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I am an Irish artist, resident in Scotland, UK. My formal fine art education was ‘instilled’ by a plethora of somniferous bag ladies and pedagogues. These included the ‘usual suspects’ e.g., Middlesex, Goldsmiths, Wimbledon and Barcelona. In these past ten years though, thank goodness, outcomes have been going more successfully, on my own terms, and that has been as a graphic artist in the European sense of the word. So I make drawings, installations, art-objects and printmaking works – these are original intaglio and digital prints, sometimes they comprise both techniques. This additionally applies to the bookart works I have made. These have been unique works to date though I would like to involve myself at some point in making small editions of such book works. I have made a number of print editions including silkscreen though the majority of these have been intaglio/digital. Richard Noyce features my artwork in a book that is recently published called ‘Printmaking at the Edge’.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Middlesex University (1986). Masters in European Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, Barcelona (1995). Teaching Qualification in FE HE & AE, Ealing College. (1995). Postgraduate Printmaking Cert. - Wimbledon School of Art (2000). I have undertaken various technical courses in printmaking techniques at London Print Studio, City Literary Institute, University of the Arts London, Mary Ward Centre and at Morley College.
Brentside High School, for installation digital mixed media project – exhibited at PM gallery

Awarded a residency at Gainsborough House Print workshop in Suffolk by selection committee of National Print Open at Whiteleys (PMC)

Selected artist for inclusion in film documentary commissioned by the Tate Gallery
in relation to the Bankside Browser archive Art Project completion date 10.99 through Channel 4 television

Residency awarded at Lowick House Print Workshop Cumbria 1997

Short listed for Evelyn Williams drawing fellowship .John Moore’s Univ. Liverpool

Tyrone Guthrie Foundation, Eire .artists residency 1994.

Residency awarded at Ecole Arcane in Sion, Vallais, Switzerland 1988.

Residency in community arts cent Page Green Cent. London N15 1987

Sponsorship for group exhibition at Smith Gallery Covent Garden by Pymms Gallery of Modern Irish Art in London SW1
Single Exhibitions:
'Hybrid’ print work based collaboration/ installations,
Triskel Gallery, Cork City, Ireland

'Printmaking in the Round' digital and intaglio circular works, Leicester City Gallery. UK.

‘Small Voices’ exhibition of printmaking /works on paper (presented through Gallery Differentiate) at
‘Futures Gallery’, Exchange Sq. London EC2. UK

"Charcoal Drawings"; Interstice series –
Poetry Society, Betterton St.. London WC1. UK

"Experimental Works" include. Installation+mixed print media two dimensional and three dimensional
Wimbledon Lib. Gallery , London SW19., UK

"Ice babies" circular prints digital + intaglio
Galerie Listakot Reykjavik Iceland

’Shadow lands” oils on canvas,
Gallerie de La Treille, Sion, Switzerland

"Interstice” - Monoprints
Oil on paper and drawings
Gallery Differentiate Tower Bridge Piazza London SE1.UK

"Sleep Walking" works on canvas paper and monoprints
Questors Theatre Gallery, London W5. UK

"Green eyed Girl” works on canvas
Stables Gallery Dollis Hill, London NW6. UK

"Monsters and Demons" paintings and Prints,
Gallerie de La Treille, Sion , Switzerland
Group Exhibitions:
Selected group exhibitions


The Very GOOD Show
INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto West-Queen-West, Canada

Christmas Exhibition
Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Fourth International Biennial of Mini Prints - Tetovo 2007

Periodic Table of Elements Printmaking Project

Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of a Printmaker new fine art book publication coordinated by Robert Viana.

Falun Grafik Biennale -selected invited artists.
Printmaking Installation at Falun Museum, Sweden

Further - International printmaking portfolio
The Frans Masereel Centre Kasterlee, Belgium.

Art Process in the Real World
Sant'Alberto (Chiesa degli Artisti) yMercato del Pesce (Piazza Mercato del Pesce)
y Cascina delle Palme (Piazza Garibaldi) Trapani, Italy

Penang International Print Exhibition
Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia,
curators Rahman Mohamed ,Y. Bhg. Datuk and Syed Ahmad

Cead in China.
Curated by Arvo Bruene
411 Galleries, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, China

Printmakers of EU/USA + ASIA,
Print Gallery (Grafikos Galerija) Zamenhofo / Kurpiu, Lithuania

Printmakers of the World
Galleria Harmonia, Hannikaisenkatu Jyvaskyla, Finland

International PrintmakingNow
Graficki Kolektiv Gallery ,Serbia.


