Born. 14th June, 1978, Oldham, Lancashire, UK.
Lives and works in Manchester

Represented by:
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London,


1997 - 2000
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University
1996 - 1997
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale


Solo Exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall.
26th May to 3rd September.


'Approaching the Surface' Solo Exhibition, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
21st October - 19th November
Glimpse Solo Project
24th September - 9th October.
Part of the ''Project' Series. The Lowry, Salford
'Je,.../I,.../lch... , Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts, Austria
10th - 20th March
'Telling Tales', touring group show,
April - The Freud Museum, London; July - Touchstones, Rochdale; October - Glasgow Women's Library.


'Fragments' Solo installation, The Viewing Room, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
20 November 2015 - 9 January 2016
Blind Spots, Live Visual Art, Music & Dance, The Contact Theatre, Manchester.
24th September, 2015
Samarbeta 4, Art & Music residency in collaboration with Sam Weaver.
Islington Mill, Salford.
July - August 2015
Restless Guests Solo project, The Drawing Center, New York.
April 2015 to March 2016
Portraits : Curated from the Collection, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
February to October.
The Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London.
March - April


Muzzles and Murmurs Solo Exhibition, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
6th June to 5th July
Two by Two 2014, Texas


Artificial Night. Solo Exhibition, The International 3, Manchester
July-Aug 2013
Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
Thought Spill, new commission,
The Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield, Cheshire,
June 15-30
Drawing Biennial 2013,
Drawing Room, London
Beastly Hall,
Bexley Hall, Kent
Wanderlust, Contemporary Art Society,
Fundraiser Auction, Old Vic Tunnels, London
New Works at the Walker,
Exhibition of new acquisitions, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


Access all Areas Manchester Metropolitan University
(Group show from AA2A scheme)
Drawing Stories: Narration in Contemporary Graphic Art, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
19th May until 15th July 2012
Solo Exhibition, A Tethered Swarm, in the Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
27th April until 26th May 2012


Solo Exhibition, Modifications of the Host, in The Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park,
1st Oct 2011 until 3rd Jan 2012.
Accompanied by publication.
New to the Collection, in the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster.
Exhibition accompanying gallery acquisitions,
21st Oct until 16th Dec 2011
Artist Profile Display, Manchester Art Gallery,
June 2011 until June 2012
House of Beasts at Meadow Arts, Attingham Park, Shropshire,
July 2011 until July 2012
Personal Tempest at Neue Galerie für Moderne Kunst, Innsbruck
May 2011
Touring:- at UH Galleries, Hertfordshire
17th Sept until 5th November


NADA, Miami, solo installation, represented by The International 3
Analogue Is The New Digital, various temporary locations, Manchester,
curated by Simon Blackmore and Andrea Zapp
Passion Fruits, Me Gallery, Berlin
Based On A True Story, Artsway, Hampshire
The Moving Body In The City,
animation commission by Lumen, Leeds.
Negotiable Values, The Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.
Tours in June 2010 to 501 Arts Space, Chongqing, China


The Northern Art Prize, 09, shortlisted artist, Leeds City Art Gallery
4 Women, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Pulse, Miami, with Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Removed from the eyes of strangers,
(touring) Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden
Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bad Girls Don't Go To Heaven, ReMap 2, Athens, Greece,
September - October 2009
Not at this address, Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury,
1st August until 7th November
Best of Manchester 09, shortlisted artist, Urbis, Manchester
24th July until 20th September 2009
Bad Animals, Transition Gallery, London
Volta, Basel, Switzerland,
respresented by International 3 and Pippy Houldsworth
solo project for The International 3 stand, Amsterdam REI
NEXT, Chicago,
with Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
TO DRAW, Galleri Tom Christofferson, Copenhagen,
1st May until 30th May 2009
the converging ends were misaligned, solo exhibition, Houldsworth Gallery, London,
24th April until 23rd May 2009
Gothic, The Contemporary Art Society Centenary Celebration Auction, Shunt Vaults, London
March 2009
they never run, only call, solo exhibition, The International 3,
24th January until 7th March 2009
Unheimlich, The Nunnery, London,
29th January - 14th February 2009


Future 50, Project Space Leeds,
Nov 2008
The Intertwining Line, curated by Tereza Kotyk, The Cornerhouse, Manchester,
Nov 2008
The Drawing Room, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial,
Sept 2008
The Irony of Flatness, Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester,
July, 2008
After Dark, Eleven, London,
May 2008
The Golden Record, curated by Mel Brimfield, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
25th July - 13th September 2008
Let me tell you a story, Porta 33, Funchal, 2008
Rotate with The International 3, The Contemporary Art Society, London.
28th April - 29th August 2008
NEXT, Chicago, Solo Project, with Pippy Houldsworth London,
25th - 28th April 2008
Unable to stop because they were too close to the line, (solo exhibition) The Royal London Hospital
May - Aug 2008
The Unheimlich, curated by Matt Roberts (touring exhibition) Leeds Metropolitan Gallery
opens Apr 2008
Artfutures, Bloomberg Space, London, 2008
On that which remains, Nassauischer Kunstverien, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008


Preview Berlin, represented by The International 3, Berlin, 2007
Zoo Art Fair, represented by the International 3, London, 2007
The Aesthetics of Anxiety, Marc de Puechredon, Basel, 2007
Wildwood, Project Space, Leeds, 2007
Cats, Cold, Hunger and the Hostility of Birds, book launch, Aye Aye Book Depot, Glasgow, 2007
The Drawing Cabinet, Marc de Puechredon, Basel, 2007
Drawing 2007, The Drawing Room, London, 2007


