Born in Edinburgh, 1981

Lives and works in Manchester, UK


EDUCATION

2007 Masters of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2006 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2002 1st Class Honours, BA Fine Art, DOJCAD, University of Dundee

(2009 PG Cert Ed (HE), University of Arts London) 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS**

2017 Solo site specific exhibition at The Midland, Morecambe 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

2017 Too Much is Never Enough, The Breakwater, South Beach, Miami, USA 

2017 This House for Building, The Tetley, Leeds 

2016 An Architecture of Joy, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2016 Looking Back|Moving Forwards, In Certain Places Project Space, Preston

2015 The Fair, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, various sites, Glasgow  

2013 Why buildings stand up/why buildings fall down, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester

2012 #followingthemarketsquare, Harris Museum, Preston (commissioned by InCertainPlaces)

2011 Redirection and Network Timeout, CHRC, Goldsmiths College, London

         Redirection and Network Timeout, 501 Artspace Residency, Chongqing, China

2010 Communitas Digitas, The Surgery at Nunhead, London

2008 Reversing the Interface, Deptford Art Space, London

2004 Japanese Prints, Medical and Financial Management, Edinburgh

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  For Space, PAPER Gallery, Manchester, curated by Simon Woolham 

2016  Division of Labour, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, curated by Lucy Harvey

          Finding Treblinka, Wiener Library, London

          Rogue 21, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

          Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part III, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax

2015  Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part I, PAPER, Manchester (co-curated by Charlie Smith London) 

          Finding Treblinka, Treblinka Museum, Treblinka, Poland.

          Bankley Studios and Gallery Open Exhibition, Manchester

          Curioseaty, East Street Arts Patrick Studios, Leeds 

          London Art Fair with PAPER, London

2014   From Sea To You/ Del Mar Para Ti, Poca Gallery, Portugalete, Spain

           #1, Ny space, Manchester

           Everyday Illusions, PAPER, Manchester

           Sluice Art Fair, New York

           in from the Steppe, Ny space, Manchester

           The Manchester Contemporary with PAPER, Manchester

           Industry, Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield

           Peek-a-boo, Perth, Australia

           The Drawing Project, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 

           PAGES, Leeds International Artist Book Fair, Leeds 

           SUPERMARKET, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm 

2013  With: Rogue Project Space, Manchester 

          Sluice Art Fair, London

          The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester 

          Malgras|Naudet Summer Show, Manchester

          BALTIC Artists Book Fair (PAPER), Gateshead

          Towser Bothy Zine Library at Uncanny Valley, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

          Towser Bothy Zine Library at Artists Book Collective, Leeds International Artists Book Fair, Leeds

         Jerwood Drawing Prize, mac birmingham and University College of Arts Bournemouth

2012  Paper#3, PAPER, Manchester

          Reworked Part 2 (performance curated by Mike Chavez Dawson), Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester

          Div/ision of Power, Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, curated by Institute of Temporary Art

          Manchester Artists Book Fair (PAPER), Manchester

          The Manchester Contemporary (PAPER), Manchester

          Towser Bothy Zine and Artists Book Library, Holmfirth Art Festival, Holmfirth.

          Fayre, Rogue Project Space, Manchester

          Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London and Jerwood Space Hastings

          Preston Remembers, InCertainPlaces (commissioned by InCertainPlaces, UcLan/ Harris Museum)

          Access All Areas, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art

          Video Jam 2, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

          #tweetart, Westfield Studios, Westfield

          #Knitterfeed, Collaboration with Elizabeth Wewiora, Tom Kinniburgh, Future Everything 

          Wishing Tree Installation for Chinese New Year, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

          Exhibition, KRAAK, Manchester

2011  Gibs-Mir Karaoke, Online and at TreFFpunkt, Halle C at Kunstszene Zürich, Switzerland

          CUBE Open 2011, CUBE Gallery, University of Salford, Manchester

          Office Party, Ahmed & Carpenter, Manchester

          Rogue Open Studios, Rogue, Manchester

          MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY, Hatch Space, London. 2 person show with Harriet Hill.

          User Generated Content, MadLab, Manchester. Collaboration with Artist Elizabeth Wewiora.

          The Sketchbook Project, Boston Art Library, Boston, USA

          The Big Draw Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

2010   100 ft sq, Arts After Dark Festival, ArtEgg Studios, New Orleans, USA

           100 ft, Chomley Boys Club, Dalston, London

           The Surgery - Nunhead Open, Nunhead Community Centre, London

           Fab Lab Challenge/ Finissage, Future Everything Conference, Manchester

           Everything Must Go!, Forest, Edinburgh

           Going Postal, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

           Every Pocket Tells a Story, Charnwood Arts Centre, Loughborough

2009   Deptford X, Creekside Artists Open Studios, London

2007   Goldsmiths Masters Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London

2006   Postgraduate Visual Arts Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London

           Members Exhibition, The Embassy, Edinburgh

2005   Tosa Washi International Open, Kochi, Japan

2004   Best in Show, The Embassy, Edinburgh

           Velvet Boutique, Merchants Hall, Edinburgh

           Summer Exhibition, Scottish Art Partnership, Edinburgh

           Recent Works, Scottish Art Promotion, Edinburgh

2003   Watashi no Furosato (My Hometown), Gallery Yamadaya, Ise, Japan. Curated by Yama Uki.

           Second International Open Exhibition, International Salon, Kanazawa, Japan. Curated by Laura Black.

