Biography

b. 1996

My practice has been primarily led by intense research into collecting, and its relationship therefore to mass production and consumerism. With this supportive theoretical base I have been able to construct a body of artwork investigating American business professor Russell W. Belk, whose 1995 work ‘Collecting in a Consumer Society’ outlines the fad known as “instant collectibles”.

Belk’s writings focus on the companies commanding this market. Their products are labelled ‘collectible’ yet they remain part of runs of ten of thousands of mass produced items. They are not unique, they are not precious, and they are certainly not worth what the consumer pays for them. It is this multiplicity that inspires my work as I create plaster versions of products from these companies as featured in newspapers and magazines.

By duplicating this imagery, I hope to toe the line between commercialisation and fine art, ultimately educating the viewer about the misleading and deceitful nature of ‘collectible’ corporations.


Education

BA First Class with Honours in Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland : (2014-18)

Group Exhibitions 

2018

swing it, shake it, move it, make it: who do u think u r?GENERATORprojects, Dundee, Scotland

SAVE THE GRADUATE, Dock Street Studios, Dundee, Scotland

Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show 2018, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland

DJCAD Zine Library, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland

Ephemera, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland

Members' Show 2018, GeneratorProjects, Dundee, Scotland

2017

Members' Show 2017, GeneratorProjects, Dundee, Scotland 

2016 

Adaptation Charting, The University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland 

Full Time, Flat181 Art Space, Rovaniemi, Finland

Half Time, Flat181 Art Space, Rovaniemi, Finland

Art Film Night, Flat181 Art Space, Rovaniemi, Finland

Art in a Built Environment, The University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland 

Aberdour Art Festival, Aberdour, Scotland

Duality, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland

Members' Show 2016, GeneratorProjects, Dundee, Scotland 

2014

Advanced Higher Portfolios, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland 


Residencies

2018

Graduate Resident & Associate Staff Member, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland


Essays Published 

2018

A Visit to Glasgow Women's Library, The Magdalen, Dundee, Scotland

See You, Lucerne, The Magdalen, Dundee, Scotland

2017 

All the things you know to be true if you've lived in Lapland, The Tab, Dundee, Scotland


Press

2018

Artist Profile, The Graduate Mag

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect, University of Dundee

Artist Profile, Dock Street Studios

Instagram Story, Creative Dundee

Instagram Post, a-n The Artists Information Co

Instagram Post, Embassy Gallery

Dundee Degree Show 2018: Brilliantly bizarre, The Skinny

Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show 2018, University of Dundee


 (2018)

(2018)