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Anna Valentina Murch

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

Anna Valentina Murch

5:30 for 6:00 Thursday 12 June 2008

Recent Large-Scale Public Artwork

Garwood Lecture Theatre, South Wing, University College London Gower Street, London, Post Code Nearest tubes - Euston Square, Warren Street, Euston.

Instructions for finding:
Once you enter the main gate of UCL in Gower Street, you will face the Portico in the UCL quadrangle courtyard. Please take the right hand side diagonal and walk to the right corner of the building. You will see the brass tablet indicating South Wing. Enter the second entrance door at the South Wing, and you will find the Garwood Lecture Theatre on the first floor. There will be signs from the entrance that will help you to find the exact location easily.

Or you can ask the porters at the Main Gate for directions.

Anna Valentina Murch is an artist who works primarily with the medium of light and whose work focuses on creating places that lead the viewer on a sensory and psychological journey that measures time and provokes memory. Since 1980, her work has been involved with designing and building large public art projects, sometimes working collaboratively with architects, engineers and other artists. These large-scale public works incorporate ambient elements such as light, water and sound, to create experiential places. This has allowed her to take her personal creative investigations to another level by widening the focus to explore the definition of place and venues for community interaction.

Anna Valentina Murch received her MA in Environmental Media, Sculpture from the Royal College of Art and a Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, England. Through the Computer Arts Society she exhibited an installation at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973. In the late 1970's she moved to San Francisco and developed many works in galleries and museums. Her recent permanent Public Art installations include: St. Louis Metro System, and the Muni Metro Extension, San Francisco California, Queens Civic Court House, New York, Arroyo Suite, Century City, Los Angles, Waterscape, Civic Center plaza in San Jose, California, Water Scores, for the Performing Arts Center plaza in Miami, Florida. She is currently a Professor of Art at Mills College, Oakland, California.

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