Bio

Education

September 2003

TIPP (Tihany Residential International Post Graduate Programme) Goldsmiths College, London, in conjunction with The Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary.

2002-2003

MA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

1993-1995

BA(hons) Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Co director of Paradise Works 2017 www.paradise-works.com

2018

The Messenger, four outdoor site referencial artworks selcted by Yorkshire Sculpture Park curator Sarah Coulson, Borders Sculpture Park at Mellerstain House, Kelso, Scotland 

2017

HOST, The Spinningfields Art Commission 2016/17, awarded by Allied London, curated by Castlefield Gallery Spinningfields Manchester.

Creating the Countryside Major exhibition including over 100 historic and contemporary International artists, Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, curated by Verity Elson and Dr Rosemary Shirley. Publication Creating the Countryside; The Rural Idyll Past and Present, edited by Verity Elson and Dr Rosemary Shirley Manchester Metropolitan University: ISBN 978 1 911300 10 6 Paul Hoberton Publishing, London. Interviews and essays by Hilary Jack, Alice Carey, Nick Groom, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood, Jeremy Burchardt

Solo Exhibitions

2018

The Messsenger, curator Sarah Coulson, Borders Sculpture Park, Kelso, Scotland

2015-2016

The Late Great Planet Earth, Sept 2015- 2016 Bury Sculpture Centre. Accompanying essay Eleanor Clayton, curator The Hepworth, Wakefield.

2012

Singing through the Fog, 2012 Carter Presents, London E8

2011

And Scent of Pine and The Woodthrush Singing, curated by Clarissa Corfe, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, accompanying essay Axel Lapp, sub editor Art Monthly and director of Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin

They Shoot Horses Dont They? Hilary Jack at Vinyl, Birmingham curated by Andre de Jong

Selected Group Exhibitions/ Commissions

2016

Migrant Objects, Pocca Gallery, Bilbao, Spain

Progress, Manchester Contemporary, Manchester

NY Space, Manchester 8 week residency.

Finding Treblinka, (touring) Weiner Library, Russell Square, London (publication Treblinka; Archeological Investigations and Artistic Responses ISBN 981534632295)

2015

Finding Treblinka, (touring) The Museum of Martyrdom and Struggle, Treblinka, Poland, touring to The Weiner Library, London, curated by Michael Branthwaite in consultation with Dr Caroline Sturdy Collins, University of Staffordshire, catalogue

Lost Gardens of Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, InsideOutHouse commissioned by Natasha Howes (senior curator Manchester Art Gallery)

Emergency Meadow, site specific public sculpture commissioned by Tony Trehy Bury Art Gallery, Bury Council The Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail.

2014

Packwood Follies, three site specific public artworks, commissioned by National Trust Packwood House Warwickshire (Lucy Reid) and Cadburys Foundation.

Shed Show, Arts Council commission, Toast, Federation House, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester.

Industry, one of four Arts Council England commissions for Barnaby Festival 2014, Macclesfield, Manchester

2013

Empty Nest, outdoor public sculpture, re-Commissioned by Antonia Harrison for Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Not Just For Christmas, Contemporary Art Society North, group exhibition, Mirabel Studios, Manchester.

The Neo Art Prize 2013, Selectors; Laurie Peake, Liverpool Biennial, Paul Stolper, Paul Stolper Gallery, London.

Summer Show, group show Malgras and Naudet, Manchester

2012

ArtGwanju:2012, Korea, with Castlefield Gallery, curator Kwong Lee

Empty Nest commissioned by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan for The Tatton Park Biennial of Contemporary Art 2012, Tatton Park, Cheshire, catalogue.

No Word of a Lie, curated by Nathaniel Pitt, Division of Labour, Worcester

2011

Unintended Consequences August Art, London E2

Memory Flash curated by Brian Reed, Carter Presents, Bethnal Green, London

Smarty Pants Glasgow School of Art Glasgow with Brian Griffiths, Roy Voss curated by Simon Buckley

2010

Save Us, inaugural Barnaby Festival, Christ Church, Macclesfield, with Ian Davenport, David Shrigley, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, curated by Karen Gaskill.

Independents, Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, selected by Axis curators

Mortars at Dawn, Carter Presents, Leroy House, London, curated by Jamie Robinson.

Strangeness and Charm, Fieldgate Gallery and Vicktor Wynd Fine Art, London, curated by Richard Ducker

Repurposes, Old Dominion University of Virginia, USA, catalogue

2009

The Social Lives of Objects, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester curated by Clarissa Corfe.

The Kiss of a Lifetime, Rogue Studios, Manchester (touring to Vane, Newcastle, Bearspace, London)

Making and Mending, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds curated by Liz Cooper and Catherine Hemlryk.

Manchester Contemporary, with Castlefield Gallery selected by Clarissa Corfe and Kwong Lee

Dumb Objects, with Emily Speed and Kevin Hunt, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool.

2008

Axisweb Event, in collaboration with Sally O Reilly, Manchester.

One Minute, The Directors Lounge, Berlin, and venues in Prague, Rurh, St Petersberg, London and Manchester curated by Kerry Baldry.

Sex and Witchcraft, Transition Gallery, London, curated by Cathy Loamx, accompanying essay by Gary Lachman.

2007

Meeting Point, Interludes at Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin.

