Born 1979, UK

BA (Hons) Print Media - London College of Printing, (LINST) 1999-2002


2017     Awagami Paper Prize, The Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, International jury selected exhibition, University of Hawai'i for the IMC 2017
2015     British Council International Development Award for 'The Language of Gestures' a collaboration with Sarah Jane Lawton at IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference, Hangzhou, China
2007    Craft Central Reflect Forward Award, residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood and solo exhibition
2006    DTI Grant (UK Department of Trade and Industry) Funded travel and exhibition to Seoul Book Fair, South Korea
2006    Arts Council England individual artists grant for showing at the Crafts Council's'Origin' and website launch
2005    Setting Up Scheme, ACE/Design Initiative funded for 2 year business incubation period, January 2005 – 2007


2019 MI-LAB Upper Advanced Training, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, June - July
2018 MI-LAB Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, October - November
2016    VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities), Tarset, Northumberland, UK, 1 year October 2016 - September 2017
2016    Kala Arts Institute, AIR, Berkley, California, USA, April - May
2015    NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, November-December
2015    Hospitalfield Arts, Multidisciplinary Artist's Residency, Arbroath, Scotland, August
2015    MI-LAB Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, April - May
2013    Blackwell House, The Shop Floor Project, Lake District, February
2010    The Open Shop Project, The Blackburn Book Archive, Lancashire, July
2010    The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Yorkshire, June
2009    The Booth, Scalloway, Shetland, February
2006    Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, Scottish Borders, March - April

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 [ Carriage Return ], a collaboration with Hilary Judd, The Dovecot, Highgreen, Tarset, June 1st - 2nd
2018 The Blue of Distance, R-Space, The Linen Rooms, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, January 13th - February 9th
2017    BLUE HOURS: An Exhibition in Four Parts, Highgreen, Northumberland, 16th - 21st September
2017    The Moon & The Sledgehammer, Northern Print, Newcastle, July - September
2017    Light Meditations, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle, May - June
2017    The Last Light (Blue Hour), Toast, Bath, juried selection, February
2015    The Language of Gestures, IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference, Hangzhou, China, September
2008   All I ever wanted, all I ever needed, for ‘Whitstable Biennale Local’, window installation at Frank, June
2008   Reflect Forward, inspired by V&A Museum of Childhood, solo show, Craft Central Gallery, London, February
2008   Ode to Ernest, commissioned window installation, Couverture, Notting Hill, London, September
2007   Nothing will be the Same again, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, One person show, January

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    TIME after [ ( ) ] after TIME, The Briggait, Glasgow, November 1st - 28th 
2019    Ride Your Pony Club 03, Warrington Art Gallery & Museum, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, 17th October  - 1st December
2019    Light / Shade, CfSHE Gallery, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, July 7th - 14th
2019 Recent Prints - CfSHE Gallery, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, January 26th - February 1st
2018 Ride Your Pony Club 02 - Liverpool Independents Biennial - George Henry Lees Building, Liverpool, 12th - 28th October
2017    In Nothing Flat - StudioBook 2017 artists presented by Mark Devereux Projects, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 3rd - 15th November
2017    Society of the Spectacles - Strelnikov's Glasses & Other Stories, HOME, Manchester, 1st September - 29th October
2017    The Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, The Art Gallery, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, International juried selection, 21st August - 1st October
2017    Shaping the Void II, Tannery Projects, London, artists-run space, March
2016    The Cat Show, Paper Gallery, Manchester, Group show, November - December
2016    The Manchester Contemporary, Granada Studios, represented by PAPER Gallery, September
2016    The London Art Fair, Upper Street, Islington, London, PAPER Gallery, January
2015    Reader's Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected, Book Arts Biennial, Minnesota Center for Book Art, USA, April
2015    MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory), CfSHE Gallery, Arts Chiyoda 333, Tokyo, April - May
2014    Creative Community, Fukuoka Now Event, Kyushu Hall, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan, November
2013    Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, London & The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, presented by Reed Contemporary, September
2013    Len-Vention, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, Collaborative workshop letterpress convention with animation shown at ‘Print Produce Publish’ at CBAA, Salt Lake City, August
2013    Press & Release, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, April - June
2013    PAPER #4 Lucy May Schofield & Leanne Richardson, ‘Souvenirs of Vulnerability’, Paper Gallery, Mirabel Studios, Two person show, Manchester, Jan – March
2012    Udkant, Doverodde Artist’s Book Festival, Doverodde, Denmark, May – August
2011    Centre for Book Arts, Manhattan, New York City, USA, December
2011    The Handmade Library, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Scotland, May
2011    The Artist’s Book Cornucopia, Denver, Colorado, USA, April
2011    Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artist’s Book Exhibition, NSW, Australia, March
2011    Manly Library Artist’s Book Award, NSW, Australia, March
2010    The Art of the Book, The University of Missouri USA, UWE Bristol & Winchester School of Art, November
2010    Manchester Central Library Project, Central reading room, MMU Photograpahy Research Group March
2010    Fugue in the Key of Understanding, Para-Site Gallery, Hong Kong, March
2009    Coastal Currents, ‘Odd’, Hastings, BABL in residence for the arts festival, August
2009    Inkubator, National touring exhibition of Artist’s Book works in site-specific installation, dates in 2009–2010
2008    Beautifully Crafted, National Glass Centre Sunderland, nominated show of makers, November
2008    Wish you were here, Part of the Hastings ‘Costal Currents’ September
2008    Press and Release, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, March
2008    Along these Lines, for Hay on Wye festival, Galanthus Gallery, Hereford, March
2008    Aspex Gallery, Paper works Exhibition, Portsmouth, February
2008    The Zetter Hotel Showcase, Clerkenwell Road, London, January
2007    V&A Craft Showcase, V&A Museum, London, July
2006    Sitting Room, Co-curated touring exhibition. Destinations : Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Alsager Arts Centre (Cheshire), The Permanent Gallery (Brighton), Winchester School of Art, Cambridge School of Art, K Gallery, Alameda, California, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City,  January 2006 - July 2008

