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EDUCATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

COMMISSIONS

COLLABORATIONS AND PERFORMANCES

PROFESSIONAL POSTS

2005-2010              PhD (practice-based) Liverpool University, supported a Gladstone Fellowship

                                        Awarded by Chester University.

1993-1995              MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art

1986-1989              BA (Hon) Embroidery, Manchester Metropolitan

2013                      Sisyphus: Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

2012                      TOIL: Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2010                      Moments of Repetition: The Nunnery, London

2004                      Bristles, Balls and Brass: University of Hertfordshire Gallery

1995                      5 Squared: Atrium Gallery, Coopers and Lybrand, London

1994                      Eroding Pythagoras: Angel Row Art Gallery, Nottingham

1993                      One line and a Diagonal: The Pearooms Gallery, Lincolnshire

1992                      Mathematics of the Eye: The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

2015                       Carbon Meets Silicon: Oriel Sycharth Hallery, Wrexham

2015                       ROTA Thought Positions in Sculpture: Huddersfield Art Gallery

2013                       Finalist: 7th Interantional Arte Laguna Prize: Venice Arsenal, Italy

2012                       Upcycle: ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Georgia, USA

2011                       Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive. Towner Contemporary, Eastbourne

2011                       Textures of Time: Frederick Parker Gallery, London

2010                       The Plazaprinciple, Leeds

2010                       Making and Unmaking, Repair and Repetition: Axis online. Curated: Helen Carnac

2009                       Winchester School of Art Research Anthology: Winchester Gallery

2008-09                  Second Lives – Remixing the Ordinary, The Museum of Art & Design, New York

2008                       Unnatural Histories: The Nunnery, London

2007                       Negotiated Positions: Chester University

2006                       The Same Difference: Stark Gallery, London

2005                       In-formation: The Foundry Gallery Vault, London

2004                       Fantastic Plastic: 20-21 Gallery, Scunthorpe

2003                       Venus Sapiens: Luke and A Gallery, London

2003                       Mirror II Nature: Mile End Art Pavilion London

2003                       Chairman’s Choice: The Nunnery Gallery London

2002                       The Chelsea Physic Garden Exhibition London

2000&2002             Art Futures: The Barbican, Contemporary Art Society, London

1999-2001              The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

1997-1998              Free to Move: Birmingham Craft Space, Touring

1997                       Exhibition: Addison Wesley Longmans, Harlow

1996                       Art at 100: Hammersons, Park Lane, London

1995                       Art Marathon (BBC): Derry, Northern Ireland

1995                       Chelsea Physic Garden: Summer Exhibition

1995                       Paris Selection (RCA): The Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

1993-1994              Pan European FLEXIBLE Art: Germany, Holland, England, Poland.  

1993                       White Form: Turnpike Gallery, Lancashire

1992-1994              Crafts in Performance: Crafts Council Gallery, London & Touring

1989                       A.D. Graduate Exhibition: Aram Design Studio’s, London

2011                       Sculpture: Clifford Chance ofices. Washington DC

(2002-03)               Sculpture: Chevron Texaco. Aberdeen

1999                       Sculpture: Private collection, Chelsea, London

1998                       Short-listed: Sculpture, Rotherham General Hospital

1997                       Short-listed: Sculpture, Roles Royce Headquarters, Crew

1996                       Short-listed: Sculpture, KPMG Headquarters, City of London

1996                       Sculpture: Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

1990                       Sculpture: Albion Wharf Building, Central Manchester

1988                       Textile Hanging: Manchester Metropolitan University

1987                       Wall Panel: St Mary’s Hospital Manchester

1996-1997               Art Consultant for Nottingham Natural History Museum

1992                        Collaboration with Performance artists, Nottingham

1991-1992               Three Plank Rule: Collaboration & Performance with Risk Dance.

2009 - date              Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Arts, University of Huddersfield.

2006 - 2009             Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, Southampton University.

AWARD

2013                       International Press Award: 7th Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenal, Italy