AJ is a practicing artist based in Cardiff and joined HCA in 2018 as a part-time lecturer in Critical Studies.

With both a BA in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff School of Art & Design, AJ has delivered public artist talks across the UK and given lectures, provided tutorial support on both written and practical research, and mentored recent graduates in professional practice. She recently received a PGCE qualification in Post-Compulsory Education from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

AJ’s current practice explores the entanglement of human and geologic bodies. Rooted in sculpture, her work incorporates objects, performance, video, print and collage, adopting languages and processes from fields such as ceramics, museology, folk dancing, anthropology and mining.

Recent projects have included The Rejoinders  (a research network between Wales and India) and Sonorous Stones, a geologic choir that took place at Jamboree 2018.  With a keen interest in practice as research AJ has participated in both national and international residencies and in 2017 was selected for the Standpoint Futures residency at Chisenhale studios, London.