Beer Money Commision, Mill Workers, Salford, 2006
Zoo Art Fair, represented by The International 3, 2006
Flip, Chung King Project, Los Angeles, 2006
Exposed, Manchester Square, London, 2006
Drawing Links (touring show),
The Drawing Room, London; The International 3, Manchester; Outpost, Norwich,
Conditions of Carriage, Insertspace for Sideshow, Nottingham, 2006


Compendium, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2005
ARTfutures, Bloomberg Space, London, 2005
Zoo Art Fair, London, represented by The International 3, 2005
Conversations on Feminism, Cornerhouse Projects, Manchester, 2005
We will cancel your membership and you will owe us nothing, (solo show) The International 3, Manchester, 2005
Open Frequency project www.axisweb.org, 2005
Drawing 200, The Drawing Room, London, 2005
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, 2005
Post Notes (touring show),
ICA, London, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005


Print Portfolio, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2004
Joy, The International 3, Manchester, 2004


Seesaw, Atelier Grammaphon, Hanover, 2003
The Eve of Destruction, The International 3, Manchester, 2003
Art in the Triangle (Moments of Unpacked Self-contained Reactions), The Triangle, Manchester, 2003
Artranspennine03, Manchester, 2003
Minimise Culture, Floating IP, Manchester, 2003
Pizza Express Prospects, The Truman Brewery, London, 2003
Handstand, The Bassoon Club, Manchester, 2003
Art Sons Frontiers, le Chateau de Saint-Ouen, France, 2003
Priceless, Oval Productions, Manchester, 2003
Nothing and Something (Solo Show), Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2003


Suite On Ice, Islington Mill, Salford, 2002
Art Take Away, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2002
Life Is Good, web project by Martin Vincent, 2002


The Second Builders Arms Biennial, The International 3, Manchester, 2001
Chimera, site specific installation at Bakewell Parish Church, Peak District, 2001


The Grotto Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2000
The Affordable Art Fair (New Graduates Section), Battersea Park, London, 2000
Bloodstream, Islington Mill, Salford, 2000
Graduates 2000, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire, 2000
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'Mill on Tour', Enclave, London, in association with Islington Mill, Salford
Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) Scheme
Residency at Manchester Metropolitan University.
October 2011 to May 2012
The Banff Centre, Self Directed Creative Residency, March, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Funded by Arts Council England individual artist award.
Islington Mill, self directed creative residency for 6 weeks, Sept/Oct.
Concluded with collaborative performance of drawing and sound with Manchester based artist, Lee Patterson
Berlinspace, self directed creative residency.
In collaboration with the Islington Mill Arts Club, Manchester, 12
Creative individuals, including myself, secured a live/work space in Kreuzberg, Berlin, for 12 months, each having 1 month to live and work in Berlin and to create their own self directed residencies.
This was all self directed and independantly funded by all those involved. A system was set up for each to pass on their experience and contacts to each new resident.
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Narration in Contemporary Graphic Art, Museum Folkwang

Published by Folkwang / Steidl
To accompany Exhbition, DRAWING STORIES - Narration in Contemporary Graphic Art, at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Modifications of the Host - Published by Yorkshire Sculpture Pak to accompnay Rachel Goodyear: Modifications of the Host exhibition.
Interviews - Artists Volume 2 - Recording 2010
The Northern Art Prize 09, catalogue; essay by Nigel Walsh, curator contemporary art Leeds Art Gallery
Corridor 8 Magazine, Issue 1, featured artist, accompanied by limited edition print
Strange Trees - Club Brenda, Illustrations and collaboration with Switchflicker records
Wrongteous, compiled and edited by Leo Fitzmaurice
The Intertwining Line : Drawing as Subversive Art
liverpool biennial : the Guide
Café Royal Issue 2, drawing zine,
Cats, Cold, Hunger and the Hostility of Birds, solo publication of drawings published by Aye Aye Books
Home for Lost Ideas, book project launched at General Public, Berlin
The Drawing Book, publication, featured artist
Becks Futures publication, Nominated Artists section, nominated by Adam Carr
Drawing Links, accompanying catalogue
Wideshut publication, curated by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Some Mild Peril, publication compiled by Nick Jordan
In House No.2 publication, launched at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
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Animation piece, Kissing in tunnels, for The Moving Body in the City, a project by Lumen Arts, Leeds.
Unable To Stop Because They Were Too Close To The Line commissioned by LIME, Manchester
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editorial team member of The Internationaler magazine
2003 - 2005
Co-Director, Floating IP, Manchester
Guest curator/coordinator, Tripping Over a Varicoloured Tangle of Wires and Editions (Thermo 04), The Lowry Centre, Salford, in collaboration with 13 national artist-run organisations
Research and development trip to INFEST conference for international artist-run culture, Vancouver. (funded by Arts Council England)
Delegate on Greater North Curatorial Visit to Toronto and Montreal, funded by Arts Council, England
Guest curator, Thermo 03, The Lowry Centre, Salford
Research Project into Artist Led Galleries and Projects (funded by NWAB)
Coordinator, SHO1, artist led event in 12 venues, Salford
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Private Collections, UK, US, Canada, Holland, Germany, France
The Olbricht Collection, Essen and Berlin
Collection Madeira Corporate Service, Portugal
Collection Pennine Arts, Manchester, UK
Collection Bury Art gallery and Museum, Manchester, UK
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
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Rachel Goodyear