BIO

I was born in Devon, UK, in 1977 and live and work in London.

Solo exhibitions include Halcyon Song at Paradise Row, London, Grief Tree, Valentines Mansion, Ilford and Portmanteau, The Salon @ Sketch, London. Group exhibitions, readings and performances include Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Writing on Water, Fordham Gallery, Oxford, Erro, Turner Contemporary, Margate and A Man Asleep, LM Projects, Los Angeles.

Artist’s books include Halcyon Song, Hokkaido Postcard and Grief Tree. My essays have featured in publications such as Photomonitor magazine and Broomberg & Chanarin’s War Primer 2, (MACK e-edition). My book and exhibition reviews have appeared in Visual Studies (Routledge) and Apollo. My poetry has featured in Material Online and my first collection of verse, An Orange Country.

My artwork is in many public and corporate collections including the British Government, Ernst and Young, Experian, WilmerHale, Soho Beach House, Miami, the Linde Group and the David Roberts Art Foundation. It is also held in numerous private collections in the UK, Russia, France, India, Canada, Japan, the USA and China.

Prizes include the BOC Group Emerging Artist Award and the Flash Forward photographers’ award from the Magenta Foundation, Canada. Grants include Arts Council England, Fenton Arts Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Oxford University’s Research Centre in the Humanities.

I have a PhD in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London and am a tutor on the MA Photography programme at LCC (University of the Arts, London) and the BFA and DPhil Fine Art programmes at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Download artist’s CV here:

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