Graham Murtough



Graham Murtough (b. 1975) recently graduated from the MA program at City and Guilds of London Art School where he won the Outstanding Exhibition award for The Relative Value of Convention II.  He earned his BA in Fine Art from the College of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  In 2017 he was featured in the group exhibition Exceptional at Collyer Bristow Gallery in London and was awarded High Commendation by Whitechapel Gallery Director, Iwona Blazwick.  After a 2 month residency at HEIMA in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, he spent the rest of the year exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States and revisiting his early ties to the Santa Fe Art community.  His practice is inherently transient and benefits from having multiple locales of origin.   He plans to divide his time between Washington State, London and Iceland.  He begins 2018 as an artist in residence in Ålvik, Norway. 




2014 – 2016   MA in Fine Art awarded Distinction  

                       City and Guilds of London Art School, London, England

1993-1997     BA in Fine Art awarded Magna Cum Laude  

                      The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

1996              Studio Art Centers International Florence, Italy


Solo Exhibitions:

2011  "In Land" Doors Showcase, London 

2009  "Cascade / Collision" Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, London 

2009  "In Cascade: Interludes" Fanny and The Cave, London 

2008  "In Cascade" The Tab Center, London 


Group Exhibitions:

2018     Shunpike Storefronts, Seattle

2018    Open Studio Presentation  Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2017    Salon Presentation at Heima Artist Residency, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 

2017     "Exceptional" Collyer Bristow Gallery

2016    City And Guilds of London Art School MA Degree show 

2015    City And Guilds of London Art School MA show: Interim Show


Awards and Scholarships:

2017    High Commendation Awarded by Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and 

           Guest judge for "Exceptional"  Gradute Award at Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.

2016    Outstanding MA Exhibition Awarded by City And Guilds of London Art School

2015    The Skinner’s Company – Art Memorial Trust Annual Bursary (renewed)

2014    The Skinner’s Company – Art Memorial Trust Annual Bursary


Public Outreach Participation:

2016    Open House London Organized and lead tours of the MA Exhibition 

            with highlights of the building history of City and Guilds of London Art School.

2015    Welcome Collection Master of Ceremonies for Pendulum, Pop up event held at the Welcome Collection,                                                                            Reading Room.  Educational event created in collaboration with Birmingham University 

            students and City and Guilds MA students. 


2018    Artist in Residence at Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway.

2017    Artist in Residence at Heima, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.