My artistic practise is a journey of self-discovery.
Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by the dichotomy between truth and reality distilled through one's implicit and explicit experiences. This struggle between the internal and the external reality filtered through the constructs of political, religious and cultural systems- coupled with an earnest search for truth- are fertile influences on my artistic practise and allow me to challenge the dialectics of my perceived reality through the modus operandi of painting.
This interest has been the result of my mixed ethnicity and my childhood living in Malaysia, Australia, China and the United Kingdom; where I was predominantly left suspended between different cultures playing the role of congenital interloper and general misfit.
My influence are from such diverse influences as Contemporary Apocalyptic and Conspiracy Theorists, Naturalist Philosophy, Pierre Bourdieu, Occultism, Quantum physics, Sacred Geometry, Classical Archaeology, Cultural Marxism and the Historical Tradition of Painting.
My paintings vary in scale and media and adopt imagery, themes and materials that are transformative and charged with symbolism. My work swings between Figuration, Abstraction and Pluralism and often incorporates found objects that perpetuate a dialogue between my relationship to nature and urbanity contextualised within Jungian Semiotics.
2005 August Unrequited Love, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda.
2004 February Karaoke, Bus Gallery, Lonsdale St., Melbourne.
2002 October Real Timing, Honeyeaters Gallery, Collingwood.
2012 July 'Celebration of Sport', Outside the White Cube, Bermondsey Project Space, SE1
June Roy's Salon Tea Party, Commune, N1
May Figure it Out, Hatched Gallery, Bermondsey SE1
March The Beginning, Southwark Studios Gallery.
March WPF Show, WPF, London Bridge.
2011 June Open Studios, Southwark Studios
September Bermondsey Street Festival, Bermondsey Square Hotel,
2004 December No Harm in Looking, Blank Space, Surry Hills, Sydney.
May Scratch Video Project, The Kings Gallery, Melbourne.
Eyes for Skies, curated by Kirsten Bradley as part of 2004 Next Wave Festival.
Container Projects, Federation Square, curated by Tristian Koenig as part of
2004 Next Wave Festival
2003 December Open Studio, Blender Studios, Melbourne.
November West Space A4 Art Show, Melbourne.
October Womens Art Salon, RMIT, Swanston St.
Shop Stop Art, Fringe Festival, Sydney Rd.Brunswick.
Electrovision, Fringe Festival, Melbourne.
August Nu Arte, Eckersleys Open Space, Melbourne.
When will I be Famous, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, January Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda.
2002 September RMIT Siemens Show ,Siemens Building, Bundoora.
October Nu Art, Four Cats Gallery, Collingwood.
November Lucidia, Axiom Gallery, North Melbourne.
December RMIT BFA Graduate Show, RMIT.
Art Auction, First Site gallery, RMIT
Free falling, Axiom gallery North Melbourne.
May Scratch Video Project as part of 2004 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne.
June No Harm in Looking in collaboration with Blank Space Gallery, Sydney
• Phatspace Video Library, Phatspace Gallery, Darlinghurst,Sydney.
• Various Private Collections
2003 RMIT Union Arts as part of 2003 Fringe Festival.
2004 Next Wave Festival as part of 2004 Next Wave Festival.
Crawford, Ashley Series II', The Sunday Age, Agenda Magazine, 5th August ,2004.