Artists in Britain since 1945
[volume 2 M to Z]
by David Buckman
TRACEY MOBERLY 1964- Versatile artist, based in London, originally working under her maiden name Tracey Sanders-Wood. She obtained a diploma in art and design from Gwent College of Higher Education, 1981-2; a first class honors degree in fine art from Newport School of Art, 1982-5; her masters in Art As Environment from Manchester metropolitan University 1994-6; and from 1998 worked for her art doctorate, subject: The Interaction Between Cultural Practitioners & their Cultural Environment. From the early 1980's Moberly had a varied career which included being a project artist, theatrical costume designer, graphic designer, artist-in residence, tutor, mosaic artist, community artist, architectural sculptor, interior designer, public art development officer and festival co-ordinator. From mid-2000 she was owner of the bar, gallery space and performance venue The Foundry, in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, as well as being show host, writer and researcher for Resonance 104.4FM, The Late Late Breakfast Show; in 2003, for the Clerkenwell Children's Literary Festival, was a poetry and rap worker, and at The Natural History Museum (again in 2004); was involved in natural fibre spinning and vegetable/insect mordanting and dyeing workshops using various materials including onion skins and cochineal beetles; and from 2004, with the comedian Mark Thomas, she curated the international touring production Coca Cola Nazi Adverts. Her many exhibitions and permanent installations latterly included Beyond Pornography..., at the Nancy Victor Gallery, also Stars, Stripes and Stereotypes, 340, Old Street, both 2004-5. In 2005 Moberly gained huge media coverage for her three canvases Missiles, Miners and Monarchy, shown in Power at the 340 Old Street Gallery, voice images taken from the politician Tony Benn's audio diaries.
published by Art Dictionaries Ltd 2006
ISBN 0 953260 95 X