I Did It By Own: Miriam Elia

7 - 28 September 2012 Gallery Exhibitions

The Cob Gallery is excited to present ‘I Did it By My Own,’ the first solo show from London based artist and comedienne Miriam Elia.


The exhibition presents Miriam as a maverick who straddles both the worlds of contemporary art and comedy, uniquely blending collage, installation, sculpture, books and live performance into a cocktail of mirth and creative ingenuity. The show is an unorthodox addition to the contemporary exhibition scene, as the title “I Did it By my Own” suggests, containing many potent and humorous reflections on the nature of comedy, art and life, which showcase the playful, satirical talent of Miriam Elia.


Elia graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2006. Moving into comedy, she won the BBC New Talent prize in 2007.  Her Sony nominated BBC 4 sketch show, ‘A series of Psychotic Episodes,’ will be performed by herself and guest comics on the 14th and 21st September within the gallery space.


In 2011 she won critical acclaim with her installation ‘I fell in love with a conceptual artist, and it was totally meaningless!’.