Exploring issues of identity, the subconscious and the passage of time my work seeks to articulate specific events and states of being through a kaleidoscopic, emotion led vision. Textile processes, specifically embroidery feature at the heart of my practice, although often in unusual ways.
I am fascinated with embroidery’s diversity and potential as a means of communication (or subversion), it’s history and practice throughout the world both as an art form and in daily life, and the repetitive, meditative and healing effects experienced through its creation.
With a background in Textiles, Visual Language, Costume design and theatrical based disciplines, the works form a diverse portfolio comprising embroidery, photography, painting, drawing and installation.
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Key CV events:
Perpetua. Commissioned by The Barbican for The House of Viktor & Rolf, London
Emelan. Commissioned by Quintessentially, Philips de Pury, London
Chatelaine. Commissioned by The Certoza Arts Festival, Capri, Italy.
Funding from the British Council Dubai for commissioned installation (Red Dress)
Performance of Red Dress & Emelan staged at Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Performance of Red Dress staged at Royal Academy of Arts event, London
Activist Art. Nominated to speak about the Red Dress at an event hosted by the Arts Arena & UNESCO.
First Prize for the Red Dress at the Premio Valcellina Textiles Award, Maniago, Italy
Shyamala, solo show with 2 hour performance of the Red Dress. Galerie Maeght, Paris
Art in Motion, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco
Punctured Perspectives, featuring the Red Dress, Rook & Raven Gallery, London
Phaedra. Commissioned by director Sophie Hunter for Operatic performance, Ireland.
Red Dress, Museo Des Arte Popular, Mexico City, Mexico.
Arts Council Lottery Grant awarded for the Red Dress
Red Dress at The National Library, Kosovo, funded by the British Embassy, Pristina