I completed my first degree in Fine Art at U.W.E. Bristol (2000) and worked freelance for a number of years after that, which included the commissioning of my artworks in addition to design consultation, fabrication and installation of works for other professional organisations. Subsequently I held postgraduate scholarships in Ireland and Germany and successfully completed an MFA and PhD at Belfast School of Art (2009 & 2015).
My doctoral research examined modes of ‘collapse’, Pictorialism and classical tragedy made referential to the death-image of Tommy Cooper. Current research explores the studio as site for production and representation, in particular, the auxiliary role of photographic images that present a physical absence of figures, events or artworks.
I have been shortlisted twice for the Henry Moore Foundation BSR Fellow in Sculpture and my practice outputs comprise exhibitions nationally and internationally to coincide with published works in England, Ireland and Germany.