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About

 

b. 1984, living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland.

My practice explores a variety of media including collage, text, installation and photography all which investigate issues surrounding our gendered identities, motherhood, power, money, control and vulnerability. My process is often autobiographical,  exploring my own feelings toward my experiences of being woman, a single mother and an artist. With this exploration comes an investigation into our perceptions of the maternal role in art history and contemporary culture, the relationships between power and gender, and the pressures society places on us to 'succeed' in all its forms.

 

EDUCATION

BA (Hons Fine Art ( 2:1 ); Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2010 - 2012

HND Contemporary Art Practice; Edinburgh Telford College, 2008 - 2010

 

RESIDENCIES

2018/2019 Birth Rites Collection Residency,  Department of Midwifery, Kings College London 

2016-2018 An Artist Residency in Motherhood

2014 AIR ETC - Edinburgh College Artist in Residence.

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2018 The Hope Scott Trust & The Eaton Fund; Birth Rites Residency Project.

2018 Birth Rites Collection Award for New Work, Winner 2018.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 Birth Rites Screening of shortlisted works, Guy’s Campus, Kings College London.

2017 Birth Rites Screening of shortlisted works, The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, 2017 See You Soon, Epoch 8 Gallery, Edinburgh.

2017 100 Days, The Tent Gallery Edinburgh College of Art.

2017 G.L.U.E. with Edinburgh Collage Collective, The Tent Gallery Edinburgh.

2016 Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness, Only Light Can Do That, Lights of Soho Gallery, London.

2016 Second Self, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.

2016 Art 16 Art Fair with Arusha Gallery, Olympia London.

2016 Salonathon Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

2015 RSA Open Exhibition  Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh.

2015 Art 15 Art Fair with Arusha Gallery Olympia London.

2015 Women’s Encounters: Matter, Form and Mind in the Art of Women, Palazzo Albrizzi,, Venice Italy.

2014 Site-Seeing - Solo Exhibition     Creative Exchange, Edinburgh.

2014 Draw-In with 2-1-4-1 Artist Collective   St Margarets House, Edinburgh.

2014 Resurgence   The Galley Arts, Carlisle.

2013 Que Sera Sera   The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh.

2012 Show One- Central Saint Martin’s Degree Show, London.

 

PUBLICATIONS / FEATURES

2018 Cults of Life, Issue 7 ‘Nasty’, ‘Letters from Our Mothers Collage Feature. 

2016 The Drowning Dog, Interview and artwork feature. 

2016 It’s Nice That, ‘Top 5 to see at London’s Art 16’

2016 The Jealous Curator, Collage feature

2015 Trend Design ‘Our picks from Art15’,

2015 La Nuova, Venetian Newspaper. Feature on exhibition and my work. 

2013 ‘OH FATHER WHERE ART THOU?’ Essay in Collage Magazine Issue 3.

2012 ‘THE PROBLEM OF THE MATERNAL’ , Essay in Undercurrents Magazine Issue 2.

 

COLLECTIONS

The Birth Rites Collection, Kings College London. 

Private Collections UK, Italy, USA.