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I am a visual artist. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand to New Zealand/German parents, and have lived in Glasgow since 2014. 

Working across drawing, sculpture, bricolage, textile, printmaking and digital mediums, I use a bold, idiosyncratic visual language. Through improvised making and provisional forms I think about the unacknowledged, and often ludicrous, ways systems (such as art-worlds, markets, and relationships) shape thinking and behaviour. In my work texture, colour, humour, and form convey often-wordless narratives about incongruities implicit within this, underpinned by gender, economics and the relationship between the said and the unsaid. 

 

My approaches are informed by varied sources: fiction, cultural critique, data-driven systems and everyday human interactions along with studies at a small, rural art and craft school, a previous career as a data analyst, and family members who are technicians, readers, puzzlers, sewers, bakers, plumbers and accumulators of things. The results of my practice have been displayed as handmade datasets, miniature bead screens, padded doors, soft-drawings, temporary sculptures and un-nameable objects.

CV
Awards & Competitions
2022

Creative Scotland Open Fund for Individuals

Glasgow Visual Artist and Craft Maker Bursary

2021

Creative Scotland Digital Pivot

2019

Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, New Zealand

Glasgow Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award

2016

West Dean Tapestry Commission Open Call, Commendation

2015

Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, New Zealand

2014

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize (student)


Residencies

2018

Hospitalfield Summer Residency | Arbroath

Commissions

2019

What I see from here | Commissioned by Friends of Garnethiill Green Spaces, Glasgow

2016

Transitional Line | Commissioned by Auckland Council, New Zealand

Education

2015
Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

Gilbert Bayes Postgraduate Scholarship

2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Elam School of Fine Art

Joe Raynes Scholarship for Painting, Drawing or Design

2008-11

Diploma in Art and Craft, Hungry Creek Art and Craft School

A long time ago

Bachelor of Business Studies, Auckland University of Technology

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022

Doing Data | Creative Informatics: Creative Horizon 4 | Inspace, Edinburgh

2021

Heavy Lifting | GOHAF2021

2019

Quality Sleep, Harmony Life! | Edinburgh Art Festival

Something to Remember | Elke Finkenauer & Alexis Neal | The Suter Gallery, Nelson

Members Club | The Booth at Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2018

Something to Remember | Elke Finkenauer & Alexis Neal | Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2016

The colour of your heart | Studio One, Auckland

2015

Awkmo | A collaboration with Natalie Doyle for Glasgow Open House Art Festival

2014

Aesthetica Art Prize | St Mary's York

2013

Draw a Line Somewhere | Sanderson Contemporary Art Project Window, Auckland

Solo Exhibitions

2023

BitParts | online

2019

Knock Knock | Featured Artist at Glasgow Print Studio

2018

Priscilla (75) & Friends: a portrait | #24hourwindow, Glasgow

2017

Saturday Safari | Glasgow Project Room

trade | online

2016

Approximately Bacon | The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow

2015

escape (!)  in association with El Refri | Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Going Spare | Lust and the Apple, Midlothian

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