I am an artist, writer and researcher based in Edinburgh.
I have a BA in Politics with International Relations from Arizona State University.
I worked for the US Senate on the Committee for the Environment and Public Works.
I was accepted to law school in New York, but spent two months walking the Camino de Santiago, changed my mind, rescinded my admission, and moved to Europe.
I have an MSc in Classics from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Classics from King’s College London.
I have a PhD in Classics, also from King’s. My doctoral research looked at the social, political and literary contexts of 18th-century French translations of Lucan’s 1st-century Latin epic poem, De Bello Civili, on the Roman civil wars of 49-46 BCE.
I have worked on staff at The Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review, Icon and Phaidon. I write regularly for these and other architecture, art and design publications.
I ran my own curatorial project, SALON (LONDON) for a number of years, staging temporary exhibitions in vacant commercial spaces in London. I subsequently curated exhibitions for the Gwangju Design Biennale and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
I was shortlisted for the inaugural Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize in 2011.
I completed a two-year MFA at Aalto University in Helsinki and then spent another six months studying photography with Patrick Faigenbaum at École Nationale Supérieure des Beau-Arts in Paris.
Since then, I have exhibited work at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, the Serlachius Museum in Finland and the St Petersburg Public Library in Russia. I had a solo exhibition at Huuto Gallery, Helsinki in October 2017 and was selected as one of Finland’s best emerging artists in 2015. Recent work has been shown at Science Gallery Dublin and Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Academy.
In October 2018, I began an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD (yes, another one) at the BxNU Institute and Cultural Negotiation of Science research group, based at Northumbria University in the UK. Through fine art practice and research, the project explores gendered representations of nature in the history of science and feminist critiques of physics from both an epistemological and cultural perspective.
I also have a longstanding Tumblr project called Development Aesthetics where I collect, research and analyse the marketing aesthetics of new construction developments in London and elsewhere. This has largely moved to Twitter via the #developmentaesthetics hashtag.