Approved: 22.04.2015

Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 22.04.2015
 

Artist Statement

My works are unapologetically wonky. Tender, funny, political, philosophical, conflicting, sad. A narrative painter, my practice calls on many historical, cultural and personal references, theoretical ideas and art criticism – trying to represent the endless flow of history on a human scale and gaps in the dominant narratives and a multiplicity. My themes include moral panic; ideologies; conflict and control. With wry humour. The narratives are often too contradictory for one painting hanging on a wall, so my work is realised across disciplines, in a range of media: drawing, painting, objects, photography, digital collage and film, performance via a cast of characters and research published as zines. In 2016 I began working with the limitless possibilities of science fictions, setting my work in The Near Future; building a world, mirroring and exaggerating what I see around me.

CV & Education

Education

1986 St Martins School of Art (Foundation)

1993 The ARTEC (Interactive Multimedia)

2005 - 2008 Camberwell College of Art BA (Hons)

2016 - 2019 Turps Correspondence Course

2019 Drawing Intensive, The Royal Drawing School

Competitions Awards Prizes

2018

  • Artquest The PEER FORUM Award 2018. Cubitt, London

2017

  • Arts Council England Grants for the Art Award
  • London Creative Network programme at SPACE. London

2016

  • Residency. Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. London

2015

  • Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Visual Arts Award shortlisted. Southwark Arts Forum
  • Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Community Arts Award nomination. SAF
  • Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, SLWA, Big Draw Award Runner Up. The Big Draw

2013

  • Dinner Party, SAFTA Visual Arts Award. Southwark Arts Forum
  • Inspired London, Fold Gallery. London

2010

  • CG @ Deptford X, Core Gallery. London
  • Artworks Open 2010, Barbican Arts Group Trust. London
  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. London

Selected exhibitions

2019

  • Work Shop at Bell House for Dulwich Festival, London
  • Spike Island Open Studios (Studio 105), Bristol 
  • Still Life. Asylum Chapel, London 
  • Gallery Below, St Mary-le-Bow Church Cheapside, London

2018

  • Art Car Boot Fair. Granary Square King's Cross and Lambeth, London
  • Genesis Light Magic. St John's Bethnal Green, London         
  • Strong and Stable. Asylum Chapel, London 
  • Why Don't You?... HQ. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham, London
  • Altered States. The London Group. The Crypt, St John's, Waterloo, London
  • Craft+Conflict. Rural Touring Scheme. Cumbria, Co Durham & Northumberland
  • Dreaming Awake at Safe House 1. Dulwich Festival. Peckham, London 
  • Pillow Talk at Uniqlo Tate Lates February. Tate Modern, London

2017

  • Rye Winter Salon Show. Rye Creative Centre. Rye
  • Lucky 7 Rides Again. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham. London
  • Showcase, The Subculture Archives, Carnaby Street. London
  • Showcase, the London Creative Network at SPACE. London
  • The Arches Studios Dulwich Open House, Peckham. London
  • Spike Island Open. Bristol
  • Pay And Display. Centrespace Gallery. Bristol
  • London Creative Network programme at SPACE. London
  • Blink. Market Peckham, SLWA. London

2016

  • Olympic Dreams. Market, Peckham. London
  • Pillow Talk at BBC 100 Women. Broadcasting House. London
  • Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions. Women Centre Stage, Hampstead Theatre. London
  • Pillow Talk at TEDx UCLWomen. London
  • Bankley Open. Bankley Studios and Gallery. Manchester
  • Return of the Lucky Seven. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham. London
  • Olympic Dreams. Residency at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and Ladywell Athletics Track. London
  • Residency. Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. London
  • Annual Open #32, CGP London. London
  • Sluice_ Space and Space Time Agency, The Averard Hotel. London
  • Pillow Talk, SLWA and the Women's Art Library, Brixton East. London

2015

  • Lucky Seven. Why Don’t You…? Art Licks Weekend. London
  • Annual Open #31, CGP London. London
  • Live Drawing. One Nation Under a Groove, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre. London
  • Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Visual Arts Award shortlisted. Southwark Arts Forum
  • Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Community Arts Award nomination. SAF
  • Eye music, Dulwich Festival, The Arches Courtyard Space. London
  • Say what! Gambardella Art. London
  • Burlesque & Allegory, Asylum. London
  • Urban, Brixton East, SLWA. London
  • South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios. London

2014

  • Finders Keepers Losers Weepers, Conway Hall. London
  • Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, Deptford X. London
  • Friends Open, Dulwich Picture Gallery. London
  • Pentapaper 'The Machine of Visual Delights’, Alternative Village Fete with Homeliveart, National Theatre. London
  • Summer Open, The Arches Studios. London
  • South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios. London
  • That's Not What, Hide Gallery Leathermarket. London

