Maria Garton - contemporary artist

Maria'S CV

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1997-1998, School of Visual Arts, Salford College Art Foundation
1998-2001, University of Salford BA (hons) Visual Arts )
2003-2005 Leeds Metropolitan University, MA Contemporary Fine Art

Posts held

Project Coordinator/Curator/Member of 281 Transient artists group 2002-2005
Artists Professional Development Associate Beneficiary, University of Salford 2004


SYNERGY 17 Book Publication in Collaboration with Professor Paul Haywood and Dr Karen Heald 2017 Published by Bangor University
SHE Book Publication Sweetart London 2016 A Book Archiving  an International Collaboration Exploring The Constructs of Femininity.
Suspended Narratives Book Publication in collaboration with Professor Paul Haywood and Dr Karen Heald 2014
Cities All Dimensions Part 2 Tokarska Gallery online catalogue and publication 2013
The Last Book Project and Publication by Luis Camnitzer.
The book was sponsored by the National Library of Spain and is a collection of written and visual statements in which the authors may leave legacy for future generations


Urban Splash Architects Castlefield Manchester August 2006
Chapman Gallery University of Salford Resident Artist and Curator August/ September 2004
281 Great Northern Wharehouse Show Resident Artist and Curator November 2003
Habitat Manchester October 2002 Resident artist and Curator


Solo Exhibitions

EXOO8 Urban Splash Architects Castlefield  Manchester  August 2006
Habitat Manchester October/November 2002
Group Exhibitions

MARDI GRAS Requiem Auction and Exhibition Project Space Plus University of Lincoln. The Auction was for the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Curated and organized by Andrew Bracey and family July 2017
Electron Salon Exhibition Los Angeles Center for Digital Art U.S.A.
June-July 2017
An International Art Collaboration Exploring The Concepts of Femininity, 47-49 Tanner Street London July 2016
Grafters Exhibtion People’s History Museum Manchester March –April 2016
Electron Salon Exhibtion Los Angeles Center For Digital Art U.S.A.
January 2016 – February 2016
TIAF Exhibtion and Art Fair The Rag Factory London October 2015
Pure Painting Exhibition BAR Gallery London June/July 2015
Seeing Beckett Exhibition Contemporary Art Space Chester  September then touring to Liverpool John Moores University from the 27th October-3rd November 2014 as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival and Beckett in the Regions Conference
Artists Culture Zone The Tabernacle Gallery Notting Hill London June 2014
Borders Exhibition Strasbourg Central Station France May/June 2014
Ellesmere Art Exhibition Shropshire May 2014
CITIES  All Dimensions Part 2
TOKARSKA Gallery London March 2013
Threshold Art Festival Liverpool March 2013
Electric Picture House Open Cheshire March/April 2013
Snap To Grid Exhibition, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art January 2013
FICTILIS Paperwork and book project and Astoria installation/ exhibition October/November The Lab 2948 16th Street, San Francisco U.S.A. 2012
Soanyway Online Magazine Issue 15 Over and Out June 2012
Art of the Instagram Los Angeles Center for Digital Art U.S.A. July 2012
Parallax AF Exhibition La Galleria The Royal Opera Arcade Pall Mall London June 3oth to July 2011
The Last Book Project will be on view at the Aguilar Branch of the New York City Library from February until May 29th 2011 174 East 110 street New York City U.S.A.
Twinned The Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool part of the Threshold Festival February 12thto March 2011
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt Exhibition at Cabinet from Jan 21st till March 25th and Mass Moca’s Prints and Drawing Gallery January 23rd till March 31st 
New York United States of America 2011
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, October/November 2010
Twenty Ten, Headspace, Liverpool Biennial Independents, Sept-Nov 2010 
The Last Book Project Zentral Biblothek Zurich, Switzerland March 10 until July
Mail Art
The Tron Theatre Gallery Glasgow January 2010
Temporary Art Space Salon Show The Piece Hall Museum Halifax August 2009
The Last Book Project, National Library of Argentina Buenos Aires Feb-March 2009
Elysium Artspace Swansea ‘Overview’ Exhibition Feb-March 2009
The Last Book Project 2008, Museum of the National Library of Spain, Madrid
Rotunda Exhibition, May 2008, Liverpool, European city of culture 2008 event
Waterside Arts Centre, Open Exhibition Feb-April 2008, Manchester 2008
Toxic Colour, Exit Gallery, University of Ohio, USA July/August 2007
On the Next Level, Space Between, Final Exhibition, Circomedia, Bristol, June 2007
Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester, May/June/July 2007 
GIFT Man Museum, Liverpool, Biennial, November 2006 
Objects in Waiting, Sheffield Hallam University, October 2006
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, USA, Sepember/October 2006
Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery Southport 2006 
Celeste Art Prize Finalists Show, Old Truman Brewery, London, May 06
On the Next Level, Space Between, Touring Exhibition, April 06-March 07
First Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory, Cheshire, April-May 2006
Another Product, Cornerhouse, Manchester, January-April 2006
On The Shelf, Rogue Studios, Manchester, December 2005
Exhibition and Residency, Timber Wharf, Manchester July 2005
The Font Exhibition Space, Manchester, AMP CD launch, July 2005
Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Testbed, soundscape collaboration, June 2005
Liverpool Biennial Independents, Marriott Hotel, Liverpool, October 2004 (curator and exhibitor)
Untitled Collective Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Manchester, October 2004 
EX007 Exhibition, Urban Splash,Manchester, August 2004 (curator and exhibitor)
Ladyfest, Birmingham June 2004
281 Transient Great Northern Warehouse Show, Manchester November                         
Timber Wharf, Manchester, Show Home Exhibition, November 2003
Manchester Artworks, June/Sept 2003,
Kitsch, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales, July/Sept 2003
West End Arts Centre, Hampshire, March 2003    
Chapel St Gallery, Salford, February 2003
Habitat, Manchester, October/November 2002     
Liverpool Biennial, August/September 2002 
Creative Consultant’s Gallery, Manchester, July2002
Fresh Art Fair, London, July 2002
The Collect Gallery, Liverpool, April/May 2002
West End Arts Centre, Hampshire, March/April 2002
Greon Gallery, Manchester, January 2002
Visual Arts Degree Show, University of Salford, June 2001
Islington Mill Group Show, Manchester, June 2000
Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester, May 2000


People’s History Museum Manchester
Henry Moore Institute Leeds U.K.
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Wales
Trinity College Dublin
The University of Oxford Library England
The University of Cambridge Library England
The University of Bangor Wales
The University of Salford England
The University of Ohio U.S.A.
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Authority.
St Annes Hospice Salford
Urban Splash Manchester
Private Collectors