Artist Bio

 

My work is research based with a particular interest in Folklore, Witchcraft and the Occult including stories linked to my own Romanian Romani heritage. The main themes encountered within the work are the notions of marginalisation and separation. In shamanic traditions and Process Oriented Psychology, we are presented with the idea that these two conditions are sometimes represented by an individual, a group or nature itself. A deep democracy is encouraged through intuitive rituals and dreamtime activities to allow all voices to be heard.

My training in process-led psychology and experience as a pagan ceremonialist serves to inform my art practice, blurring the boundary between life and art, the sacred and mundane, the domestic and the mystical. Translating traditional witchcraft, pagan ritual rites and folk crafts into contemporary art forms through collaborative performance, social practice and unexpected happenings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born London 1972

BA (Hons) in Fine Art Kingston University

Arts Award Advisor, Trinity College London

 

2019 – ‘B-Wing‘ – Co-curator/project manager/public engagement leader & contributing artist of group exhibition/event at Shepton Mallet Prison. Supported by ‘Lottery Funding from Arts Council England’. https://b-wing.weebly.com

2019 – Awardee of The Ganes Trust grant for artists.

2019 – ‘Mothership’ Artist Residency, Dorest.

2019 – ‘Love is Blind’City of Secrets exhibition, Liberty House, Bristol

2018 – ‘Witch Ghost Hunt’ project- Nunny Castle, Nunny Somerset.

2018 – ‘Hare Woman (Julian Cox)’Made In Bruton/Ape and Eden Art and Book Launch in collaboration with author and historian Andrew Pickering.

2018 – ‘Fetus Totem (Green)‘ – Bruton Art Society Exhibition 65th Annual show Bruton, Somerset.

2018 – ‘Fetus Totem’ – Arts Open Exhibition, Town Hall Arts Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

2018 – ‘Creative Pathways Bursary‘ – SAW (Somerset Art Works)

2018 – ‘Domestic Bliss’ – HONESTY SHOP part of the ‘The Land We Live – The Land We Left Behind’     Exhibition – Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Somerset.

2017 – ‘Connection‘ – The Brooklyn Art Library’s SKETCH BOOK 2018 project.

2017 – ‘The Digital Flower Garden‘ – Bath 2017 Digital Art Festival.

2017 – ‘The Finality Of Your Decision’ – Summer Exhibition, Bruton Art Factory, Somerset.

 

CAREER BREAK TO RAISE FAMILY

2007 – One Year Artist residency – Those People Productions, Cardiff, South Wales.

2005 – ‘Penny Collectors‘ short film script award production grant by Welsh Film Council.

2004 – Work featured in AN Magazine

2003 – ‘Mother‘ – Chapter Gallery, ‘Experimentica’ exhibition, Cardiff, South Wales.

2002 – ‘Home Town‘ – chosen by the British Arts Council to represents emerging British Artist in Milan, Italy.

2002 – ‘Home Town‘ – Gallery 39, Cardiff, South Wales.

2001 – ‘Noble Offerings‘ Book Art piece became part of the permanent collection at Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

2000 – Curator and exhibiting artist – Domestic Gallery “Here & There” exhibition, London.

2000 – Three months residency at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy