2014-2020    AHRC Practice based PhD, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
1999-2001    MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
1993-1995    MA History of Art, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
1987-1989    BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University
1985-1987    Dip (HE) Art & Design in a Social Context, Dartington College of Arts
1984-1985    Foundation in Art & Design, Lancashire Polytechnic 


2016           Tracing Paper 2016, Mentoring and professional development, Paper Gallery, Manchester
2015           Student Development Fund (NWCDTP), Research study trips;
                    Art of Islamic Pattern, Turkey (2015), Celtic Geometry and Medieval Illumination, Princes School of Traditional Arts (2016)
2014           North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Practice based PhD Studentship (AHRC) 2014-2020
2014           ACE Funding, Small Grants to the Arts, Curation of Slippage: The Unstable Nature of Difference, Contemporary Art Space, Chester
2010           Shortlisted, The Jerwood Drawing Prize
2009           Prizewinner, Grosvenor & Wrexham Open
2005           Shortlisted, Comme Ca Art Prize North
2004           Shortlisted, Pizza Express Prospects
                    Prizewinner, Michael Gourley Award, MAFA Open
2003           Nominated, Beck’s Futures
2002           Finalist, Bloomberg New Contemporaries


2016         [Tracing Paper 2016, Paper Gallery, Manchester]
                  Compression Culture, Vertical Gallery, Manchester School of Art

2015          Dot to Dot, drawing performance, Post-graduate conference, Keele University
                   Carbon Meets Silicon, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University
                   Wanderlust: To Pernik With Love, Water Tower Art Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria            
                   Slippage: The Unstable Nature of Difference, Contemporary Art Space Chester

2014          (detail), (touring exhibition);
                   H-Project Space, Bangkok (June - July)  
                   Transition Gallery, London (Sept - Oct)
                   The Usher Gallery, Lincoln (Dec - April 2015)
                   Beauty is the First Test (touring exhibition) -  
                   The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland (May - July)   
                   Platform Gallery, Clitheroe ( Jan - April)
                   The Drawing Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2013           The Infinity Show, NN Northampton
                    Beauty is the First Test (touring exhibition);  
                    R-Space, The Linen Rooms, Lisburn, Northern Ireland (Feb-March)
                    The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Linc. (April - June)
                    Bliston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Sept - Nov)
                    Above and Below, Yarangall Farm, Cheshire

2012           Beauty is the First Test, The Pumphouse Gallery, London
                    A Century Later, Contemporary Works from the Gallery Collection, Touchstones
                    Fixation, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool

2011            The Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Alicia David Contemporary Art  
                     In the Woods Today, Yarangall Farm, Cheshire
                     Suite Studios,  Cornerhouse Projects, Manchester

2010            The Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London (touring exhibition)
                     Above The Serious,  Stoke Newington Library, London
                     Wish You Were Here; an Exploration into Drawing & Journeys, Bath Spa Gallery
                     Lines of Desire, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
                     The Drawing Shed, Project Space, Leeds (PSL)
                     AXIS curated show, The Arts Council Office, Great Peter’s Street, London
                     The Affordable Art Fair, London & New York, Alicia David Contemporary Art
                     At Play II, South Hill Park, Bracknell
                     The Conversation, Newtown Church, Chester
                     4 Degrees, Cube Gallery, Manchester
                     All The Small Things, Grosvenor Museum, Chester (solo show)
                    Making Marks, Touchstones, Rochdale Art Gallery, Greater Manchester

2009           Superabundant: Pattern in Contemporary Art, Turner Contemporary, Margate
                    Pattern Recognition, City Gallery Leicester
                    FRINGEMK,  Catalogue Finalist, Milton Keynes
                    Grosvenor Open (prize-winner), Grosvenor Museum & Art Gallery, Chester
                    Wrexham Open (prize-winner), Oriel Wrecsam, Wales
                    Encounter, Novas, Liverpool
                    A42D, Group drawing show, Bloc Space, Sheffield
                    Sale, The Royal Standard, Liverpool 

