About

Born in Hull, Yorkshire UK(1982). Currently lives and works in London, UK.

Through a close study of the peculiarities of corporate culture, I decode the control mechanisms inherent to our current social and economic system that shape human behaviour. Adopting items I discover in the workplace as materials in my practice, the artworks are often witty re-formulations of found objects and texts. From a warped take on a corporate motivational poster to a play on the competitive style of an after-work game of table tennis, I aim to formulate a shrewd and mischievous analysis of our business influenced environment.

In my work the viewer is not permitted to stand idly by. Theatrical and interactive, my artworks inflate, switch on, and shout back at their audience-implicating us in their processes. In my recent projects, such as, Production Methods and Dishing out advice, drawing on this confrontational style I am interested in challenging the viewer to question their silent complicity with the current social system, drawing attention to how larger economic structures play a role in the way we construct our social space.

I have a BA in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture from the University of Leeds. In 2011 I was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant to study an MFA in Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2013 which I was awarded a Distinction. In 2015 I was artist-in-residence at the Florence Trust in London.

I have shown work both in the UK and internationally at events such as Watermans in London, UK, FutureEverything in Manchester, UK, and Yoto Space, International Festival of audiovisual Arts in St Petersburg, Russia.

Other previous international projects include; co-founder of TINT, co-director of the Tin Shed Gallery in London, assistant curator at the Kasa Galeri in Istanbul, and I have previously worked on the TMuseum of contemporary cuts and co-editor of several publications at Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

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