Acts of endurance, labour and absorption in process, my drawings are invested with a nostalgia for the materiality of written communication against the backdrop of our fast-paced, instantaneous digital culture.
We are becoming an increasingly paperless culture, encountering, consuming, ignoring, forgetting information at an ever increasing speed and frequency. My work seeks to provide a counterpoint to this, a process of absorption in surface and process, asking questions about transience and permanence.
Made onto envelopes – familiar everyday objects, pregnant with history and function – the drawings become vessels for imagination and personal narrative.
BTEC Foundation diploma: Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire (2002-03)
BA Combined Honours: History of Art and Philosophy, University of Durham (2003-06)
Master's: History of Art, University of Oxford (2006-07)
Perpetual Shift, curated by Nicholas Dietrich and Karen Tronel. Private View Sunday 10th November, 12-6pm, The Koppel Project, 48 Poland Street W1F 7ND.
Painting Open, No Format Gallery, Deptford. Preview: Thursday 5th December, 6-9pm. Opening Times 6th - 8th Dec 1-6pm, then 12th - 15th Dec 1-6pm
Hospital Rooms 20x20 Fundraiser, Elephant West, London, October 2019
humdrum, curated by Bruce Ingram, The Store Dulwich College, Preview September/October 2019
Young Masters Art Prize, La Galleria Pall Mall, September 2019
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Somerset, July/August 2019.
Warbling Collective: We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Stour Space, Hackney, London, April 2019
Trinity Buoy Wharf (formerly Jerwood) Drawing Prize 2018, touring exhibition, September 2018 - May 2019
"OverDrawn" Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize (awarded first prize), curated by London Drawing Group. Buster Mantis, Deptford, London. March - April 2019
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, 2018
RCA Secret exhibition, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Sketch to the Limits, Foyles Gallery London, 2012
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space London and touring exhibition 2011
Shortlist: Young Masters Art Prize, 2019
Parker Harris Mentoring Prize, Wells Art Contemporary, 2019
First Prize: Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize (curated by London Drawing Group), 2019
Shortlist: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019
Shortlist: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
Interview in Interalia Magazine: An online magazine dedicated to interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness. March 2019.
Interview with Lauren Little on Dark Yellow Dot blog: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Envelope Art
Feature on arts writer Ruth Millington's blog, October 22, 2018
Strings, Antler Press, collaboration with poet Keiran Goddard.