Lives and works in London, England
Long periods of isolation since March 2020 have heightened my awareness of otherwise inconsequential phenomena within my domestic context. A willingness to accept these fugitive observations (as potentially significant) was bolstered by encountering Gaston Bachelard’s ‘The Poetics of Space’. Fleeting observations of refracted light, seemed to align with a sustained interest in the uncanny. The surfaces of my recent works are stitched together from remnants, each area acting as a qualifier for its neighbour. Incorporating hand-felted wool, image-transfer photography and industrially produced fabrics, these images allude to established conventions of abstract painting, while rejecting any dependencies on the autographic mark.
Glyph, Faux leather, hand-felted wool, felt, thread and photo-transfer on canvas, 2021, 55.5 x 94 x 5 cm
Ghola, Hand-felted wool, felt, thread, cotton webbing and photo-transfer on canvas, 2021, 56 x 95.5 x 5 cm
Spectral, Hand-felted wool, felt, thread and photo-transfer on canvas, 2021, 56 x 77.5 x 5 cm
Qanat, Felt, thread, acrylic, ink and photo-transfer on canvas, 2021, 57 x 95 x 5 cm
Ray Trace, Hand-felted wool, felt, cotton, hessian, thread and photo-transfer on canvas, 2020, 101 x 142 x 4.5 cm
Field Map, Felt, acrylic, spray paint, thread and photo-transfer on canvas, 2020, 60.5 x 68.5 x 4.5 cm
Saltern, Acrylic on canvas, 2020, 129.5 x 143.5 x 4.5 cm
Precarious Security, Bleached cotton duct, hand-felted wool, felt, faux leather, cotton webbing, thread and photo-transfer on canvas, 2021, 81.5 x 105 x 5 cm
I graduated in 2016 from Glasgow School of Art’s Painting and Printmaking course. Before beginning an MFA at The Slade in 2019, I generated two solo exhibitions for venues in Glasgow, Solaristics (2018) & Synthespians (2019). I have exhibited in several group exhibitions in the UK and abroad (New York, Tokyo, Hokkaido). My work was published in ‘Myth/Reality: Contemporary Artists from Scotland’ (Fabrica, 2018). I was selected for the Euan Uglow Scholarship, George & Cordelia Oliver Scholarship, RGI Open, Aon Community Art Awards, GY Arts Festival, DUST Rising's Every Other Seat Project and the 2021 SÌM Residency Programme (Reykjavik, Iceland).