Born Edinburgh, 1981

Lives and works in Manchester, UK


EDUCATION

2007 MFA, Goldsmiths, University of London

2006 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London

2002 BA Fine Art, DOJCAD, University of Dundee (1st Class)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 THIS BUILDING FOR HOPE, solo exhibition and externally sited work, The Midland, Morecambe

2017 TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH, The Breakwater, South Beach, Miami, USA

2017 THIS HOUSE FOR BUILDING, The Tetley, Leeds

2016 AN ARCHITECTURE OF JOY, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2016 LOOKING BACK| MOVING FORWARDS, In Certain Places, Preston

2015 THE FAIR, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, various sites, Glasgow

2013 WHY BUILDINGS STAND UP WHY BUILDINGS FALL DOWN, Malgras| Naudet, Manchester

2012 FOLLOWING THE MARKET SQUARE, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

2011 REDIRECTION AND NETWORK TIMEOUT, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China and CHRC Gallery, Goldsmiths, London

2010 COMMUNITAS DIGITAS, The Surgery at Nunhead, London

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES & COMMISSIONS

2017 THE FOUNTAINHEAD RESIDENCY, Miami, USA

2017 THIS HOUSE FOR BUILDING RESIDENCY, The Tetley, Leeds, UK

2016-2017 AA2A ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, University of Central Lancashire Printmaking Department, UK

2016 GRUNDY ART GALLERY COURTYARD COMMISSION, Blackpool, UK (supported by Arts Council England)

2016 PRODUCTION COMMISSION for DIVISION OF LABOUR, Rogue Studios, Manchester, UK

2015 FINDING TREBLINKA COMMISSION, Centre for Archaeology at Staffordshire University. Supported by Rothschild Foundation.

2012 FOLLOWING THE MARKET SQUARE, Residency with Harris Museum and In Certain Places, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

2011-12 AA2A ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Manchester School of Art, UK

2011 501 ARTSPACE RESIDENCY, 501 Artspace & Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2017 Artists International Development Award, British Council and Arts Council England

2017 Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

2016 A-n Critical Writing Bursary

2015 Research and Development Award, Arts Council England

2011 Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England

2007 Student Awards Agency for Scotland Postgraduate Bursary

2006 Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Bursary

2005 Scottish International Education Trust Grant

2002 Dyer Guild Award

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS (2011 onwards)

2017  For Space, PAPER, Manchester, curated by Simon Woolham

        Outcome, PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

 2016 Division of Labour, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, curated by Lucy Harvey

           Finding Treblinka, Wiener Library, London

           Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part III, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax

2015 Finding Treblinka, Treblinka Museum, Treblinka, Poland.

          Curiosity, East Street Arts, Leeds

2014  Sluice Art Fair, New York (with PAPER gallery)

           Industry, Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield

           The Drawing Project, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2013 With: Rogue Project Space, Manchester

         Jerwood Drawing Prize, mac Birmingham and University College of Arts Bournemouth

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London and Jerwood Space Hastings

        Access All Areas, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art

2011 Gibs-Mir Karaoke, Online and at TreFFpunkt, Halle C at Kunstszene Zürich, Switzerland

        CUBE Open 2011, CUBE Gallery, University of Salford, Manchester

        MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY, Hatch Space, London. 2 person show with Harriet Hill.

      User Generated Content, MadLab, Manchester. Collaboration with Artist Elizabeth Wewiora.

        The Big Draw Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Treblinka: Archaeological Investigations and Artistic Responses. Caroline Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite. Published by Staffordshire University.

2015 Subplots to a City. Charles Quick, Elaine Speight and Gerrie van Noord (editors). Published by In Certain Places

2014 A Line Going For A Walk - The Drawing Project. Essays by Sophie Preston and Lewis Cornish, edited by Jenny Core.

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Catalogue, Jerwood Space

2007 Goldsmiths Masters Exhibition 2007, Goldsmiths College and Gaffa Editions, London

 

PRESS

Oct 2017 Jenny Steele: This Building for Hope, This Is Tomorrow, Review by Selina Oakes

Oct 2017 Miami to Morecambe: This Building for Hope, Corridor 8, Review by Jack Welsh

Oct 2017 Miami to Morecambe, Vintage Explorer Magazine Oct/Nov 2017

Sept 2017 Miami to Morecambe, The Cheshire Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017 

Sep 2017 Miami to Morecambe: This Building for Hope, Creative Tourist, by Sara Jaspen 

July 2017 Miami Moderne Interview, British Council Arts Back of the Envelope Blog

May 2017 For Space review by Sara Jaspan, PAPER Magazine

Dec 2016 Artist View, C20 Magazine, by Catherine Croft

Dec 2016 Division of Labour, Corridor 8, review by Polly Checkland

Oct 2016 Jumping into the Unknown, Double Negative, by Daniel McMillan

Aug 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Artworld Magazine Shanghai, China, by Linda Pittwood

Aug 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Interpretation Matters, by Dany Louise

July 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Corridor 8, by Tom Emery

July 2016 Interview with Jenny Steele, Alt Blackpool, by Claire Griffiths

July 2016 'An Architecture of Joy', Big Issue North online

July 2016 'Pictures of...An Architecture of Joy', a-n.co.uk, by Jack Hutchinson

April 2015 Glasgow Open House Art Festival Highlights, West End Report

Feb 2014 Launch Pad: The Drawing Project, The Double Negative, written by Emma Summer.

Feb 2014 The Drawing Project - Castlefield Gallery, Corridor 8, written by Sophie Preston.

Oct 2013 With:, The Skinny, written by Ali Gunn.

Aug 2012 'The Revenge of Paper (Gallery)', Corridor8, written by Alexandros Papadopoulos.

Aug 2012 '365 days of Preston', BBC Lancashire. Interview about Harris Museum residency.

July 2012 Interview on BBC Lancashire at Harris Museum about InCertainPlaces residency.

July 2012 'Watching the world go by'. Feature in Lancashire Evening Post about InCertainPlaces residency.

 

WRITING

2017 Seaside Resilience and Revival essay, Transatlantic Seaside Moderne publication

2016 Review of John Moore's Painting Prize, A-n online

2013 'To PhD or not PhD', The Rant for Axis, Online resource for Contemporary Art

2011 'Is part-time lecturing still a viable employment for practising artists?', The Rant for Axis-web

2011 'Truth or Lies', Guest Writer for Or-bits.com, curated art and writing programme by Marialaura Ghidini, PhD Researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', Lightning Paper Abstract, INTERFACE 2011, London

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', a-n blog, about 501 artspace residency, Chongqing, China

2010 The D Factor (Perspectives Paper), Body, Space and Technology Journal (Volume 9/Number 02), Brunel University, ISSN 1470-9120

 

COLLECTIONS

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

Lothian Council, Edinburgh

Donna Karan Ltd, New York

Medical and Financial Management, Edinburgh

Dyer Guild Trust, Dundee

Various private collections