Martha Gray
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Martha Gray

Assistant CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Martha Gray

Assistant CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an artist, curator, and recent CSM MA Art & Science Alumni living in London, using she/her pronouns. My artistic practice is researching the use of sustainable materials, mainly bioplastic, in alternative and analogue photography. I am passionate about alternative exhibition curation, creating equal opportunities, and accessible content through my professional work.
Projects
  • MA Art and Science Degree Show
    MA Art and Science Degree ShowDegree show work of the series BioCyan: Sea, Sand comprising of multiple bioplastic cyanotypes depicting 35mm images of water and sand. This exhibition was organised externally by the course, with support from UAL, at Maverick Projects, Safe House 1 & 2.
  • BioCyan
    BioCyanBioCyan is the series I created for the MA of Art and Science which consisted of multiple bioplastic cyanotype prints, created from a unique personally developed process. As well as an A5 booklet depicting the process and findings. UAL Graduate Showcase link: https://graduateshowcase.arts.ac.uk/projects/239383/cover 'BioCyan is the physical intervention of photography by redefining what the physical possibility of the printed image can be. The irregularity of the perfect imperfection in shape
  • Photosensitivity and the Natural World
    Photosensitivity and the Natural WorldMy talk detailing my practice for the lecture series Photosensitivity and the Natural World.
  • MXXXIV - Lumen Crypt Gallery Residency
    MXXXIV - Lumen Crypt Gallery ResidencyMXXXIV was a site specific collaborative residency in Lumen Collective' Crypt Gallery. Working with fellow artists Melissa and Ludovica Colacinoto to facilitate and curate in a listed building. 'MXXXIV is a precise measurement. Above ground, an invisible line of MXXXIV kilometres connects Italy and the United Kingdom. This slice of Earth is less than a speck of dust when seen from the Sun. On Earth, however, that imaginary line is long enough to follow the roundness of the planet, connecting
  • Envisioning Other Worlds - Bow Arts Residency
    Envisioning Other Worlds - Bow Arts Residency'Envisioning Other Worlds is an exhibition curated by RAW Labs' artist-in-residence Melanie King and her graduate artist mentee Martha Gray, showcasing the work of artists who use alternative photography processes to visualise otherworldly environments. Held at Bow Arts' RAW Labs space in Newham, the exhibition included a public programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations surrounding science, visualisation and alternative photography processes.'
  • Cosmos
    CosmosCosmos was an exhibition curated in collaboration with Natasha Sabatini and Jill Mueller, and exhibited at two hospitals in Oxford. 'In collaboration with Lumen, Natasha Sabatini and Jill Mueller, ‘Cosmos’ is at its core an exhibition about our placement within the far-flung natural world. The show will bring together the macro and micro, outer space and the human body, blurring the lines between the two. The exhibition travelled between two sites, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Churchill Hosp
Work history
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    EditorAlternative Processes
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    In this role I co-curate content for the online platform Alternative Processes.
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    InvigilatorLumen Collective
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Occasional invigilation of exhibitions and management of the gallery space.
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Skills
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Editing
  • Article Writing
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Art Installation
  • Research
  • Analog Photography
  • Darkroom
  • Alternative Photography
Education
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    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Master of ArtsUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    I have recently graduated from the MA of Art & Science from Central Saint Martins.
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    In 2018 I completed my BA in Photography from Camberwell College of Arts.
Awards
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    The Sustainable Darkroom ResidencyLondon Alternative Photography Collective
    A residency looking into methods to create a more sustainable photographic practice. My research was focused on the use of bioplastics as a medium for cyanotype printing.
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    Artist in ResidenceLumen Crypt Gallery
    A site specific collaborative one month residency in the Lumen Collectives Crypt Gallery.
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