Eva
Masterman

Eva Masterman

Research Profile

Artist Profile

Biography

Eva Masterman graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with a first class honours BA in Fine Art, and completed her MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2016. She has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad, including two solo shows at the William Bennington Gallery, London. She was the recipient of the 2016 Anthology Art Prize at the Charlie Smith Gallery, and the Royal British Society of Sculptors 2016 Bursary Award. Through her work as a teacher and artist at Camden Arts Centre, she was also selected for a six week exchange residency at the Arts Initiative Tokyo, Japan in Spring 2017. In 2016, she founded a social outreach art collective, Collective Matter, which was selected for the 2016 Tate Exchange Program, exploring clay as a creative learning tool. Eva also writes for the online journal Cfile and has an active research practice looking into interdisciplinary learning and material practice through workshops, seminars, and exhibitions.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2015 STUDIO, William Bennington Gallery, London.
  • 2013 William Bennington Gallery, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2017 British Ceramics Biennial AWARD exhibition, Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent. 
  • 2017  Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award exhibition, RBS Old Brompton Road, London.  
  • 2016 Anthology Art Prize, Charlie Smith Gallery, London.
  • 2016 Emerging and Established, Christies Auction House, Kensington.  
  • 2016 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, Kensington. 

Seminars and Conferences:

  • 2018 Speaker, 52nd Annual NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia.
  • 2016 Panel Member, Sculpture Slam: RBS Bursary Event, Royal British Society of Sculptors, South Kensington.
  • 2016 Chair and co-ordinator, The Why Question: Panel Discussion, 'What is the future and relevance of medium specific courses in education and the wider visual arts?', The Gorvy lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, Kensington.
  • 2015 Chair and co-ordinator, Clay Club Seminar: Clay as a Cross-Disciplinary, Sculptural Medium, Royal College of Art, Kensington.

Residencies:

  • 2017 A-I-T (Arts Initiative Tokyo), Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2016-2017 Tate Exchange Residency in conjunction with Gasworks, Pump House Gallery, Beaconsfield Gallery, Tate Modern London.
  • 2015 STUDIO, William Benington Gallery London
  • 2014 Ceramic Artist in Residence programme Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster, Germany.

Published Writing:

  • 2016 C-FORUM. Critically evaluating the cross- disciplinary nature and application of clay in contemporary visual practices. Shortlisted: Henry Moore Fine Art Dissertation Prize 2016. Published: cfileonline.org.
  • 2016 – current Regular Contributor to cfileonline as journalist and critical writer on international contemporary ceramics and associated writing and research.

Awards

  • 2016 Anthology Art Prize, Charlie Smith Gallery London.
  • 2016-2018 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary RBSS, Old Brompton Road London.

Shortlists:

  • Henry Moore Dissertation Prize.
  • Henry Moore Institute Leeds.