b. Aotearoa New Zealand, lives and works in Oxford and London
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org // Insta: @miriamaustin
Miriam Austin is an artist whose multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, installation, video and performance, exploring relationships between ritual, myth, ecological fragility and the politics of the body. Her current research follows rivers that run through environments affected in different ways by climate change, extractive industry and industrial activity, seeking to weave narratives through these sites that draw attention to psychic and material entanglements that unsettle and reframe our perceptions of agency, voice, intimacy and embodied experience within the landscape.
Austin graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture in 2012 and is currently studying towards a PhD in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Over recent years she has shown work at venues including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; Camden Art Centre, London; The Show Room, London; The ICA, London; Jupiter Woods, London; Gossamer Fog, London; Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy and Cripta 747, Turin, Italy.