CV

Biography

Biography

STATEMENT

I am interested in the language of painting and how this language has been framed by its cultural conditions, historical tradition and gender politics. My studio practice examines how a renewed consideration of these contextual elements offers possibilities for a contemporary painting practice. These interests are grounded in my research for a practice-led PhD in which I explored the notion of cultural recycling (abstract).

In my studio practice I approach this notion of ‘recycling’ with paintings that deal with mimetic assimilations and re-interpretations of Modernism’s formal vocabulary and stylistic devices, re-presenting them in a manner that deliberately goes against the prevalent ideology of their time.

Since 2016 I have been focussing mainly on Abstract Expressionism and its legacy, ‘translating’ (masculine) expressionistic brush-strokes into an illusionistic mark making which mimics embroidery/textiles and as such alludes to feminine materials and craft. Borrowing from both the vocabulary of Modernism and of textile art, my painterly translations from one visual language to another can be read as hybrid texts engaged in a process of interpretation between languages and cultures, Modernism and contemporary art, between painting and textile as well as between a culture dominated by masculinity and a feminist perspective.


EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

2009:PhD awarded, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
(title of thesis: The Quest for Heimat:
discourses on kitsch in the realm of art practice)
2003 – 2009:Mphil/PhD, practice-based research,
Goldsmiths College, University of London
2001 – 2002 MA, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1993 – 1996:BA(hons), first class, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
1992 – 1993:Foundation, Heatherleys School of Art, London

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017:Curating Le temps s’écoute, Peter de Francia 1921-2012,
ASC, London
2014 – 18:Sessional tutor, WMC College Camden, London
2014 -Ongoing: Part time lecturer/tutor Heatherley School of Art
2013:Curating It’s about Time (with Paul Carey-Kent)
1996:Art and Architecture; outdoor lighting design, housing estate Bern, Switzerland
1997:Art and Architecture; police station Bern, Switzerland
2003:Print Commission, Lang, Gysi & Knoll, Switzerland
2005 – 07:Teaching assistant MA Goldsmiths College, London
2008 – 13: Tutor FdA programm, WMC College, London

Solo Exhibitions / Selected group exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions / Selected group exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020Common Thread, Visarte Kabinett, Zürich, Switzerland (with Silvia Araujo)
2019 Resurfacing, Galerie Duflon&Racz, Switzerland
2018: Labour of Love, Galerie Duflon&Racz, Rivoli, Brussels
2015:New Age Modernism, Galerie Duflon&Racz, Switzerland
2015:Laced, C&C Gallery, London
2013:Artgerechte Plüschtierhaltung, Gepard14, Switzerland
2013:Alter Ego, CabaneB, Switzerland
2012/13:Mimesis, Galerie Duflon&Racz, Switzerland
2010:London Works II, Galerie Silvia Steiner, Switzerland
2009:Retro Spectacle, Jill George Gallery, London
2007:When Platitudes Become Form, Galerie Silvia Steiner, Switzerland
2006:Bilder Builder, Galerie Silvia Steiner, Switzerland
2006:Beautiful Paintings, Jill George Gallery, London
2005:Surface matters, Galerie Kabinett, Switzerland
2004:London works, Galerie Silvia Steiner, Switzerland
2003:Domestic Bliss, Kingsgate gallery, London
2003:Kabinett, Switzerland
2001:Show 1, Hat on Wall, Hatton wall, London
2000:Kabinett, Switzerland
1999:Four Pillars and a Lecture Hall, Swiss Embassy, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018/19Cantonale Berne Jura, La Nef, Switzerland
2018/19Cantonale Berne Jura, Centre PasquArt, Switzerland
2017: 31 Degree Celsius, ASC Gallery, London
2016/17:Cantonale Berne JuraCentre PasquArt, Switzerland
2016:30 Degree CelsiusASC Gallery, London
2015/16:Cantonale Berne JuraKunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2013:It’s about TimeASC gallery, London (with catalogue)
2013:Drawing the Line, ArtKapsule at Koleksiyon, London
2012/13:Cantonale Berne Jura, Centre PasquArt, Switzerland
2012:The Butterfly Effect, ArtKapsule at Koleksiyon, London (with catalogue)
2011/12:Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2011:Natures Mortes, Galerie Silvia Steiner, Switzerland
2011:Graceland, Trailer production, London
2010:Opening up the Soane, John Soane’s Museum, London
2010:Miasmas, ASC Gallery, London
2009/10:Total Recall, Concourse Gallery, London
2007/08:Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2006:Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (by invitation)
2006:London vs NY, New York City, USA
2005:Unpainted, Villa Grisebach, Berlin (with catalogue)
2005:In Media, APT Gallery, London
2004:Cinderella, Trailer production, London
2003:Godzilla, Trailer production, London
2002:Four Colleges Show, ATKearney, London (with catalogue)
2001:Sadlers Wells, London
1999/2000:Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
1998:Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London
1997:Aeschlimann/Corti Stipendium, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
1996:Royal Festival Hall, Contemporary Art Society, London
1994/1995:Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
1994:Aeschlimann/Corti Stipendium, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

AWARDS / BURSARIES

2013

2004/2006

2002

2001/2002

1997

1993/97

1993

Shortlisted for 100 painters of Tomorrow

A. H. R. C. full award

Goldsmiths’ Warden Purchase prize

A. H. R. B. full award

Shortlisted for Aeschlimann/Corti Stipendium, Switzerland

Scholarship, Byam Shaw School of Art

Full time Student Award, Heatherley School of Art

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Sammlung/Art Collection, Stadt Bern, Switzerland

British Government Art Collection

Kunstsammlung Schweizerische Post, Switzerland

Inselspital Bern, Switzerland

Goldsmiths collection, London

Museum für Medien und Kommunikation Bern, Switzerland

Hoffmann – La Roche, Basel, Switzerland

Awards / Bursaries

Awards / Bursaries

2013: Shortlisted for 100 painters of Tomorrow
2004 – 2006: A. H. R. C. award
2002: Goldsmiths’ Warden Purchase prize
2001/2002: A. H. R. B. award
1997: Short listed for Aeschlimann/Corti Stipendium, Switzerland
1993 – 1997: Scholarship, Byam Shaw School of Art
1994: Short listed for Aeschlimann/Corti Stipendium, Switzerland
1993: Full time Student Award, Heatherley School of Art

Public Collections

Public Collections

Hoffmann – La Roche, Basel, Switzerland

Sammlung Sabine Hahnloser – Tschopp, Bern, Switzerland

British Government Art Collection (work currently in situ at 11 Downing Street)
Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
Goldsmiths collection, London
Museum für Medien und Kommunikation Bern, Switzerland

Work Experience

Work Experience

Ongoing

Part time lecturer/tutor Heatherley School of Art and WMC College

2013: Co-curating with Paul Carey-Kent, It’s about Time
2013: Artist in residence, Gepard14, Switzerland
1996: Art and Architecture; outdoor lighting design, housing estate, Bern, Switzerland
1997: Art and Architecture; police station Bern, Switzerland
2003: Print Commission, Lang,Gysi & Knoll, Bern, Switzerland
2005-2007: Teaching assistant MA Goldsmiths College, University of London
2008-2013: Visiting tutor FdA programm, WMC College Camden, London
2010: Guest lecture, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2010: Guest lecture, University of Bern, Switzerland