My practice explores the pattern and form created by iterative actions such as slicing, extrusion and compression. Through painting, sculpture and animated film, the work deals with time and mass; While the two dimensional works are ostensibly flat, the translucency of the silicone and sculptural methods of production reveal a depth, so that they are more flat objects than paintings.
The cross section is a central device in my work. The technique is a way of breaking down a mass to reveal its hidden surfaces. The systematic slices can be seen as instances in time, in parallel to the animated work, where a sequence of still images reveal a process of transformation.
The work conveys a sense of wonder at the world and its phenomena. It sometimes recalls familiar imagery of the natural world such as land forms, waterways, the cosmos and biological structures. There is a parallel between the cumulative actions that create my work and the emergence of these natural forms over many years of continuous or repeated forces. A sense of play is often what drives the studio process, resulting in an experimental and visceral process that pushes materials to their limits.
2017. Masters of Fine Arts (research), National Art School, Sydney
2012. Graduate Certificate of Visual Effects, Australian Film, Television Radio School
2010. Masters of Animation, University of Technology, Sydney
2008. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, Sydney
2008. Exchange program, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
2006. Associate Diploma in Clarinet
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Red Gate Residency, Beijing
The Other Art Fair, Sydney
Peacock Gallery Artist residency, Auburn
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, finalist
Residency at Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT
Imprints (exhibition), Airspace Projects, Marrickville
Postgrad show. National Art School, Darlinghurst
John Copes portrait prize. Highly Commended.
Beams Arts Festival, Chippendale
Extinct Extant, Airspace Projects, Marrickville
In Motion Screening, Airspace Projects
Waverley Council Artist in Residence
World of Women Film Festival. Highly Commended
Charlatan Ink Art Prize, New York. Finalist
Golden Eye Awards, Best Production Design
Official Selection for various other film festivals including Annecy International Animation Festival
Solo Exhibition (painting), Berkelouw’s, Newtown
Solo Exhibition (painting), Bowral, NSW
Reg Rowe scholarship for emerging artists
Jenny Birt Scholarship Exhibition