Selected CV

2004 - 2007    BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2003 - 2004    Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

 

Awards & Prizes

2016    Best Light Art Installation (An Additive Mix), Darc Awards, London, UK (shortlisted)

             40 Under 40 Award, Light Design Awards, London, UK (Winner)

             Light Art Project of the Year, Lighting Design Awards, London, UK (shortlisted)

             Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK (shortlisted)   

             Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts Award

2015    RBS Bursary Award 2015, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

             Best Light Art Installation (Your Colour Perception), Darc Awards, London, UK (finalist)

2013    Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts Award

2012    Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts Award

2011    The Title Art Prize, Manchester, UK (shortlisted)

             Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds, UK (shortlisted)

2010    Celeste International Art Prize, New York, USA (shortlisted)

             Northern Futures Awards, Barnsley, UK(winner People’s Choice Award)

             The National Open Art Competition, Chichester, UK (shortlisted)

             The London Photography Award, London, UK (shortlisted)

 

Commissions

2017    Site-Specific Permanent Work, The Oculus, University of Warwick; Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre

2016    Sevenfold, Bury; Commissioned by The Met Theatre

             Round Gradient Remix, Winter Gardens, Blackpool; commissioned by LightPool/Blackpool Illuminations

             Our Spectral Vision in Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature Exhibition, London; Commissioned by Natural History Museum

             Living In Colour, Plymouth; Commissioned by Take a Part and Stonehouse Action

2015    Through No.3, Spinningfields, Manchester; commissioned by Castlefield Gallery, Allied London & Echo PR

             An Additive Mix in Light Fantastic Exhibition, National Media Museum, Bradford; commissioned by Science Museum London

             Ainsdale Nature Reserve; commissioned by Natural England

             Subjective Mixtures, Bloc Billboard, Sheffield; commissioned by Bloc Projects

2014    Ride The Lights & Lumidogs, Blackpool Illuminations, Blackpool; commissioned by LeftCoast

             Beyond Space, Woodlands Art Trail, Kendal Calling Festival; commissioned by Eden Arts

             PUTT PUTT #2, Lansdowne Walk, Croydon; commissioned by Turf Projects

2013    An Additive Mixture, Light Night, Millgate, Bury; commissioned by The Hamilton Project    

             Consumed, Grosvenor Centre, Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield; commissioned by Barnaby Festival     

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions / Presentations

2017   Our Spectral Vision, Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf, London, UK  

2016   Autumn Lights, Little Moreton Hall, National Trust, Cheshire, UK

             Our Colour, Pithay Studios, Bristol Biennial, Bristol, UK

             Solstice Ritual, Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth (Cardiff), UK

             Our Colour Reflection, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, St. Marks Church London and Broadgate Lonndon, UK

2015   Zenith Blue + Primary Red, ARCADECARDIFF, Cardiff, UK

             The Light Room - Your Colour Perception, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke, UK

             Colour Collect, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury, UK

             Coloured Interval, Ordsall Hall, Salford, UK

             Through, &model, Leeds, UK

             Your Colour Perception, Federation House, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester, UK

2014    In the Window: Assaulting the Asphalt, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK

             An Additive Mixture, Gallery333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK

             Sculpture Series, Mark Devereux Projects/Quays Culture, The Studios at MediaCityUK, Salford, UK

2013    On Brown & Violet Grounds, Piccadilly Place/Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, UK

2012    Chroma, BLANKSPACE Gallery, Manchester, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Colour Wheel, Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK

             Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Mary’s, York Museums Trust, York, UK

             Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK

2015   Light Fantastic, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK

             Your Colour Perception at Manchester Science Festival, Salford University, Salford, UK

             Your Colour Perception at Light Night Leeds, The Crypt in Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK

             Soho Fluorescent Arts Festival (curated by Allenheads Contemporary Arts), 01Zero-One, London,    

             No Grey Areas, Ha Ha Gallery, Southampton, UK

             Unnatural Pleasures, Radiant Gallery, Plymouth, UK

2014    Light Night Leeds, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

2013    Synthesis, Victoria Warehouse Hotel (part of Manchester Science Festival), Manchester, UK

             Four (awarded commission), Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

2012    Beyond the Material World, Bar Lane Gallery, York, UK 

             World Event Young Artists, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK                             

             Still Here, Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain

             Inside, BLANKSPACE Gallery, Manchester, UK

             Fixation, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, UK

2011    The Tomorrow People, Elevator Gallery, London, UK         

              At Play 3, South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK                           

              Colour, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

2010    Expectations, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York, USA

             CUBE Open, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester, UK

             Ambience of Play, Greenroom, Manchester, UK

             Deptford X, Core Gallery, London, UK

             Collagerie, Stew Gallery, Norwich, UK

 

