Spatial engagement underpins my practice. I use transparent industrial materials and mono- chromatic tones to create interactive artworks that explore notions of form and space. In my sculptural work and site-specific installations resilient materials including vinyl and perforated aluminium are drawn, folded and woven into shapes and patterns, creating spaces that gently shift with the viewers’ movement and interaction. When viewed from different angles, manifold patterns and forms emerge; objects can be viewed through other objects, interiors conflate into exteriors, and forms appear then disperse.
I was awarded the prestigious Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Emerging Artist Award 2013 and the Peoples Choice Award at the Bank West Contemporary Art Prize in 2007. I have been a selected finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2014, Substation Contemporary Art Prize 2012 and Paramor Art Prize 2017.
My practice has been acknowledged through significant achievements such as selection for the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists in 2010, which supported residencies at ACME studios (London), Draw International (France) and Red Gate Gallery (Beijing). In 2015 I was curated into international exhibition Sala del Portal, Venice, which coincided with the 56th Venice Biennale and also undertook a residency at Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo. In 2018, projects will include residencies at the Australian Tapestry Workshop; Arteles, Finland; and Heima, Iceland.
I have worked on numerous large-scale commissioned artworks for clients such as Fender Katsalidis Architects’, for whom I designed a dynamic 8-storey Facade for 2 Riverside Quay, Melbourne. Spanning nearly 3000 square metres, this facade is said to be the largest public artwork in the Southern Hemisphere.