Instant Karma, SET Lewisham, London , 2019
Low Entertainment, Arch 5 Hackney Central, London, 2018
EBC018 East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol, 2018
The Fear Is Back Studio 4, Chisenhale Art Place, London, 2017
Blue Sky Thinking SET Capstan House, 2017
Soft Opening SET Studios, London, 2017
Platform De La Warr Pavilion, 2016
Brighton Degree Show Grand Parade, Brighton, 2016
The Five Abstractions, Atelier 51 Gallery, Brighton, 2016
Emotional Art Magazine, Haunted - Intimacy in a digital age, 2019
INTO THE WILD artist development programme with Chisenhale Art Place (2016-2017)
Fine Art Sculpture BA, University of Brighton (2013-2016)
I make art about structures and the soft things inside. This comes from an interest in the relationship between bodies and their environment and manifests in sculpture, installation, painting and drawing. The grid is a recurring motif throughout my work and is often paired with something soft and loose. The work is about relationships, whether that is between two people or two contrasting materials. Common pairings include: hard and soft, a body and a house, one and two, collapse and rigidity. These conflicting elements clash or combine to illuminate narratives around desire, reliance and confinement.
I have a preoccupation with narratives of support or interdependence and there is always a tension present within the work – a push and pull between protagonists. Through drawings I deal with the relationship between protagonist and place. In soft sculptures this tension is expressed materially. Materials like paper or fabric are either in a state of collapse or must be supported by something stronger. When making sculptures I’m looking at the behaviour of a material vs it’s real-world associations. Recent Soap relief sculptures express the need for touch in a new landscape of distance. Transient and anti-monumental in material, these panic-bought bars of soap hold a significant narrative of routine, contagion and hand-to-hand touch.