Biography

Biography

Laura Moreton-Griffiths is British artist, writer and curator working in London.

She has exhibited widely, including 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 (2020); Spike Island Open Studios (Studio 105), Bristol (2019); Craft+Conflict, Rural Touring Scheme: Cumbria, Co Durham & Northumberland (2018), London Creative Network SPACE / LCN Showcase 2nd Edition at SPACE, London (2017); Truth Lies Within at Phytology, The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London and The Subculture Archives, Carnaby Street, London (2017). Collaborative projects include: PeerSocial hosted by Raven Row (2020) and Cubitt (2019) supported by Artquest Peer Forum; Pillow Talk at Austrian Cultural Forum and Uniqlo Tate Lates February, Tate Modern, London (2018); One Nation Under a Groove live drawing event, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London (2015), amongst others.

Her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally. She is Resident Artist for the Museum of Youth Culture. Since 2016 her practice is focussed on creating immersive storytelling events.

Laura teaches and programmes peer review and artist talks. She is co-programmer of the Arts Council England supported Her Art-Story Talks. Speakers include Dr Althea Greenan with Barby Asante, Melanie Jackson with Erika Tan, Cathy Lomax with Eleanor Moreton, Laura Lancaster with Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Cathy Lomax with Cathie Pilkington RA, Irini Papadimitriou with Nye Thompson, Annabel Dover with Nadia Hebson, and Mel Brimfield with Sally O’Reilly. Other talks that she has programmed include Elsa and the Urinal by Dr Glyn Thompson; Feminism, the Near Future and Non-Linear Time with Nina Power and Victoria Browne, and In Conversation with Marvin Gaye Chetwydn for ArtVerve magazine.

Laura is due to graduate with from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice in 2021. Other studies include: The Royal Drawing School Drawing Intensive Scholarship Programme (2019); Turps Correspondence Course (2016-2019); Camberwell College of Art BA Painting (2005-2008); ARTEC Interactive Multimedia (1993); St Martins School of Art, Foundation (1986). 


Education
   
2019-21 Royal College of Art, MA Contemporary Art / Practice Critical Practice
2019 The Royal Drawing School, Drawing Intensive Scholarship Programme
2016-19 Turps Painters Correspondence Course (Painting)
2005-08 Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, BA (Hons) Painting
1993 ARTEC, Interactive Multimedia
1986 St Martins School of Art, Foundation
   
Awards
   
2020 Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund Award
2017 Arts Council England Award Grants for the Arts Award
   
Residencies  
   
2020 PeerSocial hosted by Raven Row, London (group recipient)
2018-19 Artquest PeerSocial at Cubitt, London (group recipient)
2017-20 Resident Artist at the Museum of Youth Culture, London
2017 London Creative Network programme at SPACE, London
2016 Residency at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London
2014 Finders Keepers, SLWArtists Residency at Conway Hall, London
   
Talks  
2021 Co-producer Her Art-Story Series 3 with Matt Roberts
  For SLWArtists: DACS, Matt Roberts Arts and Gita Joshi, The Curators Salon
2020 Co-producer Her Art-Story Series 2 with Matt Roberts, featuring: Cathy Lomax & Cathie Pilkington at Bow Arts; Nye Thompson & Irini Papadimitriou; Nadia Hebson & Annabel Dover; Mel Brimfield & Sally O’Reilly, supported by Arts Council England
2019 Co-producer Her Art-Story Series 1 with Matt Roberts, featuring:Althea Greenan & Barby Asante at The Lightbox, Woking; Melanie Jackson & Erika Tan at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University; Cathy Lomax & Eleanor Moreton at Block 336, Brixton; Laura Lancaster & Laura Moreton-Griffiths, South Hill Park, Bracknell, supported by Arts Council England
2019 Elsa and the Urinal by Dr Glyn Thompson for SLWArtists
2017 Feminism, Non Linear Time and the Near Future with Nina Power and Victoria Browne, supported by Arts Council England
   
Awards  
2015 Southwark Arts Forum Visual Arts Award shortlisted for Finders Keepers, SLWArtists Residency
  Southwark Arts Forum Community Arts Award nomination for Finders Keepers, SLWArtists Residency
  The Big Draw Award Runner Up for Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, SLWArtists
2013 Southwark Arts Forum Visual Arts Award for The Dinner Party, SLWArtists
   