2002   Emerging Young Artists, CDA Fine Art, Birmingham.

 

RESIDENCIES & COMMISSIONS

2017 The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, USA 

2017 This House for Building, Artist Residency, The Tetley, Leeds 

2016-17 AA2A Artist in Residence, Printmaking Department, University of Central Lancashire, Preston 

2016-17 Courtyard Commission, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2016 PRODUCTION Commission for Division of Labour, Rogue Project Space, Manchester 

2015  Finding Treblinka Commission, Centre of Archeology, Staffordshire University. Supported by Rothschild Foundation

2012   Commissioned Residency for InCertainPlaces/ Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

2011-12 AA2A Artist in Residence, Manchester School of Art, Manchester

2011 501 Artspace Residency, Chongqing, China. Supported by Arts Council England.

2004 Supporting Artist, Drylaw Artworks Residency, North Edinburgh Arts Centre

 

AWARDS

2017 Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England 

2016 Artists International Development Grant from Arts Council England & British Council 

2016 A-n Critical Writing Bursary 

2015 Research and Development Award, Grants for Arts Award, Arts Council England 

2011 Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England

2008 Professional Development Award from West Thames College

2007 Students Awards Agency for Scotland Postgraduate Bursary

2006 Arts and Humanities Research Council Award

2005 Scottish International Education Trust Grant

2002 Dyer Guild Award

2002 Shortlisted for Thomas Delgaty Dunn Travel Award

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Treblinka: Archaeological Investigations and Artistic Responses. Caroline Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite. Published by Staffordshire University.  

2015 Subplots to a City. Charles Quick, Elaine Speight and Gerrie van Noord (editors). Published by In Certain Places 

2014 A Line Going For A Walk - The Drawing Project.  Essays by Sophie Preston and Lewis Cornish, edited by Jenny Core. 

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Catalogue, Jerwood Space

2007 Goldsmiths Masters Exhibition 2007, Goldsmiths College and Gaffa Editions, London

2006 Postgraduate Visual Arts Catalogue, Goldsmiths College, London

 

PRESS 

May 2017 For Space review by Sara Jaspan, PAPER Magazine 

Dec 2016 Artist View, C20 Magazine, by Catherine Croft 

Dec 2016 Division of Labour, Corridor 8, review by Polly Checkland 

Oct 2016 Jumping into the Unknown, Double Negative, by Daniel McMillan

Aug 2016 Review:An Architecture of Joy, Artworld Magazine Shanghai, China, by Linda Pittwood

Aug 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Interpretation Matters, by Dany Louise 

July 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Corridor 8, by Tom Emery 

July 2016 Interview with Jenny Steele, Alt Blackpool, by Claire Griffiths 

July 2016  Preview, Big Issue North 

July 2016  'An Architecture of Joy', Big Issue North online

July 2016  'Pictures of...An Architecture of Joy', a-n.co.uk, by Jack Hutchinson 

July 2016  'An Architecture of Joy', BBC Radio Lancashire 

March 2016 Fave Five Events, Lancashire Evening Post. 

April 2015 Glasgow Open House Art Festival Highlights, West End Report 

Feb 2014 Launch Pad: The Drawing Project, The Double Negative, written by Emma Summer. 

Feb 2014  The Drawing Project - Castlefield Gallery, Corridor 8, written by Sophie Preston. 

Oct 2013 With:, The Skinny, written by Ali Gunn

Aug 2012 'The Revenge of Paper (Gallery)', Corridor8, written by Alexandros Papadopoulos.

Aug 2012 '365 days of Preston', BBC Lancashire. Interview about Harris Museum residency.

July 2012 Interview on BBC Lancashire at Harris Museum about InCertainPlaces residency.

July 2012 'Watching the world go by'. Interview on BBC Lancashire about InCertainPlaces
residency.

July 2012 'Watching the world go by'. Feature in Lancashire Evening Post about InCertainPlaces residency.

2002 'Pick of the crop - new graduates', Embroidery Magazine

 

WRITING 

2016  Review of John Moore's Painting Prize, A-n online

2013 'To PhD or not PhD', The Rant for Axis, Online resource for Contemporary Art

2011 'Is part time lecturing still a viable employment for practising artists?', The Rant for Axis-web

2011 'Truth or Lies', Guest Writer for Or-bits.com, curated art and writing programme by Marialaura Ghidini, PhD Researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', Lightning Paper Abstract, INTERFACE 2011, London

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', Re-wire Conference, FACT/LJMU, Liverpool

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', a-n blog, about 501 artspace residency, Chongqing, China 

2010 The D Factor (Perspectives Paper), Body, Space and Technology Journal (Volume 9/Number 02), Brunel University, ISSN 1470-9120

 

COLLECTIONS

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

Lothian Council, Edinburgh

Donna Karan Ltd, New York 

Medical and Financial Management, Edinburgh

Dyer Guild Trust, Dundee

Various private collections