Approved: 04.05.2020

Edie Murray

Artist, Web developer

Approved: 04.05.2020

I am a neurodivergent creative practitioner obsessed with sensory experiences and the space between real and not real. My practice to date has focused on using technology to create and explore imaginary spaces. I work predominantly with 3D rendered imagery and augmented and virtual reality.

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  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Artist Statement

I am a neurodivergent creative practitioner obsessed with sensory experiences and the space between real and not real. My practice to date has focused on using technology to create and explore imaginary spaces. I work predominantly with 3D rendered imagery and augmented and virtual reality.

My work is informed by experiences of neurodivergence and mental ill-health, which fuel an interest in individualised relationships with reality.  Much of my practice also explores notions of escapism facilitated by the digital, creating virtual spaces that are removed from everyday reality. I like to explore the idea of reality as malleable, something to which digital technology lends itself well as a medium.

Having always worked digitally, I have recently begun exploring ways my work can take a physical form beyond the screen or headset. This year I was awarded an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant to enable this endeavour. In the next year of my practice, my aim is to begin bridging the gap between digital and physical space, so that interacting with my work becomes an integrated and holistic experience.

CV & Education

EDUCATION

2017 – 2020 – MA Digital Media and Culture – University of Warwick
2011 – 2015 – BA Hons Art – University of Reading
2010 – 2011 – Foundation Diploma in Art and Design– City & Guilds of London Art School

MEMBERSHIPS

2019 – Birmingham Open Media Fellowship (current)
2018 – Black Hole Club artist development programme, Vivid Projects

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Copy That? – Open Data Institute, London, UK
2019 – Secret Knock, 1st year exhibition – Class Room Gallery, Coventry, UK
2019 – Die Digitale Festival – Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 – Hacked! Games re-designed – Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, UK
2019 – Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art – Coventry, UK
2019 – Digital Design Weekend – V&A, London, UK
2019 – Co-op(t) presents ARTY PARTY 2: INTEGRATE – Class Room Gallery, Coventry, UK
2019 – Wonder – The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK
2019 – Binaria – Bastón del Moro, Córdoba, Argentina
2018 – ‘The World’s 1st ever AR & Virtual Avatar Fashionshow’ – EP7, Paris, France
2018 – Black Hole Club End of Year Show – Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
2018 – We are Luminous Launch – Class Room Gallery, Coventry, UK
2018 – Another Dimension – Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
2018 – All Female show for International Womens Day – The Gallery, Kenilworth, UK
2018 – Live Screen @ The Herbert – The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK
2018 – Black Hole Club 2018 launch – Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
2016 – ‘What is the Future of Art?’ – Turbine Hall, Tate Modern / Uiqlo Oxford St, London, UK
2015 – ‘TOB1’ – Central Gallery, Reading, UK
2015 – ‘RAF’ – OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading, UK
2014 – ‘Speculative Future’ – A-Side B-Side Gallery, London, UK
2014 – ’22 Hours’ – Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London, UK
2013 – ‘Mindsoup 2013’ – Gallery 320, London, UK
2013 – ‘Spectacle’ – Vyner Street Gallery, London, UK
2013 – ‘PINK’ – Cultivate, Vyner Street, London, UK