Casa Dura Gallery, Mieres, Asturias Spain.

Beyond the Pale
Salem Fine Arts Center, Winston Salem, N.C. USA


‘Emission’ (touring exhibition) Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Cannegio 1798, Venezia, Italy

‘Bird’ international touring exhibition works on paper, Gufang Gallery, Beijing, China


‘Emission’ international printmaking exchange portfolio
Universität der Künste Berlin Gallery Germany

‘Meeting in the Middle’ international exhibition of Bookart Northampton University Art Gallery, UK

‘Sculpture from Many different Angles’ curated by Andrea Tierney. The Jersey Galleries, Osterley House, London UK

‘Is Mail Art Dead’ curated by Emma Powell & Melanie Bush
Auckland University of Technology,New Zealand

‘Revolution, Feminism + Green Worlds’ international printmakers. Aus. Print Workshop, Fiztroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

‘Three Women Artists’ curated by Andrea Tierney ’ presented at Ark Gallery, Longfield Avenue, W5, UK

‘Printed on the Mind’ organised and presented by the PMC.
Morley Gallery, Southwark Bridge Rd London SE1 UK
James Pickering Gall, Surrey Instit of Art+ Design. Farnham UK

"Bound Less", curated by Henry Meyric Hughes. With Jan Christensen , Stenersenmuseet, .Oslo, Norway.


‘Field of Vision’ collaborative internet project, The Lab Gallery New York USA

‘Contemporary Prints 2’ London Print Studio Gallery London W10

'Watch' online exhibition project based in Turkey

'Soap' international exhibition of works on paper
Gall. Milautzcki Klingenberg, Germany

'Mysticismo - Spirituality in Art',
Cultural Centre A.M.O.R.C. Rosacruz,in Santiago, Chile

Print Zero Studio, International print portfolio exchange project, The ASUW Gallery, University of Wyoming, U.S.A.

‘Fascinating Journey' exhibit. Studio Pardes Chicago Illinois USA

‘Nature’ 'Print Australia Internat.Print Portfolio, exchange and web based.

'Woman' international show at EXPOLBIA in Sardinia, Italy.

‘Errata + Contradiction’ text/art at Harvard University, MA. USA

'Touch Type' group exhibition at Parsons Gallery, Paris, France

‘A Sense of Place’ Boulder Museum Contemporary Art, Co., USA

‘Ay-Four’ international internet project exhibition at
University Gallery, Univ of Portsmouth, UK

‘Draw’ exhibition curated by Guilermo Pica as part of the London Biennale presented at the Brazilian Embassy London UK

2003 + 4
‘Red Letter’ Art 2, A.I.D.S. project
Victoria P.W.A. Centre, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC Canada

2003 - 4
Mobelivre, international selected bookart project,
toured Canada and North America .


‘Can Do/Can’t Do ’ curated by Carrina Parraman, - collaborative exhibition project via Univ. of Central England at the Impact Printmaking Conference Rhodes University South Africa

Diesel House Open Studios’ curated by Elizabeth Rollins Scott at .Diesel Studios, Gallery, Brentford W London UK

‘Entertaining Mr Soane,’ Installation, PM Gallery London W5 UK

‘Water ‘International, Collaborative Installation with Monte Arte, Museum Nevere, Valle di Muggio , Switzerland

‘Independence’ Christian Boltanski project/exhibition,
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road , SE6 London, UK

‘Notebook’ exhibition part of the Artscape, project
Pinkard Gallery, B.C., Maryland Institute College of Art U.S.A

‘9th Wexford Artists’ Book Exhibition’ (International)
.Wexford Arts Centre. Ireland


‘Affordable Art’ Battersea Park with ‘Students Gallery’ SW19 UK

‘Bestiare’ collaborative mail art project curator M. Tyrves France

'LifeSize' Three 2d and 3d print based installations. PrintMakers Council exhibition at - PM Gallery, London W5 UK

‘Reactions’ works on paper - international project presented on internet and at Exit Art, 548 Broadway, New York U.S.A.

