ABOUT

I live in Melbourne Australia. My artistic influences draw from women’s self-portraits and representations of women from the 16 centuries to contemporary times. Inspiration for my work comes from questioning misogyny in western philosophical tradition. I break boundaries with traditional mediums using them in a new way. Gouache and ink on transparent acetate and yupo are used which allow for hybrid layers which combine to create the finished work. The base layer on yupo utilises inks and the process is largely uncontrolled representing the living cells of my subjects evoked in the moment. The animal nature of woman that needed to be contained. A semi controlled layer of flowers printed directly onto the surface their residue a fleeting memory of nature representing women’s discursively constructed ‘lack of reason and moral ability’ and questioning the hierarchal distinction between masculinity and art and femininity and craft. The final figurative layer is a painstaking process working in reverse to create a mirror image of the subject.

I have studied a Bachelor of Arts encompassing philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Illustration.

EXHIBITIONS/AWARDS
Competitions
Runner Up Fact or Fiction Art Prize 2020
Winner Fairfield Art Prize 2019
Kip and Co Art Series Bean Bag Competition – WINNER 2015

Exhibitions
Botanic Exhibition A Space Gallery 2020
Fact or Fiction Exhibition A Space Gallery 2020
Midway Show A Space Gallery 2020

Colour Space Gallery various Melbourne Venues 2018-19

Axiom of Devour for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
FIXATE for RAW Natural Born Artists 2017
Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Exhibition 2017

Illustre Exhibition Prahran Melbourne Polytechnic 2016
Linden Postcard Exhibition 2016
Open Mind Exhibition 2016
Brunswick Street Gallery 2016
Penny Beam Gallery 2016
Open Thornbury 2016

Linden Art Gallery Postcard Exhibition 2015
Couch Fest at NCAT 2015
The Melbourne Clinic as part of National Mental Health Week 2015
Deakin Edge Federation Square for NCAT 2015
Brunswick Summer Arts Festival 2015

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