For me, the museum acts as the institutionalised collection; objects are ordered to the curator’s particular criteria forming arrays, patterns and logical systems. I become interested when there is a sense of another, more eccentric order, at work.
My practice engages with the artefact, it’s place within a collection and the context created by the assembly of these groups of objects. Through the creation, arrangement and manipulation of these artefacts I hope to create the sense of a jumbled folk museum or a personal curio collection and in this way begin to develop my own narrative of an new, imagined culture.
By drawing influence from a wide range of cultural sources, ranging from folk and outsider art to character design, illustration and couture fashion, each artefact becomes something that shrugs off it’s initial reading and demands a second take. This is achieved take through the use of anachronistic and disparate visual cues or from the context that is generated by it’s placement within the assemblage as a whole.
My practice is diverse using textile, photography, ceramics and ready-mades. Being inclusive of both two and three-dimensional techniques my approach encompasses printmaking as both an outcome in it’s own right and as a developmental tool for sculptural pieces.
2010 – 2011 Camberwell College of Art – MA Visual Arts: Printmaking
2000 – 2003 Kingston University – BA Hons. Degree in Fine Art
1999 – 2000 Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication – Foundation in Art & Design
May - June 2017: THAT HALF @ Half Moon, London
Feb 2017: THAT II @ Four Corners Gallery, London
Nov 2016: Private Empire: New Territory @ Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford, Essex
Feb 2016: Tower Hamlet Artist Teachers Network show @ Four Corners Gallery, London
Nov 2015: Christ’s Hospital Artist In Residence Retrospective @ Christ’s Hospital, West Sussex
April 2014: The Other Art Fair @ Ambika P3, London
March 2014: Pushing Print @ Sussex Art & Print Studio, Sussex
Sept/Oct 2013: Harry Pye, Deptford X, Norfolk House, London
Nov 2013: I Remember, A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Fields, London
April 2012: New Work @ St. Martin in Fields Crypt Gallery, London
February 2012: One Hundred with Changing Spaces @ Regent Street, Cambridge
February 2012: Pilgrimmage Event, Miracles and Charms @ Wellcome Collection, London - Special Late Night Event
Nov 2011: Grayson Perry Late Event with University Arts London @ The British Museum
Oct 2011: Islington Art Fair @ Candid Gallery, London
July/August 2011: Print Design Now 2011 with Bearspace @ SW1 Gallery, London
June 2011: PROTEST @ Corridor Galleries, London
March 2011: 12/12 @ House Gallery, London
Feb - July 2011: The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Nov 2010: Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta, Hong Kong
Aug 2010: Menier Chocolate Factory, London