2014 Pratt Institute, New York - MFA painting (distinction)

2007 Central St Martin's School of Art and Design, London - Fine Art BA (Honours)

My suspended sculptures, made from wire and semi-transparent fabric, are both playful and dark. The light child-toy-animal figures twirl and sway, like the characters of our half-remembered games, songs and stories.

I make sculptures with wire and scrim, which often feature in my paintings. I handle the wire quickly, as I would sketch. I sew rough garments for the figures, or I mold them into hybrid shapes. They are children-toy-animal characters in an on-going story, both funny and dark. The transparency of the fabric and the thin layers of paint play with notions of absence and ambiguity. I am interested in the unsaid, what is not there, what might happen. The work offers glimpses of a narrative that is left to the viewer to develop.

Selected Exhibitions

2017

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2013

2012

2011

2009 

 

2008

 

 

2007

Unwritten Stories, HEREart, New York

The Anatomy of Fairy Tales, Everhart Museum (Scranton, PA)

Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins (New York)

Solo show: Running Out of Thread, FiveMyles Gallery (Brooklyn, New York)

Performance by Felix Aarts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PkP2lD5QBM

Young Masters, Space 109, Lower East Side (New York)

The Square Show, Ceres Gallery (New York)

The Artist As Provocateur: Performance at Pratt (New York)

curated by Greta Hartenstein (Whitney Museum)

ApARTment #1, GraftArt (Brooklyn, New York)

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy (London)

Tracy Emin on my work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alcnBtP18eA

Cousu de Fil Blanc. Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute (New York)

Morphing Identities, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute (New York)

Door Prize for Painting, Centrespace Gallery, (Bristol, UK)

Solo show: A Suspended Moment, Minster Gallery (Winchester, UK)

Life As Theatre (in support of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London)

My Favourite Things, Gallery at Willesden Green (London)

La Ruche Open Studios, Whitechapel (London)

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy (London) 

Tate the Biscuit, Shoreditch Town Hall (London)

Young Masters, Old Truman Brewery, (Shoreditch, London)

Un-still Life, The Apartment Gallery (London)

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, London

SLICK Art Fair, Paris, with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2018
Solo show at Jamestown Arts Center (RI)
  
  
  
  

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