Approved: 22.04.2015

Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Artist, Curator, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 22.04.2015
 

Biography

Painter, curator, sometimes writer. Telling tales. Political stories about love and loss.

21st century events are tense, destabilising and rotten. The causes are complex, overlapping and many. Complicated by random beauty and kindness – some things just aren’t right. In an attempt to untangle the complexity, I have been delving through autobiographical and cultural memories. Backwards to go forwards. And making art. My art resembles what it opposes.

Drawing, painting, photography, digital collage, film and objects. Tanks, kalashnikovs and gas masks, replicas of real objects from significant events that refer to real social constraints and issues. And performances via a cast of characters. The empty costumes transform from inanimate objects into sites that locate the work and house short films – performed or hung, and animated by simple technology, light, sound and projection.

I am currently working on an Art Council England funded project: Truth Lies Within – history painting the near future.

II studied Foundation at St Martins School of Art (1986), multimedia at the ARTEC (1993), Camberwell College of Arts BA (Hons) Painting (2005-2008). I am currently undertaking the Turps Correspondence Course and part of the London Creative Network at SPACE. I live and work in London and exhibit regularly, curate, teach and write. My work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally. 

CV & Education

Education

1986 St Martins School of Art (Foundation)

2005-2008 Camberwell College of Art BA (Hons)

 

Solo shows

2017

  • Solo Show. Cabbages & Frocks, Marylebone. London

2010

  • Pastoral Parody. Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich, London
  • Staffordshire Street. Jane Newbery Gallery, Dulwich, London

2009

  • The overlooked. Tealeaf Arts Gallery, Brockley, London

Competitions Awards Prizes

2017

  • 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

2017

  • 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

  • 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