Elizabeth Murton

Location: London
Website: www.elizabethmurton.co.uk

Artists Statement:
Working across a range of media, Murton often unpicks structures and processes and plays with repetition to create compositions. These abstract pieces never reveal a complete picture, but hint towards a continuation. Often the work seems to capture a moment in an abstract chain of events.

At the core of her visual vocabulary is a 'truth to materials' aesthetic. Through repurposing newspaper or reusing 1000 cans, structures are created exposing the constituent materials and forms. Rhythmic processes and a minimal, abstract aesthetic are used to reconsider our material world; marks as marks, ink as ink, similar to emptiness in Buddhist meditation.
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Murton studied at Goldsmiths and is now based at Bow Arts Trust, East London. Exhibitions include Rules and Regs performance residency, Farnham Maltings; Crafts Council Commission for Origin, Somerset House; Siena Art Institute, Italy; Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths College; Deptford X; curator and lead artist for interdisciplinary exhibition A Theory of Everything; and co-curated and exhibited at A Matter of Substance, APT Gallery, London.


Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2003- 2006
Other HE courses:
Psychology and Italian (Level 1), Lancaster University, 2001- 2002
An Introduction to Modern Philosophy (Level 1 course), Birkbeck University, 2011

Selected Exhibitions
2013 A Matter of Substance, APT Deptford, London
2012 Dangerous Curves Ahead, Bow Arts Open, Bermondsey Project
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Arts Institute, Italy
2011 A Theory of Everything, Core Gallery Deptford, London, UK
2010 Gallery Plots, Deptford X, Deptford. London, UK
2010 At Play, South Hill Park, Berkshire, UK
2009 Origin, Crafts Council Commission, Somerset House, London, UK
2008 Effuse, Constance Howard Research Centre, London, UK
2007 Orbis Opifex, Cyrpt, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London, UK
2007 Rules and Regs, The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, UK
2006 The Textile Collective, Truman Brewery, London, UK
2006 Goldsmiths Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Prizes and Awards
2013 Re:View Bursary, a-n The Artists Information Company

2013 Conference Report: The Art Party Conference, LEAN website
2012 Conference Report: Arts Education in England Under Scrutiny, Festival of Blackboards for a-n News
2007 What is Drawing For? Loughborough University Drawing Journal. An essay by Elizabeth Murton

2013 Degree Show Catalogue, Leeds University, Interview on Peer Crits
2012 a-n magazine, Artist's Interview on OpenAIR
2011 Core Gallery Interview Series
2009 Financial Times, How to Spend it, Emma Crichton-Miller
2007 BBC Berks Breakfast Show, interview live in studio.