Biography

Born 1972 Ilkeston, UK
1991 - 1995 BA (hons) Fine Art, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Solo Exhibitions
2016
There Will Always Be Cowboys, York College Gallery, York, UK
Since the Middle Summer's Spring, Head of Steam Museum, Darlington, UK
Da Vinci Engineered, Amy Johnson Festival, Zebedee's Yard, Hull, UK
Canary Yellow with Royal Blue, DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK
2014
21 Arches Instead of a Gate, Woodside Primary Academy, Walthamstow, UK
2012

Ideal Mexico, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
2009

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover, Open Space, Cologne

2007

Possibly Maybe, Cragside House, Northumberland, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Object Relations, BALTIC, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2015
Beyond The Goldmine Standard, RPM Music, Newcastle, UK
2014
Satellite Satellite, Workplace London, UK
There Will be Time, There Will be Time, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Dallas Art Fair 2014, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
2013

Dallas Art Fair 2013, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA

An Arrangement in White, XO, Leeds, UK
Mostyn Open 18, Mostyn Oriel, Wales
2012
Magnificent Distance, The Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011
ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society & Shortlist Media, London
NATURAL LANGUAGE [nach-er-uhl lang-gwij] with Miles Thurlow, Vitrine Gallery, London

Graphite, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Enter Slowly, The Lab, San Francisco, (curated by David Cunningham) USA
2010
Brick by Brick, xsite architecture, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009
Desenhos. Drawings: A-Z Coleccao Madeira Corporate Services. Lisbon, Portugal
The Golden Record, The Collection, Lincoln Museum, Lincoln
2008
Tomorrow The Future, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton
CUBE Open, CUBE, Manchester
The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007
Build It And They Will Come, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh and Touring, Scotland
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London
Beacon of Hope, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Moved, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead
The Opposite of Vertigo, curated by Locus+, The Drawing Room, London
2006
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring to University Gallery, Cheltenham, MAC Birmingham, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, DLI, Durham, BayArt, Cardiff

The Opposite of Vertigo, curated by Locus+, Burren College Annual, Co. Clare, Ireland

Formal Dining, Hales Gallery, London
Blue Star Red Wedge, Glasgow International, Wasps Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
The Space Between the Sole and the Heel, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2005
Common Ground, The Gate, Newcastle
The Space Between the Sole and the Heel, Globe Gallery, North Shields
2002
House work, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
The Drawing Room, Art Lounge, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2001
Accomplice, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2000
Something, Vane, Newcastle
1999
Run Rabbit Run, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle, and ACA, Northumberland

Public and Architectural Commissions

2012
Marathon, temporary commission, for The 5x5 Project, Yards Park, Washington DC, USA

2011
Boardwalk, permanent commission for the Environment Agency, Warkarth, Northumberland, UK
2008
Portrait, permanent installation, the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2007
No No No No No, Collaborative temporary commission for Gateshead Council, Gateshead, with Miles Thurlow
Motto permanent commission for Sunderland City Council, with Miles Thurlow
Whin Palette, for Faverdale Business Park, Darlington, UK, in collaboration with writer WN Herbert.
2006
Escapology, permanent architectural commission for Northern Stage, Newcastle, UK

Untitled, permanent architectural intervention for Nomad Housing Association, Bellway Homes and Gateshead Council, Gateshead
2003
Detour, permanent architectural commissioned for Nexus Art on Transport Programme, North Tyneside, UK.

Residencies

2011
Artist in Residence, Environment Agency, Northumberland UK
2006
Cragside Artist in Residence, National Trust, Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland, UK.

2002
Grizedale Residency, Ulverston, Cumbria, UK
2001
Grizedale Residency, Grizedale forest, Cumbria, UK
Year of the Artist Residency, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK,
Artist in Residence, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
1998
Chapter Print Workshop Residency, Arts Council Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Awards

2012 Grants for Arts, Arts Council England, Research bursary
2008 Runner up, Cube open, Cube, Manchester
2006 Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary
2003 Arts Council England, North East, Awards for Individual Artists

2002 Arts Council England, North East, Visual Arts Mentoring Scheme

2001 Northern Arts, Awards for Individual Artists
1997 Northern Print, Graduate Award Fellowship, Northern Print Workshop, UK

Bibliography

Magnificent Distance - five site-specific installations, Washington DC 2012 'Has the world grown smaller by any chance?" Essay by Matthew Hearn Published 2012, Grit and Pearl, Newcastle
ISBN 978-09573425-0-7

Graphite Edited by Michael Mulvihill and Joe Woodhouse Published 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne ISBN 978-0-9565433-0-1

Desenhos [drawings]: A-Z. (Exhibition catalogue) Edited by Adriano Pedrosa, 2010
Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Lisbon

The Opposite of Vertigo, Flash Art magazine - Courtney j. Martain , Flash Art International # 255 July-September Issue 2007

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 (Exhibition Catalogue) Published 2006,
ISBN

Retreading the boards, RIBA Journal, issue 113, September 2006

Newcastle's Epic Space, Building Design, Sunday December 3rd, 2006

Northern Stage Redesign, Wallpaper.com, Design, Wed 6th December 06
Review of Blue Star Red Wedge, Glasgow International, Martin Vincent, Art Monthly, June 2006
Review of Blue Star Red Wedge, Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman, May 2nd2006
Linking people to places: Art on the Metro in Tyne and Wear Andrew Knight, Art & Architecture Journal No 61 Winter 2005 2003
Commissions in the North of England 2000-2003 Illustrated review of public art commissions since 2000, ISBN 0 7287 0937 6
Housework: Domestic spaces as sites for artists, Published 2002, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, ISBN: 0905634535 (Exhibition catalogue)