My practice is interested in how the language used by some organizations portray autism as a disease. Before I established my practice, I engaged in several online debates with the anti-vaccination movement; who strongly believe vaccinations cause autism. Despite research proving that there is no link between vaccinations and autism, some have attempted to “cure” autism with pseudo-medicine; specifically Mineral Miracle Solution (which contains Chlorine Dioxide.) By exploring the language and stereotypes of autism, I use my own narrative as an autistic person to address this anxiety.
Currently, I am exploring 'safe spaces;' how I engage in enviroments I consider overly sensory and socially invested. This was informed by my previous residency at ARCADE/CAMPFA; which was located in one of Cardiff's main shopping centres. During the residency, I became aware that some of the public space was introducing ways to accommodate autistic people by introducing the "autism hour."
CV & Education
B. 1996 / based in Cardiff, Wales.
2015/2018 | BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Reading, First Class Honours.
2014/2015 | Foundation Diploma studies, Cardiff Arts Academy, Distinction.
APR 2019 | ARCADE//CAMPFA, Cardiff, UK.
AUG 2018 | The Rising Sun Art Centre, Reading, UK.
MAY | WORLD SERIES SD, CA, USA.
OCT | BEEP PAINTING BIENNIAL, Swansea, UK.
DEC | TSOTA/CURATORSPACE CHRISTMAS FAIR, online exhibition.
DEC | CARDIFF M.A.D.E WINTER SHOW, Cardiff, UK.
APR | 12ØCOLLECTIVE: 30/30, online exhibition.
SEP | WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: MUSEUM EDITION, WA, USA.
SEP | OPENING THE DIALOGUE, The Canvas Café, London, UK.
NOV | WALKING WITH MY EYES, ARCADE//CAMPFA, Cardiff, UK.
FEB | WOAHHH WE’RE HALFWAY THERE! University of Reading, Reading, UK.
JUN | A+E: UNIVERSITY OF READING DEGREE SHOW, Reading, UK.
JUN | PRINCES' TRUST WILL IT WORK GRANT
AUG | CURATORSPACE ARTIST BURSARY #8
JUN | AFTER ILLUSION ISSUE #1, ONLINE VIA ISSUU
OCT | TUBES MAGAZINE AS PART OF BEEP PAINTING BIENNIAL 2020
FEB | THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT VOL 17, The Brooklyn Art Library.