Selected  
   
2020 PeerSocial hosted by Raven Row, London
2018 Constructors Gallery, hoardings at 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 London Creative Network SPACE / LCN Showcase 2nd Edition at SPACE, London
  Rye Winter Open, Rye Creative Centre, Rye, Sussex
  Pay And Display, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
2016 Bankley Open, Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester
2013 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
   
Exhibitions  
   
2021 Everything Forever, an online exhibition in collaboration with Silicon Valet, Montez Press Radio, Off Site Project, New Critique and others
2020 DATA | GIFT live reading on this is tomorrow, 302_Redirect (16 May)
  DATA | GIFT on Montez Press Radio, NY, 302_Redirect (27 April)
  Low_Res_Camera_Roll, Instagram Takeover, 302_Redirect
  Inevitable bedding within’ on YouTube, YouTube, circulated by the ICA, London, 302_Direct
  Equinox, St Marylebone Parish Church, London with SLWArtists
  RCA WIP Show, Battersea Campus, London
2019 Cash is King, Mad In Margate, Artgame, Margate for the Museum of Youth Culture
  Return of Come Kiss a Stranger, Art Licks, Peckham, London
  Pillow Talk: conversations with women at the Austrian Cultural Forum, a collaboration with SLWArtists and the Women’s Art Library, part of Nothing Less! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
  Work Shop, Bell House, 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
  Dreaming Awake at Safe House 1, Dulwich Festival, Peckham, London
  Pillow Talk at Uniqlo Tate Lates February, Tate Modern, London
2017  The Lucky Seven Rides Again, Why Don’t You…HQ, Art Licks Weekend, London
  Truth Lies Within, Phytology, The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London
  Truth Lies Within, The Subculture Archives, Carnaby Street, London
  The Arches Studios Dulwich Open House, Peckham, London
  Spike Island Open Studios,
  Blink, Market Peckham, SLWArtists, 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, SLWArtists
  Pillow Talk, TEDx UCLWomen, London, SLWArtist
  Return of the Lucky Seven, Art Licks Weekend, Peckham, London
  Annual Open #32, CGP London
  Sluice_ Space and Space Time Agency, The Averard Hotel, London
  Pillow Talk, curated by the Women’s Art Library, Brixton East, London, SLWArtists
2015 Lucky Seven, Why Don’t You…? Art Licks Weekend, Peckham, London
  Annual Open #31, CGP London
  One Nation Under a Groove live drawing event, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London
  Eye music, Dulwich Festival, The Arches Courtyard Space, Peckham, London
  Say what! Gambardella Art, London
  Burlesque & Allegory, Asylum, London
  Urban, Brixton East, London, SLWArtists
  South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
2014 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers, Conway Hall, London
  Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, The Albany Theatre, Deptford X, London
  Friends Open, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
  The Machine of Visual Delights, Pentapaper at the Alternative Village Fete with Homeliveart, National Theatre, London
  Summer Open, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  That’s Not What, Hide Gallery Leathermarket, Leathermarket, London
2013 A Public Airing, Speakers Corner, Deptford to Parliament Square, The WHYfront, London
  It’s In The Bag, Hide Gallery Leathermarket, SLWArtists as Parliament Week Partner, London
  A Public Airing, Peckham to Canary Wharf, The WHYfront, London
  The Fine Art of Ceramics, Hide Gallery Leathermarket, Leathermarket, London
  Artlicks Weekend, Hide Gallery Leathermarket, Leathermarket, London
  Swimming Against The Tide, Hide Gallery Leathermarket, Leathermarket, London
  From The Archive, Bermondsey Street Festival, London
  Piece Work, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London
  Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, ASC Studios, Deptford, London
  Summer Open, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  Brixton Art Trail, Brixton Village, London
  Curious Exchange, West Norwood Cemetery, London
2012  The Dinner Party, SLWArtists at 4749 Tanner St, London
  Postcard Exhibition, WoW Festival, SLWArtists, The Royal Festival Hall, London
  Inspired London, Fold Gallery, London
  Between Lines, The Arches Courtyard Space, Peckham, London
  International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
  snap! SLWArtists at Bankside Gallery, London
  asylum, Asylum Chapel, London
  South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  Annual Open #28, CGP London
  Private Dreams Private Myths, SLWArtists at Dulwich Library, London
2011 RyanRooneySpace, Dulwich Open House, London
  Glimpsed, House Gallery, SLWArtists, London
  From Blake to Space, House Gallery, London
  South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  Property crime: Marxist postcard, Toutes Directions, Peckham, London
  Open Exhibition, CGP London, London
2010 CG @ Deptford X, Core Gallery, London
  Peckham Space Open, London
  Staffordshire Street, Jane Newbery Gallery, London
  RyanRooneySpace, Dulwich Open House, London
2009 Open at The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  RyanRooneySpace, Dulwich Open House, London
  Celebrating Women Artists, SLWArtists at Dulwich Library, London
2008 Recent Graduates, The Affordable Art Fair, London
  Open at The Arches Studios, Peckham, London
  Open Exhibition, CGP London
  BA Degree Show, Camberwell College of Art, London
2007 Inside Outside, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
  Cornered, Centenary Gallery, London
   
