Born 1985, Wigan, Lancashire, U.K.

Lives and works in Manchester

1/3 of Yiiikes! art collective


Represented by The International 3




2005-2008  Manchester Metropolitan University : BA (1st Class Hons) Fine Art


2003-2004  Winstanley College : Foundation Diploma in Art & Design







Solo Ehibitions


2014 - Jan 2015 Men Who Like Women Who Smell of Their Jobs, The John Rylands Library, Manchester. Collaborative project with Micro-fiction writer David Gaffney


2014 London Art Fair


2013 The Tallest of Tales, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester


2011 little, solo exhibition, Greenroom, Manchester


2010 Smotherland, solo exhibition, The International 3, Manchester 


     Better out than in, solo exhibition at Mas Art Galeria Barcelona


     Solo Booth at VOLTA NY art-fair, New York


2009 Solo Booth, The Manchester Contemporary art-fair




Group Exhibitions


2014-2015 (detail), touring exhibition at H-Project Space, Bangkok; Transition Gallery, London; The Usher Gallery, Lincoln


     Yiiikes! Glowing World, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester


2014 Finding the Value, York St.Mary's, York


     Hydra, Wire Collective, Bolton


     Bad Uncle TV at Sounds From The Other City, Yiiikes! collective, Islington Mill Salford


2013 The Glowing World of Snotboobs and the Severed Toe, Yiiikes! collective, Islington        Mill Salford


     Yiiikes! collective at Bury Light Night 2013


     The Manchester Contemporary art-fair, Manchester


2012 ARCO Madrid, international contemporary art fair, Madrid


     The Manchester Contemporary art-fair, Manchester


     Sounds From The Other City poster exhibition, Salford


2011 Housework, The International 3 Gallery, Manch


     Trace Print Box, Manchester School of Art, Manchester


     The Manchester Contemporary art-fair, Manchester


2010 NADA art fair, Miami


     Swab Art Fair, Barcelona


2009 VOLTA Art-Fair, Basel, Switzerland


     Not at This Address, Bury Art Gallery and Museum


     How We Work, Blackburne House, Liverpool


2008 Preview Berlin: The Emerging Art Fair


     Places to Play Are Scarce, curated by ThInternational 3, The Manchester Contemporary, URBIS, Manchester


2007 GROUP Northern Quarter, Manchester 




     Geek magazine


     Feature colour-in illustration pages in a quarterly craft zine, Sugar Paper Zine.







British Airways Student Prize.


Axisweb Artist Choice of the Week








Thomas Olbricht Collection, Germany


Private collections in Germany, Switzerland, USA, The Netherlands, U.K.







2013 Art Days, Adult Learning Centre, Bury, 16th-17th October


     Mutant Animals workshop, Bury Art Museum, 31st October


     Tallest Of Tales guided tour for Brighter Futures group, Manchester Art Gallery, 28th      October


     Thursday Lates at Manchester Art Gallery, In Conversation with..., 3rd October


2010 Manchester Metropolitan University Fine Art Course Students, 10th October







2013 Putrid Paints Issue 1


     The Tallest of Tales, exhibition catalogue


2012 The Sleeping Death







Jan-14 Top 10 London Art Fair 2014, The Telegraph


Oct-13 The Tallest of Tales review in Mancunian Matters

       The Tallest of Tales review in Corridor 8


Sep-13 Manchester Evening News: City Life and Metro Artist feature


Jun-13 Preview feature on 'The Tallest of Tales', Creative Tourist


May-13 Featured in Manchester Confidential Exhibition Highlights 


Oct-10 Smotherland exhibition review, Creative Tourist


Oct-09 Artists to watch list in Vicious Vitamins #2


Aug-09 ‘Not at this address’review, Metro Life


July-09 Preview of ‘Not at this address’, City Life




2010 - present

2010 - present

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