Full time Artist (b.1983) currently based in Warrington UK. I have an ideas led practice and am interested in: the snippets of everyday conversations that linger and our interpretations of them. Our relationships with one another and how transcribing may enable empathy and our ability to look beyond the limitations, expectations and probable outcomes to create new systems with their own eventual limitations, expectations and probable outcomes.

Using a combination of scale, colour, humour, and domestic craft techniques I create works such as large scale site responsive installations, wall hangings, soft sculptures, art garments & performance.

︎Link to Marie’s CV or see below.

In 2017 I launched Ride Your Pony. An annual international group exhibition and residency that I organise and curate.

CV
........             solo shows
2021                Solo Show (Name TBC) Galeri, Caernarfon UK
2019 - 20        Let’s Get Stuck in Traffic! (Extended) Warrington Museum & Art Gallery UK


........             group shows
2020               CRAFT | In Season Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK
2019                Ride Your Pony No.03 (Extended) Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival UK
2019                Neo: Arts Prize 2019 Bolton Museum & Gallery UK
2018                Open Exhibition Galeri Caernarfon, Wales UK
2018                Creating Space With Frames Manchester UK & Delft, Netherlands
2018                Transient Space Design Manchester UK
2018                The Society of Interesting Things Independents Liverpool Biennial UK
2018                Ride Your Pony No.02 Independents Liverpool Biennial UK
2018                Contemporary Arts Festival Warrington Museum & Art Gallery UK
2018                I Don’t Love Soccer Because... Camp & Furnace, Liverpool UK
2018                Letterspace exhibition & auction, The Whitworth Gallery Manchester UK
2017                Ride Your Pony No.01 (Touring) Liverpool John Moores University UK
2017                Legacy 2 Alumni Exhibition Manchester Metropolitan University UK
2017                Ride Your Pony No.01 Islington Mill, Manchester UK
2017                CURIO CURIA Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK
2017                Islington Mill Today The Lowry, Salford UK
2015                MFA Exhibition Manchester Metropolitan University UK
2015                Molecular + Bonnacons of Doom Liverpool John Moores University UK
2014                MA Exhibition Manchester Metropolitan University UK
2012                Be Hospitable! Camp & Furnace, Liverpool Independents Biennial UK

........             residencies
2018                Ride Your Pony Residency No.02, Liverpool UK
2017                Ride Your Pony Residency No.01 Islington Mill, Salford UK
2017                ‘What is the City But the People?’, an idea by Jeremy Deller,
                        Manchester International Festival Opening Islington Mill, Salford UK

2015                Slow Media Residency Part 2: Making & resolutions, MMU UK
2014                Slow Media Residency Part 1: Place & processes Brittany, France

........             awards & commissions
2020                Vlieseline Innovative Use Of Textiles in Fine Art Award UK
2020                Guest Curator & Organiser Warrington Contemporary

                         Arts Festival Open Exhibtion Warrington Museum & Art Gallery UK
2020 - 21         Project Manager FORM MADE FROM Group Show London Craft Week UK
2020                75th Anniversary VJ Day Banner Warrington Museum & Art Gallery UK
2019                 Artists’ International Delegation, Castlefield Gallery & a-n Denmark
2019                 Crafts Council Hothouse programme UK
2019               Shortlisted Jerwood Makers Open
2019               One of 52 itv Creates artists London, UK
2018                 Artists’ International Development Fund Arts Council England
2018                 Winner of Contemporary Arts Festival Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, UK

........             talks & workshops
2020               Hothouse induction talk to 2020 cohort. National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire
2020               Lecture - My Career as an Artist. Illustration & Graphic Design, LJMU & MMU
2019                Show See Say II Castlefield Gallery
2018 - 20        Unit X Talk (x 5) and workshop (x 4) Graphic Design & Illustration, MMU

2018 & 19        Assist HAZUKI game/knit workshop Manchester & London, UK
2018                Assist Alphaknit workshops with Sam Meech Liverpool & Manchester, UK
2018                Lecture - My Career as an Artist. Illustration & Graphic Design, MMU
2015                Lecture - My Career as a Designer. Graphic Design, MMU UK
2014                Knitronica. Live knitting & audience participation, The Whitworth’s pub crawl UK
2014                Lecture - Grief, Archiving and Virtual Reality. Art Theory & Practice, MMU UK
2013                Lecture - My Career as a Designer. Graphic Arts, LJMU UK

........             press / featured
The Guardian Online, The Observer, The Festival of Quilts Magazine, The Skinny, Creative Tourist, Manchester Wire, The Culture Diary, Visit Manchester, MMU, Art in Liverpool, Seven Streets, Kin 2 Kin, OK! Magazine, Warrington Guardian.

link                  The Knitting & Stitching Show - Judges comments
link                  A Woman’s Work - Essay for publication by writer Laura Robertson
link                  Taking Up Space - Review by writer Julia Johnson
link                  Art in Liverpool - Arts Festival entries labelled as best ever. Article & judges comments
link                  The Skinny - The Skinny showcase.

........             education
2013 - 15          MFA Graphic Design & Art Direction, Manchester Metropolitan University UK
2015                 ILTA of PGCLTHE Manchester Metropolitan University UK
2003 - 06        Graphic Arts BA Honours, Liverpool John Moores University UK
2002 - 03        Art Foundation Parc Menai Bangor, North Wales UK