Curriculum Vitae

Born Leicester, 1972. UK


1996 - 1998

Slade School of Fine Art MFA Fine Art (Painting)

1994 - 1996

Central Saint Martins School of Art Postgraduate Communication Design

1991 - 1994

Norwich School of Art BA honours Illustration

1990 - 1991

Leicester Polytechnic Foundation in Art & Design




Uproot, The South London Botanical Institute
The Endless Circle, Hotel Elephant, London


Forget-Me-Knot, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London


Stellatus, Projection Space, Site Gallery, Sheffield


Corona, Gallery II, University of Bradford, Bradford



Florilegium, The Royal College of Physicians


The Need to Doodle, Gallery 5, London
The Beauty of Being British Asian, Truman Brewery, London
Roots and Wings, House of Blah, Blah, Middlesborough
Painting Now, Studio One Gallery, London
Fugitive Desires, 198 Gallery, London


Lives, Loves and Loss, Traces at National Trust, Fenton House, London


Summer Salon, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London
Roadside Museum, Basement Arts Projects, Leeds


The Trouble with Painting Today, Pump House Gallery, London
The Deluge, Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
A Letter in Mind, The National Brain Appeal, London
Roadside Museum, Venn Arts, Blackpool and touring
Fugue, Barbican Arts Group, London


Pump House Open (Tradition and the Passing Down of Culture), Pump House Gallery, London
We Were Trying to Make Sense, 1Shantiroad, Bangalore
Collision, Nancy Victor Gallery, London


Digital Arts and New Media, Landmark Arts Centre, London


No Now! Space Station 65, London
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space London and touring


Paint, Beldham Gallery, Brunel University. London


Postcards from Dystopia. Nolias Gallery. London
Other Asias - A Cup Of Tea Solves Everything. Departure. London


The Mausoleum of Lost Objects, inIVA - Rivington Space, London


The Redemptive Beauty of Life After Death. The Bonnington Gallery. Nottingham


Visions in the Nunnery. The Nunnery Gallery. London
Tying the knot. The Glass Box, Hammersmith. London


Reception 3. Cremer Street Studios. London
Creative Connections. The Whitechapel Art Gallery. London
Closing the door? The Jewish Museum. London
The Video Lounge, South London Gallery


Island film festival, Prenelle Gallery, London


Nth Art exhibit, OLS & CO, London


Art-Tube-01,Platform For Art, The London Underground
Self Assembly, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery + touring


Labour Intensive, The City Gallery, Leicester
Slow Spin, The Century Gallery, London


Accelerated Culture Jet Lag, La Gare, London


Imaginary Boundaries, The Bull Arts Centre. London


Half Empty, Half Full, 198 Gallery, London


Fair and Lovely, Alternative Arts, London
Pleasures Unbound, Coventry Gallery, London

Publications and Catalogues

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Visual Arts. 2011. Page 58
Peter Suchin, The Redemptive Beauty of Life After Death, exh cat. pages 48-53
'Shades of Black' Assembling Black Arts in 1980's Britain, Duke University Press, page 283
Art Tube 01, Platform for Art - London Underground. exh cat.
The Slade Journal, UCL, Vol.2, pages 40-41


London Borough of Brent
Gissings Holdings Limited

Awards, Projects and Commissions


Anish Kapoor Studio - Children's Artpack designed for Kapoor's exhibition in Delhi


Guangzhou Triennial, Pool of Possibilities (online project)


The Apthorp Young Artist Award


Commission for Public Art, Leicester City Council


ACAVA - First Base Studio Award


Visiting lecturer and speaker


On Art, Resilience and Young People. Speaker at this Tate Britain conference


The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University - Artist's presentation


The National Maritime Museum, panel discussion for the Untold India event


AAVAA (Diversity Arts Forum) panel discussion at the Hayward Gallery


Resonance FM, November


Kent Institute of Art & Design, p/t BA honours Fine Art


University of Northumbria at Newcastle, BA honours Fine Art


Norwich School of Art & Design, BA honours Illustration


Middlesex University, BA honours Visual Culture


Artist, Wellcome Trust

I was an artist on the Souzou exhibition that explored Outsider Art from Japan. I ran a series of workshops and projects with secondart schools, SEN youth and adult groups. We investigated concerns of Outsider Art, Art and Disability and creativity and the mind.


Artist in Residence, Kettles Yard

I was a lead artist on a two year project at Kettles Yard for their new building development. The project investigated the extension of their gallery space and new education wing with B-Tec Art Students. On this project we explored notions of the built environment, space and architecture, and this was developed in collboration with architects, archivists and historians.


Artist in Residence, Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor

The drawings and films made during this residency investigated Regency garden design, plant symbolism and decay in nature. The work was made at Sir John Soane's country Manor, and explored his architectural style within the context of the Georgian period.

2004 to date Lecturer
1999-2011 Artist Educator

Tate Britain and Tate Modern

I worked on the Schools Programme at Tate Britain as an artist educator where I planned and delivered workshops and gallery talks to school and college groups; I also ran inset days and courses for teachers. I give formal talks/lectures at Tate Modern to adult audiences. With my range of diverse teaching strategies I aim to raise an understanding of both history and contemporary art in a innovative and creative manner.

2009 - 2011

Tate Britain. Seeing Through
Young People's Programme

I co-lead a three year project with two other artists and young people in care from the London Boroughs of Ealing, Harrow and Westminster. During this project we explored the current displays and made responses and artworks through collaboration and intervention. The outcomes were broad, and ranged from drawing and painting, sculpture and installation, to film and soundworks.

2004 - 05

Whitechapel Art Gallery Artists Residency Creative Connections

This was a one year artists residency with Bethnal Green Technology College. I worked with pupils and teachers to develop ways into understanding contemporary art and new approaches to making art. The project included a commission (a video installation) which was exhibited both at the school and in the gallery.

2004 to date

Serpentine Gallery Artist / Educator

I work as an educator on exhibitions at The Serpentine Gallery. I have worked variety of exhibitions, Pavillions and events. On these projects I work in collaboration devising and delivering workshops to a range of groups, such as school, adults with mental and physical learning difficulties, the eldery and youth groups. also currently work on the Serpentine Gallery Family programme.

References are available on request