British artist and writer. Born Nuneaton, England in 1967. She grew up in London, where she lives and works.
She completed an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art in 2021 and a BA in Painting at Camberwell College of Art in 2008. Other studies include The Royal Drawing School Drawing Intensive Scholarship Programme (2019), the Turps Correspondence Course (2016–19), and trained in Interactive Multimedia at The ARTEC (1993). She participated in Year of Making, SPACE Clarence Mews residency for performance makers, led by choreographer Caroline Salem in 2022, DOOResidency, Amsterdam in 2021, and PeerSocial at Raven Row (2020) and Cubitt Gallery (2018–19). Her work is held in the Women’s Art Library and private collections in the UK and internationally.
Moreton-Griffiths’s projects use live performance, still imagery, objects, video, sound, simple technology and speculative fiction to explore ideas around class, gender, technology and systems of control.
With works that explore her personal biography – in particular, the effects of war on generations, and the residues of empire and new colonisations. Moreton-Griffiths digs at the margins of history, current affairs, and popular culture. Her investigations examining invisible structures designed to keep us in place and ways we can break free. Always offering multiple perspectives that reveal the deeply entangled nature of contemporary life with wry humour.
Recent selected exhibitions and writing include Water, speculative fiction published in Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, Process: Vol. 17, No. 1: The Future (2023); Soft Apocalypse, Rehearsing How We Change the World, at Space Clarence Mews (2023); That the living may know the features of your face, live performance, part of The Baroness group exhibition dedicated to Dada artist, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Mimosa House, London (2022); Being Duchamp Becoming Elsa, Silent Movie for Southwark Festival of Words at Dulwich Library and Canada Water Library (2022); The Comrades They Were Brave. We Salute You! at GRS44 Gallery, Bloomsbury, London (2022); Waiting Rooms at tactileBosch, Cardiff (2021); Everything Forever, an online exhibition in collaboration with Silicon Valet, Montez Press Radio NY, Off Site Project and New Critique (2021); 302_Direct in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Montez Press Radio NY, Low_Res_Camera_Roll and ‘& Inevitable bedding within’ circulated by the ICA, London (2019); South of the River, hoarding for The Constructors Gallery, Southern end of Blackfriars Bridge for Transport for London with support from Southwark Council (2019); Art Car Boot Fair (2018); Pillow Talk at Austrian Cultural Forum and Uniqlo Tate Lates February, Tate Modern, London (2018); Craft+Conflict, Rural Touring Scheme: Cumbria, Co Durham & Northumberland (2017); Truth Lies Within at Phytology, The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London and The Subculture Archives, Carnaby Street, London (2017), amongst many others.
Moreton-Griffiths (b. 1967, UK, British) is an artist and writer. She completed a BA in Painting at Camberwell College of Art in 2008 and an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art in 2021. Other studies include The Royal Drawing School Drawing Intensive Scholarship Programme (2019), the Turps Correspondence Course (2016–19), and training in Interactive Multimedia at The Artec (1993) where she stayed on to teach, going on to work as Multimedia Programmer and Creative Director. In 2022 she participated in SPACE Clarence Mews Year of Making, residency for performance makers, led by choreographer Caroline Salem. In 2021 Future’s Venture Foundation supported her writing of speculative fiction. She lives and works in London. She teaches life class and programmes peer review and artist talks. Highlights include Her Art-Story Talks, supported by Arts Council England, co-programmed with Matt Roberts Arts and co-hosting an RCA talk with Hito Steyerl (2021). Moreton-Griffiths served on the Board of Trustees at SLWA (South London Women Artist, 2008-2020) facilitating the professional development of women artist at all stages of their careers. Her work is held in the Women’s Art Library and private collections in the UK and internationally. She is Resident Artist for the Museum of Youth Culture.