Bio

Half French, half Scottish, I live and work in-between these two countries and languages. Before obtaining my PhD in Fine Art at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2007, I studied medicine for 2 years at Edinburgh University, and this has largely influenced my drawing practice. 

I have been exhibiting my work in the UK and internationally (France, China, Finland, USA, Norway) since 2004. 

In 2003, I founded and ran for 2 years an artist’s restaurant, Les 19... in Marseilles, France, creating and cooking monochromatic/thematic menus.

In 2016 I was part of Hidden Door in Edinburgh : I created an installation with my M(ob)ile, a one-mile long cord I took 4 months to French-knit, and which makes monumental drawings in space.

Also in 2016 I participated in the Space/Time (Magnetic North) retreat at Cove Park, and it was in the wake of this experience that I took the decision to concentrate solely to my drawing practice, up until then a hidden, secret activity. In 2018 I had my first solo exhibition of my drawings at the Patriothall Gallery in Edinburgh. 

In 2017 I was one of the lead artists in the Rough Mix residency at Peebles, working with artists from other fields (theatre, dance, music) to make an immersive, collaborative wall-drawing. I pushed my drawing practice into larger, alternative formats and a few months later I made a 5-day performance wall-drawing for Bonkers Contemporary at the Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh.

It was also at Rough Mix that I met writer and theatre-maker Annie George with whom I collaborated to create the theatrical production "Twa". I made projected animated drawings and drew live during each performance. Twa premiered at the Scottish Storytelling Centre during the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and has since shown in Stirling and at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. 

In 2019 I was awarded a Royal Scottish Academy residency bursary which I am undertaking at Edinburgh Printmakers. I am learning to etch and working on a project which explores connections between drawing and printmaking, especially through fine line (etching, ink, ballpoint) and narrative (stories of double identities and multiple meanings).

I have also recently been awarded an Edinburgh Council bursary with which I intend to produce and self-publish a series of printed multiples.

Awards

 

2019 RSA Royal Scottish Academy Residency Bursary, Edinburgh Printmakers

2019 Edinburgh Council Emerging Artists Bursary

Residencies

June 2017   Magnetic North Rough Mix Creative Lab, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, Scotland

October 2016    Magnetic North Space/Time retreat, Cove Park, Scotland

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Nov-Dec 2018    Langue Etrange(re), Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

 

April 2018   (with)Drawing(with), Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

 

Jan-March 2015    Picture in a Picture, Gateway Galleries, University of St Andrews, Scotland

May-June 2011    One m(ob)ile, Belper Mill, UK

Octobre 2010    One m(ob)ile, Cromford Mill, UK

 

Jan-March 2010   Embroidering on History, Pickford’s House Museum, Derby, UK

 

October 2008    Embroideries, Exhibition Space Harrington Mill Studios, Nottingham, UK

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

Nov 2021-Jan 2022      Fotofiber, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA

Sept-Oct 2019            re:birth, Spilt Milk Members Exhibition 2019, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland

Jan-Feb 2019              Alight (Visual Arts Scotland), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

October 2017   Bonkers Contemporary, Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nov 2016 -Feb 2017    Sketch of the Universe, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

June 2016   Art-Athina Art Fair, Athens, Greece

May-June 2016   Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

October 2015    Uncertain States, Four Corners, London, UK

June 2015   Art-Athina Art Fair, Athens, Greece

Feb-May 2015   The Needle's Eye Contemporary Embroidery, National Museum of Art Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

 

Oct 2014-Jan 2015   The Needle's Eye Contemporary Embroidery, Kode Art Museums of Bergen, Norway

 

May-August 2014   The Embroidered Image, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA,

 

July 2014   Chelsea Art Walk, New York, USA

 

July 2014    Draw In, Saint Margarets House, Edinburgh, Scotland

Mar 2014     Wexler Gallery, Philadelphie, USA

Oct 2013-jan 2014   Thread and Paper, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland

May-June 2012   Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes, Queens College Art Center, Flushing, New York, USA

March-Apr 2012    Fibre Philadelphia Festival, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphie, USA

January 2012    Framed Gallery/Inc Tank Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sept-Dec 2011   UCD Un certain détachement, part of the Résonance fringe programme at the Biennale de Lyon 2011

Aug-Sept 2011     Through A Glass Lightly, Gocart gallery, Visby, Gotland, Sweden

June 2011   UCD Un certain détachement, Galerie Vog, La Fontaine, France

May-June 2011     Old Souls (curated by Sienna Freeman), Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Jan-March 2011    Album. Résurgences de la photographie familiale dans l'art contemporain, Plateforme d’Art de Muret, France

Sept 2010     Wirksworth Festival and Melbourne Festival, Derbyshire, UK

June-July 2010    lkeston Festival, Derbyshire, UK

 

Sept-Oct 2009    Festival ManifestO, Toulouse, France

 

March-Apr 2009     Contemporary Flanerie : Reconfiguring Cities (curated by Vagner Whitehead, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester (MI), USA

 

May 2007    Eloge des différences, Galerie CROUS, Paris, France

 

May-June 2006    Déplacements, Galerie du CROUS, Paris, France

 

June 2005     Points de vue, points de contact, Galerie du CROUS, Paris, France

 

March 2005     Visages, Maison de la Tunisie, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris

June 2004    Passage(s), Sichuan Fine Art Institute Chongqing, China and Salle Michel Journiac, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

April-May 1999   Amiens-Weimar, Aller-Retour, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany and Tour Perret, Amiens, France

 

 

 

Other Artistic Projects

 

2018    TWA, a theatrical production with animated and live drawing, in collaboration with writer and theatre-maker Annie George.

2011-2014    Member of the artist group UCD Un certain détachement, specialised in the production and sale of multiple art series, presented in a recycled vending machine. http://www.uncertaindetachement.com

 

Feb 2005    Invitation to create and cook a menu on the theme of the foot for the artistic project Podoscopie (Mathieu Verdieu), at the restaurant La Vie Devant Soi in Marseilles, France

 

2003–5   Artistic project: restaurant/artist-run-space Les 19..., Marseilles. At once a business and an artistic project which I ran for two years in Marseilles, serving thematic/chromatic menus and organising small exhibitions and other events (performances, musical gigs)

 

 

 

Commissions

 

2010 re:place intermediate commission, site specific contemporary art in Derbyshire, UK

 

 

 

 

Collections

 

University of St Andrews Photographic Collection, Scotland

 

D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee, Scotland

 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Museum of Natural History, USA