Art Education:

PhD: Verchatsav! An auto-ethnographic exploration of Armenian–Iranian identity through contemporary art practice. Leeds Beckett University, School of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design 2015

M.A. Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University 1988-90

B.A.(Hons.) Graphic Design, Leeds Polytechnic 1982-85

Pre-B.A. Leeds College of Art 1981-82

Currently:    Contemporary Crafts Tour Officer, Highlights Rural Touring, 2009-present


  • Lecturer Surface Pattern & Printed Textiles B.A., Leeds College of Art & Design (0.5) 2007-2009
  •  Artist Consultant, The Arthouse Capital Project, 2005-07
  •  -insite- Artist & Co-ordinator for East Street Arts, Leeds, a community project celebrating the launch of Patrick Studios 2003/4
  •  Artist in Residence for DIVA (Development Initiatives for Voluntary Arts) Wakefield 1998–2000.
  •  Wakefield Art Gallery – Freelance Education Development Worker, Gallery Development Scheme 1998
  •  D-cap Project Manager (Demystifying Contemporary Art Practice) for East Street Arts, Leeds 1997
  •  Arts Co-ordinator, The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax – education, promotion, publicity, artists studios and exhibitions 1991–1997
  •  Assistant Keeper Museums Education Service (Art), Cartwright Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Bradford 1989–1991
  •  Exhibitions Curator, St. Paul’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Leeds 1986 – 1988
  •  Visiting Lecturer University of Leeds, International Foundation Course; Leeds Metropolitan University, Prof. Practice, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art