E8, Transition Gallery, London, group curated by Cathy Lomax, catalogue, accompanying essay by Dr Amanda Ravetz.

Extreme Crafts, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, curated by Catherine Hemelryk and Jennie Syson.

2006

Conflux 06, multi site art exhibition, New York, www.glowlab.com, curated by Christina Ray and Sarah Pace.

2005

Turquoise Bag in a Tree, video installation and sculptural inventions commissioned by Cornerhouse Manchester for The Bigger Picture, Exchange Square, Manchester,(selectors Kathy Rae Huffman, Cornerhouse, Kate Taylor, The Bigger Picture, ICA Film Festival)

2003

Kunst Gulag, Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest. Curated by Beata Veszely and David Wilkinson, Goldsmiths College London.

The Eve of Destruction (curated by Vilma Gold) at International 3

Beyond The Endgame, Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Ben Cook and Natasha Howes, catalogue

Artists Talks/Symposia

2017: The Tuesday Talks, The Whitworth, Manchester. A series of public talks by artists curated by Pavel Buchler.

2016: Artist Talk and tutorials, guest speaker, MA Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2015: Artist Talk and tutorials, guest speaker, Post Grad MIRIAD Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2015: Artists Talk and Tour: The Late Great Planet Earth, solo show, Bury Sculpture Centre, Bury, Greater Manchester

2014: TrustArt Speaker at TrustArt Conference with Tom Freshwater at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

2012: Artist Talk: Manchester Art School MA Fine Art.

2011: Artists Talk MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University

2010: Artists Talk, Waterside Centre Sale, with Sally O’Reilly

2006: Conflux 06, multi site art exhibition, artists talk and tour New York, www.glowlab.com, curated by Christina Ray and Sarah Pace.

2005:The Wrong Place Conference, 2005, Situations, bursary place awarded by Claire Doherty, UWE, Bristol.

2004: Overlap Symposium, 2004, artist talk Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest and Goldsmiths London.

Awards/Commissions

2015- Co-commission Bury Council and Arts Council England, Emergency Meadow, site specific public artwork, Irwell Sculpture Trail,

2015-Grants for The Arts Award for Professional Development

2015- Arts Council England /Barnaby Festival outdoor site specific sculpture InsideOutHouse, ,

2015- Exhibiting artist, Arts Council England commission Shed Show Toast, Manchester

2014- Three site specific co commissions National Trust Packwood House and Cadbury Foundation Packwood Follies,

2013- Re-commission by Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Empty Nest, outdoor site specific sculpture.

2012- Selected Artist Commission, (Daniel Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan) Flights of Fancy, Tatton Park Biennial of Contemporary Art 2012, Empty Nest, outdoor site specific,

2010-Micro Commission Cornerhouse, Manchester

2010- Arts Council England commission Save Us inaugural Barnaby Festival,

2008- Arts Council England commission Sex and Witchcraft Transition Gallery 2008,

2006-Arts Council England commission/award for Conflux06 2006

2004-BBC and Cornerhouse Co commission for Turquoise Bag in a Tree

Collections

Manchester Art Gallery

Jo and Allan Melzak

Allied London

Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Wish You Were Here, Clore Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery

Ian Simpson Architects and Nick Carter for Crosby Homes at No.1 Deansgate, Manchester

Victoria and David Beckham

Rebecca and Peter Hook

Private Collections

Recent Press and Publications:

The Guardian Arts, Green and Pleasant Land, Creating the Countryside, Maev Kennedy 20 March 2017

Art Monthly, The Late Great Planet Earth, Bob Dickinson

Coridor 8, The late Great Planet Earth; review, Claire Walker

Does the Blood Moon mean the End is Nigh? Sarah Walters, Manchester Evening News

A.N newsletter; The Late Great Planet Earth, review Richard Shields

Finding Treblinka, Museum of Martyrdom, Warsaw.

Treblinka: Archaeological Investigations and Artistic Responses, Caroline Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite; ISBN 981534632295

E8; Transition Gallery catalogue

Beyond the Endgame, catalogue

Flights of Fancy; The Tatton Biennial of Contemporary Art, catalogue

Referees:

Academic: Professor Pavel Buchler, Artist, writer, academic, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Natasha Howes Senior Curator, Manchester Art Gallery, Moseley Street, Manchester

Recent Press and Publications

The Guardian,  G2, Green and Unpleasant Land, Compton Verney. Maev Kennedy March 20 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/mar/20/green-unpleasant-land-uk-countryside-new-exhibition

The Telegraph, (review) Creating the Countryside, Marck Hudson March 16 2017 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/creating-countryside-gainsborough-today-compton-verney-review/

The Mail on Sunday, The Art of Perception  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-4760754/The-Art-Perception-Compton-Verney-review.html

Art Monthly, The Late Great Planet Earth, Bob Dickinson
Coridor 8, The late Great Planet Earth; review, Claire Walker
Does the Blood Moon mean the End is Nigh? Sarah Walters, Manchester Evening News

A.N newsletter; The Late Great Planet Earth, review Richard Shields
Finding Treblinka, Museum of Martyrdom, Warsaw.
Treblinka: Archelogical Investigations and Artistic Responses, Caroliine Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite; ISBN 981534632295

E8; Transition Gallery catalogue
Beyond the Endgame, catalogue
Flights of Fancy; The Tatton Biennial of Contempoary Art, catalogue