Shuster + Moseley is the conceptual art studio of Claudia Moseley (b. 1984) and Edward Shuster (b. 1986). The artists create light-mobiles comprised of assemblages of suspended lenses, and sculptural installations of abstracted screens and deconstructed prismic geometries, using glass interfaces to mediate light. Reappropriating the media of technological apparatus—both in response to the exposure of consciousness to informational light and to create openings towards spectrality—the work attempts an alchemy of light, tuning the ambience and tonality of mind in relation to the surrounding environment.
Central to the practice is an approach to a language of light, exposure and spectrality, through which the artists synthesise their engagement with the meditative traditions and related cosmologies; an esoteric approach towards space and place, which employs a diagrammatic poetics; and a critical engagement with technoscience. Considering the horizon of the interface as the medium through which to reflect on the nature of consciousness, embodiment and technological mediation, the artists collaborate with world-renowned scientists working in neuroscience, cosmology and imaging technologies, as well as architects, engineers and technicians.
Claudia Moseley, MA, MRRS, born 1984. MA, Environmental Anthropology (Kent University, 2007-08); BA, Fine Arts & Textiles (Goldsmiths College, 2003-06); Foundation Diploma, Art & Design), Middlesex University, 2002-03.
Edward Shuster, PhD, FRSA, MRSS, b. 1986. PhD, ‘The Pharmakology of Light-Time’ (European Graduate School, 2017); Research in Geometry, Optics and Architecture, Farjam Scholarship (Prince’s School, 2013–14); MA, Esoteric Philosophies )Exeter University, 2009-11); BA, World Philosophies, (SOAS, 2006-09).
Selected Projects and Commissions.
From the Dust and Debris, permanent site-specific commission for TSX Broadway Times Square, New York, 2022-3 .
Spheroid, permanent site-specific commission for Walzwerk Studios, Basel, 2022-3
Innermost Hollow, permanent site-specific commission for Nazareth Church, Berlin, 2022-3
(Plan of the Path of Light) In the House of the Hidden Places, large-scale installation for Forever is Now, Art D’Egypte at the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 2021
The Shape of Light, large-scale installation for D3, Dubai, 2021
Brain Gazing, virtual environment commissioned by Oxford NanoImaging, developed with the ‘Molecular Neuroscience Group’, Cambridge University and UCL’s ‘Faculty of Brain Sciences’, UK, 2021
Horizon of Day and Night, large-scale outdoor installation commissioned by Vice Media for Al Ula UNESCO World Heritage Site, UAE, 2020
Quietude: Blue, bespoke installation commissioned by Bucherer, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Future Bodies, virtual sculpture commissioned by OneDome, San Francisco, US, 2018
What Matters, two site-specific artworks commissioned by Artichoke, developed with the ‘Institute for Computational Cosmology’, Durham University, for Lumiere Durham, UK, 2017
Opened Onto the Inside of a Star, ‘Climate’ curated by Alison Wilding RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 2022
Do Not Be Afraid of the Brilliant Lights, Dual show with Bongsu Park at Gallery Rosenfeld, London, UK, 2021
Horizon of Day and Night (monolith i.li 96°), Artissima with Gallery Rosenfeld, Turin, Italy, 2021
Crystals of Time, British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt, 2021
Cosmoscopic Key, ‘Art In Flux: Media Arts Now’, London, UK & Ars Electronica online exhibition, 2020
Living Light, ‘Paining the Infinite’, Gallery Rosenfeld, London, UK, 2020
Lights Through Paradox, ‘Light Windows’, Holocenter international exhibition, New York, US, 2020
Light: Mobile, MTArt Agency group exhibition, WeCollect, County Hall, London, UK, 2020
Celestial Void, ‘Through the Looking Glass’, curated by Lumen Studios, Ugly Duck, London, UK, 2019
Twilight Language: Aurora and Progress: The Angel of History, ‘Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art’, Gallery Rosenfeld, London, UK, 2019
Quietude: In-Finities, ‘Extended Mind’, curated by Arte Luce, Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany, 2018
Epiphany at a Distance, site-specific installation for ‘Light Art Biennale’, curated by Vittorio Erlindo, Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy, 2018
Progress, ‘XX Cerveira International Art Biennial’, Castelo de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, 2018
Cosmoscopic Key, ‘Art in Flux’, curated by Flux, Ugly Duck, London, UK, 2018
Expanding Cones and Harmonic Lens, ‘Lucid Haze’ curated by Presenza, Sketch, London, UK 2017 Antiprisms, Art Miami with Dillon + Lee Gallery, Miami, US, 2018
Quietude, outdoor installation for dual show with Nathaniel Rackowe, curated by ARTinTRA, part of ‘The Collective’, House of St Barnabas, London, UK, 2016
Interface, solo exhibition supported by Arts Council England, 223 Gallery Waterloo, London, UK ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, featured artists in Frieze week group show, The Exhibitionist Gallery South Kensington, London, UK, 2015
Crystals of Time, British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt, 2021
Horizon of Day and Night, Royal Commission for Al Ula (UNESCO World Heritage Site), UA, 2020
Quietude, MTArt Corporate Collection, UK, 2020
Progress, Cerveira Art Biennial Foundation, Portugal, 2018
Selected Awards and Publications
‘Optics and Art’, by Alessia H. Kirkland for Optica Magazine, 2022
‘Forever is Now’, exhibition catalogue by Simon Watson and Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, foreword by Neville Wakefield, 2021
‘Space’, feature on the artists by Cusson Cheng for Art and Piece Magazine, 2021
‘Why Dubai Design Week Might be the Best Yet’, featuring the artist’s work, Architectural Digest Middle East, 2021
‘What Matters’ CODAawards Merit Winner, 2020
‘What Matters to Shuster + Moseley’, interview with Paul Carey-Kent for Seisma Magazine, 2020
‘Future Now – Art Prize Anthology’, Aesthetica Magazine, 2020
‘Cosmic Couple’, feature on the artists by Valentina Mariani for Hia Magazine, 2019
‘Extended Mind – Arte Luce’, exhibition catalogue by Alice Hinrichs for Present Books, 2018
‘Biennale Light Art Mantova’, exhibition catalogue by Vittorio Erlindo for Manfredi Edizioni, 2018
‘Artes Plásticas Tradicionais e Artes Digitais’, exhibition catalogue by Fundação Bienal de Cerveira for XX Cerveira International Art Biennial, 2018
‘Transformation Illusion’, exhibition catalogue by Art in Flux, 2018
‘Where is God in the 21st Century – Chaiya Art Awards’, exhibition catalogue for Instant Apostle, 2018
‘Future Now – Art Prize Anthology’, Aesthetica Magazine, 2017
‘Light – Interface’, for Art in Flux by Flux Events, 2016
‘The Art of the Interface’, monographic volume, online publication, http://www.
Selected Residences and Courses
Brain Gazing – ONI (Oxford Nanolmaging) Artist in Residence Program, Oxford, UK, 2019
Artemis Studio Residency, Ikaria Island, Greece, 2018
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