I am a visual artist working with photography, moving image, and simulation. I’m interested in using the syntax of images and their implicit connection with ‘reality’ to interrogate aspects of our world. Construction, staging and intervention with ‘the real’ are central to this process; photographs are staged, images subtly altered digitally, and virtual environments created. My practice is conceptually driven and the seed of most works is usually a single image that invokes a desire to investigate what it represents. These images are either taken or found, and the landscapes of memory, politics and socio-economic traumas are primary sources. My approach is multi-layered, incorporating different mediums based on the underlying theme of each work. Permeating my practice is a desire to encourage the viewer to look differently at the world, through mediating, rearranging and reconstructing image-based reality.
I am cinematography graduate of the National Film School at IADT and hold an MA in photographic studies from the University of Westminster. In 2012 I was selected for Axisweb’s MAstars programme for my photographic project Façade, which subsequently exhibited at Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at The Photographers Gallery in 2013. I’ve exhibited work at the Institute of International Visual Arts (London), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), Foundation 14 and 15 (Tullamore), IMMA, RHA, Rua Red and The Goethe Institut (Dublin). In 2019 I received a scholarship from the Glasgow School of Art to pursue my practice-based PhD research at the School of Simulation and Visualisation.