Mairi Singleton was born in 1990. The oldest daughter of Thomas and Petula Singleton grew up in Bathgate, West Lothian, situated in central Scotland with her younger sister Kirsty. In 2008 she started Edinburgh’s Telford College for a foundation course in art and design before doing a 2 year HND in Contemporary Art Practice. At the moment she is studying BA Fine Art at the University of Cumbria, in Carlisle, England.

The work investigates the concept of repetition and architecture in residential homes specifically in the Denton Holme area of Carlisle as a product of mass production of the textile mills in the city. The multiple is a recurring concept in the work, which is investigated through various works referencing mass production through process and image. The work also explores the facade and the changes made to them over time to the terraced houses in the are as being a testament to the notion of social history.