Staff profile

Liz  Murray

Liz Murray


BA (Hons) Art and the Environment
BA (Hons) Art and the Environment (Top-Up)


Dr Liz Murray is an academic, artist and curator who has lectured at Writtle University College since September 2014. She completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2022.


PhD, Fine Art, Royal College of Art, 2022. (Thesis title: Performing Resistance: The Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp as Artwork)
M.A.(Distinction), Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, 2005
Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, 2004
B.A.(Hons), Fine Art, Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, 1984

Subject Areas

Art & Design, Professional Focus




Module leader for Exploring Media, Researching for your Practice, and Communicating Ideas in Art & the Environment to BA (Hons) Art and the Environment.

Visiting Lecturer to MA & MRes, School of Arts & Humanities, Royal College of Art, London

External Examiner to MA/BA Contemporary Art Programmes at Duncan of Jordanstone College of art, University of Dundee.


2009 Northern Print Commission (Waygood Gallery)

2006 Jerwood Artists Platform nominee

2006 Red Mansion Art Prize winner

2004 Royal West Of England Academy Student Prize

1984 Thames & Hudson Drawing Prize


2018 'The Object of Research', University of Cumbria

2016 'Future Print Story’,Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

(supported by Daiwa & Sasakawa GB grant)

2012 Braziers Sculpture Park, Oxford

2011 Youkobo Artspace, AIR residency, Tokyo, Japan

2010 Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 Highbury Corner Public Art Commission

2008 Triangle International Artists Workshop, New York, USA

2006 Red Mansion Residency, Beijing, China

BRAZIERS International Artists Workshop, Oxford, UK


2022 Holes Big Enough For Women, Five Years, London

2021 backchat bender, Dyson Gallery, London


2018 Partisan Social Club, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall

2018 Flight Mode, Assembly Point, London

2017 Daybreak, Safehouses, Maverick Projects

2016 'Millimetre I', Kingsgate Gallery, London

'Matter', Royal College of Art, London

2015 'Vertigo Rising', Five Years, London

'42 Collaborations', Fold Gallery, London

2014 'Connecting Worlds', Drawing Room Projects, UBM London

2013 '8 Minutes From Here', Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London

2013 Format International Photography Festival, Quad, Derby

2012 Braziers Sculpture Trail, Braziers Park, Oxford

100 Mothers, CASC, Chester

2011 The Title Art Prize, Blankspace, Manchester

The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London

2011 Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

2010 'Site Unseen', Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

'Wish You Were Here’, Artside, Southend

'Doris', Stedefreunde, Berlin

2009 'Some Other Time', VARC, Kielder, Northumberland

'Is Mary Here Again?', Waygood Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2008 'Pottery Is The Next Big Thing', K3 Projects, Zurich

'Terminal', Tate Britain, London

'MOAP', Beaconsfield, London

'Jess Flood-Paddock / Liz Murray’, Standpoint Gallery, London

'Trans K3 Express', Project(or) Art Fair, Rotterdam

2007 'Mixed Pickles 3', K3 Projects, Zurich, Switzerland

'Year 07', BMCA, County Hall, London

'Intelligent Muscle', CGP, London

The Red Mansion Art Prize, Lethaby Gallery, London


2010 'Doris', Stedefreund, Berlin

2009 'Baker’s Dozen', CGP London

2009 'Now You See It', CGP London

2009 'Feel The Force', CGP London

2009 'Make Shift & Bend', CGP London

2008 'Futureblueperfect', CGP London

'Marcus Muller, Sam Porritt, Alexander Wolff', CGP London

2008 'Things That Go Bump In The Night', CGP London

2007 'Have yourself', Studio 1.1 gallery, London

2005 'Masters of None', Chelsea College of Art & Design, London


2016 How to Read: Writing Groups. How to Write: Reading Groups, London: Five

Years, (ISBN 978-1-903724-17-0)

2015 Vertigo Rising, London: Mantis, 2015 (ISBN 978-0-954065829)

2013 ‘Factory’, Quad / Format (ISBN 978-0-9553538-7-1)

2009 Art & Music (Winter 2009) Issue 08 ’15 Future Art Stars’, Harry Pye

2009 Some Other Time, (publication to accompany VARC Exhibition), Nicky Coutts

The Journal (July 27th), Barbara Hodgson

The Crack (July issue)

Galleries (May). Issue 312 ‘CGP London’, Pryle Behrman

2008 Art Monthly (May) No.316 ‘Things that go bump in the night’, Eliza Williams

Galleries (May). Issue 300 ‘Canny Uncanny’, Pryle Behrman

Time Out, April 10-16 ‘Things that go bump in the night’, Helen Sumpter

2008 Art Monthly (April) No.315 ‘Jess Flood-paddock / Liz Murray’, Mark Wilsher

2006 Braziers International Artists Workshop (ISBN 978-1-906282-01-1)

2006 Gutter Dreams (ISBN 1-870504-84-0)