Biography

PROFILE
As an International artist based in the North West England I continue my professional practice working to commission and exhibitions from my studio in Wirral, UK.

Following a successful career in commerce, I trained in textiles 1998 and was selected as one of the top 30 graduates in the country. I continued my studies undertaking a JMU degree in Fine art, achieving a Batchelor of Arts with Honours, first class in 2003. I was awarded a one year Fellowship at Wirral Art School, where I remained for a further three years as a 3-D specialist art tutor, whilst also working as freelance Artist Educator on the Family Education Team at the Tate Gallery Liverpool.


EXHIBITIONS / COMMISSIONS
2013
De-junk, Re-junk, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral, UK
Chester Performs, Deva Shorts, Newgate Row, Chester – UK
Trading Station, Outcome-Consequence-Effect, Istanbul, Turkey
Trading Station, Outcome-Consequence-Effect, Metal, Liverpool, UK
National Open Gardens, Poulton Hall, Spital, Wirral, UK
Wirral Open Studios, Wirral, UK
2012
Altered Images, 5533 gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
High Tea, Atil Kunst, Istanbul, Turkey
Trading Station, Liverpool Biennial, Curve Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Trading Station, How we are going to make it happen, Liverpool – Istanbul, Turkey
There’s Something disconcerting about a dead zebra, Warrington Museum, UK
Gallery Hoylake, Festival of Firsts, Hoylake, Wirral, UK
Zene U Istarskim Freskama, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
There’s Something disconcerting about a dead zebra, Brindley, Runcorn, UK
Anything To Declare, Curve Gallery, NSW, Australia
The Object of Things – Toys, Camp & Furnace, Threshold Festival, Liverpool, UK
Materially Led, Crewe hall, Cheshire, UK
2011
Igracka Mog Djetinjstva, Hrvatskog Gradjanbkog Drustva, Podgorica,Montenegro
De-junk, Re-junk, The Pavilion, Birkenhead Park, Merseyside, UK
Od Smeca Do Umjetnosti, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
Igracka Iz Mog Djetinjstva, The Object of Things – Toys, Studio Valeria, Medulin, Croatia
The Object of Things – Toys, Threshold Festival, CUC, Liverpool, UK
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever - Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, Austin Museum of Art, Texas, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House, Texas, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, The Granite Room, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA
About Here Abridged,Trading Forever, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
State of Perception, Metal at Edge Hill, Liverpool, UK
2010
Friend Request, Camden Lock, Brick Lane, Westminster, Spitalfields, London, UK
Soup is Touched, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Independents Biennial, About Here, The Gallery, Liverpool, UK
How Much Exchange Can You Stand, Maerz & Salzamt Galleries, Linz, Austria
Riposte, Global Studios, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Goldberg Private Collection, Katzir, Israel
Does Size Matter, DTFA Gallery, Cheshire, UK
Lark Lane Atelier, Liverpool, UK
2009
Zeitgeist, DTFA Gallery, Cheshire
The Vitreum, Crosby, Sefton
McGarry Gallery, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
Revolve Gallery, Manchester
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
St.Lukes Church, Liverpool
Piece Hall, Halifax
Norton Priory, Halton
The Academy, Liverpool
The Brindley Runcorn
Novas Gallery, Liverpool
The Citadel, St.Helens
The Blackie, Liverpool
2008
GRR, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Holy Trinity, Leeds
The Collanades, Albert Dock, Liverpool
St.Brides Church, Liverpool
Novas Gallery, Cultural Quarter, Liverpool
Artlink Hull
World Museum Liverpool
Redbill Gallery Wales
The Brindley Runcorn
The Park Pavillion Birkenhead
2007
The Collanades, Albert Dock Liverpool
Wolstenholme Square Gallery Liverpool
Heath Business Park Warrington
Artfinder Gallery Liverpool
Site Gallery Liverpool
Castle Park Cheshire
The Academy of Arts Liverpool
2006
Liverpool Biennial,Albert Dock Liverpool
Woodside Ferry Terminal Wirral
Bluecoat Display Centre Liverpool
Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden Bebington
Up Front Gallery, Penrith Cumbria
2005
The Brasserie Chester
Williamson Art Gallery Wirral
Onset Gallery Chester
Up Front Gallery Cumbria
Private Collector Alberta, Canada
2004
Liverpool Biennial Liverpool
Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden Bebington
Mainartery Gallery Chester
Private Collector Alberta, Canada
Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
2003
Women’s Hospital Liverpool
Williamson Art Gallery Wirral
Private Collector Toronto, Canada
Palm House Liverpool
Grosvenor Museum Chester
Up Front Gallery Cumbria
Speke Hall Merseyside
2002
International Centre Harrogate
Royal Liver Buildings Liverpool
Jump Ship Rat Liverpool
2001
Black Sheep Gallery Hawarden, Wales
Grosvenor Museum Chester
Williamson Art Gallery Wirral
2000
Drumcroon Wigan
The Gateway Shrewsbury
Crosby Hall Sefton
Private Collector Minnesota, Canada
1999
Simmonscourt Dublin, Eire
Private collector Chicago, USA
Tatton Park Cheshire
International Centre Harrogate
Blackthorn Gallery Wirral
Alexandra Palace London



