Biography

I come from a family of artists; architects, loom weavers, textile experts, culinary geniuses and writers, but none were visual artists. So I took up the mantle of multidisciplinary artist, writer and poet.

I use my SWANA heritage to explore personal and cultural oppression by confronting the challenges of communicating the self as a disabled, gnc, second-generation immigrant artist. Using this background to tell the stories of my every day experience; working with memory and toying with the feelings of love, loneliness and betrayal: exploring emotional turmoil, and the psychology of universal, raw human emotions after traumatic experiences. I tend to keep things abstract, not naming experiences, so that people can come to the work with an open mind.

Graduating in 2020 from Solent University with first class honours, I have taken part in 16 exhibitions in the UK, exhibited globally in the “Telephone” online exhibition and shown work in Houston, Texas. I have received grants from ‘a space’ for the Lucky Dip Award, Mayflower 400 Southampton, Little Lost Robot Studios and a billboard commission from the Tate Collective. My work has been included in a number of publications, including Snazz Magazine and SADGRADS Vol.1.

Important influences in my work include Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer and Sophie Calle.

Louise Bourgeois especially for her exploration of emotion, sexuality, and the body, throughout her career as an artist. The way she made art because she needed to make art as though it was an urgent need driving her, not to become famous but because she had to create for herself, is a feeling that I closely relate to. I do not do it for praise, I do because to me there's no other way of being.

Jenny Holzer's "Truisms" hold a special place in my heart, as do her projections, and Sophie Calle's, "Take Care of Yourself" and "Exquisite Pain" are incredibly influential matter in my own work. 

Please scroll down for my CV. 

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Education 

2015-2020

Southampton Solent University, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2014-2015

Alton College, Foundation Degree Art and Design

Exhibitions

2021

a space arts 'Lucky Dip' at God's House Tower, Southampton.

2021

Mayflower 400, DISPLACED International Online Exhibition

2021

Motion Sickness x Working Class Creatives Database: "It's Gonna Rain", Cambridge.

2021

Yellow Edge Gallery, Shapes and Patterns in Creativity

2021

WORKINGCLASSCREATIVESDATABASE X Pineapple Black Arts, This Is Not A Show, This Is a Statement of Intent. 

2021

TELEPHONE, Satellite Collective.

2021

Yellow Edge Gallery, My Hometown

2020

All In The Mind Festival,  Basingstoke

2020

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2020

Tate Modern, "2.0 Collection"

Autism Hampshire, Artist Responses to Covid

SADGRADS2020, Online Exhibition

THESOCIALDISTANCINGPROJECT, Online Exhibitionn

Autism Hampshire, Online Exhibition

2017

UNCONTAINED, Southampton Guildhall Shipping Containers

Grants

2021

2021

Lucky Dip by a space in association with God's House Tower

Mayflower 400 Southampton through Southampton City Council

2020

Little Lost Robot Studios

Publications

2021

2020

The Memory, Polemical Zine

SADGRADS2020, Volume 1, Publication

2020

Humankind Zine, Publication

2020

One-Pagers, Anthology, House-Guest Gallery

2020

Snazz Magazine, March Issue

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