Bio& Artists statement

My work spans drawing, painting, collage and small scale sculpture. Recent work concentrates on transforming 2D drawings and paintings into 3D sculptural objects, using personal drawings, with their intrinsic individual histories of mark making. The process stretches my subjective attachment to my drawings and challenges me to consider the sculptural form and the significance of mark making in an objective way. I experiment using a range of papers, including wall papers and incorporate craft techniques including tearing, weaving, stitching and binding. For me, the paper’s qualities of fragility, instability and softness, act as a counter to traditional, monumental, hard sculptural materials of metals, stone and wood.

Born in London, lives in East Sussex UK

Selected exhibitions:

2017 Hastings Arts Forum: Putting it All Together- Assemblage

Martyrs gallery, Lewes: Summer Salon

2016 Hastings Arts Forum:Paperworks

Open Studios London & East Sussex: 2015 Coastal Currents St.Leonards, 2014 The Propeller Foundry Deptford, 2000- Deptford X, 1996- Acme Open Studios

2015 Towner East Sussex Open – Scanlon&Grivell’s Zine project

 2011 Museum of London, Goldsmiths College MA Project, Save our Banners

 2010 South London Art Gallery: Michael Landy project Art Bin

  2010   FACT Liverpool: Centre of Attention: Action Diana.Abandon Normal Devices short films festival

 2004   Frieze Art Fair London: Annika  Eriksson  project: “ Do you want an audience?”

Group & solo shows London, Bristol, Italy.

Art education:

Sussex Coast College – Screen printing with Myles Calvert

CityLit  London -sculpture courses with Neil Childs, Andrew Revell

Morley College London – basketry with Polly Pollock

University of Manchester – MA History of Art: materials and their meanings

University of North London – MA Information Services Management

Liverpool Art College – BA Fine Art

 

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