As a conceptually and philosophically driven visual artist, I work with different media including text, flour, installation, film and print.
My work can be playful in the way that it explores the everyday relationships between language and thought, how language can divide or unify, give love or hurt like sticks and stones. I try to make sense of how language and text can form our belief systems, change perspectives, cover up or displace reality or reveal the truth. I am fascinated by the dichotomy of the human condition of having both the gift and burden of conscious thought, language and ideas.
As well as being curious about the things we generally can’t see like love, sound, memory and much of reality, I find inspiration from the relationships between Maths, Philosophy and Science and that there are at least 360 ways of looking at anything and everything. Finished pieces often respond to this infinite platform of possibilities by being simple, geometric or circular in form.
Fi has an International working career which began with 9 years on the East Coast of the States. Since returning to the UK, her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Bristol, Derby and Nottingham. With recent works in Cork Street and The Royal West Academy.
Influenced by Eastern Philosophies, Fi’s work explores relationships with cultural existence, regardless of religion. She often uses the familiar staples of flour and bread to consider how easily language can be ‘ingested’ like the ‘daily slice’.
Fi seeks to find simplicity from the seemingly complex and to value the emphemeral.
When not in her studio, she works as an independent freelance Creative Learning Mentor & Trainer using the positive power of creativity to support young people and adults of all ages and abilities to develop their creative talents and emotional wellbeing. Fi also runs art courses out of her studio, for more information, please go to:
I really value the creative process itself; the exciting and often serendipitous journey that takes place into the unknown that lies between the initial concepts and their later realisation into finished work. This embracing approach enables development of different and surprising forms which is why I work with a variety of media.
2013, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
2012, Beyond The Material World, International Association of Quantum Artists, York
2012, University of the Arts, Berlin
2012, Candid Arts, London
2012, Cloud Gallery, Worthing
2012, Nexus Art , Manchester
2012, Marburae Gallery, Macclesfield, Cheshire
2012, Being British, Stamford
2012, Contemporary Art Auction, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
2011, Royal West Academy, Bristol
2011, The Cork Street Gallery, London
2011, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2011, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester
2011, University of Derby commission
2011, Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire
2010, Sideshow/British Art Show, Residency at Harrington Mills Studios, Nottingham
2010, InGest, Empty Shop, Derby
2010, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2010, Crow Studios, Derby
2010, Nottingham Playhouse
2010, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
2010, Synapse Festival, Derby
2004, Passing, large- scale outdoor public video installation, Nottingham
2004, Waterways, large-scale public video installation, Nottingham
2002, University of Nottingham
2001, Derby Open Finalist, Derby
MA ADAPT (Art & Design Advanced Practice & Theories) – 2011, University of Derby
BA Honours First Class in Art & Design – 2004, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD)
Foundation in Film & Video Production –2003, Intermedia, The Broadway, Nottingham
Foundation in Art & Design – 2001, New College, Nottingham
City and Guilds Photography – 1994, Stroud College