A recent graduate from Central Saint Martins and aspiring Artist / Creative based in London. Throughout my time studying and working in London, I have learnt how to juggle multiple tasks whilst maintaining impeccable standards of work, in creative fields, research based assignments, and the organisation of events for both my peers and external clients. I also work part time as a gallery assistant and maintain an active and sociable lifestyle. I have a mix of academic, artistic, and work experience giving myself an ideal blend of skills and capability for a creative workplace. As a working artist, I am interested in the relationships between objects and (their) images, where objects are representational of prototypical forms and images personify the distortions forced upon said forms for social and corporate motivated gain. Words and their connotations are predominantly used as a base within the work to demonstrate how the implications and the relationships between different idioms and nuances can be controlled to deliver either accidental or contrived messages. I explore how consumerism and capitalist methods of control use these contrived messages to promote purposeful disillusionment.Locked Pro Plan feature
My current role is as an intern for TinType Gallery. In this role I have learned all aspects of running a gallery space and running events within the gallery, and my acquired experience has now become sufficient for the owner to allow me to open, close, and manage the gallery on my own. The experience I have gained, and the proficiencies I now have include, but are not limited to: - Day to day running of the gallery - Managing customer service at private viewings - Researching the work for the benefit of guests and visitors - Answering questions - Managing the provision of catering services - Invigilating the gallery - Maintaining the gallery and it’s exhibitions - Selling the art, prints, publications and other goods to gallery customers - Curating the work via social media - Analysing social media effectiveness and changing strategy to maintain interest in the gallery
Starting as a Christmas temp, in less than 6 months I ascended to key holder for the branch, which came with the responsibility to open and close the shop, with the associated responsibilities for the days takings and cashing up and completing the books for the day and ensuring the premises remained secure until next day opening. I also became the shops only furniture ambassador responsible, alone, for the sales of the shops highest value items. Working in retail I learned to work to targets, in a team, in a sales pressure environment whilst maintaining good customer service, working quickly and efficiently under pressure during peak hours, communicating well with my colleagues and maintaining professional standards. For this I was rewarded with extra responsibilities. I have also learnt new technical skills - till training, cashing up at the start and end of the day, completing day to day banking spreadsheets and being entrusted to handle company money and property. As the furniture ambassador of my branch, I was also in charge of visual merchandising for our furniture department and analysing the statistics of said department. I have also attended training workshops where I have learnt about production processes and selling techniques, which are applicable to all areas of retail work.
My dissertation focussed on the effect of memes on our current sociopolitical climate, and whether these effects have caused lasting damage to the functionality of our media spheres. I was also a member of The Degree Show Committee - a small group of students put in control of planning CSM Degree Show 1, for a year group of nearly 200. This involved fundraising, creating and pushing an online presence (both social media and official website), sourcing and negotiating with sponsors and vendors. This was a testing experience to handle alongside the completion of my own degree, and preparing my own exhibit in the same show, but believe I handled it very well and certainly remained calm under pressure and kept to the event deadlines. The show was regarded as a success by the faculty management. Winner of the Mark Dunhill Prize for Excellence 2017 Shortlisted for the Barry Martin Prize for Experimentation in Art Practice 2017
During my Foundation, I specialised in Fine Art Sculpture, but also took classes in Graphic Design and Fashion.