Artist in Residence
Marianne Spurr lives and works in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art (MA painting) and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford (BA Fine Art). Her practice employs found materials and everyday objects, organising and classifying them to create aesthetic and epistemological relationships. Whilst the objects are often brought together using structures such as frames, grids and stacks, traces of handwork often disrupt that sense of order. A recent text written about Marianne’s work noted, “There is an element of performance, of things in motion or still in the making, where a sense of actions breathed in through the body and out through the materials is tangible” (Supplement Gallery, 2017).
Recent exhibitions include Notebook on Cities, Rodriguez gallery, Poland (2019); As a butterfly folded in a caterpillar that will soon unfold, Nicoletti Contemporary, London (2019), Sunday Art fair (with Brad Grievson, Supplement gallery (2017); On Cold Spring Lane, Assembly Point, London (2017), Further Material, White Crypt, London, (2017), Tracks, Supplement gallery, London (2016), Nomadic Vitrine, recent activity, Birmingham (2016), Studio Leigh collaboration with France-Lise Mcgurn (2015), Today, And/Or gallery, London (2015); Last Night, Parallel // Oaxaca at Material Art fair (2015); A Union of Voices, Horatio Junior (2014); Mystic Fire, Paradise Row London (2014); Open Heart Surgery, The Moving Museum, London (2013); Young London, V22 (2013), Pop Tarts, James Fuentes gallery, New York (2013).