I have been a practicing artist since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2006.  I am interested in the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the complex and entangled world we live in – hence working on cross-disciplinary, art-science projects as well as residencies and exhibitions. I work in a creative and dynamic way –  researching, drawing, crafting materials, talking with project partners and engaging people through events.


2001 – 2002 Psychology and Italian (120 credits) Lancaster University

2003 – 2006 BA Textiles, Visual Arts (Hons) Goldsmiths College, University of London

2011 – Modern Philosophy module, Birkbeck, University of London


2021 – Awarded Developing your Creative Practice fund, Arts Council England

2021 – Facilitating artist Z-Crits for ARTQUEST London

2022 – Residency, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent


2020 – Facilitating Z-Crits for ARTQUEST London

2020 – Mindful drawing workshops, Herts


2019 – 1 of 9 cross-disciplinary artist/researcher projects selected for Stage 1 funding: Trellis UCL

2019 – Weaving Worlds, Artist and The Machine Day, Barbican

2017 – Laboratory of Dark Matters, art-science project, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

2017 – Laboratory of Dark Matters, art-science project, Guest Projects, Hackney

2016 – Solo show, Between Materials and Mechanisms, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

2015 – A Letter in Mind, The National Brain Appeal, Oxo Tower, London

2015 – Structure, Texture, Future, The Nunnery Gallery, London

2015 – Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds

2014 – Art Language Location Festival, Cambridge University, Cambridge

2013 – Cross-disciplinary group show: A Matter of Substance, APT Gallery, Deptford

2012 – Selected for Dangerous Curves Ahead, Bow Arts Open, Bermondsey Project, London

2012 – Commission: Historic Royal Palaces, Inter-generational Project, Wapping

2011 – Group exhibition: Drawing Connections Siena Arts Institute, Siena, Italy

2011 – Lead artist cross-disciplinary exhibition: A Theory of Everything, Core Gallery, Deptford

2010 – Commission: ‘Can’ (Adaptation), for Deptford X Gallery Plots, London SE

2010 – Group exhibition: At Play, South Hill Park, Berkshire

2009 – Commission ‘Module’ for Crafts Council, Origin, Somerset House, London

2008 – Group show Effuse: ‘Indevelopment’ & ‘Spin Bang’, Constance Howard Gallery, London

2007 – Residency exhibition: Rules & Regs, The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

2007 – Group exhibition At Play, South Hill Park, Berkshire

2006 – The Textile Collective group show: Truman Brewery, London


2015-16 –School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire

2007 – Rules and Regs, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey


2016 – Grants for the Arts Funding, Arts Council England

2013 – a-n The Artists Information Company Re:View Bursary


2019 –Lecture and Tutorials, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire

2017 – Talk, Cultures Combine: Art and Science, Royal Institution, London

2016 – Artist Talk, University of Hertfordshire

2015 – Artist Talk, Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

2012 – Artist Talk, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London

2011 – Lead Artist Talk, ‘A Theory of Everything’ Core Gallery, London

2010 – The Drawing Experiment, Core Gallery, London

2009 – Master Class, Somerset House, London


2018 – Facilitator, Contemporary Arts Research Group event, University of Hertfordshire

2017 – Chair, Institute of Physics Event, Whitby Museum, UK

2017 – Chair, LabTalk+ Symposium, Laboratory of Dark Matters, Guest Projects

2015 – Bow Arts Professional Development Programme: Bow Skills Lab, chairing Galleries and Curators Panel with representatives from White Cube, Sunday Painters, Zabludowicz Collection and Crafts Council

2015 – Chair discussion event, academic/artist residency with Birkbeck College

2007 – present, Engine ChatChat peer crit, currently resident at Bow Arts and SVAF

2011 – 2012 Co-founder and chair of cross-disciplinary discussion forum ideas-matter-sphere


2020 – Text for Artist Catalogue, Green/blue, University of Hertfordshire

2015 – Artist Blog,

2012 – a-n online news, conference report: Arts Education in England Under Scrutiny

2007 – Essay ‘What is Drawing For? Loughborough University Drawing Journal


2013 – Interview for Degree Show Catalogue, Leeds University

2012 – an-magazine, April 2012, Artist’s Interview on OpenAIR

2012 – Research paper: At Play: Curatorial Notes about Playfulness, by Cally Trench & Dr Outi Remes

2011 – Core Gallery Interview Series by Chantelle Purcell, ‘A Theory of Everything Exhibition’

2009 – Financial Times, How to Spend it, article by Emma Crichton-Miller

2007 – BBC Berks Breakfast Show, interview live in studio

Bringing People Together

I have extensive facilitation and chairing experience, and am available to chair events. 

I am a member of an- The Artist Information Company, St Albans Artists Reading Group, and Complex Multiplicity – New Materialisms Reading group in London.

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