Art Fairs / Book Fairs

2019    BABE (Bristol Artist's Book Event), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, Battenburg Press, April 2019/17/15/13/11/09/07     
2016    Pages 2016, The Tetley, Leeds, PAPER Gallery stand, March
2015    Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark, Norway, Battenburg Press stand, November
2013    The Tokyo Art Book Fair, University of Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan, M-Collective stand, September
2012     Bookmarket, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Battenburg Press stand, April 2011/2012
2010    The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, The Righton Press collective, September 2010/2009
2007    Origin, The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, The Strand, London, October 2006/2007
2006    Seoul Book Fair, Seoul, South Korea, 2006

Performance / Talks / Papers

2019 ‘Contemporary Arts in Rural Development: Lessons from Japan and the UK’, presentation of Rural Areas for Artists, University of Tokyo, May14th
2019 ‘Contemporary Arts in Rural Development: Lessons from Japan and the UK’, presentation of Rural Art in the Making,Newcastle University, February18th
2017    Artist’s Presentation, International Mokuhanga Conference (IMC), University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, October
2016    Printmaking performance, Southern Graphics Conference International (SGCI), Portland, Oregon, USA, March
2015    TEDx FUKUOKA WOMEN talk on ‘Using Artist’s Books to Connect People’, Fukuoka, Japan, May
2013    Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library (BABL) at Off the Page-Press & Release, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, May
2013    Show & Tell, Presentation on BABL at the Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, February
2012    'Surplus to Requirements' paper presentario for Udkandt, Doverodde Artist’s Book Festival, Denmark, May    
2011    ‘BABL at BABE’, Arnolfini, Quayside, Bristol, April
2010    ‘Place, BABL for ’Coastal Currents, St. Leonards & Hastings, Sussex, September
2010    ‘From A to B’, BABL in market square, Dover, Kent, September
2010    ‘The Wellcome Picnic’, The Wellcome Trust, BABL in West Euston, London, June
2010    ‘Reading for Reading’s Sake’, BABL at Islington Mill, Salford, April
2010    ‘Stacks’ for the public closing event of Manchester City Library, March
2010    ‘Belongings’ for ‘The Story of Things’, conference, collaborative performance, Manchester January
2009    Guest Speaker for The Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank, Yorkshire, May  

2011-16   Mishka Henner, Manchester
2010        Borbonessa Publishing collaboration, Brighton
2010        The Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University,
2010        Anatomy Projects, Manchester Metropolitan University    
2010        The Wellcome Picnic, The Wellcome Trust, London, June
2008       Couverture & The Garb Store, London
2007-09 Ultimate Holding Company (UHC), Manchester


Tate Britain
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University Special Collections Library
Yale Centre for British Art
Chelsea College of Art
University of the Arts London
The Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol
Winchester School of Art Library
Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

Press / Publications

2019 Rakes Progress Issue 9, magazine article feating artists interview, February
2017     BLUE HOURS, exhibition catalogue, published by VARC, September
2017     Corridor8, review of Light meditations exhibition, June
2017     Printmaking Today, article on VARC residency, Spring Issue
2015     The Blue Notebook, IMPACT Press, UK, Article on MI-LAB residency, October
2014     Typewriter Art : A Modern Anthology, Barrie Tullet published by Lawrence King
2014     The Little Book of Bookmaking, Charlotte Rivers & Esther K.Smith published by Random House
2010     A-N Magazine, Giving and Receiving article The Bibliotherapy artist’s book library, by Emily Speed, May
2009    Stilled Lives collaborative book project, The Righton Press, July
2009    Crafts magazine, preview of Museum of Childhood exhibition, February
2006    The Sitting Room catalogue. Provided written Introduction, published by The Righton Press
2006    The Blue Notebook, contributor to Issue 1, artist’s page
2004    The Artist’s Book Yearbook, contributor, artist’s page, 2003/04
2005    Book Arts Newsletter, regular contributor to monthly publication since 2005
2003    The Helen Storey Foundation 'Mental' catalogue1997/2003.
2002    A N magazine / TATE Magazine / London Evening Standard / Elle / Elle Decoration / Marie Claire /  Blueprint / Culture 24 / Creative Tourist