BORN: - -
BRITAIN, 1973 - -
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LIVES/WORKS: - -
MANCHESTER, BRITAIN - -
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EDUCATION: - -
1993-97 BA Honours Degree in North American Studies Manchester University
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS: - -
2008 ‘Clown Crash’ Apartment gallery, Manchester
2007 ‘Raw State’ Vox Pop gallery, Manchester
2007 ‘Dirty, Shiny’ Manchester Design Centre
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 ‘The Past is History part 2’ Changing Role Gallery, Naples
2008 ‘The Past is History part 1’ Changing Role Gallery, Rome
2007 ‘The Future Can Wait’ Ellis Rumley Projects, Atlantis Gallery, London
2007 ‘Manky Bastards’ The Fridge Gallery, Glasgow
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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: -
2005-8 Manchester Design Centre Residency
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: -
2008, May Viatico
2007, October The Art Newspaper
2007, October ‘Aesthetica’
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COLLECTIONS: - -
Malcolm McLaren, London
Helmut Schuster, Frankfurt, Berlin
Private Collections in Italy, United Kingdom & United States
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ARTIST STATEMENT: -
My intentions here are to investigate discourses in sexuality, the self, insanity, the grotesque and death. My work is a reflection of the broken self, the re-invention of self, and the expression of repressed anger. My experience within the Graffiti art movement was one of ritualized anarchy and rebellion, which provided an outlet for powerful, destructive emotions. Clowns have traditionally had a license to push boundaries and express human paradox in a social arena, which is why I have chosen to explore the clown alter-ego in performance.