Bio

Visual Artist & Curator

Born: Scotland, 1985
Arrived in New Zealand: 2007

Inspired by a childhood packed with American comic books and cartoons, I create my own caste of characters that look into fictional stereotypes focusing on ideas of contemporary masculinity and the super-hero. I turn 'tough guys' into what I call ‘man puddles’, unlikely to rescue you and more accustomed to panic attacks.

Influenced by technology, science-fiction, overheard conversations and observing the people around me, I explore and challenge ideas around stereotypes, politics, popular culture and mass media. It is a subtle form of social commentary that allows you to have a little chuckle while hinting at something deeper.

Education

2013 | Bachelor of Media Arts: Honours, Waikato Institute of Technology
2008 - 2010 | Bachelor of Media Arts, Waikato Institute of Technology
2005 | Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art

Awards

2015: Rotorua Art Awards Finalist
2011: Gordon Harris Award for Excellence in Contemporary Art

Collections

Wallace Arts Trust Collection
Waikato University Collection
WINTEC Collection

Exhibitions

S - solo
C - CC - curated - co curated

2016: Atlas, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Morrinsville, New Zealand S
2016: Fleshbag, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand
2016: Blackhole, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand
2016: True Crime, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand
2016: Katharsis, Calder and Lawson Gallery (Waikato Uni), Hamilton, New Zealand CC
2016: True Crime, SkinroomHamilton, New Zealand
2016: From the Studio Floor, Hamilton, New Zealand
2016: Atlas, Tauranga Public Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand S

2015: Out of Order, Calder and Lawson Gallery (Waikato Uni), Hamilton, New Zealand CC
2015: New Works - New Walls, (group) Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand CC

2014: Assault on Art Precinct 13, (group) RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand CC
2014: Wording as Drawing, (group) Pop up exhibition, New York City, USA CC
2014: Puddles of Men, (solo) The Alcove, Hamilton, New Zealand S
2014: Hamilton Gardens Art Festival, (group) Hamilton gardens, Hamilton, New Zealand C

2013: Troubled Souls: Wild West Show, (group) draw inc. Hamilton, New Zealand C
2013: Hamilton Fringe Festival Showcase, (group) The Arcade, Hamilton, New Zealand
2013: Pushing Up Pixels, 111 Art Auction, (solo) Tauranga, New Zealand
2013: Eejits and Gentlemen: Party Time!, (solo) Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand S
2013: Eejits and Gentlemen: Party Time!, (solo) The Framing Workshop, Hamilton, New Zealand S
2013: Civilia, (group) RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand, Curated by Kim Paton

2012: Call and Response, (group) Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Tauwhare, New Zealand, Curated by Kim Paton
2012: On Your Marks, (group) draw inc., Hamilton New Zealand CC
2012: 40 Winks, (group) draw inc., Hamilton, New Zealand C

2011: Beards, Balloons and Thousands of Leagues, (group) draw inc., Hamilton, New Zealand C
2011: Under the Ivory Tower, (group) draw inc., Hamilton New Zealand CC
2011: The Affordable Art Showcase, (group) draw inc., Hamilton, New Zealand CC

2010: The Hunted, (group) Wintec Media Arts Showcase, Hamilton, New Zealand 

Publications

2017: Eye Contact Article
2016: Artist Alliance Interview
2014: Riff Raff Magazine issue 7
2013: Riff Raff Magazine issue 6
2011: Riff Raff Magazine issue 4
2011: Threaded Magazine issue 10