Born 1983, , UK.
Lives and works in North England, UK.
STATEMENT I intend to create a sense of curiosity through the manipulation of mundane objects and materials. Mass-produced, anonymous objects are often rendered dysfunctional caricatures of themselves. My intent is to blur distinctions between the absurd and the mundane by creating or accentuating subtleties, whilst addressing concepts of purpose and futility. I hold the belief that the environment in which a work exists becomes integral to the work itself. Consequently, the work I make or select for show tends to become site-responsive, exploring ideas of locality and displacement. —- CURRENT Currently resident at Bates Mill, Huddersfield. Centrifuge began with a trip to Documenta 12 in August 2007 and is a collaborative project with 20 North England based artists, Dirk Fleishmann, Imogen Stidworthy and The Salford Restoration Office. I am co-founder and co-director of Manchester based artist collective Contents May Vary co-organising and co-curating exhibitons. I instigated Contents May Vary Publications and co-edited Issue I. We will be working with Castlefield Gallery Project Space in 2008. I will also be working on Calderdale’s Cultural Strategy in 2008 FUTURE Exquisite Creature 1/81 Bouverie St Carlton, Melbourne (AU) Saturday 5th July 2008 7pm 5th One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau (CH) 22nd - 24th August 2008 Ha Ha Road Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 11th September - 12th October 2008 Syndrome Antwerp (BE), September 2008 PREVIOUS Temporary Art Show, Bates Mill, Huddersfield, May 2008 ONEWORD, Victoria Baths, Manchester & Bates Mill Huddersfield, June - November 2007 Commissioned residency with Contents May Vary at MASA, Salford, Greater Manchester, October 2007 Miniature Art Show, 42 New Briggate, Leeds, September 2007 Under Maintenance, Victoria Baths Manchester, June 2007 Housework|Beckenham, London, May - June 2007 GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool Independents Biennial, November 2006 Objects In Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield, October 2006 Apartment presents Contents May Vary, Apartment, Manchester, October 2006 Contents May Vary & Pineapple Folk @ Zion Arts Centre, Manchester, September 2006 MMU Fine Art Degree Show 06, Manchester, June 2006 Variables, 224A Burton Road, Manchester, June 2006 Where To? London, April 2006 Oldham Open, Gallery Oldham, Nov 2005 - Jan 2006 Ten By Ten, The Reading Rooms, Manchester, June 2005 The Good Life, Apartment, Manchester, April 2005 Dive, Victoria Baths, Manchester, March 2005 BIBLIOGRAPHY Contents May Vary Issue 2, July 2008: Untitled (From tThe Rocks Remain) Artsource Newsletter Vol II no. VII, February 08: Alice Bradshaw: Manipulating The Mundane by Chris Brunelle Talenteer First Issue: LO-FI, Summer 07: limited edition Brown Paper Bags Daily Constitutional Issue #4: UNTITLED, June 07: Defining The Object (abstract) Art Art Art Issue II: Events Special, May 07: Under Maintenance Daily Constitutional Issue III: nyi, December 06: Contents May Vary Contents May Vary Issue I, June 06: editor; Untitled, Untitled (Contents May Vary) & Untitled EDUCATION Fine Art (Sculpture) 1st class BA (Hons) - Manchester Metropolitan University 2006