Selected Exhibitions

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UPCOMING
The Idle Index @ Phoenix, Leicester + online 
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2020
Members Show 2020 @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
Encrypted Sounds of Wellbeing @ www.leilahouston.com
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2019 
Members Show 2019 @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester 
Baroda, part of Cultural Exchanges Festival @ De Montfort University, Leicester 
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2018
Members Show 2018 @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester 
In Another Place @ Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester 
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2017 
Happy To Be Here: Two Queens Members + Guests @ Attenborough Arts, Leicester 
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2016 
Galleri Gestur @ Magnus Gestsson, Reykjavik, Iceland 
It's not me, it's you (solo exhibition) @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester 
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2015 
Seeing the Elephant @ Bakalar Gallery, MassArt Art Museum, Boston, MA, USA 
Leicester Perspectives on Gujarat, part of India's Gateway @ New Walk Museum + Art Gallery, Leicester 
Before There After, part of An Indian Summer Festival @ LCB Depot, Leicester 
From Leicester to Vadodara, part of Cultural Exchanges Festival @ De Montfort University, Leicester 
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2014 
From Leicester to Vadodara @ Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India 
From the 12th Floor @ LCB Depot, Leicester 
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2013 
UrbĂ  @ The Salon, WERK, Leicester 
6 x 8 @ Pedestrian, Leicester 
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2012 
MA Fine Art Show @ De Montfort University, Leicester 
Inside Out @ Ingenious Media HQ, Golden Square, London 
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2011
DMUnique @ Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London 
BA Fine Art Show @ De Montfort University, Leicester 
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Selected Experience

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LEAD ARTIST + WORKSHOP FACILITATOR (FREELANCE)
2012 >> present 
Clients include:
Southbank Centre, London
De Montfort University, Leicester
Leicester City Council
Leicestershire NHS Trust
E2 Community Hub, Leicester
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ARTS ENGAGEMENT WORKER 
2014 >> present
Soft Touch Arts, Leicester 
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EDUCATION, YOUTH ARTS + YOUTH SUPPORT WORK
2017 >> 2018
Clients include:
Strike Out Alternative Provision
The Spark Arts for Children
Focus Charity, Leicester
UR Choice Youth Project, Leicester
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VISITING LECTURER
2011 >> 2013
De Montfort University, Leicester
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Artist Talks

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2018
The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester
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2016
School of Arts, De Montfort University, Leicester
New Walk Museum + Art Gallery, Leicester
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2015
An Indian Summer Festival, LCB Depot, Leicester
Cultural Exchanges Festival, De Montfort University, Leicester
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2014
Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India
Art + Design Department, New College Stamford, Lincolnshire
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Education

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MAKING IT HAPPEN WITH COMMUNITY ARTS (LEVEL 7)
Merit
2013
Staffordshire University
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MA FINE ART
Merit
2011 >> 2012
De Montfort University, Leicester
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BA (HONS) FINE ART
First Class
2008 >> 2011
De Montfort University, Leicester
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ART + DESIGN FOUNDATION
Distinction
2007 >> 2008
De Montfort University, Leicester
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Residencies

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2018
Tolerance, Identity + Inclusion Project, Sir Jonathan North College, Leicester
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2015 >> 2016
Artists' Access to Art Colleges (AA2A), De Montfort University, Leicester
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2014
Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India
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2013
The Salon, WERK, Leicester
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Awards

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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
2020
Covid-19 Response Fund for Artists
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PHOENIX + INTERACT ARTS
2014
Phoenix + Interact Arts Labs Bursary Award
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CREATIVE LEICESTERSHIRE
2013
Arts Resilience Programme + Professional Development Bursary
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ARTS + HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)
2011 >> 2012
AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Award, Full Studentship
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Board Membership

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LEICESTER VISUAL ARTS (LVA)
2015 >> present
I am an independent member alongside representatives of Attenborough Arts, De Montfort University, LCB Depot, Leicester Print Workshop, New Walk Museum + Art Gallery, Phoenix, Soft Touch Arts and Two Queens Gallery. LVA members collaborate on projects such as Leicester Art Week
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