (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

16 November 2019 - 16 January 2020

2019

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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, Amsterdam, Netherlands

'Square Peg' by ArtCan at Circle Gallery, Sheffield

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

'Pink' by Clouds Art Coffee, Suginami, Tokyo

'Intent' by Cultivate at BMST Space, 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, London

'FemFest' by Sweet 'Art in partnership with Ugly Duck, 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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