About

As a woman painting women, manipulating the figure to allow it agency and joy rather than being subject to a male gaze, is both enjoyable and liberating. I guess as a painter, I am connected to the traditions of figurative painting, and with this association there is a danger of my work being misunderstood. Instead, I absorb paint’s supple ability to abstract and reinvent recycled images and target an unorthodox representation of the body. Perhaps my appetite for challenging certain traditions and painting with an inelegance and awkwardness stems from the stereotype of being a female artist, focusing on female nudes. But why paint the female figure? I enjoy exploring its physicality and exuberance. It is something I love to do.

 

Education

2013-2017     First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University

2017              NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

2016              Erasmus Semester at Marmara University, Istanbul

 

Awards

2017            John Christie Prize for Outstanding Work in the Fine Art Degree Show

Winner of Student Open Call: The Holy Biscuit

Bartlett Travel Scholarship to Manarola, Italy

Selected to feature in the Crack Magazine

                    Selected to feature in the second issue of Lungs Project Publication, Newcastle

2016           Achieved a First in my Dissertation

2015           Studentship Prize, Newcastle University

Exhibitions

2017            Newcastle University Degree Show, Great North Museum, Link

Newcastle University Degree Show #2, London, Hoxton Arches, Link

                    MAN AROLA, Project Space, Newcastle University

Nasty Women, (Participation), Byker Community Centre, Byker, Newcastle

S(he) exhibition, (Submitted Written Statement), Laing Gallery, Newcastle

Gallery Wall, Culture Lab, Newcastle upon Tyne

Ladies who Lunch Paint, (Student Open Call), The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle

2016            Interim #2, Long Gallery, Newcastle University

The Parade, Atrium, Newcastle University

Winter Exhibition, Kilbryde Castle, Sterling, Scotland

Censored | Sansürlü, (Solo Exhibition), Istanbul Art Studio, Kadıköy, Istanbul

Bahar Vizesi, (Two Person Exhibition), Sanat Okulu, Acıbadem, Istanbul

2015            The Painting Green, (Solo Exhibition), Tic Space, Newcastle University

                   RUBBERNECKER, (M I L K Open Call), The Byker Gallery, Newcastle, Link

                   Cross Year #2, Long Gallery, Newcastle University

                   Shameless, (Two Person Exhibition), PH Space, Newbridge Project, Newcastle

Strand Exhibition, Long Gallery, Newcastle University

Narrative, Long Gallery, Newcastle University

2014            Handle With Care Collaboration, Baltic Archive, Baltic Contemporary