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CV

Born London, 1973. Currently living and working in the North West of England



Education
 
1996 ___BA Hons Constructed Textiles, Middlesex University, London
1993 ___Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Barnet College, London




Awards

2016 ___Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award: New body of work
2016 ___Weavers Bazaar Sponsorship Award: New body of work
2015 ___Finalist, Kate Derum Award, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
2015 ___Weavers Bazaar Sponsorship Award: FABRIC Residency, Manchester
2012 ___London Metropolitan Archive Bursary: Keats House Museum Residency
2009 ___Award of One-Man Exhibition: Lauderdale House & Gallery, London
1995 ___Award of Commendation: Simon Jersey Tapestry Award




One-Man Exhibitions
 
2017 ___Forthcoming One-Man Exhibition, Forty Hall & Estate, London
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought, (touring), London, Dublin, Harrogate
2015 ___When Cotton Was King, FABRIC Residency, Ardwick Mill, Manchester
2011 ___Self Seeing, The Stone Space, London
2010 ___Bodylogues, Lauderdale House & Gallery, London
2008 ___My Shadow Sits & Waits for Me, Waterloo Gallery, London
2007 ___Life Force, Waterloo Gallery, London




Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, 'ATA Biennial 11', San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, California (touring)
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought, touring with Twisted Thread, Alexandra Palace, London
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought, touring with Twisted Thread, London, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought, touring with Twisted Thread, London, Dublin, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
2016 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, 'From Lausanne to Beijing'. Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, China (touring)
2016 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, 'World of Threads', Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre, Canada (touring)
2016 ___London Design Fair, Crafts Council Directory Makers, British Craft Pavilion, London
2016 ___Design Days Dubai, Crafts Council Directory Makers at DDD16, The Venue, Dubai
2016 ___DEBASER, Cultivate at Basement Space (BSMT), London
2016 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, Craft Council of British Columbia, Canada (touring)
2015 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, Doyle & Margaret Hartman Gallery, Denver, Colorado (touring)
2015 ___Kate Derum Award & Exhibition, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
2015 ___Heallreaf, Curated by Margaret Jones, The Edward James Studios, West Dean College, Chichester
2015 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montréal, Canada (touring)
2015 ___Tapestry: A Group Show, Handweaver's Studio & Gallery, London
2014 ___PLAN.OPEN. Neo Craft, Curated by Nimrod Vardi & Caroline Jane Harris, Arebyte // Arbeit, London
2014 ___le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination, Curated by Janna Hiemstra, Craft Ontario, Toronto, Canada (touring)
2014 ___Woven Art 14, touring with Twisted Thread. Curated by Hillu Liebelt, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
2014 ___Woven Art 14, touring with Twisted Thread. Curated by Hillu Liebelt, Alexandra Palace, London
2013 ___A Sensitive Art, Quilt Museum & Gallery, York
2013 ___Hot One Hundred, Curated by Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos, Schwartz Gallery, London
2013 ___Summer Exhibition, Zeitgeist Arts Project, London
2013 ___Punk Salon, Curated by Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos, Schwartz Gallery, London.
2013 ___Creekside Open, selected by Paul Noble, A.P.T Gallery, London
2013 ___TEN: 2, Group Show: Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2013 ___The Wing Assignment, Final Flight, William Road Gallery, London
2013 ___The Wing Assignment, Wing Asylum, Asylum Gallery, The Chapel, London
2013 ___Share & Exchange, Zeitgeist Arts Project, London
2012 ___Question. Reaction. Examination. Reaction, Curated by Sharon Toval & Nimrod Vardi, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 ___De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct, Curated by Sharon Toval & Nimrod Vardi, Arebyte // Arbeit, London
2012 ___Artists' Books: Book Week Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2012 ___Wandering Rocks, Curated by Stephen Snoddy, The Stone Space, London
2012 ___The Wing Assignment, Red Bull Studios Gallery, London
2012 ___Figure/Form/Self, Part of Leytonstone Arts Trail, Norlington Road Studios, London
2012 ___Rejected, A-Side B-Side Gallery, London
2012 ___Fool's Gold, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2012 ___Three x Three, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2011 ___Art is for Life..., Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2011 ___Printmakers Council, Group Show, Highgate Gallery, London
2011 ___Drawing Crowds, The Stone Space, London
2011 ___Altered State, Part of Leytonstone Arts Trail, Norlington Road Studios, London
2011 ___Printmakers Council, Untitled, Vyner Street Gallery, London
2011 ___Roofraiser // Ten Tracks Event, Various Venues, Edinburgh
2011 ___Woven Threads, Orleans House & Gallery, Richmond, London
2011 ___International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2011 ___Drawing With Thread, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
2011 ___Printmakers Council, Group Show, The M.P Birla Gallery, London
2010 ___100sqft 5 New Orleans, Arts After Dark Studios, New Orleans
2010 ___100sqft 5 London, Old Cholmeley Boy's Club, London
2010 ___6by4 Secret Postcard Show, Art Space, Portsmouth
2010 ___The Printmakers Council, Out of Print, South Hill Park Arts, Berkshire
2010 ___Holding Time, Curated by Darshana Vora, The M.P. Birla Gallery, London
2009 ___Weaving Within, Stirling Castle & The Smith Art Gallery, Stirling, Scotland
2009 ___Drench/Absorb, Curated by Amelia Francis and Simone Wallace, Oblong Gallery, London




