I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Midlands with a focus on lens-based mediums and analogue processes.
By exploring the contemporary and historic boundaries between science and science-fiction, anthropological and nature studies, and contemporary art theory I aim to propose, establish and interrogate a fictioned future epoch The Promittocene.
Topics such as UFO sightings in the West-Midlands, Apollo 11 conspiracy theories, calibration of scientific apparatus and the 21st century race for Space dominance are themes that have featured prominently in my practice.
In 2017-2019 I represented FORMAT International Photography Festival as an artist for the first cycle of the Parallel Intersection Programme - I exhibited in various locations across Europe; Lisbon, Lodz Fotofestiwal, OrganVida Photo Festival and PhotoLondon 2019. I have been Artist In Residence at Wolverhampton University, Artcore and QUAD in Derby. I have been awarded various funding awards, most recently ACE Developing Your Creative Practice, resulting in a major solo show as part of FORMAT23 at the partner venue Wireworks Project. Previously I have also taken part in the GRAIN/FORMAT East Meets West Masterclass programme, resulting in a group show at Derby Photo Fringe alongside FORMAT19.
I have taught at further and higher education levels at a variety of institutions across the country, and currently hold an associate-lecturer position at the University of Derby. I have also facilitated various arts and photography workshops, producing two projects with young students and SEND workshop participants for Young FORMAT23.
In 2020 I was awarded the FORMAT20 John E Wright Portfolio Award, and shortlisted for the FORMAT21 festival programme.
2023 - FORMAT23 - Wireworks Project - Derbyshire
2020 - Fertile Ground - Argentea Gallery - Birmingham
2019 - D.E.F.E. - Artefact projects - Birmingham
2023 - NIGHTMOODS - Shutterhub online exhibition
2022 - At Peace II - TwoQueens - Leicester
2021 - NEXUS - Photo Open UP - Padova, Italy
2021 - 13:21 - Riverlights - Derby
2021 - Present Tense, Future Perfect? - Artcore - IRL
2021 - Present Tense, Future Perfect? - Artcore - Online
2020 - Full House - localhost.gallery
2020 - Riotous Assembly - ArtCore - Derby
2019 - Acts of Disappearance - Photo London 2019
2019 - Gallery Launch - T Street Gallery - Birmingham
2019 - East Meets West - Derby Photo Fringe 2019 - Derby
2019 - East Meets West - Format International Photography Festival - Derby
2019 - RBSA Photo Prize 2019 - RBSA/Argentea gallery - Birmingham
2018 - Parallel Review Lisboa - 'Parallel Award winner' Acts of Disappearance - Lisbon
2018 - Parallel Intersection - Organ Vida Fotofestival - Zagreb
2018 - One Year Revolv - Safehouse 1 - London
2018 - Collaborate by Photoworks - FreeRange - London
2018 - Acts of Disappearance - Fotofestiwal - Lodz
2017 - Emerging Artists - Parallel Intersection - Lisbon
2017 - CREAM17 - University of Brighton Gallery - Brighton
2017 - EVE (experimental video evening) - BLOC projects - Sheffield
2017 - Negative feedback - Printspace - London
2017 - Locality - Divine Locale - Derby
2017 - FREERANGE - Truman Brewery - London
2017 - Connected - Truman Brewery - London
2016 - Identity - Four Corners Gallery - London
2015 - Portraits - 320 Gallery - London
2022 - Financial Times - Marija Cicak & Julie Kjendlie ‘The art of umpiring Tennis’
2021 - Telegraph Magazine - John Exton
2021 - Telegraph Magazine - Helen Naylor
2021 - Financial Times - Horatio Clare
2019 - Financial Times - Emma & Louis Matthews
2019 - Telegraph Magazine - David Wilson
2018 - Financial Times - Mark Hix
2018 - Telegraph Magazine - William Edwards Royal Wedding Pottery
2018 - Financial Times - Jim Crace
2017 - Financial Times - Judith Kerr
2019 - 2021 MA Film and Photography - University of Derby
2014 - 2017 Ba (hons) Photography - Middlesex University London
2013 - 2014 Foundation Degree Fine Arts - New College Nottingham
2023 - CYAN-CITY - FORMAT23
2023 - Nature Vs Manmade - FORMAT23
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