COLLECTIONS and MAJOR COMMISSIONS
Lancelyn Green Collection, Bromborough,Wirral, UK.
2013 - Fecundus, Wrotan series
2012 - Roger's Book
2010 - Pillar of Wisdom, Pattern of Culture
2008 - Roots
2006 - Nature’s Breeze, Vision, Contemplation
2005 - Pod
2004 - Brunanburh Viking
Leonardo Centre, Wirral - Wrotan II
Hope University, Liverpool - Orm
South Wirral High School - Wrotan
Liverpool Women's Hospital - Fecundus
Work in Private collections in: USA, Canada, Eire, Croatia, UK, Montenegro


EDUCATION
2008 - ACME Professional Issues Creative Focus, Blackburn House, Liverpool
2005 - Teaching Certificate of Education (part one), Wirral Metropolitan College
2004 - Fine Art Fellowship, Wirral Art School, Wirral, UK
2000-3 - B.A.Hons. Fine Art (1st class), John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1999 - BTec Foundation Studies, Wirral Art School, Wirral, UK
1997-8 - Creative Digital Technology, Knowsley College, Merseyside, UK
1997-8 - C&G Advanced, Art Design, Creative Textiles, Knowsley College, Merseyside, UK
1994-7 - C&G Creative Textiles, West Cheshire College, Chester, UK


EXPERIENCE

2003-2010
Artist/Educator, Family Education workshops, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
2009
Artist residency, Merchant Taylors School, Sefton
Artist residency, Bidston Avenue school/Methodist Housing Association, Merseyside
Project leader/artist, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
2008
Artist residency, World Museum, Liverpool
Artist residency, Leonardo Centre, Neston, Wirral
2007
Artist residency, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
Artist residency, South Wirral High School, Wirral
Artist residency, Leonardo Centre, Neston, Wirral
2006
Artist residency, Neston High School, Wirral
Artist residency, Children’s University, Park High School, Birkenhead
2003-6
Tutor Ceramics, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral
2005
Project leader/artist, Children’s University, Park High School, Wirral
2003-5
Tutor Art and Design, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral
2002
Artist workshop, Eastway Junior School, Wirral
2002
Artist workshop, Art in the Community, Heysham
2000
Lecturer, Digital Technology, Computer Textile Group, Hertfordshire



MEMBERSHIPS
Post- International Female Collective
Studio Valeria – International Artists
Wirral Art
Red Dot Artists
Markmakers Art Collective

PUBLICATIONS
The Historical Gardens of England: Cheshire
The Battle of Brunanburh, Cambridge University Press 2008
A-N Magazine, Aug 2007
Cheshire Life Magazine, August 2006
Wirral Champion Magazine, front cover, May 2006
Wirral Champion Magazine, August 2004
Wirral News, April 2004
World of Embroidery, ‘Six Wives to Hard Drives‘, March2000
Merseyside Arts Monthly Magazine, Feb 1999
Workbox Magazine, Dec 1998
Daily Post Newspaper, Oct 1995