Moriam Grillo is a multidisciplinary artist and art psychotherapist



2018 MA Art therapy with commendation: University of Hertfordshire

2014 - PTTLS Diploma in Teaching: Milton Keynes Learning Centre

2015 - DTTLS Diploma in Teaching: Milton Keynes Learning Centre

2008 BA (hons) Ceramics: University of Westminster

2000-2003 Ceramics - intermediate & advanced - WAES, London

1999-2000Ceramics - beginners course BACES, London

1996 MA Women's Studies: University of Westminster

1993 BA (hons) Photography, Film & Video: University of Westminster

1989-1990 Foundation in Media Studies, London College of Printing




2012 Reflections, Rasooli Centre, Johannesburg South Africa 

2013 Leaves & Layers; Arc Gallery, Chester. Curator Pheobe Wainwright

2014 Beyond Harrow, Studio Sienko Gallery, London. Curator: Monika Koprowska

2015 Solitude, Whitstable Bath

2016 Unity, LIfe festival Lincolnshire 

2016 Distinction, Craft Centre Leeds

2017 Blessed Footsteps, Rumi's Cave, London

2018 Beyond Self, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

2018 Playing with Feeling, University of Bedfordshire

2018 How About You, Bute Street Film Festival, Luton

2018 Material Instincts, Kent. Curator Nicole Mollett

2018 This Is Freedom, Bedfordshire Police HQ, Bedford




2008 - Licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

2009 - Grants for the Arts; Arts Council England

2010 - Business Link Startup grant; Wenta

2010 - Grants for the Arts; Arts Council England

2012 - Sponsorship Zahra Trust

2012 - Artist residency Islamia Girls School, [YUSUF ISLAM ACADEMY] 

2014-2016 - Artist residency Islamia Girls School [YIA]

2014 - Full Membership of the Society of Designer Craftsmen 

2015 - Best in Care Award for using Art in community partnership [Mihrab Project]

2016 - Community Arts Award Peace Mural/Luton Council of Faiths

2017 – Grants for the Arts; Arts Council England

2018 – Artist Accelerator on the Testbeds programme, University of Bedfordshire



2018/19 – Testbeds Artist Accelerator Programme; University of Bedfordshire

2018 – Black African & Asian Therapy Network [BAATN]

2017 – Art Therapy, Race & Culture; British Association of Art Therapists [BAAT]

 2016 - Burnout and Resilience in Art Therapy practice; University of Hertfordshire

2015 – Let’s talk about Art; Royal Academy of Arts




2013-14 Mary Seacole Housing Trust - Vulnerable young adults 

2015 Barnfield West Academy - Special Needs

2015 Parkfields Middle School – Years 5 & 7

2015 Dar ul Aminah Muslim Women's group Luton

2016 Group Art Therapy for Domestic Abuse Survivors Luton, Bedford, Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard 

2016 Ceramics & Tile making workshops for LIfe festival Lincolnshire 

2017 Group Art Therapy for Domestic Abuse Survivors in Luton, Bedford, Houghton Regis & Biggleswade

2017 Beyond Borders/Photography Luton Sixth form, Challney Girls School, Stockwood Park Academy

2017 Peace Fountain Project Luton community and Stockwood Park Academy 

2017-18 Many Yet One Harpenden community and St Nicholas Primary school

2018 – Art Therapy reflective practice for 1st year Art Therapy students University of Hertfordshire

2018 - Art Therapy reflective practice for service providers in Luton

2018 Group and one to one Art Therapy for vulnerable women in Luton and Bedford





2013 - 2017 Freelance broadcaster

2016 – Student Representative, UH Arts

2017 – Joint interviewer for MA Art Therapy 2018 intake

2018 – Member: Luton Creative Forum & subgroup, LCEP, LibraryMaker

2018 – Selection panellist on People, Power & Passion commissions for Luton's Pilot City of Culture