Biography

Laura Moreton-Griffiths (Nuneaton 1967) is a London-based histories painter. From religious stories, other myths and fairytales she was told as a child, to arguments with her father, her increasingly philosophical practice is her attempt to articulate what she didn’t understand then and continues to not understand now. She has always had a sense that something is not being said. It is this space, this tension, both societal and personal, that she seeks to explore. Curious. She is always amazed where a line of enquiry can lead. For some time she has been exploring what it means to be human using the robotic as a metaphor, increasingly interested in the seemingly antagonistic relationship of art and technology. Borrowing from history and culture, Laura creates pieces from a vast array of references and political narratives. Using traditional techniques with a contemporary sensibility, she works 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.

Moreton-Griffiths studied Foundation at St Martins School of Art (1986), multimedia at the ARTEC (1993), and BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2005-2008). Currently, she is in her third year of the Turps Correspondence Course and undertaking the The Royal Drawing School Drawing Intensive (2019) and is a joint recipient of Artquest’s PEER FORUM award at Cubitt. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.

Selected exhibitions  
 
Competitions Awards Prizes
 
2018 Artquest Peer Forum at Cubitt. London
  Constructors Gallery. Blackfriars Bridge Southern Side, London
  Craft+Conflict. Rural Touring Scheme. Cumbria, Co Durham & Northumberland
  Altered States. The London Group. The Crypt, St John’s, Waterloo, London
2017 Arts Council England Award Grants for the Arts award
  Rye Winter Open. Rye Creative Centre, Rye, Sussex
  Pay And Display. Centrespace Gallery. Bristol
  London Creative Network programme at SPACE. London
2016 Bankley Open. Bankley Studios and Gallery. Manchester
  Residency at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. London
2015 Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Visual Arts Award shortlisted. Southwark Arts Forum, London
  Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Community Arts Award nomination. Southwark Arts Forum, London
  Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions. SLWA. The Big Draw Award Runner Up. London
2013 Dinner Party. SAFTA Visual Arts Award. Southwark Arts Forum, London
  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