About


I am a British born artist who grew up in Southern California and trained as a biologist before completing a MA in Fine Art. I make sculpture & installation that queers perceptions of what is natural or normal & explores processes that are both creative & destructive. My work frequently explores hybrid states and entanglement.


Check out my Instagram for documentation of my process and experiments.

 

Curatorial work


Queerly Made  (Instagram)

 

Exhibitions

 

Queer Contemporaries, curated by Short Supply, Air Gallery, Manchester August-September 2020

The Vulnerabilities of Queer Bodies, Balaclava.q, June 2020

Pack Midlands online show, May 2020

Queer Art(ists) Now, Archive Gallery, Rose Lipman Building, London, March 2020

Coventry Biennial, The Row, 5 October - 24 November 2019

Summer Camp Showcase, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, September 2019

The Future We Want, Naturally (solo show), Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton, May 2019

Blender 3 (Soup V), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, April 2019

FLUX, Vittoria Street Gallery, BSJ, April - May 2019

Next Wave Associate Showcase, RBSA, March - May 2019

Blender 2 (Soup V), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, March 2019

Blender 1 (Soup V), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, February 2019

Queer Art(ists) Now, Archive Gallery, Rose Lipman Building, London, October 2018

Swop Shop, Selfridge's Birmingham, September 2018

Next Wave, RBSA, Birmingham, September 2018

ESP Show Your Stuff, Eastside Projects, Birmingham August 2018

Swop Shop, Tate Liverpool, June 2018

Transitions, Vittoria Street Gallery, BSJ, April - May 2018

Coventry Biennial, CET Building, 6-22 October 2017

AIR Showcase, Vittoria Street Gallery, BSJ, October 2017

Fluid Festival, Birmingham, 23-24 September 2017

Margaret, MA Degree show, Birmingham School of Art, 1-7 September 2017

Regeneration, Artist Workhouse, Warwickshire, June 2017

PULPA III exhibition, RK Burt Gallery, London, April 2017

CHAS exhibition at Moseley Exchange, Birmingham, August 2016

Objects of Inspiration, In-Public, Birmingham, May 2016

Art Week Exeter, Preston Street Union, Exeter, May 2016

Beyond Borders/GAP Arts Project exhibition, April 2016

#mysophobia (installation), P Cafe, Birmingham, November 2015

Cannon Hill Art School exhibition, mac birmingham, July 2015

Open All Media exhibition, RBSA, Birmingham, February 2015


 

Residencies/Projects

 

Queerly Made - Curatorial project with Daniel Fountain, May 2020 - present

Materials Club, STEAMhouse, Birmingham March 2020 - present

EOP Crit Club, Eastside Projects, November 2019 - March 2020

BOM Fellowship, Birmingham Open Media, September 2019/20

Expanded Studio residency, Eastside Projects, August/September 2019

Dirty Practice: Don't Wash your Hands, Wolverhampton School of Art, July 2019

MA Fine Art Symposium, Birmingham School of Art, June 2019

Blender residency, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, February - April 2019

Summer Lodge residency, Nottingham Trent University, July 2018

STEAMhouse, Birmingham, June 2018 - present

Birmingham Crit Group, co-organiser, February 2018 - present.

Artist in Residence, Birmingham School of Jewellery, MA Programme, 2017/18

Visiting Artist, STEAM project (Birmingham Open Media) 2017/18

Grasslands residency, Birmingham, June 2016

Micro residency, Chisenhale Studios, London, May 2016

Artist Lab (Simon Poulter), mac birmingham/TPWM/New Art Gallery Walsall, March 2016

Work in Progress II, Grand Union Gallery, Birmingham, January 2016

 

 

Awards

 

New Art West Midlands Graduate Prize, 2019

Hippodrome 120, Pangaea Sculpture award (shortlisted), July 2019

Next Wave prize, RBSA 2018

Engine Bursary, NAWM 2018

Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest MA Exhibition prize 2017

A-N Professional Development Grant 2017

 

 

Publications/Press

 

The Vulnerabilities of Queer Bodies, Balaclava.q, June 2020

Marion Piper and Matt Gale in Conversation (May 2020) Sowing Seeds, Coventry Biennial pg. 18-22

On Smocking, Science and Sex (April, 2020) Decorating Dissidence, Issue 8: Queering Craft

Coventry Biennial review (December 2019), Joanna Byrne

Artist profile and interview, The Asian Curator, 2019

An Artist's Take on the Insularity of Modern Times, RBSA Art Blog, 2019

Review of NTU Summer Lodge 2018, NAWM, 2018



Visiting Lecturer positions


University of Wolverhampton - 10/2019 - present

Birmingham City University - 1/2013 - 5/2016      



Education

 

MA Fine Art (Distinction) - 2017

BIAD, School of Art, Birmingham City University

 

PGCE (Advanced) Early Years - 2005

The University of Birmingham

 

BSc. Hons Zoology - 1996

The University of Nottingham