Artist Statement

My work focuses on structure and perception, from the architecture we inhabit to the building blocks of reality, I contemplate the interaction between these structures and our thought processes. I explore the connection between internal and external worlds, often using domestic imagery to represent human experience. I use the built environment as a means to suggest tension between opposing forces and contrasting states of being. I am interested in the structures we rely on to feel secure, or that distract us from feeling the opposite. 

Past projects have been mainly photographic, created using both traditional film and digital equipment, manipulated via photographic software and exhibited as prints and projections. After spending a number of years working primarily in digital photography, I began to explore printmaking, working with photopolymer etching and linocut. I currently work across a range of media, including photography, printmaking and painting. 


Education:

2005  BA Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University: 1st Class Honours

2002  Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, South Tyneside College: Merit

 
Exhibitions:

2017  Exchanging Views, Ouseburn Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

2017  Footprints, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016  10 x 8, Stills, Edinburgh

2016  Northern Print @ St Dominic’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016  Engaging with Print, Gallery 45, Felton

2015  20:20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press, Salford

2012  Play Time, Ouse Street Arts Club, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2011  Still Light, Foundry Lane Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

2010  My City, City Space, University of Sunderland

2010  Inspire, Arthur Robinson House, Billingham

2009  Urban Landscapes, The Artworks Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2007  Outside In, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2006  Navigating the Space this side of paradise, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne

2006  New Works, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2005  Helios 3, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

2005  A Thousand Words, Northumbria University Degree Show

 

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