Viewed from afar, the vessel is evocative of an abstracted human figure. Upon closer inspection the object offers a complex surface created through cutting, grinding and polishing, yielding an ethereal shell perforated by organic-shaped voids. I have been exploring the techniques which have informed this work for many years, gradually pushing their limits in order to balance positive and negative space while maintaining the structural integrity required of the medium of glass. The inclusion a new element, water, and the movement from sculptural vessel to multi-media installation represents a significant evolution for my work.
My artistic practice utilises glass as medium to investigate the infinite relationship between the bodily and sentient aspects of human existence. This perspective enables me to focus on the individual within the greater populace, thus exploring contemporary social issues such as overpopulation, consumerism, and capitalism and the risk they present in destroying the individuality amongst us.
Education 2017 – Current Master of Philosophy in Glass (MPhil), Australian National University (ANU), ACT, Australia 2009 Masters of Studio Art (MSA), Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts(BVA) Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Kurashiki, Japan
Exhibitions 2018 Symbiosis, China and Australia Edge Glass Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China Hindmarsh Prize, Finalist, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra Liquid Form, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Shift in Japanese Materiality, Japan Foundation Sydney 2017 Kaiso, Galerie Koo (Solo), Hong Kong I-shi Prize, Nominated, Okayama City Museum, Okayama, Hindmarsh Prize, Finalist, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Virtuoso II, Kirra Galleries, VIC, Australia 2016 Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong, Represented by Galerie Koo, Hong Kong Art16, Represented by Galerie Koo, London Land, Sea & Sky, Kirra Galleries, VIC, Australia Exhibition, Galerie Koo, Central, Hong Kong 2015 SOFA Chicago 2015, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA Craft, Barometer Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist, Sydney, NSW, Arts & Crafts Design Award, Finalist, Karojba, Croatia Ranamok Glass Prize 2014, Finalist, Touring Australia SOFA Chicago 2014, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA Kirra Illumination Glass Award, Finalist, VIC, Australia Narrative in glass, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, VIC, 2013 SOFA Chicago 2013, Represented by Kirra Galleries, The Third Dimension, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, VIC, 2012 SOFA Chicago 2012, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Unity, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Solo) Director’s Choice Exhibition, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Beauty Revealed, BMW Chatswood, Sydney, NSW 2011 SOFA Chicago 2011, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Ranamok Glass Prize 2011, Finalist, Touring Australia Ausglass Members Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, Light in Winter Exhibition, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, VIC,
Awards / Grants 2014 Japan Foundation New York, Grant for Arts & Culture, Japan Foundation New York, U.S.A 2011 The Vicki Torr Online Gallery Prize, Ausglass Conference The Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Award, Ausglass Conference 2008 2008 NAVA Ignition Prize, Professional Practice, Australia