Maria McCullough (Macc)
Themes of fragility, change and survival are central to my work. The delicate balance of life, and the determination of nature and humankind to overcome adversity, is expressed through contemporary abstract works using a wide range of mediums. My practice is process led harnessing organic and synthetic matter, which when brought together may clash and repel, or find a way of co-existing. This material dialogue drives the formation of the works which are developed referencing patterns of growth, life and death.
I previously studied fine art, specialising in print, and then completed a MA in Art and Science. The Sci-Art line of enquiry creates works which I hope will educate and engage with the viewer, appealing aesthetically, and intellectually.
2018: Cosmic Perspectives, Ugly Duck, London, UK
/ From Biology to Bio-technology, Gordon Museum, Kings College London, UK
/ Artrooms London, Melia White House, Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London, UK
2017: Imagining CERN, Central Saint Martins University, London, UK / CSM x CMS: Entangled, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK / Art Night, London 2017, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, UK / Third Matter, MA Art and Science Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK / 'The interface between health and disease', The Gordon Museum, Guy's Campus, London, UK
2016: CSM Postgraduate Art Auction, The Lethaby Gallery, Kings Cross, London, UK / Cryptic – Art & Science, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK / Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows, The Laundry, London, UK / Art23 'Alienation' Show, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, USA & Ground Floor Gallery, New York, USA / Progression, Clyde & Co Law Firm, Shoreditch, London, UK / Art in Action 2016, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, UK / Secret Tulip, UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education), Oxford, UK
/ PERCEPTIONS OF THE FIGURATIVE, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK / 111 Interiors, CSM University, London, UK / Clyde & Co. London 2016 Awards, London, UK
2015: CSM, Gustav Metzger ‘Remember Nature’, CSM, London, UK / CSM, Mind Matters, London, UK / Wills Art Warehouse, Emerging Graduates Show, London, UK / Artwavewest, Dorset, UK / BA Degree Show, City & Guilds of London, UK