I use both none art and art materials to produce mixed media works, collages, photo montages and assemblages sometimes made of images and text taken from various media sources. Combining text and images from often, banal sources I make, simple, question-raising statement that embrace the incongruous and incompatible as way of questioning commonly accepted ideas. A major tactic is humour and flippancy which raises questions and suggests new possibilities. Images text and dialogue are used and misused to make accessible and unique statements that aim to challenge all norms and the viewer’s acceptance of the status quo. All my work is coloured by the reading of various philosophical texts from Plato to Baudrillard and Merleau-Ponty via Sartre, Kant, Marx and Bergson and a few others.
I have recently moved to Edinburgh to help find my art feet I am developing a group exhibition " Hundred and One Damned Nations" this is an extension of the other Pound and Found shows.
1989-1994 (PT) University Of Sunderland Art & Design
1994 Teesside Tertiary College City & Guilds Video Production
1997-2000 Oxford Brookes University BA (Hons) Anthropology/History of Art
2000-2004 (PT)Goldsmiths College MA 20th Century Art History
Art work/ Performance Projects
Curation/ management of Sassari Art Lounge, Middlesbrough
Draw Gilkes Street Galery Middlesbrough
Survivor TS1 Gallery April 2nd
Sassari Spring Art Show, curated group show of new artists March 5th- April 5th
Come and `ave a go if you think you are `ard enough- curated group art show at We are Open studio gallery in
Middlesbrough, Sep 2012
Pound and Found, Life and Death- Curated Second Pound and Found art show at two venues in The free
bookshop in Stockton and O2 phone shop in Middlesbrough, August 2012
Spliced – one man show at Elliotts Coffee Lounge , July 2012
Welcome to the real of the desert. We are Open Gallery, Middlesbrough, January 2012
The Captain Cook Pub in Middlesbrough- Group show, September 2011
VINCENT- Performance at Blimey Lounge , Darlington Art Centre , August 2011
Symbiose Festival , Breda Netherlands, June 2011
Pound and Found art show-Static and traveling art exhibition June 2011
Images exhibited at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre as part of L.O.L (lots of love) by Protein Dance exhibition
Volunteered at and currently creating new artworks for The Writers’ Block, venue
Developing local writing, film and other performance projects in Middlesbrough.
November-December –Exhibition of works and residency at Outsider art at Rednile/ Pop up Gallery in Middlesbrough.
While teaching English in South Korea continued assemblage, spoken word work
“Glen and Vincent” (glenandvincent.net) Multi-media performance pieces mixing music,
video, text and still images pieces for new media festival in Banbury, clubs in Oxford,
Various One man spoken word performances and exhibitions
13 Plinths Found object exhibition Swansea town centre
Various readings and performances as part of Swanses City wide Art project
Momento us collaged art books, Oxfam Book shop Swansea
Multi-media exhibitions in Swansea and surrounding area.
Vent- One Month residency at Ovada Gallery, Oxford. Project included improvised and scripted performance, use of
ready –mades and relabeling of the building features
Pool.Murd.Er ( Video work) Max10. October, Newlyn Gallery, Falmouth
The Fish Skeleton, Boot and Key Model Spoken word piece, July, Brainjelly Live Art Showcase, UCE School of Fine
The Udder Side Summer artists residency in Oxford involved the production of three installation exhibitions
Gowntown Collaborative multi-media exhibition using video, photography and text. Works exhibited in Oxford department store
Spiked Shoes and a Lorra Lorra Lego Sculpture exhibition held in Oxford computer shop
Commissioned murals in hoses and offices
Medium Tedium Performance using spoken word and slide projection
Play/ Play 2/ Play 3 annually repeated evening of performance monologues
L.A.V.A (Lazenby Artists Vision in Action) Arts co-op aimed at unifying the local
community, artists and business, through mixedmedia works
Knock Kneed Annie and her Kids Sculpture exhibition
The sexes can be interchanged Graduation piece at Sunderland University
Artery arts co-op- Group produced and organised cross-form pieces, using theatre, poetry, music and art.
Come into the Garden Horde: Festival of music, poetry and art held in Valley Gardens, Saltburn.