2008           Present,  HIVE Gallery, Barnsley
                    The Baltic Frame,  Arena Gallery, Liverpool Biennial
                    Hypotrochoids, HIVE Gallery, Barnsley (solo show)                  
                    Time and Time Again, Touchstones, Rochdale Art Gallery, Greater Manchester (solo show)
                    Reach, Chapman Gallery, University of Salford (solo show)

2007          Negotiated Positions, University College Chester (as part of the RepeatRepeat conference)  
                   Going Straight, Otter Gallery, Chichester (solo show)

2006           Wall to Wall,  VINEspace, Bethnal Green, London (The Goodham Gallery)
                    Multiples,  LOT, Bristol         Tutti Frutti, BLOCspace, Sheffield (solo show)   

2005           Turning Circle, Taxi Gallery, Cambridge (solo show curated by Kirsten Lavers)Snowcase #5, Fold Gallery, Cumbria
                    Art in a Britbox, Assign, Sunderland
                    Focal Solo, Ruthin Festival of Contemporary Art and Light , Wales 

2004           Remote Control, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
                    Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Salford (Prize winner)
                    Pizza Express Prospects,  Tea Building, London

2003           We Go Round & Round In The Night & Are Consumed By Fire, Terminal Warehouse  
                    New York & Liverpool Biennial (2004) Curated by Neil Mulholland
                    Thermo 03,  The Lowry, Salford
                    Beyond the Pale, Gallery 103, NEWI, Wrexham    

2002           Bloomberg New Contemporaries,  Static, Liverpool and The Barbican, London
                    Art Take Away, Cornerhouse, Manchester
                    Mostyn 12, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
                    Something Light, Gallery 103, NEWI, Wrexham   

2000-01      All Colours Will Agree in the Dark,  CornerHouse, Manchester
                     Interim, Ove Arup Gallery, Manchester
                     Blind Date, Righton Gallery, Manchester & Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA 

1995-99     Mostyn 10, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno   
                    Post Early,  Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
                    Contemporary Art Society Market, 1994 & 1995, Royal Festival Hall, London
                    Royal Over-Seas League Open, London
                    Eastern Open,  Kings Lynn Arts Centre
                    Kettles Yard Open Exhibition, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge
                    Interior Spaces,  McMillan Gallery, Cambridge, (solo show)
                    In Patagonia,  Burgh House, London, (solo show)   

1990–94    Eastern Open,  Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk
                    Art For Sale II & IV,  The Guardian, Whiteley’s, London
                    Beyond Landscape,  Skelmersdale & Peterborough Arts Centre (solo show)
                    Art in Offices,  Unicorn Consultancy, London
                    Drawings for All, Usher Gallery, Lincoln
                    A Sense of Place, Wysing Arts, Cambridge, (solo show)
                    The New Generation,  Bonhams, London
                    New English Art Club, The Mall Galleries, London
                    Northern Graduates, New Academy Gallery, London

Articles and Press
                     Crafts Magazine, A place where making meets mathematics, Nov/Dec 2012, 
                     Beauty is the First Test, Reviewed by Glenn Adamson.
                     BBC1 Show Me The Monet April 2012
                     The Independant, Superabundant, Charles Darwent, Sun 25 Jan 2009
                     a-n Magazine, front cover, May 2008
                     BBC2 James May: My Sister’s Top Toys, Dec 23 & 25, 2008
                     Time Out, Bethnal Green Boogie, Wed Sep 20 2006, Sarah Kent
                     The Guardian, Preview Guide, Saturday August 5, 2006, Robert Clark
                     Flux Magazine, Issue 39, Nov/Dec 2003, We Go Round & Round in the Night & are
                     Consumed by Fire, p52-53, Claire Lomax
                     Flux Magazine, Flux Space, Issue 43, 2004, 1 Bic Biro, Jane Chavez-Dawson
                     The Guardian, New Contemporaries, Thursday September 26, 2002, Alfred Hickling