My work focuses on the interrelationship between humanity and the natural world, ranging from local and environmental scales, to considerations about the wider Universe. Strongly influenced by scientific investigation, I am interested in engaging with scientific processes, such as microscopy and palaeontology, and bringing elements of these into my working practice. Out of this has arisen a keen interest in our relationship with knowledge, and its ambiguities; how our understanding of the world is constantly shifting and changing, steeped in uncertainty.

 

Through investigations into the act of looking, as well as the ever shifting nature of our perceptions, I have been creating work that focuses on uncertainty, investigation, and the process of discovery. With a particular emphasis on geological phenomena and movements, my work investigates the relationships between materiality and force. Translated to a human scale, where interaction between hand and material creates a parallel with the movements of the earth below, the micro mimicking the macro, forming relationships and connections that extend through space. This act is bound up in a constant shifting back and forth between conscious and unconscious, knowledge and ignorance, the known and the unknown. It is in these in-between states that the emphasis of my work lies, where imagination and perception are enfolded into one another to create an interrelational understanding of Nature as a meaningful whole.

Education

2017 - 2018  MFA Art and Humanities (Distinction), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

2014 - 2017  BA(Hons) Fine Art (First Class), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. 

 

Awards 

  • DFAS Emergent Artist Award 2018 The Fife Decorative and Fine Arts Society Bursary.

  • The Duncan of Jordanstone Postgraduate Award 2018 for best academic performance in a Masters course.

  • The School of Humanities Vanessa Bell Award 2018 for highest academic achievement in Humanities modules.

  • RSA John Kinross Scholarship 2018 funding a period of research in Florence.

  • Undergraduate Award 2017 Highly Commended in the Visual Arts Category.

  • Roche Continents Award 2016 Art and Science based residency programme, Salzburg, Austria. August 2016.

  • George Duncan of Drumfork Award 2016 for academic excellence, DJCAD, University of Dundee.

  • The Armistead Bursary 2016 for academic excellence, DJCAD, University of Dundee.

Exhibitions 

2019

  • 'Resolute’, group exhibition, Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, Scotland.

2018

  • 'SSA Annual Exhibition', group exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

  • 'Ways We Work’, group exhibition, West Ward Works, Dundee.

  • 'DJCAD Master's Show', group exhibition, DJCAD, Dundee.

  • 'Generator Members Show’, group exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee.

2017

  • 'Best of Degree Show', group exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • ‘DJCAD Degree Show’, group exhibition, University of Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Generator Members Show’, group exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Postcards From the Jurassic’, group exhibition, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough, England.

2016

  • ‘Re - CAP’, group exhibition, Entrance Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Generator Members Show’, group exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Expansive, Experimental, Explorations’, group exhibition, Level 5 Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland.

2015

  • ‘Art, Science, and Visual Thinking’, group exhibition, The Street, College of Life Sciences, Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Science Meets Felt’, group exhibition, Entrance Foyer, College of Life Sciences, Dundee, Scotland.

  • ‘Between Light and Dark’, duo exhibition, Tin Roof, Dundee, Scotland.

Influenced by philosophical and scientific thought, research-led investigations often form a core basis for my work. I am interested in the relationship that art can have with other disciplines, and how embracing and confronting the unknown can lead to unexpected results.  My practice is a multidisciplinary one, incorporating sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Materials play an important role in my working process, and through experimentation with material combinations, I am in a consistent process of investigating the space between knowing and being, where the physical world meets our interpretation of it.