CV

Education

De Montfort University (2017 – Present)
PhD in Fine Art Practice and Light

De Montfort University (2011 – 2013)
MA in Fine Art (Merit)

De Montfort University (2007 – 2010)
BA (Hons) in Fine Art  (2:1)


Exhibitions

2020

Digital Arts Leicester, A digital exhibition of new artworks developed during lockdown
Light Night Leicester Opening Event, Group exhibition of artworks developed using micro:bit technology, LCB Depot, Leicester

2019
Lightwaves, Festival of lighted public works of art, installed across the city, Salford Quays (Part of Shine Emerging Artist Bursary)
Light Up Lancaster, Festival of lighted public works of art, installed across the city, Lancaster (Part of Shine Emerging Artist Bursary)
Light Night Leeds, Festival of lighted public works of art, installed across the city, Leeds (Part of Shine Emerging Artist Bursary)

2018
Interact ’18, Group Exhibition of Digital Artists, LCB Depot, Leicester
Creative Connections: East Meets West, Exhibition of artists from De Montfort University and Guangdong University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Guangdong University, China

2015
Geometric Textiles, Collaboration with an MA Architecture Student and a fashion      designer exploring the intersection of these practices, Watch.This.Space, Leicester
Frameworks, Group Exhibition, Article Gallery, Birmingham

2014   
Old School Rooms Grand opening, Group Exhibition, London

2013   
De Montfort University MA Show 2013, Group Exhibition, Leicester
Fracture, Group Exhibition, Embrace Arts, Leicester

2012   
De Montfort University MA Show 2012, Group Exhibition, Leicester
Global Village 2012, Group Exhibition, Kulturhuset Brønden, Copenhagen
Global Village 2012, Group Exhibition, Chateau De Sully, Burgundy
Out of Bounds, Group Exhibition, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham. Also acted as curator. 
Global Village 2012, Group Exhibition, Project 072, Alkmaar
Black, Group Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
The Attic Presents… Group Exhibition, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester

2011   
Open 23, Open exhibition, Shortlisted for the Attenborough Prize, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
New Perspectives, Group Exhibition, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
DMU to Delhi, Group Exhibition, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi


Residencies and Awards

2015
Summer Art Trail Volunteer Residency, Queen of Bradgate, Leicester, Group Residency focusing on site specific artwork and reacting to the light within a given space

2012   
Floor Plan For An Institution- Auditorium, The Meter Room, Coventry, Group Residency focusing on performative and collaborative aspects of artistic practice

2010   
Embrace Arts (University of Leicester) Mentoring Prize, as a result of my final BA presentation I received one-to-one business and creative mentoring from the Visual Arts Manager at Embrace Arts


Professional Experience

2020
Digital Arts Leicester I was one of 8 Leicester-based artists commissioned by Interact Digital Arts to create new work during lockdown, with the view to developing a digital programme of events in response to the restrictions on museums and cultural venues and taking part in a digital exhibition of new work.

Light Night Leicester I was one of 8 Leicester-based artists selected to take part in a series of workshops in the run up to the opening of the festival, learning how to use micro:bit technology to programme audio-visual artworks. The resulting artworks or prototypes for future works were displayed as part of the festival’s public opening event.

2019
Shine Emerging Artist Programme, I was one of three emerging artists selected to receive a £4000 commission to create Pharos, a lighted artwork to be installed as part of three light festivals under the banner of Light Up the North. The shows I am exhibiting as part of are Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster and Lightwaves which takes place each year in Salford Quays. Not only did we receive the money to develop these new works, we also received backing and training from a variety of professionals to ensure that we were able to fully realise our concept and ensure that they are safe for installation within the public realm.
Video of work can be found here: https://vimeo.com/372735513

2014-2015
Apples and Snakes
Digital and Marketing Intern

Within this role, I was tasked with monitoring and updating various social media channels including the organisations blog, Facebook and Twitter. I am also responsible for updating and maintaining the website and databases using WordPress and eTapestry and designing and distributing monthly newsletters.

2013
Light the Night,
this project incorporated a number of events around Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, including a digital firework display and digitally mapped projections across the area’s buildings, created by and incorporating local artists and makers. Myself and two other artists were commissioned to create a series of sculptures that would act as a legacy to the one night event and remain in the area throughout the winter period, which we titled Fold/Unfold. Within this project, we also held a workshop for others to come and help construct elements of these sculptures.

The Attic Art Collective, The Attic studio closed and rebranded as a collective of 6 artists who created work collaboratively in addition to our separate practices.

Handmade Festival, working with 5 other artists to produce a series of art works to be displayed in a number of venues across Leicester for the duration of the festival. Works include film, projection sculpture and installation pieces. Personally, as part of this project my main role was to create a large site-specific installation within the Bell Street Methodist Church venue.

2011-2012
The Crocus Gallery, Nottingham, Exhibition Coordinator, acting as first contact for artists and curators assembling shows, curating my own exhibitions, working within tight deadlines and handling a budget.  

The Attic, Studio Assistant, helping to set up a non-profit studio space for rent inLeicester. Responsibilities include researching and putting together a newsletter of potential commissions and competition opportunities for resident artists and organising events and exhibitions for artists working in the space.