Education

MA Fine Art (Hons) Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2010-11

BA (First Class Hons) Humanities with Religious Studies, The Open University, UK 2006-2009

Training in Figurative Painting, The New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NYC 1995-98 (Arthur B. Carles Scholarship, Chautauqua Institution Scholarship)

Honors Diploma, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities (Franklin College Presidential Scholarship)


Exhibitions

2017

Number Four Gallery Spring Exhibition, St. Abbs, UK

2016
New York Studio School Invitational, The New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NYC

2015

Three Jurors=3 Shows, NYSS Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Jason Andrew, Yevgeniya Baras & Fred Valentine. The New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NYC

2014
Eulogy, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Painting the Pixel, (curator) Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Exhibiting artists: Andrea Champlin, Joy Garnett, Paul Goodfellow, Dan Hays, Rachel Lancaster, Cara Nahaul, Daksha Patel, Rachel Sharp, Jo Wilmot
A Portrait Apart Deux, Porter Contemporary, NYC

2013
THE WINE-DARK SEA: Memory in Painting and Drawing, Mark Powell, London
Winter Art Sale, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NYC. Jurors: Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick, Colin Thompson, Raul Zamudio
Digital Sensation, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Curator, organized with Christine Borland with funding from the British Science Festival.) Exhibiting artists: Joy Garnett, Paul Goodfellow, Dan Hays, Daksha Patel, Rachel Sharp, Jo Wilmot
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
International AIC Colour Congress Exhibition, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Summer Exhibition, Eyemouth Museum, Berwickshire, UK
The Late Shows, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Colour as Material, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2012  
Winter Art Sale, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Painting in the Digital Age, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
North East Student Art Prize Exhibition, Tower House, Sunderland, UK. Sponsored by Departure Foundation, London. Curator: Louise Ashcroft
The Possibilities of Paint: Debbie Bell and Rachel Sharp, Greenfield Art Gallery, Co. Durham, UK
TEASER, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Curator: Christine Borland
The Figure NOW, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK
Persona, (solo) Arts Complex, Edinburgh, UK 

2011  
Postgraduate Degree Show, Northumbria University, UK          
Fade Away, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Awards

Semi-finalist, 'Painted Faces', sponsored by Saatchi Online and Winsor & Newton (2013)
British Science Festival funding for Digital Sensation exhibition (2013)
Northumbria University Travel Bursary to Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (2013)
Selected for Artist / Curator Mentor Programme at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2012)
British Science Association Travel Bursary (2012)
New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Arthur B. Carles Scholarship (1996)
Chautauqua Institution School of Art Summer Scholarship (1996)
Franklin College Presidential Scholarship (1993)