Awards

2011 Scholarship, The Architectural Association, London
2007 Winner, The Jerwood Sculpture Prize
2005 Short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize
2004-5 The Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome
2003 Short-listed for the Centre Prize, Royal College of Art
2002 Short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize
2000 Second-year Cunliffe Sculpture Prize,Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1999 Scholarship from Pembroke College, University of Oxford
1999 Geoffrey Rhodes Commemorative Bursary for highest first-year exam results,Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1999 Distinction in first-year Preliminary Examinations, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Large-Scale Projects

Associate Artist at Muf Architecture Art, June 2013-May 2014

  • Supported, developed and delivered Art Camp, a two-week project working with two artists and local children exploring the relationship between creativity and play on a derelict hospital site in East London
  • Supported, developed and delivered the first stage of a pavilion project for Gainsborough Square, Bristol, for which Muf worked with local young people, a graphic designer and carpenter to design a prototype structure in temporary materials at 1:1 scale
  • Supported, researched and developed designs up to Stage D for new public realm in Trenchard Street, Bristol, including a cast concrete cantilevered stair and extensive use of local Forest Pennant stone
  • Developed designs for an eleven-metre banqueting table adapted from existing picnic benches and made in collaboration with local volunteers as part of Muf’s ongoing brief to develop and test design strategies for the visitor experience at Knole House, Kent for the National Trust

Sculpture Commission, Torquay, Devon. July 2009- October 2010

  • Commissioned by borough council to work closely with landscape architects, engineers and council representatives to produce a sculpture project to be integrated within a £3m renovated Victorian civic garden
  • Extensive research into the history of the town and its underlying geology informed the design which incorporated local limestone and Italian marble
  • Allocated and managed budget of £55k. Wrote tender documents for each element, managed competitive tendering process, compared bids and finally awarded contracts
  • Produced a 2x1x1metre model in wood, plaster and clay which was digitally scanned. Carrara marble blocks were then CNC carved from the scanned model
  • Managed detailed comparison of manufacturing capabilities between specialist Italian, English and Irish firms specialising in large-scale 3D digital carving technology
  • Developed an innovative method of acid etching monumental blocks of local limestone
  • Developed excellent project management and teamwork skills liaising with contractors, design team and stakeholders throughout design and implementation.
  • Wrote lift plans, risk assessments, press releases and produced reports for the project and its installation

Sculpture Commission, Lake Shore, Bristol. May 2007- September 2008

  • Commissioned by Urban Splash to develop sculptural commission within their redevelopment of listed 1970s Skidmore Owings Merrill building into 300 flats and offices
  • Worked closely with the team of architects and engineers to design ambitious £100k project to be incorporated within building’s sustainable ground-source heating and cooling system. This resulted in designs for a tactile, richly-curved bronze handrail to be situated within the building’s garden
  • Worked closely with M&E consultants, researched appropriate foundry and wax manufacturers to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective casting system for sculpture’s 70 metre-long components
  • Worked closely with wax manufacturers to develop wax extrusion method. Each wax section was then cast directly without the need for mould-making stages
  • Creative combination of sculpture and architecture met section 106 planning requirements and introduced substantial cost saving to overall project

The Jerwood Sculpture Prize 2007. November 2006-April 2008

  • Won prestigious national open submission competition
  • Project involved drilling a borehole into the aquifer beneath the Capability Brown-designed landscape at Ragley Hall toproduce a picturesque, artificial spring
  • Worked independently to realise project within £25k budget and schedule
  • Produced documentation to support planning application for sculpture within Grade 2* listed park
  • Researched specialised international solar pump manufacturers and installers; wrote tender documents, compared bids and finally awarded contract
  • Designed and supervised construction of all supporting bespoke elements in stainless steel, bronze and concrete
  • Worked with engineer to adapt specialised technology to specific application. Successfully implemented first installation of Grunfos’ sustainable solar pumping equipment in UK

Selected Exhibitions

2014 The Postcard is a Public Work of Art X Marks the Bokship, London
2011 State of Flux: Drawing in London Trinity Contemporary, New York and Trinity Contemporary, London
2010 Unveiling, Sculpture Commission, Royal Terrace Gardens, Torquay
2009 Contemporary Drawings The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2009 Recent British Drawings Trinity Contemporary, New York
2009 In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings Trinity Contemporary, London
2008-9 British Sculptors’ Drawings: Moore to Gormley The British Museum, London
2008 Unveiling of Spring Jerwood Sculpture at Ragley, Warwickshire
2007 Moscow Art Fair Moscow, Russia
2007 Passing Clouds Image Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, Italy
2006 Drawing Inspiration: Contemporary British Drawing Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
2006 Drawing Gallery, Art Projects London Art Fair
2005 40 Artists- 40 Drawings The Drawing Gallery, London
2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize Show London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Poole
2005 Plural 3 British School at Rome, Rome
2005 Spazi Aperti Romanian Academy, Rome
2005 Plural 2 British School at Rome, Rome
2004 Plural 1 British School at Rome, Rome
2004 25 Artists- 25 Drawings The Drawing Gallery, London
2003 Art of the Impossible Centre Prize Exhibition, The Great Eastern Hotel,London
2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize Show London, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Hull, Salford Quays

Collections

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007
The British Museum, London, 2005, 2006 and 2009
Pembroke College JCR Art Fund, University of Oxford, 2001

Teaching

Curator, PARK 11, PARK 12, PARK 14 and PARK 15, Wimbledon College of Art. January- May 2011; January-March 2012; January-May 2014; January-May 2015

  • Set up and organized application procedure for this annual exhibition of site specific projects in Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon for students of Wimbledon College of Art
  • Researched and appointed guest selectors, chaired selection
  • Tutored each artist’s project from inception to installation, applying critical rigor as well as practical support
  • Wrote, edited and designed accompanying printed and online catalogue and maps
  • Worked closely with Merton Council, senior Art School Staff and managed a team of interns to realize and promote the project

Studio Tutor, Foundation Course, The Architectural Association. Sept 2013-present

  • Two days per week teaching drawing and casting workshops and supporting studio work with individual tutorials

Educational History

2011-13 RIBA Part 1, The Architectural Association, London
2002-04 MPhil Sculpture and Drawing, Royal College of Art, London
1999-01 BFA, University of Oxford: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1996-1997 Foundation Course, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design