Residencies

2014    Kurt Schwitter's Merz Barn, Ambleside, UK

             Mark Devereux Projects, Federation House, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester, UK

 

Artists Talks & Workshops

2017    Artist Talk, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 8 March

             Artist Talk, Broadgate Welcome Centre, Broadgate (British Land), 8 February

             Artist Talk, University of South Wales, Pontypridd Campus, Treforest, 2 February

             Artist Talk, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, 18 January

2016    Artist Talk, Good Morning House, Suwon, South Korea 16 November

             Artist Talk, UK Young Artists National Festival, University of Derby, Derby, 4 November

             What is Your Color Perception? An Artist's Perspective, IALD Enlighten Americas at Sheraton Convention Center, Mexico, 14 October

             Artist Talk, Lighting Day at Dansk Center for Lys, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 October

             Artist Talk, IALD Lighting Perspectives at Light+Building, Frankfurt, Germany,14 March

             Artist Talk, BDP, London, 14 January

2015    Light as architectural material, LightspacedotLondon at Lux Live, Excel Centre, London, 18 November

             Nourishment, Roots and Wings, Hull, 30 July

             Your Colour Perception, Artist Talk, BDP, Manchester, 15 April

2014    Light Cycles, Workshop/s, LeftCoast, Blackpool, August & September

             Show & Tell, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 17 May

             Artist Talk (Future City Series), The University of Salford & Quays Culture, 2 April

2012    To be Colourblind, Workshop, The Addy ‐ Manchester Young Lives, Manchester, 8 August

             Chroma, Artist Talk, BLANKSPACE, Manchester, 12 April

             Repeat Symposium, Artist Talk, Norwich University College of the Arts, 25 January

2011   Music Matters, Artist Talk, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, 16 April

 

Catalogues, Books & Reviews

Mondo Magazine, Issue 96, February/March 2017

Emboss Magazine, Issue 6 (USA), 2017

IW Magazine, January (China), 2017

Design Magazine, January (South Korea), 2017

Professional Lighting Design Magazine, No. 103, November/Decemeber 2016

One Artist / One Material, FRAME Magazine, November/December, 2016

Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors for Designers and Architects by Anna Yudina, Thames & Hudson, 2016, ISBN: 978-0500518342

Lumière : La lumière dans l'art contemporain by Céline Delavaux, Palette, 2015, ISBN: 978-2358321952

Frame Magazine, November/December 2015

Mondo*Arc Magazine, Issue 87, October/November 2015

Lighting Magazine: Illumination in Architecture,  Volume 47 Issue 5, October 2015

Professional Lighting Design Magazine, No.99, September/October 2015

Mondo*Arc Magazine, Issue 86, August/September 2015

Work on the Line (Artist Book Collaboration with David Penny), 2015, Metal

Professional Lighting Design Magazine, No.97, March/April 2015

Interior|Fashion Magazine (Germany), 2015

Hi Home Magazine (Russia), 2015

Frame Magazine, May/June 2015

In The City, Hanover Project/Victoria Lucas, 2014. ISBN: 978-0993036217

Reunion: The Dallas Review, University of Texas, 2014. ISSN: 2160-2190  

Constructing my Survival, EDGECondition, Art & Architecture, vol.3, September 2014

The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture by Jac Scott, The Crowood Press Ltd, 2014. ISBN: 978-1847977212

Exeter Living, Issue 154, March 2014

The Big Issue, Issue 962, 21 January 2013

Independent on Sunday, 26 August 2012

Chroma (exhibition catalogue), Kroma Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0956768513

The Title Art Prize (exhibition catalogue), 2011   

Woolgather Art Prize (exhibition catalogue), East Street Arts, 2011. ISBN: 978-1906470081

Celeste Art Prize ( exhibition catalogue), Zel Edizioni, 2010. ISBN: 978-8896600238   

Expectations New York/Berlin (exhibition catalogue), Zel Edizioni, 2010. ISBN: 978-8896600283   

36EXP. (exhibition catalogue), 2010

A Moving Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), 2010. ISBN: 978-1445770680

Talent of the First Degree, Jack Mottram, The Herald, 15 June 2007. ISSN 1671-339

 

Collections

Leeds College of Art Artists’ Book Collection

Glasgow School of Art

Wiseman Galley

Private Collections

 

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