Recent works continue to explore the evolution of manmade objects and their constructed
environments. Formally, the works are a series of wood boxes that loom from the ground
on tall legs with complex miniature interiors weaving functions, events and stories together.
The contents and ideas for each room are a complex set of narratives taken from real life
places both domestic and institutional, however they are hybrid in the sense they merge
the imaginary with the real. Headspace is a white upholstered corridor surrounds a
collection of white ceramic forms reminiscent of sterile medical vessels used for cleansing,
bathing, collecting bodily fluids. Displayed inside an elongated box, these handmade
objects, paradoxically juxtapose the sinister with the seductive, by their placement in this
subliminal contemporary interior space. Since the miniature space is physically out of
bounds, I am interested in their transformative effect on the viewer, from miniature set to
psychological trigger of places once remembered, or the imagined experience. As the
viewer navigates the interior by peeping through the various viewpoints, the spatial
awareness of the room becomes understood through the visual sense rather than a
physical experience of entry.
1997 - 98 Manchester Metropolitan University: MA Fine Art
1995 - 97 Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland: Postgraduate Fellowship
1987 - 90 Bretton Hall College, W. Yorkshire: BA (Hons) Fine Art
2003 HIDDEN MUSEUM, Guildhall, Windsor
2002 IN LOVING MEMORY, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University
2001 CHAPEL HILL, St. Peter’s Church, Heysham
2000 SLEEP, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.
2000 DEVOUR, Red Gallery, Hull.
1996 BEYOND WORDS… Moje Archiwum, Koszalin, Poland.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 THE MINIATURE WORLDS SHOW, Jerwood Space, London (co-curator/artist)
2006 REPATRIATING THE ARK, Museum of Garden History, London.
2005 EPHEMERAL CITIES - DEPTFORD X, Deptford, London
2005 TRANSFORMED SPACE, Gallery XX1, Warsaw, Poland
2005 JERWOOD SCULPTURE PRIZE, Jerwood Space, London
2005 HEADROOM, Blythe Gallery, Imperial College London
2004 LOST & FOUND, Chambers Gallery, London
2002 INSHORE ALCHEMY, Installation at Fleetwood Museum
2001 BURSARIES 00/01, Royal Soc. of British Sculptors Gallery, London
2001 CORPUS, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
2001 A HULL FAVOUR, Hart, Hull.
2000 WATERSCAPES, Oldham Art Gallery
2000 4 CORNERS, Becky Shaw, Sue Leask, Steff Corbellli, Static Gallery, Liverpool.
1999 WATER WAYS, Clarence Dock, Leeds.
1997 CONSUME, Tonia Rees at Galeria Dzialan , Warsaw, Poland.
1999 ILLUMINATION, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool.
1999 THERE IS NO SEXUAL RELATION, Centre for Freudian Research & Analysis, London.
1998 IN TRANSIT, Chelsea Arts Building, New York.
Symposiums / Exchanges / Residencies
2001 Artist in Residence, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham (3 months).
2001 CYFUNIAD, Triangle International Arts Workshop, Wales (2 weeks)
1997 FOR SALE, ‘International Art Symposium, Borne Sulinowo, Poland.
1996 PIONEERS, during ‘Internat. Arts Symposium’, Borne Sulinowo, Poland.
1995 12 MOMENTS, during ‘Irish Days 3’, Baltic Arts Centre, Poland.
1994 TREFFEN – Exchange exhibition at Gedokhaus, Lubeck, Germany
1993 INTERNATIONAL STONE SYMPOSIUM, Poland
1993 ORTSWECHSEL – Exchange exhibition at Castle Wiligrad, Schwerin, Germany.
Grants / Awards
2006 - 2004 Research funding from UCCA Farnham
2006 Individual Artist Grant, ACE London.
2001 Arts Council Award - Residency at St. Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham.
1997 British Academy Bursary for MA Fine Art Course.
1993 Richard Mills Travel Fellowship to Poland - The Princes Trust.
2004 Senior Lecturer in BA Fine Art Sculpture (0.5) at UCCA, Farnham.
1999 - 2004 Lecturer in BA Fine Art Sculpture at Wirral Metropolitan College
2001 - 2002 Part time lecturer in Fine Art at University Of Derby
2006 London Metro News, Fisun Guner, 17th August / The Big Issue, Martin Coomer, 28 Aug- 3 Sept / Vogue, Small Is Beautiful,
Charlotte Sinclair, Sept / The Independent on Sunday, Christopher Stocks, 13th Aug /
Obieg, Grzegorz Borkowski, Sept / New York Arts Magazine, Slawec Marzec, Oct /
Gazeta Wyborcza, Sept/ Rzeczpospolita, Monika Malkowska, Sept.
2005 The Times, J.R.Taylor, 9 Mar / Independent On Sunday, Charles Darwent, 10 Apr /
London Metro News, Fisun Guner, 7 Apr / The Independent, Louise Jury, 20 Apr /
The Independent, Thomas Sutcliffe, 22 Apr / AN Magazine Apr.
2001 The Guardian Guide, Robert Clarke, 1th Aug.
2000 AN Magazine, Nov issue / Zycie Warszawa, 7 Aug / Gazeta Wyborcza, 7 Aug /
Rzeczpospolita, Monika Malkowska, 8 Aug.