I was born and raised in New Zealand and now live and work in Cambridge UK. Many years ago I completed a BA in History at Auckland University,NZ. For a few years I worked for New Zealand Social Services and then decided to emigrate to the UK.
In 2007 I completed an MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London. I have always been interested in visual art and make work in a variety of media but after my MA I really got a passion for experimental film and animation, actually, anything involving the moving image. Over the years I have worked collaboratively and on individual projects across a variety of media including performance, sculpture, film and art happenings. Some of this work can be found on My website The Society of Xtras.
In my most recent work I have been using java script to make digital collages that move. I like experimenting with and dissecting the glossy aesthetics of advertising. religious images and screen icons. Some of this work can be found on my web site xsif.com. For many years I used Flash and Action Script to make animations and now I use HTML5 Canvas to make interactive web animations. This web site has a selection of my web art and Short Films
My work has been shown at national and international galleries and festivals. These have included Temporary Contemporary, London; /Seconds, issue9, London; The Big Chill, Bristol; Elektronentoto Kabinenschau, Dusseldorf; The Kitchen Gallery, Liverpool; Cinesonika 2, Vancouver and the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.