I am currently studying a Practice-led PhD at the School of Design at the University of Leeds funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through an award from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH).

My research seeks to problematise ‘the raw’ in contemporary art practice, with a particular emphasis on the field of expanded drawing. Rawness is an under-considered feature in contemporary drawing and the topic for my practice-led PhD. The term encompasses raw materials, a raw (unfinished) aesthetic, and a rhetoric of directness and expression said to be unique to drawing. My work combines these notions with ideas of raw data and raw nature. My latest works use the unprocessed (raw) images of Saturn gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe.

Some of the artworks resulting from the research can be found in my ‘works‘ section.