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, Upper Second, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Upcoming 2016/2017

Rethinking The Rural Idyll (working title) new commission for Group Show, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, curated by Verity Elson, curator Compton Verney, (publication)
NY Space, Manchester 8 week residency.

Solo Exhibitions

2015-2016
The Late Great Planet Earth, sept 2015- 2016 Bury Sculpture Centre. Accompanying essay Eleanor Clayton, 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
Finding Treblinka, Weiner Library, Russell Square, London (publication Treblinka; Archeological Investigations and Artistic Responses ISBN 981534632295)

2015
Finding Treblinka, 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, Mike Chavez Dawson, Artist Curator.
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
Awarded Micro Commission Cornerhouse, Manchester

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

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 comission for Turquoise Bag in a Tree

Collections

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

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

Referees

Professional: Natasha Howes, Senior Curator, Manchester Art Gallery OR
Kwong Lee, director of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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