Miriam Austin 
b. Aotearoa New Zealand, lives and works in Oxford and London
Contact: // 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. 



2019- Current     PhD Fine Art
                           Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
                           Studentship Funded by the AHRC                                                                            

2010- 2012        MA in Fine Art Sculpture
                          Royal College of Art, London

2003- 2006        BA Fine Art Sculpture (First Class Honors)    
                          The University of Brighton, Brighton

Selected Exhibitions and Performances


SEAXBURH, (Performance), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Isthmus, (Solo Show), Cripta 747, Turin, Italy


Collective Display of Affection, (Collaborative performance and series of Live Events), Camden Arts Centre, London


Will to Power, ASC Gallery, London
Charco (Performance in collaboration with Pepa Ubera), Spring Health Swimming Pool, London


Andesite, (Solo Show), Bosse and Baum, London


Future Primitive, Gossamer Fog, London
UNO, Allegra Projects, Switzerland
The Oval Window, Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham, London
The Domestic Landscape, NEWS Seasonal School, Jupiter Woods, London
Captives of Habit, The Old Police Station, Deptford X, London
Listen to the Hum, Alice Black Gallery, London
Material Gestures, The Old Police Station, Art Licks Weekend Festival, London

Andraste, (Solo Show), Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy
Gimmel (Solo Show), Bosse and Baum, London
Artist of the Day (Solo Show), Flowers Gallery, London
In Whose Eyes?, Beaconsfield Gallery, London
Always the Real Thing, White Crypt, London
The Crocodile, Lunar Elaine, London
Rhapsodis, Ping Pong, Brussels

On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Lotus, Bosse and Baum, London
Lexis Over Land, Tremenheere Gallery, Cornwall

Lupercalia, (Solo Show), Bosse and Baum, London
Domusdei, Performance for Art Night festival, ICA, London
We All Have a Problem with Representation, (Screening), The Showroom, London
Fragile Body- Material Body, (Screening), Venice International Performance Art Week, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy
UA: Ritual >>> Enhancement, (Performance), Chisenhale Studios Project Space, London
Sculptors Drawings, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy
Inland Far, Herbert Read Gallery, University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury
UA: Elements of Religion, AVB Project Space (as part of Art Licks Weekend), London

Feminist Practices in Dialogue, (Performance), ICA, London
An Ear of Corn in Silence Reaped, (Solo Show), Grove House, London
Groundwork, New Art Center, Roche Court, Salisbury

A Sense of Things, (Performance), Zabludowicz Collection, London
I See/ I Don’t See, Lewisham Art House, London
Biothanatos, DIG, London

Elements of Religion, Bold Tendencies, London
Heart of Darkness, Villa Arson Art Centre, Nice, France
The Birth Caul, Vitrine Gallery, London
Creekside Open (Selected by Ceri Hand), APT Gallery, London
Like a Monkey Puzzle Tree, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, London
A Non Utopian Kind of Girl, 76 County Street, London


July 2019:  Allegra Projects, Switzerland
March 2019: Jupiter Woods: NEWS Seasonal School, London
April 2017:
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
July 2012- Nov 2012: Villa Arson Art Centre, Nice, France
July 2008 – Aug 2009: The Gallery at XVIII Jesus Lane, Cambridge
July 2006: The Permanent Gallery, Brighton