Publications  
   
2020 Fiends  Issue 5 Democracy
  As Seen By Her podcast about the implications of COVID-19 on the arts and its future, Talking with journalist Millen Brown-Ewens and Sarah Philp, Director of Programme and policies at Art Fund
2019 Kickstarter: 3 months study at the Royal Drawing School
  Artists Beyond LCN with Kathrin Böhm, LCN Story: Peer Social
2018 Conversation with Laura Lancaster at South Hill Park for Her Art-Story Talks
  Strong and Stable, SLWArtists by Alana Fialkoff for Dulwich on View
  PEER FORUM at Cubitt
  Kitmapper Instagram feature 12 March 2018
2017 The end is where we start from: history painting the future, Essay by Anna McNay, Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly
  Axisweb #WEEKLY ROUND UP #HIGHLIGHTS
  Feature by London Creative Network at SPACE
  Like The Myth of Pandora – Essay by Anna McNay Art writer and Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly, Art-Corpus
  Nympenburg Trials, Lighthouse Journal, Gatehouse Press
  Matriarchs, Monsters and Feral Children, Wolf Crossing, The Learned Pig Spring/Summer
  Olympic Dreams, Art Reveal Magazine p76-81
2016 Marvin Gaye Chetwydn in conversation, ArtVerve Magazine, Issue 6, SLWArtists Publishing
  Olympic Dreams Zine
  Olympic Dreams
  Axisweb Homepage callout feature
  Women on The Frontline, ArtVerve Magazine, Issue 5, SLWArtists Publishing
  n photos: Pillow Talk at Brixton East, Mike Urban, BrixtonBuzz
  Liberties Review, ArtVerve Magazine, Issue 4, SLWArtists Publishing
  SLWA Art School, ArtVerve, Issue 3, SLWArtists Publishing
  Eye music – a rare exhibition, Dulwich OnView
  The 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Online publication, Wisconsin
  Finders Keepers Losers Weepers, Archaelogy of mind, SLWArtists Publishing
  The Dinner Party, SLWArtists Publishing
  A PUBLIC AIRING, Feminist & Women’s Studies Association
2013 The Personal is Political, UK Parliament
  Piecework, Catalogue by Jackie Brown, Pia Goddard & Pat Kaey, SLWArtists Publishing
  Artist Quarterly Autumn 2013, Tour London Art Trail 4 Peckham p59
  Artlyst Featured Artist 26/07/13
  200 Magazine, Issue 6, Quarterly magazine, Available online, app & in print p144
  Art of The Week #1, Twenty Something London, Online showcase
  A Public Airing, The Feminist and Women’s Studies Association, FWSA Blog
  Visual Creativity, 2nd edition, a showcase of painting & illustration
  snap! SLWArtists catalogue, text by Dr Lara Perry, Althea Greenan & Sarah Sparkes
2011 Landscape = Landskip, Onestepfastforward, Art Architecture Design blog
  Bankside Exhibition catalogue, SLWArtists Publishing
  Women and Books, Exhibition catalogue, SLWArtists Publishing
  Brighten Your Life, Dulwich OnView
  Glimpsed by Kim Thornton, Dulwich OnView
2010 From Blake To Space, Review by Cat Weiner, The Londonist
  Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 Exhibition Review by Amelia Gregory, Amelia’s Magazine
  Becoming Part of Something, Project blogs by Rosalind Davis, Artists Talking
  Pastoral Parody by Anna Maria Di Brina, Dulwich OnView
2008 The Affordable Art Fair, Recent Graduates section of catalogue
  Things Magazine, Online publication, Royal College of Art