Briony Marshall has a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford University (1993-97) and a Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture) from The Art Academy (2001-2004). In 2008 she was awarded a 2 year Bursary by the Royal British Society of Sculptors and was appointed a member (MRBS) in 2010. In 2016 she was elected a member of its council and board of trustees. In 2013 Briony Marshall had her first solo show with Pangolin, London. In 2014 she was named one of the ‘175 Face of Chemistry’ to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2015 she was a finalist in the First@108 Public Art Award.
Marshall's science background has greatly influenced her artistic practice, and it is through this microscopic lens, and her rigorous research, that she explores the place of the human in the context of scientific doctrine. As she states herself she is also “… interested in how you combine good art and good science without compromising either”. Her sculptures are less an explanation and more an exploration of the implications of the science for our understanding of truth and meaning.