Martha Haywood (b. 1990) was brought up in the UK in an industrial town outside of Manchester and went on to study a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh college of Art. Since then Martha has worked as an artist in the UK and internationally in Estonia, Sweden and now Iceland. “I have also worked in bronze foundries and workshops, as a technician in a college art department and in various arts administration jobs. I co-founded Gallery Frank which is now a thriving exhibition and creative hub attached to Ebor Studios in Lancashire, UK. In recent years we developed the previous brown-site outside of Ebor building to create a community garden and launched a billboard exhibition space for public works. I came to Reykjavik to continue my studies with a Masters of Fine Art from Listahaskoli in 2020, completed in 2022.