Orange crowd control barriers that transform into portals, large lumpen forms topped with green fur and embedded with ancient artefacts, and egg yolks made jewel-like by preserving in salt: my work is a playful exploration of the possibility of the extraordinary unfolding out of the ordinary, an off-kilter, highly saturated, but not altogether unreal vision of our world. My installations and sculptures are an amplification of the magic we experience when something, like finding a fossil on the beach, creates a small rupture in our reality.
My work is process-driven and intuitive – after a period of research, such as observing construction on the Sagrada Familia church, or working on an archaeological dig, I take to the studio and translate the experience. The initial stages are experimental – recent investigations have included salt curing egg yolks and making dye from rust. I employ a diverse array of materials in my work, from handmade paper pulp and cob, medical fiberglass, to expanding foam and real Roman artefacts.
My recent body of work ‘Luck & Limen’ was made in response to the time I spent I working with archaeologists in Kent on the dig of a Roman Villa. I sought out these connections to gain hands-on experience in a field that fascinates me. Elements of this installation used natural clay that I dug out of the ground. As a result of this, and also as a natural progression from my research into archaeology, geology is becoming the subject of my current work.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. USA. MFA in Studio Arts, concentration in Sculpture and Installation. 2015- 2017
University of Brighton. UK. BA Fine Art Sculpture. 2008 – 2011
The Plymouth Contemporary, Karst Gallery & Levinsky Gallery Plymouth.
Soft Snacks Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC USA. Collaboration
Luck & Limen Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kent UK. Solo
Force Southern Vermont Arts Center, Vermont USA.
TAPS Now, Kosar Contemporary, Bristol UK. Group Show
Basement Art Space, Chapel Hill, NC USA. Digital Residency
Thicket, Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent UK. Solo
Confluence, collaborative site specific installation, St Mary’s Church Burham, Kent UK.
Effervescent Orange Slices, site specific installation, Greensboro, NC.
2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.
Fossiling The Tideline, GPS Space, Greensboro, NC. Solo
North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC. Juried
Some Green on the Plate, Sternberger Artists Center, Greensboro, NC. Solo
Taos To Tepito, GPS Space, Greensboro, NC.
Sometimes Two Circles… GPS Space, Greensboro, NC
Salem Community Courthouse, Salem, NY. Invitational
Art in the Park, Worcester, MA.
MINTED! Cary House Gallery, NY
Pangaea Restaurant, VT.
Hue and Cry, Salem Art Works, NY. Solo
17th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, North Bennington, VT.
Minoterie 21, Brittany, France
Salem Art Works, Cary Hill Sculpture Park, NY.
Franconia Sculpture Park, MN.
Voi La!, Brighton University, Brighton. UK
Here and Now, Brighton University Gallery, Brighton. UK
London Vox, Redgate Gallery, London. UK
Digital Residency. Basement Art Space, NC. 2020
Artist in Residence. Tonbridge School, UK. 2019-2020
Resident Artist. Jiwar, Barcelona, Spain. August 2018
Resident Artist. Vermont Studio Center, VT. May 2018
Winter Artist in Residence. Salem Art Works, NY September 2014- March 2015
Resident Artist. Salem Art Works, NY May-August 2014
Visiting Artist. Minoterie 21, Brittany, France. August 2013
Young Artist. Salem Art Works, NY May-August 2013
Intern Artist. Franconia Sculpture Park, MN August-November 2011.
Lecturer. 3D Design, Forsyth Tech Community College. Spring 2018
Lecturer. 3D Foundations 2, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Spring 2018
Lecturer. Fundamentals of Drawing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Fall 2017
Instructor, Installation Art Workshop at the Hairston Middle School, Greensboro NC. Fall 2017
Community Liaison, Center for Visual Artists. Greensboro NC. Fall 2017- Spring 2018
Instructor, Center for Visual Artists. Greensboro NC. Summer 2017
Instructor of Record, 3D Foundations, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Foundry Technician. Fall 2015- Spring 2017
Intern Coordinator Assistant, Salem Art Works, NY. Spring 2015
Prop Maker, Tarver Productions, London. 2012- 2013
Prop Maker, Themeworks, Brighton. 2010-2014
Helen A Thrush Scholarship 2016-2017
Howard Scholarship 2016-2017
Adelaide Holderness Graduate Fellow, 2015-2016
Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Tonbridge School. February 2020
Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC April 2017
Salem Art Works, NY July 2014.
Visiting Artist Speaker, Union College Schenectady, NY June 2013.
3-D Symposium Franconia Sculpture Park, MN September 2012.