Bio

I'm an visual artist living and working in London.

After a decade in Logistics Management I escaped from the office to study for a BA in Fashion Product Management (2004) where I discovered art. I became a keen photographer and I went on to study on the Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins (2009) which resulted in my Lunar Mare series being selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 09. I have exhibited at Café Park Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe, Photofusion, Cornerhouse, and APT gallery amongst others and am currently in my final term of postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art on the Print pathway.

I work with a variety of processes including photography, printmaking and installation, often involving natural phenomena in the making of my work.

Central to my practice is the fragility of nature. I am interested in how we have become so disconnected both from nature and from our animal being. My work is largely informed by my deep engagement with and close observation of nature and draws heavily on the studies and writings of Darwin and Goethe. I am driven to ‘feel my way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressible in it’ (Henri Bergson) and to make this visible through my work. 

Key sources of inspiration have been Daro Montag, Janet Lawrence, Ackroyd & Harvey, herman de vries, Tim Knowles and Helen Chadwick to name but a few.

An ongoing investigation into the point at which nature becomes an image is manifested through transformative production processes. Centred on a microbiology of growing and developing living and rotting matter, which become implicated onto the surface of the image. Processes have included corrosion of film under compost, corrosion of prints in saltwater and planting crops into and through photographic prints. These processes are captured using ancient and modern methods such as Cyanotypes, Lumen Prints and Digital Photography. 


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EDUCATION

MA Print, Royal College of Art, 2015 - 2017
PG Cert Photography, Central Saint Martins, 2007 – 2008
BA (hons) Fashion Product Management, London Centre For Fashion Studies, 2002 - 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Show RCA
Royal College of Art, Battersea
23/06/2016 - 02/07/2017

Super Super
Kingsgate Workshops, London
Opening Event: 29th June 6-9pm
Open 30th June & 1st July

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017
'O' Garden Room Gallery, Dartington, UK
Rogue Seed, SU Café, Royal College of Art Kensington, London
Output, Royal College of Art, MA Print Interim Show, CGP London
Merz Barn Residency Exhibition, The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green, London

2016
Science Inspires Art: Food, NY Hall of Science, New York
Obsolete & Discontinues, Schaelpic Photokunstbar, Cologne, Germany
Shutter Hub Open, Cambridge, UK
Obsolete & Discontinued, Revela t, Analogue Photography Festival, Barcelona
Aether, Imperial College London
Break/Link, Royal College of Art Printmaking, Café Park Gallery, London
Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London

2015
Photofusion Salon/15, London
Fiddling While Earth Burns, RCA Climate Action Collective, Dyson Gallery, London

2014
Brighton Photo Fringe, Autumn Germination: The Sprouting of New Ideas, curated by Sue Steward, Brighton
Freightliners City Farm, Bonfire In A Beehive, London

2013
Tri-pod presents Miss Havisham’s Larder, Photofusion Gallery, London

2012
Q-Art Presents 4, APT Gallery, London
Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

2011
index7, Protein Gallery, London
Try A Little Tenderness, Freightliners Farm, London
On Water, Canal Museum, London
earth:NOW:being, Hackney City Farm, London & Church Farm, Stevenage

2010
Arts Council England, London
Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
Folk Off’, Green Lens Studio, London
Little White Lies, SuperMonday Collective, Stour Space, London

2009
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Tracing The Image, SuperMonday Collective, Crypt Gallery, London
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, A Foundation, London
Unique Perspectives, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

TALKS & PRESENTATIONS
2017
Shadow's Symposium, London College of Communication
Presentation on Practice, Central Saint Martins
2016
Show N Tell, The Camera Club, London
2015
LAPC Artist Talks, Myka Baum & William Arnold, Silverprint Gallery, London
2013
Presentation on practice, Photofusion Gallery, London
2011
Q-Art Convenor, presentation on practice, Cass Art, London

WORKSHOPS
Seed Sowing, Propagation and Potting Up, RCA Green Week, 2017
Making Hanging Containers from Recycled Bottles, RCA Green Week, 2017
Anthotypes, RCA Green Week, 2017
Spore Prints and Making Paints from Natural Pigments, Merz Barn, Langdale, 2017
Making Connections, Reach Out RCA, V&A, 2016
Cyanotypes, Freightliners City Farm,  London, 2014

RESIDENCIES
2014
Freightliners City Farm, London

ACCOLADES
2009 Bloomberg New Contemporaries

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
2015
The Guardian, Burning Issue: Student Art Against Climate Change

2014
Fabric For Fashion - The Complete Guide, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
Fabric For Fashion - The Complete Swatch Book, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
2013
Catch Me If You Can – 12 days in the life of a runner bean; Self-published flick book in ltd edition of 100
Exhibiting Photography, A Practical Guide To Exhibiting Photography, Shirley Read, Focal Press
2014
Fabric For Fashion - The Complete Guide, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
Fabric For Fashion - The Complete Swatch Book, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
2010
Fabric For Fashion - The Swatch Book, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
Fabric For Fashion, Clive Hallett & Amanda Johnston, Laurence King Publishing
2011
The Times, Beat volatility by avoiding the stock market, p. 42 (12/11/2011)
Islington Gazette, Front page, Festival’s art in unusual places (21/07/2011)
2009
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, New Contemporaries Publications
a-n, Bloomberg New Contemporaries review by Carolyn Shepherd (09/2009)

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