Maria Garton is a Manchester based artist. She graduated from the University of Salford in 2001 with a BA Honours degree in Visual Arts. In 2005 Maria Garton received an MA in Contemporary Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University. She has been project co-ordinator and member of the 281 Transient Artists Group. During this period Garton co-ordinated and curated several exhibitions including the EX007 exhibition at Urban Splash, Castlefield and the Great Northern Warehouse Exhibition which featured over 30 artists.She has been selected as a finalist for the Celeste Art Prize in London (May 2006). Since she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Maria is currently in a touring exhibition ‘ The last Book Project’ which has been to Madrid (2008), Buenos Aires (2009) and Switzerland (2010). Her work has been collected by individuals and public institutions.
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