2013

  • #APublicAiring. @theWHYfront. Deptford, Southbank, Parliament Square, London
  • #ItsInTheBag as Parliament Week Partner. @theWHYfront, Hide Gallery, London
  • The Fine Art of Ceramics. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London
  • Artlicks Weekend. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London
  • Swimming Against The Tide. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London
  • From The Archive. Bermondsey Street Festival, London
  • Piece work. Espacio Gallery, London
  • Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. ASC Studios, London
  • Summer Open at The Arches, London
  • Brixton Art Trail, London
  • Curious Exchange, London
  • #DinnerParty. I'm Inside, Ring The Bell! SLWA at 4749 Tanner St, London
  • SLWA Postcard Exhibition. WoW at The Royal Festival Hall, London
  • Inspired London. KnowMore, Fold Gallery, London
  • International Postcard Show. Surface Gallery, Nottingham
  • Between Lines. The Arches Courtyard Space, London
  • Tender. SLWA at The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London

2012

  • Snap! SLWA at Bankside Gallery, London
  • Asylum, London
  • South London Art Map Last Fridays. The Arches, London
  • Annual Open #28. CGP London
  • Studio based exhibition. Martell Road Studios, Dulwich Open House, London
  • Myths are private dreams. Dreams are private myths. SLWA at Dulwich Library, London

2011

  • RyanRooneySpace as part of Dulwich Open House, London
  • Glimpsed. SLWA at House Gallery, London
  • From Blake to Space. House Gallery, London
  • South London Art Map Last Fridays. The Arches, London
  • SLWA at Dulwich Library, London
  • Property crime: Marxist postcard. Toutes Directions, London
  • Open Exhibition. CGP London

2010

  • CG @ Deptford X. Core Gallery, London
  • Artworks Open 2010. Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. Jerwood Space, London
  • South London Women Artists. Dulwich Library, London
  • Open at The Arches, London
  • Peckham Space Open, London
  • RyanRooneySpace as part of Dulwich Open House, London

2009

  • Open at The Arches, London
  • Advent Window Community Project. Tealeaf Arts Gallery, London
  • RyanRooneySpace, London
  • Dulwich Open House, London
  • Celebrating Women Artists. SLWA at Dulwich Library, London

2008

  • Recent Graduates Exhibition. The Affordable Art Fair, London
  • Open at The Arches, London
  • Open Exhibition. CGP London
  • Degree Show. Camberwell College of Art, London

2007

  • InsideOutside. Mile End Art Pavilion, London
  • Cornered. Centenary Gallery, London

Publications

2017

  • Essay by Anna McNay Art writer and Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly. Art-Corpus
  • SPACE / LCN Participant Feature. London Creative Network at SPACE
  • Nympenburg Trials. Lighthouse Journal. Gatehouse Press
  • Matriarchs Monsters Feral Children. Wolf Crossing. The Learned Pig (online)
  • Nympenburg Trials. Lighthouse Journal. Gatehouse Press
  • Olympic Dreams. Art Reveal Magazine p76-81

2016

  • Marvin Gaye Chetwydn in conversation. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 6. SLWA Publishing
  • Olympic Dreams Zine.
  • Featured on homepage callout. Axisweb
  • Women On The Frontline. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 5. SLWA Publishing
  • In photos: Pillow Talk at Brixton East. Mike Urban, BrixtonBuzz

2015

  • SLWA Art School. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 3. SLWA Publishing
  • Liberties Review. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 4. SLWA Publishing
  • Eye music – a rare exhibition. Dulwich OnView
  • Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, SLWA, Big Draw Award Runner Up. The Big Draw
  • The 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Online publication, Wisconsin
  • The 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Online publication, Wisconsin

2014

  • Finders Keepers Losers Weepers. Archaelogy of mind. SLWA Publishing
  • The Dinner Party. SLWA Publishing
  • A PUBLIC AIRING. Sexism affects us all. Feminist & Women's Studies Association

2013

  • Featured Artist Member. Artlyst 26.07.13
  • 200 Magazine. Issue 6. Quarterly magazine, available online, app & in print p.144
  • Art Of The Week #1. Twenty Something London online showcase
  • The Personal is Political. UK Parliament
  • Piecework. Exhibition catalogue by Jackie Brown, Pia Randall & Pat Kaey
  • Artist Quarterly Autumn 2013. Tour London Art Trail 4 Peckham p.59
  • The Feminist and Women’s Studies Association. FWSA Blog. A PUBLIC AIRING
  • Visual Creativity. 2nd edition: a showcase of painting & illustration

2012

  • snap! SLWA diary catalogue. Text by Dr Lara Perry, Althea Greenan & Sarah Sparkes

2011

  • Landscape = Landskip. Onestepfastforward. Art Architecture Design blog
  • SLWA at Bankside. Exhibition catalogue
  • Women and Books. SLWA exhibition catalogue
  • Brighten Your Life. Dulwich OnView
  • Glimpsed. by Kim Thornton. Dulwich OnView

2010

  • Review: From Blake To Space. By Cat Weiner, The Londonist.
  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 Exhibition Review. by Amelia Gregory, Amelia's Magazine
  • Becoming Part of Something, by Rosalind Davis. Project blogs. Artists Talking
  • Pastoral Parody. by Anna Maria Di Brina, Dulwich OnView

2008

  • The Affordable Art Fair. Recent Graduates section of catalogue
  • Things Magazine. Royal College of Art online publication