|Occupation||Artist , beekeeper, filmmaker|
|Known for||painter of dis-eases|
She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 1989. She won a Northern Arts Travel award in 1990 to paint and make super-8 films about Voodoo in New Orleans and later moved to Languedoc in France. Between 1991 to 2005 she became a pioneer special effects designer, working at Computer Film Company in London and Los Angeles. In 1999, she also made the world’s first super-8 to Imax film East End, narrated by Miriam Margolyes, with music by Nick Cave, which has been screened at festivals worldwide. After leaving the film industry she worked for Jake and Dinos Chapman rebuilding 'Hell'.
Although better known as a painter in 2005 she became a member of seminal krautrock group Faust, touring and performing with them throughout Europe and the USA. More recently she performed live painting and drawing shows with FAUST at the Wrexner Centre for the Arts in Ohio and the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, and CalArts.
She has been exhibited in numerous galleries, for example the Barbican London, Calvert 22 (Shoreditch) London, No More Grey, London, Red Gallery (Old St) London, and Crimes Town, London, Gallery d'YS, Belgium, and has had recent solo shows at L-13 Gallery (Farringdon) London and NO:ID, Whitechapel.
She was a finalist in the 2010 John Moores painting prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool.
She lives and works in Hackney, East London and is represented by Fred (London) Ltd http://www.fred-london.com
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