I am a British visual artist working in video and installation. I use my practice to explore everyday life and how this can be impacted by mental health and social class. My work fuses the surreal experience of severe mental illness with the mundane experience of our daily lives.
I usually begin my work by creating a seed of an idea on my own then once developed, I will work collaboratively as the lead artist of a creative team. For my current project ‘Mirrored to the core’ I collaborated with an Opera Director, a Musical Director/Composer, a Director of Photography and a Sound Recordist to produce a video artwork with an operatic twist.
My work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in the UK and internationally. I have also taken on roles as a facilitator, have given talks and co-developed courses on mental health and the arts.
1996-99 Cardiff School of Art and Design, B.A. Fine Arts, 2:1 (Hons)
1995-96 Winchester School of Art, Foundation Diploma
Maria Tsakos Cultural Foundation, (group show) Chios, Greece.
Pause for thought, (group show), the Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK.
2021-2022 Research involvement:
Crossing Thresholds, Liverpool John Moores University & Alef Trust
Co-Researcher – Crossing Thresholds Research: Art Beyond the Threshold of Ordinary Consciousness.
December, Online Premier, Mirrored to the Core.
Popping up, Artists responding to….Online Gallery Exhibition.
PYLON, Blackbox project space, (solo) UCA, Farnham
PYLON, (Solo show), A-side B-side Gallery, London
Loss and Lucidity (The Lost & Found), curated by Diana Ali, Fabrica Braco de Prata and Appleton box, Lisbon, Portugal
Passion for Freedom, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London
(In)visible, Espacio Gallery, London
Loss & Lucidity (The Lost & Found), curated by Diana Ali, Santora Space205, Santa Ana, California, USA
Blinds, The Chelsea College of Arts, London,
Real / Virtual Festival, curated by Geraldine Atger, Ugly Duck, Tanner St, London.
Blinds, Blackbox project space, (solo) UCA Farnham
Shells, (Solo show), Production house, Eastleigh
Bad behaviour open, Brixton East Gallery, London
National Open Art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London
All in one, Chiari, Italy
NN Contemporary Art, open exhibition, Northampton
Hadleigh Art centre, Essex, Open exhibition, Essex
Final Degree show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
Publications and essays
Mirrored to the Core essay by Rosalind Parker
Portal by Celia Davies
Hackney Citizen, London, newspaper article
Art Reveal magazine, Issue 47
Art Reveal magazine, interview, issue 38
Lost person by Charlotte Bradley
Wotisart magazine, January issue
Average Art magazine, December issue
Perceptions/Misconceptions SHELLS by Charlotte Bradley
Average Art magazine, September issue
Residency and Platforms
2022 The Making Room Residency,
2016-17 Associate Artist at Eastleigh Tec Hub
Awards and funding
2021-2022 Funded by Arts Council England for the project Mirrored to the core.
2020 A.N. Artists Information Company Bursary.
2019 The PYLON exhibition was selected as a ‘Top 5’ exhibition by Whitechapel Gallery and Timeout, First Thursdays (Out of 150 galleries) in the East of London.
2019 Funded by Arts Council England for the project PYLON
2018 Shortlisted for Passion for Freedom competition, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London
2017 Funded by Arts Council England for the project Shells
2016 Selected for National Open Art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London