I am a 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’ll work collaboratively as the lead artist of a creative team. For my current project ‘Mirrored to the core’ I am collaborating with an Opera Director, a Musical Director and Composer 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.

Education

1996-99 Cardiff School of Art and Design, B.A. Fine Arts, 2:1 (Hons)

1995-96 Winchester School of Art, Foundation Diploma

Exhibitions

2021                                  UPCOMING 

Disability Arts Online presents ‘Mirrored to the Core’ – a video artwork with an operatic twist

2021

Popping up, Artists responding to….Online Gallery Exhibition.

2019

PYLON, Blackbox project space, 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

2018

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,

2017

Real / Virtual Festival, curated by Geraldine Atger, Ugly Duck, Tanner St, London

Blinds, Blackbox project space, UCA Farnham

Shells, (Solo show), Production house, Eastleigh

2016

Bad behaviour open, Brixton East Gallery, London

National Open Art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London

Eastleigh Film festival, Eastleigh

All in one, Chiari, Italy

NN Contemporary Art, open exhibition, Northampton

2015

Hadleigh Art centre, Essex, Open exhibition, Essex

1999

Final Degree show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff

Publications and essays

2021

Mirrored to the Core essay by Rosalind Parker

2019

Portal by Celia Davies

Hackney Citizen, London, newspaper article

Art Reveal magazine, Issue 47

2018

Art Reveal magazine, interview, issue 38

Lost person by Charlotte Bradley

Wotisart magazine, January issue

2017

Average Art magazine, December issue

Perceptions/Misconceptions SHELLS by Charlotte Bradley

2016

Average Art magazine, September issue

Residency and Platforms

2016-17 Associate Artist at Eastleigh Tec Hub

2015-     axis

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 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