Miranda Housden is an artist living and working in Cornwall.
As a student studying Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art in the 1980s, she was selected for her first solo show at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol by curator Frances Morris CBE. She studied her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, where she was awarded a Rome Scholarship to the British School at Rome. This was followed by a solo exhibition funded by the British Council at the Nová Síñ Gallerie in Prague. Miranda has continued to exhibit across the UK and Europe, and in 2021 her work was selected for the Thailand Biennale, Korat.
Her arts practice has been informed by a variety of research and employment-related positions, specifically her role as London Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects, and her current position as the South West Director for the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Miranda has curated several cross-disciplinary exhibitions with artists, architects and engineers. She was the lead curator and participant in a major Arts Council funded exhibition Compulsion at St Clements Hospital, Bow in 2013. She co-curated a British Council funded exhibition Monologue Dialogue 3 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre 2014 and has recently created an exhibition Time is Running Out: help us engineer a net zero world, for the Institution of Civil Engineers. Significantly, this is the first exhibition in the Institution’s 200-year history and is currently touring museums, science centres and public spaces across the UK until 2025.
Miranda has also produced a series of films with Director Jevan Chowdhury. These have included Engineering the London Underground, Engineering Happiness and Engineering Plymouth. These films have been screened at international film festivals and displayed in collections including The London Transport Museum and The Box, Plymouth.