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

Maurer’s work is shaped by regular visits to charity shops, collecting old furniture, objects and glassware to include in installations that are transformed in some way by light, movement and sound. Ideas are developed through experimentation, by projecting light through glass to create shadows for example. Works are made both for exhibition and site-specific commissions, with the architecture and the history of a space often providing a narrative and informing ideas. As a boat owner, the river also provides rich subject matter: water and reflection are recurring themes along with illusion; distortion; stability and scale. Maurer originally studied Fine Art and Theatre before specialising in glass, with an MA from the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally and often collaborates with other artists, choreographers and musicians. In 2003 she won The Jerwood Prize for her unique approach to glass. She lives and works in London.

SELECTED WORKS *click thumbnails to view larger images
Glass Fountain
2013, installation detail
Set Dance
2008, Overhead projectors, glass, mirrors, painted wood and sound
Towner Offsite, Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne
Helen Maurer Set Dance
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
2003, Overhead projector, glass, perspex and metal
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
2002, Glass, perspex, painted wood and halogen light