Approved: 22.04.2015

Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 22.04.2015
 

Biography

My works are unapologetically wonky. They are tender, funny, political, philosophical, conflicting, sad. They are my attempt to articulate what I didn’t understand as a child and continue to not understand now. From religious stories, other myths and fairytales, to arguments with my father. They embody a feeling I have always had, that something is not being said, that ideologies get in the way. Asking questions. Answering nothing. It is this space, this tension, these histories, both personal and societal, that I seek to explore. Curious. I am always amazed where a line of inquiry can lead. For some time I have been exploring what it means to be human using the robotic as a metaphor, interested in the seemingly antagonistic relationship of art and technology. Borrowing from history and culture, I create pieces from a vast array of references and political narratives. Using traditional techniques with a contemporary sensibility, across disciplines and in a range of media. Drawing, painting, objects, photography, digital collage, digital film and animation projection, lighting installation, performance via a cast of characters and research published as zines.

I studied Foundation at St Martins School of Art (1986), Interactive Multimedia at the ARTEC (1993), BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2005-2008), Painting on the Turps Correspondence Course (2016-2019) and the Drawing Intensive scholarship programme at The Royal Drawing School (2019). In 2017 my studio development was supported by an Arts Council England Grants for The Arts award and I was selected to be part of the London Creative Network at SPACE. In 2018 I was a joint recipient of Artquest’s PEER FORUM award at Cubitt. I curate, teach, write and programmes artist talks. Highlights include 'Feminism, the near future and non linear time' with Nina Power and Victoria Browne, a conversation with Marvin Gaye Chetwydn for ArtVerve and a conversation with Laura Lancaster for Her Art-Story, a Matt Roberts Arts talk series funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery. I am artist in residence at the Museum of Youth Culture at Printworks. My work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.

 

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