Grace McMurray

Labour intensive craft processes such as weaving and sewing explore a self-reflexive subject, expanding an understanding of experience, drawing and tactility, through form and content. The materials chosen, such as fabric and graphite, confront mathematical beauty where geometric enquiry rests between conceptualism and a discourse around two and three dimensional space. By use of digital drawing transmuted to page, the handmade interrupts machinated methods of working.

She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Art (2005-08). Selected Solo Exhibition: Woven Polyhedra, University of Ulster, Belfast (2018). Selected Group Exhibitions include: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2019); Unafraid Blue, QSS Bedford Street, Belfast (2017); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2015); Synthetic Aesthetics, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland (2012); Watershed, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong (2010). Awards include: David Todd/Landmark Fine Art Prize, Second Prize (2008).

Exhibitions: Catalyst Arts Member’s Show, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019

Interview: Butterfly & Bee (p.36-37)

Instagram: @graciemcm