Helen Maurer
Helen Maurer, Alter, 2017
Alter  2017  50cm x 47cm x 11cm, projection approximately 50cm above and below the shelf. Photo: Sebastian Sharples

Helen Maurer is an artist and educator, working primarily with glass, light and sound to create site-specific installations. She was born in Portsmouth and now lives and works in London. Having spent many years living on a boat, water and reflection are recurring themes within her practice. Through experimenting with materials, research and conversation, Maurer endeavours to find a poetic narrative in response to a place/ idea. She originally studied Fine Art and Theatre at Brighton College of Art, Stained Glass at Central Saint Martin's where she was awarded a fellowship, before completing an MA at The Royal College of Art. She is a former Winner of the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Glass;  The Glass Sellers Award (highly Commended) and the Bombay Sapphire Prize (short-listed) and was recipient of Deloitte & Touche student prize for excellence at the RCA. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain and The Crafts Council Collection; The Matt Collection and The Royal Geographical Society.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally - selected shows include: Solo Show, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, Venice 2022; Yokai Solo Show, White Conduit Projects London, 2022; Maker's Eye Craft's Council Gallery, London, 2021; Group Show, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, 2020; A Trick of the Light, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, 2019; Lightbox St Johns Church, Bethnal Green London, June 2018; Art of Glass National Centre of Craft and Design and National Museum of Scotland, 2018; Clarity National Glass Centre, 2015; British Glass Biennial Ruskin Glass Centre, 2015; UKGLASS Glazenhuis, Belgium 2015; Glass Games Contemporary Glass Society, London 2013; Fragil Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, 2008; Solo Show Pumphouse gallery, London 2006; Solo Show Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, 2006; Solo Show, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, 2006; British Glass Biennial Ruskin Glass Centre, 2004; Jerwood Glass Prize Crafts Council, London (touring) 2003; Solid Air Crafts Council Gallery, London, 2002.

Public commissions include: re Connected re Creation, commissioned by Illuminate York for Holy Trinity Church in York, 2016; From Page to Pavement, a sound installation for Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and a commission for the Royal Holloway College, Egham.

Maurer has completed several Artist Residencies in schools, and teaches part-time at The Mary Ward Centre, London. She is a Visiting Tutor at University of the Arts, London and The Royal College of Art and has run master classes at North Lands Creative, Scotland and Bildwerk, Germany.

She enjoys collaborating with other artists, choreographers and musicians and spends her spare time boating and writing poetry.

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> Exhibitions at the gallery: Danielle Arnaud Venice  2022; A Christmas Selection  2020; 25 Years  2020; A bird in the head 2017; re Composing  2016; London Art Fair  2016; Glass Cat  2013; The Rock Garden  2013; Wunderkammern  2006; In Spledid Isolation  2002
SELECTED WORKS *click thumbnails to view larger images
Helen Maurer, Looking Out and In Again, 2022
Looking Out and In Again, 2022   installation detail

Helen Maurer, Floating Field, 2022
Floating Field  2022  All Hallows by the Tower, London
Helen Maurer, Floating Field, 2022
Floating Field  2022  All Hallows by the Tower, London
Helen Maurer, Floating Field, 2022
Floating Field  2022  All Hallows by the Tower, London
Helen Maurer, Floating Field, 2022
Floating Field  2022  All Hallows by the Tower, London
Helen Maurer,Danielle Arnaud Venice, 2022
Danielle Arnaud Venice  2022  Work in progress at Danielle Arnaud Venice overhead projector, glass and mixed media
Helen Maurer, re Connected re Creation, 2016
re Connected re Creation  2016  Commission by Illuminate York for Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York
Helen Maurer, re Composing  installation view by Oskar Proctor
Installation view: re Composing  2016  at Danielle Arnaud. Photo by Oskar Proctor
Helen Maurer, re Composing, 2016 
Installation view: re Composing  2016  at Danielle Arnaud. Photo by Oskar Proctor
Glass Fountain  2013   installation detail
Helen Maurer Set Dance
Set Dance, 2008, Overhead projectors, glass, mirrors, painted wood and sound
Towner Offsite, Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne
High Tide, 2006, Overhead projector, glass, mirror and painted wood
Family Tree, 2006, Overhead projector, glass, mirrors, lens, perspex painted wood and video projector
Turn a Blind Eye, 2005, Telescope, flagpoles, flags, LCD screenmedium
Turn a Blind Eye was part of The Nelson Touch 2005, presented at the Royal Naval Museum in collaboration with Aspex Gallery and was curated by Victoria Preston. Helen Maurer created a telescope acting as a camera obscura - projecting a small image of a scene outside the building on to a flat surface in the museum. In Portsmouth Historic Dockyard she has hung a Nelsonic message encoded in flags which is inverted by the telescope - a symbol of distress. The installation is complimented with archive footage of events and marches shot in Trafalgar Square, the sight of Nelson's Column.
Cave Painting, 2003, Overhead projector, glass
Untitled, 2003, Overhead projector, glass, perspex and metal
Over Exposed
Over Exposed, 2002, Overhead projector, glass, perspex
Alpha Light frames, 2001, Projector glass perspex and wood, projection approx 250 x 300cm
Green Birdie, 2002, Glass, perspex, wood and halogen light
Loop, 2002, Glass, perspex, painted wood and halogen light