“Interlapp” internet project: curated by Hael Yeggs (Germany), collaboration with Paula Torres,Brazil), presented at Gallerie Hael, Panische, Germany

'Ritual to Romance' exhib at Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland UK

'New Works' from the PMC Studio Voltaire,London SW4 UK

‘Fresh Art’ with the Print Makers Council
.Islington Business and Design Centre, London N1 UK

‘Continuous Fiction’ International collaborative installation , works on paper, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘International selected print competition’
Dundarave Print Gallery B. C., Vancouver Canada

'International selected Print Exhibition.
‘Harlech Biennale’ Printmaking Biennale Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech, Wales. UK

"Unity Canvas" International collaborative project in response to 9/11 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, , Brooklyn, New York USA

'The Chong Qing Print Festival' - Contemporary Printmaking Museum of Chong Qing P.R. China

‘The Millennium Book Project’ at The Artists Bookfair,
The Barbican Centre, London EC1, UK

‘Bunker Poetry Project’ with Marco Nero Venice Biennale, Italy

‘One Heart One World‘ (international touring)
Cottons Atrium, London, UK
ZCMI Center Mall, Salt Lake City USA

Nihombashi Mitsukoshi DS, Tokyo,Japan


‘One Heart One World ‘ (NHK Japan sponsored internat. selected touring exhibition) opening exhibition at ..Osaka Exhibition, NHK Centre Atrium , Japan

Picasso international online e- book project curated by Ghanda Key of Zyarts artists’ books

‘WHY’ internet art A one month installation at the Quorum Gallery, Addison, Texas. USA

Mall Galleries, National Print Exhibition selected London SW1. UK

‘Riverside Open’ opened by artist Bruce Mc Clean , presented at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London W6 UK


‘Mini printmaking international’ at Univ. Rosario , Argentina

‘Rise Phoenix ‘Art exhibition exhibited with Paul Coldwell and Cornelia Parker at Saatchi and Saatchi Galleries, London, UK

‘La Lettre Dan Tous ses Etats’ Alain Valet mail art project, and exhibition in Valet Gallery, Rouette, Belgium

‘Kosova - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ curated by Andrea Tierney Kufa Gallery , Westbourne Grove. London, W2. UK

The Contemporary Print Fair -.- with Artichoke Print and the Printmakers Council UK Barbican Centre, London EC1, UK


‘Ealing Open’ Pitshangor Gallery Ealing London W5 UK

International Print Biennale Exhibition , selected
.Whiteleys Atrium Gallery, London W2, UK (received the Gainsborough Award for my installation - "Silen Apocalypse")

Printmakers Council Selected Works in conjunction with Impact conference .Spike Island Print Gallery, Bristol UK

‘Partners in Print First Exchange Portfolio’ international
exhibited at PNP Gallery, Rozelle NSW Australia.

‘Lithography 1999’ Edinburgh Print Workshop Gallery, Scotland

First Impact Print Portfolio 1999’ international – exhibited at conference within Univ.Cent Eng. Bristol UK


‘Bankside Browser’ 2d/3d and prose text artwork. New Tate Gallery development project archive browser. Tate Gallery London UK
Artist's Statement:
You could say that I have O.C.D which is obsessive-compulsive disorder, but it’s of a constructive rather than a destructive nature. I started out loving to make things as a child. I would cut things up and sew or glue them together (quite badly) as I would be in such a rush with my ideas. My mother must have despaired at times, as to what, on earth; I would 'alter' next. Another thing I remember with affection is brushing lines of dust into imaginary ‘spaces’, which my little friends and I, would leap about on, pretending we were this or that person. Grown-ups would want me to do drawings of their children and I did it for a little while but I got bored with it and really I just always liked working from my imagination the most. And that is and has always been my essential modus operandi. I was surrounded by religious images and stories as I was growing up and though I rejected these on an intellectual or rational level - I somewhat absorbed these into my visual heritage. I feel that there is a certain ritualistic aesthetic to my artworks. Art as far as I am concerned has to connect to our experience of being alive in this world. I make artwork about all kinds of experiences. One of my more recent projects that - I am working on, is a series called "Traces in the Wood". These are drawings which I develop using graphite and the computer. I incorporate images from an eclectic range of sources including children’s literature, ethnic cultural histories and also my own hybrid autographic forms that represent different aspects of the hidden ‘self’. The title of this series as well as referring to their appearance also refers to the ephemeral nature of these thoughts or vignettes of experience. Like the dust drawings I made as a kid they are easily ‘blown away’ and as like ourselves end up encased or melded into wood and nature itself.
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