Statement

The obsessional must constantly kill and resuscitate their desire, and it is this ambivalence which is both the engine and subject of my work. I see this as gendered, the technology of a dominant masculinity whose inherent violence, aggression and deathliness, has devastating effects and affects.

Sometimes my work is in dialogue with the language of art therapy, which enables me to stick close to the technology of masculinity, and at the same time isolate and frame it within a discourse of pathology. At other times my work is in dialogue with cinema, literature and history, singling out ‘texts’ that articulate the ways in which masculinity leads us down a path of destruction and impotence.

b. Leicester 1971, lives and works in Cornwall

Education

  • 2012 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • 2001 PGCert Narrative Writing, University of Derby

  • 1996 BA (Hons) Photographic Studies, University of Derby

Selected exhibitions

  • 2018 Open studio, Old Bakery Studios, Truro

  • 2016 Open studios, Old Press, St. Austell

  • 2011 Skin Job (curator), Core Gallery, London

  • 2010 The Eighteenth Emergency (curator), Core Gallery, London

  • 2010 Q-Art, Matt Roberts Gallery, London

  • 2010 Skin Job (curator), Core Gallery, London

  • 2010 Presequel (curator), Goldsmiths College, London

  • 2010 B-sides, Goldsmiths College, London

  • 2007 Total Image Nation, Chocolate Factory, London

  • 2007 Illuminations with Carol Marin-Pache, My Life in Art, London

  • 2003 Punctuation Marks, Leicester City Gallery

  • 2003 You Are Here various venues, Nottingham

  • 2001 This is not home (solo show), Q Studios, Derby

  • 2000 Turning the Page (winner: Best alternative media artist’s book prize) Picture House Gallery, Leicester

  • 1999 Intimate Land (solo show), Big Blue Cafe Gallery, Derby

  • 1999 Cracking Up Pink House, Nottingham

  • 1997 Notes in Passing Picture House Gallery, Leicester (first prize winner)

  • 1997 Young Photographers, Montage Gallery, Derby

  • 1993 Two Photographers, Picture House Gallery, Leicester

Published writing

  • 2013 Birds of a Feather, a-n Magazine, April 2013

  • 2012 A Good Blog, a-n Magazine Jan 2012

  • 2011 Artists talking… talking, a-n Magazine Nov 2011

  • 2010 The Teaching and Learning of Art; or How to Avoid Being Eaten by a Giraffe, esferapública Columbia, June 2010 (first appeared in Q-Art London, 2009 and Hit and Miss 3, 2009)

  • 2009 Why professional artists need a blog a-n June 2009

  • 2008 Artists talking – internationally, a-n magazine September 2008

  • The show must go on, a-n magazine July/August 2008

Visiting lectures

  • 2011 Core Gallery, London

  • 2010 Norwich University College of the Arts

  • 2009 University of the Arts, London

  • 2009 Royal College of Art, London

  • 2008 Yale College, Wrexham 

Talks and events

  • 2010 AIRTIME@OpenFORUM in partnership with Matt Roberts Arts and Artquest, London

  • 2010 AIRTIME in partnership with Artquest and SPACE, London