Approved: 16.08.2006

Maria Garton


Approved: 16.08.2006



    Artist Statement


    My artistic practice includes painting, sculpture, photography, sound and installation.
    Using everyday objects within the urban environment and natural landscape and also the virtual spaces we engage with I focus on issues that relate to our fragile existence as humans within these environments. Reality and fiction are essential elements of the ideas and thought processes that inform the work. I am  interested in how we relate to a sense of place and how our memories can change over time and can become fragmented cross referencing the past, present and future possibilities. 

    CV & Education


    2005 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, Leeds Beckett University 

    2001 - BA Hons, Visual Art Degree , University of Salford, 

    1997-98 Art Foundation, School of Visual Arts, Salford College.


    WOMEN Inspiring Quotes and Artistic Responses  Volume 2 Published 2019 Compiled and edited By Nicola Wild and Andy Wild

    SYNERGY 17 Book Publication in Collaboration with Professor Paul Haywood and Dr Karen Heald 2017 published by Bangor University

    SHE Book Publication Sweetart London 2016 A Book Archiving an International Collaboration Exploring The Constructs of Femininity

    Suspended Narratives Book Publication in collaboration with Professor Paul Haywood and Dr Karen Heald.2014 published by The University of Salford

    Cities All Dimensions Part 2 Tokarska Gallery online catologue and publication 2013

    The Last Book Project and Publication by  Professor Luis Camnizter, the book was sponsored by the National Library of Spain and is a collection of written and verbal statements in which the authors may leave a legacy for future generations 2007.

    Toxic Colour Catologue publication 2007 the theme of the exhibtion was created and juried by Martin Ball Associate Professor of Kent State University U.S.A.


    2005 - Exhibition, Timber Wharf, Urban Splash, Manchester

    2002 -Habitat, Manchester


    Loss and Lucidity Touring Exhibtion, Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon Portugal 8/8/19 to 18/9/19

    Sweetart Exhibition 5/7/2019 Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reeves London

    Greater Manchester Art Prize (SHORTLISTED) Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, 6/62019 to 5/72019

    MARDIS GRAS Requiem Auction and Exhibtion Project Space Plus University of Lincoln.The Auction was for the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital curated and organised by Andrew Bracey and family July 2017.

    Electron Salon Exhibtion Los Angeles Center for Digital Art U.S.A. June-July 2017

    SHE An International Art Collaboration Exploring The Concepts of Femininity Sweetart 47/49 Tanner Street London July 2016

    Grafters Peopl's History Museum Manchester March-April 2016

    Electron Salon Exhibtion at Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art U.S.A. January 14th-February 20th 2016 Reception-Saturday January 16th 7-9pm - TIAF Exhibtion The Rag Factory London October 2015 - Pure Painting BAR Gallery London June/July 2015- Seeing Samuel Beckett Exhibition Contemporary Art Space Chester 11th - 12th September then touring to Liverpool John Moores University from the 27th October -3rd November as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival and Beckett in the Regions Conference  2014- Artists Culture Zone The Tabernacle Gallery Nottinghill London June 2014 -. Borders Exhibtion Strasbourg Central Station France May/June 2014. CITIES All Dimensions Part 2, TOKARSKA Gallery , London 2013- Threshold Art Festival Liverpool March 2013- Fictilis Paperwork and book project and Astoria Installation Exhibition October/November The Lab 2948 16th Street San Francisco U.S.A. 2012  - Art of The Instagram New Media Festival Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles United States of America 2012 - Issue 15 Over and Out, Soanyway , Online Magazine 2011 - An Exchange with Sol LeWitt , Cabinet and Mass Moca's Prints and Drawing Gallery, New York America 2011 - Parallax AF Exhibition, The Royal Opera Arcade Pall Mall, London 2011 - Twinned Thrshold Festival , Contemporay Urban Centre and Eggspace, Liverpool 2010 - The Last Book Project, Zentral Bibliothek Zurich , Switzerland 2008 - The Last Book Project, The Muesum of The National Library of Spain , Madrid 2007 - On the Next Level, Circomedia, Bristol 2007 - Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Mueum, Chester 2007 - Toxic Colour, Exit Gallery, Ohio, USA 2006 - Another product, Cornerhouse, Manchester 2006 - Celeste Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Old Truman Gallery, London 2006 - First Kitchen, Norton Priory Museum, Cheshire 2006 - Gateway, Bewdley Institute, Worcestershire 2006 - Gift , Man Museum Liverpool Biennnial 2006, Liverpool 2006 - Objects in Waiting, Hallam University, Sheffield 2006 - Objects in Waiting, MAN museum, Liverpool Biennial 2006 2006 - On The Next Level 2006-2007, Touring Exhibition, United Kingdom 2006 - On the Next Level, Space Between, Touring Exhibition, South West England to March 2007 2006 - On the Shelf, Rogue, Manchester 2006 - Smallpond, Chorlton Mill Gallery, Manchester 2006 - Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, USA 2005 - AMP CD launch, The Font, Manchester 2005 - Testbed, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds 2004 - EX007 Exhibition, Timber Wharf, Urban Splash, Manchester 2004 - Ladyfest, Harborne Gallery, Birmingham 2004 - Liverpool Biennial Independants, Marriott Hotel, Liverpool 2004 - Untitled Collective Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Salford 2003 - 281 Transient, Great Northern Warehouse Exhibition, Manchester 2003 - 281transient, Chapel St Gallery, Salford 2003 - General, Manchester Artworks Gallery, Manchester 2003 - Show Home Exhibition, Timber Wharf, Urban Splash, Manchester 2003 - The Joy of Kitsch, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen 2003 - Women's Work, West End Arts Centre, Hampshire 2002 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London 2002 - Individualation, Greon Gallery, Manchester 2002 - International Womens Work, West End Arts Centre, Hampshire 2002 - Ladies Only, Liverpool Docks Biennial, Liverpool 2002 - Re Use, The Collect Gallery, Liverpool Curated projects 2011 - The Last Book Project, The Aguilar Branch of The New York City Library, New York USA Residencies 2005 - Timber Wharf, Urban Splash, Manchester Projects 2002 - Project Coordinator/curator/Member 281 Transient artists group, Chapel St Gallery, Salford Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Celeste Art Prize (finalist), Truman Brewery, London 2006 - Celeste Art Prize Finalist, Old Truman Gallery, London 2004 - Artists Professional Development Associate Beneficiary, University of Salford, Salford