Residencies / Projects

2016 ___Balaclava.Q An International visual art project, presenting a Queer aesthetic
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought A Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers funded Project & Exhibition
2016 ___Selfies on Slow: A project about self portraits in woven tapestry medium
2015 ___FABRIC Residency: Artist-in-Residence, Ardwick Mill, Manchester
2013 ___Cover Artist in Residence: Cover Artist for Yuck 'n Yum Magazine, Dundee
2012 ___The Wing Assignment A project and exhibition curated by &Agency, London
2012 ___MM1 Project and Exhibitions, London & Tel Aviv, Curated by Sharon Toval & Nimrod Vardi
2012 ___Artists Books:Book Week Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2012 ___Artist in Residence Keats House Museum, London Metropolitan Archive




Publications / Reviews / Text

2016 ___Something made by Hand: Interview with TextileArtist.Org
2016 ___Thread Is A Thought: Review by Nigel St. Clair Morgan
2016 ___Male/Body/Fiber: The Textile Blog Inspirational Plus Issue
2016 ___Exquisite Artisanship: Cos Ahmet featured 'In The Window'
2016 ___The Weave Shed: Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award
2016 ___The Textile Blog Inspirational Issue 9 Feature
2015 ___Kate Derum Award & Exhibition Catalogue
2015 ___DACS Interview: Cos Ahmet on Payback
2015 ___Heallreaf Exhibition Catalogue
2015 ___Returning to the Material Object: Tapestry Weaver Issue 16
2015 ___Art as Archaeology: Gnome Magazine | Bezalel7 Image Room
2015 ___The Plinth in Art: Gnome Magazine | Bezalel7 Image Room
2014 ___In Discussion with artist & curator Jane Boyer | Point + Line
2013 ___Yuck 'n Yum Magazine: Cover Artist in Residence: Issues 21 - 24
2012 ___Question.Reaction.Examination.Reaction. MM1 Project Exhibition
2012 ___De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct: The New Wolf Review
2012 ___De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct: a-n Interface Review
2012 ___MM1 British-Israeli Project Part 2, Tel Aviv Exhibition Catalogue
2012 ___MM1 British-Israeli Project Part 1, London Exhibition Catalogue
2012 ___Keats Anthology: London Metropolitan Archive Publications
2012 ___Stitching Pictures: Bloomsbury Publishing, London
2012 ___The Wing Assignment Exhibition Book
2012 ___Do Not Open Publication Issue 02
2011 ___The State of Being Erased: Måg Magazine, Issue 03
2011 ___Roofraiser // Ten Tracks Exhibition Catalogue
2011 ___Drawing With Thread: Staffordshire Life Exhibition Review
2011 ___Drawing Crowds Exhibition Catalogue
2010 ___Holding Time Exhibition Catalogue
2010 ___Curator, Rebecca Wilson's Saatchi Top Ten: Saatchi Magazine
2010 ___Bodylogues One-Man Exhibition: GT Magazine Feature
2009 ___Playing To Win Article: a-n Magazine September
2008 ___My Shadow Sits and Waits for Me: a-n Interface Review
2007 ___Life Force (First One-Man) a-n Interface Review
2007 ___Life Force (First One-Man) a-n Interface Review




Work in Collections
 
Harwood Bauhofer Apex (UK)
Art Beat Public Art Collection (UK)
Wellhouse Trust Arts Projects (UK)
Other private collections in the UK, America, Greece, Israel & The Netherlands