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About

Mary Griffiths (b. 1965) is from the Wirral and lives in Manchester. She graduated from the MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2009.

Recent exhibitions include: Protest and Remembrance at Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2019); Wild Honey, The Turnpike, Leigh (2018, Arts Council England funded); Prospect Planes, a video drawing made with Kostya Novoselov for the Great Exhibition of the North, Newcastle/Gateshead, 2018 (Commissioned by Brighter Sound with Arts Council England funding ); Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester  and touring internationally (2016 – 2018); From Seathwaite, permanent wall drawing at the National Graphene Institute, Manchester (2015); Still Further, Bureau, Manchester (2014); Black and White Room, curated by Cornelia Parker at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2014); Some Recent Examples, Manchester (2013); Cabedal, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon (2012); Fathom, Bureau, Manchester (2012); Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (2011). Her book, Pictures of War, was published by Carcanet in 2009.

Mary Griffiths is Senior Curator (Modern and Contemporary Art) at the Whitworth, Manchester.    

One-person Exhibitions

2018

Wild Honey, The Turnpike, Leigh and Lancashire Mining Museum at Astley Green Colliery (14 April  – 26 May 2018) (booklet)

2015

From Seathwaite, permanent wall drawing in the National Graphene Institute, The University of Manchester

2014

Still Further, Bureau, Manchester (1 Dec – 13 Feb 2015)

Rangefinder, artist in residence, PS Mirabel, Manchester (25 Apr – 7 June)

2012

Fathom, Bureau, Manchester. (31 Mar – 12 May)

Group Exhibitions

2019

The Flesh of Thought, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London (25 September – 3 November 2019)

The Fire Within, The Galleries, Wigan (11 May – 6 July 2019)(book)

MAJOR CONVERSATIONS – The Industrial Narrative, Platform A, Middlesbrough (29 March – 30 April 2019)

Protest and Remembrance, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (28 February – 30 March 2019)(e-book)

2018

Prospect Planes (2018) (video drawing) made with Kostya Novoselov and accompanied by Sara Lowes’ Graphene Theme. Premiered as part of the Hexagon Experiment, Great Exhibition of the North, Great North Museum, Newcastle (Friday 17 August 2018)

Cultivation: Points of Vantage, Hestercombe House, Taunton, Somerset (17 March – 8 July 2018)

2017

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, Hong Kong Science Museum (15 December 2017 – 18 April 2018)

2016

From A to C; this being B, Caustic Coastal, Manchester (17 November – 10 December 2016)

Looking North, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (28 October 2016 – 26 February 2017)

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (23 July 2016 – 25 June 2017)

2015

The Dream of Modern Living? Warrington Museum and Art Gallery (2 Oct – 14 Nov 2015)

2014

Black and White Room, curated by Cornelia Parker at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 17 Aug)

In Conversation, Touchstones, Rochdale (5 Apr – 14 June)

The Drawing Project, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (14 – 23 Feb)

2013

Tip of the Iceberg: Art from Up North, Contemporary Art Society, London (4 Oct 2013 – 3 Jan )

Some Recent Examples, Sevendale House, Manchester (4 – 21 July)

2012

Cabedal, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal  (16 Nov 2012 – 26 Jan) (catalogue)

2011

Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool. (5 Aug – 3 Sept)

Workhouse, The Hive, Manchester. (14 – 21 Apr)           

2009

MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art. (30 Sept – 6 Oct)

This and That, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, USA. (7 Aug – 6 Sept)

Four Artists from the Manchester School of Art, FAFA Gallery, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland. (14 Feb – 1 March) (catalogue)

2008

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008, Jerwood Space, London and touring UK. (17 Sept 2008 – 25 Apr 2009) (catalogue)

The Origins of Nine, Islington Mill, Salford. (May)

Collections

Arts Council Collection; The Whitworth; Private Collections

Publications

2019

The Fire Within, Wigan Borough Council, 2019

Protest and Remembrance e-book, Alan Cristea Gallery, 2019

2018

Wild Honey review by Natalie Bradbury, Corridor 8, 7 May 2018, Corridor 8 Wild Honey

Wild Honey Review by Linda Pittwood, Art World Shanghai, June 2018, 330_艺术世界-linda, Turnpike

Prospect Planes article by Bingyan Xue, The Art Newspaper China, 9 October 2018, The Art Newspaper China

2016

Revolver, Tiago Duarte and Pavel Büchler, Edinburgh

The Right Formula, The Story of the National Graphene Institute, David Taylor, Manchester University Press

2012

Drawing Paper 5, published by Mike Carney & Jon Barraclough

2009

Pictures of War, published by Carcanet.