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BIOGRAPHY
b. 1974 Somerset

EDUCATION

BA(Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration)
University of Humberside

COMMISSIONS

2014
2013
2012
Regular illustrations for The Guardian
Regular illustrations for The Guardian
Daily illustration column for The Guardian
2011
Daily illustration column for The Guardian
'Masterclass' editorial illustrations
2010
Daily illustration column for The Guardian
2009
Daily illustration column for The Guardian
Freelance editorial illustrations
2008
Daily illustration column for The Guardian
Creation of graphics for Brighton University student services
Illustration work for Mind charity journal ‘Openmind’
Creation of illustrations for PCS trade union publications
2007
Creation of illustrations for the Environment Agency
Freelance editorials for The Guardian and ‘Weekend’ magazine
Illustrations for The Mail on Sunday magazine
Production of prints for Audi car launch
2006
Illustrations for magazine titles at Mediamark publishers
Illustration commissions for Future Publishing titles
Freelance work for Reed Business Publications
Freelance editorials for The Guardian and ‘Weekend’ magazine
2005
Freelance work for Haymarket Publishing
Illustration Commissions from the FT
Editorial commissions from Redwood Publishing
Design of a series of book covers for Granada Learning
Contributor to The Guardian and ‘Weekend’ magazine
Editorial commissions from The Telegraph

EXHIBITIONS

2016
What Is Done Cannot Be Undone, Ovada, Oxford
2014
Loughborough Creatives, Warrior Studios exhibition, 198 Gallery, London
2013
Brewster's House, Warrior Studios exhibition, Testbed1, London
2012
solo exhibition, Studio 73, London
Brixton Village ART-TRAIL, London
No Now!, group exhibition, Space Station 65, London
2011
The Engine Room Festival & Conference, Morley College, London
This Is Not a School, FIVE YEARS, London
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Works on Canvas, solo exhibition, Morley College, London
2010
Square up the Year, group exhibition, NO:ID Gallery, London
Dragonfly Festival, selected sonic arts festival, Sound Fjord, Sweden
2009
Tent London, group exhibition, Truman Brewery, London
Made, group exhibition, Morley College, London
Present Makers 09, group exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon
2008
Works on Paper, group exhibition, The Elysium Gallery, Swansea
The Graphic Art of Comment, group exhibition, The Guardian Archive and Visitor Centre, London
2007
Order from Chaos, group exhibition, Nolia's Gallery, London
2006
Two-person exhibition, Somerset Arts Weeks, Taunton


PERFORMANCES

2016
Live sound performance Loughborough Farm, London
2014
Live sound performance 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London
2013
Live event 'BREWSTER'S HOUSE' Testbed1, London
2012
Entr'acte launch party, The Hope & Anchor, London
2011
' Flash' performance of John White's 'Drinking and Hooting Machine', Morley College, London
2010
Field Recordings, FIVE YEARS, London
2008
Peoples Music Store launch party, nitefreq, Jacks, London


PUBLICATIONS

2015
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 7 - Exquisite Corpse
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 6 - Collection of 11 artist prints
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 5 - A5 colour photocopied booklet
2014
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 4 - An Artist Is Never On Holiday
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 3 - Brewster's House @ Testbed1
2013
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 2 - Snapshot as Sketch
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 1 - n(n+1)/2
WARRIOR PRESS, ISSUE 0 - Brewster's House
2012
DO NOT OPEN, issue 02
Editorial work for The Bow-Wow Shop 9
(IM)POSSIBLE SCHOOL BOOK: AS FOUND, FIVE YEARS
2011
Editorial work for The Bow-Wow Shop 8
2008
Work featured in ‘The Creative Handbook’
/Seconds on-line art publication
The Graphic Art of Comment, Guardian Newspapers Ltd
2006
‘The Big Book of Illustration Ideas’
2004
Work featured in ‘La Book’
2003
Profiled in Computer Arts magazine
2002
Work featured in ‘The Art Book’
2001
Work featured in ‘The Art Book’


DISCOGRAPHY

2016
'New Year Jamboree' Ping-Discs
2012
'SOM Compilation 05' (CD) Solar One Music
'The Electro Compendium' (Download) Anti-Social Network
'The Message Carriers' (12" Vinyl) Frustrated Funk
2010
'Hidden Agenda' (Download) Z-Bop
Jauzas The Shining "My Beauty" (Goliath Convulsive Mix) (Download) Open Concept Recordings
Nightforces (Download) Minimalsoul Records
2009
'Raw Files 2' (Download) Z-Bop
2008
'Hybrid Chromosomes' (Download) Z-Bop
'SOM Compilation' (CD) Solar One Music
2007
'Raw Files 1' (Download) Z-Bop
'Heatwave' (12" vinyl EP) Minimalsoul Records
2006
'Mineral Kingdom' (CD LP) Z-Bop
'Mineral Kingdom' (12" vinyl LP) Z-Bop


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2009
Curation of music compilation project 'Raw Files 2' for Z-bop records
2007
Curation of music compilation project 'Raw Files' for Z-bop records


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