Claire Morgan Breathtaking sculptures
She is not afraid to push at the recognized boundaries, and her sumptuous sculptural hanging installations can be breathtaking. Claire Morgan. Though drawing is important to her in some ways, she tends to concentrate on installation presentation
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Claire Morgan Breathtaking sculptures
Claire Morgan is an unusual artist, in that her installations of artwork, often large, seem able to provoke many diverse reactions, perhaps because natural materials, most controversially subjects of taxidermy, are included. She is not afraid to push at the recognized boundaries, and her sumptuous sculptural hanging installations can be breathtaking. Claire Morgan. Though drawing is important to her in some ways, she tends to concentrate on installation presentation.
Born in 1980 in Belfast, Ireland, she soon showing a great interest in artistic expression from an early age, having been born in Belfast, in 1980, Claire found the natural world of great interest, especially in organic processes, and how she might make such subjects artistically relevant to her ideas. That such materials interact is not only evident in much of her work is not surprising, and these elements always cause a good many comments from viewers.
Claire gained a degree in sculpture, first class, having studied at both Ulster and Northumbria universities. Based in London nowadays, and having been the subject of numerous exhibits worldwide, in both one woman and group showings, She has gained a well-deserved, global reputation. Several residencies have been completed by her, and in 2004 Claire was recipient of awards in the shapes of the Annual Bursary of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, as well as Roy Noakes Awards for her work ‘Come Fly With Me’, which was a most intricate and complicated installation.
A gloriously shining light in the art world since those awards, Claire takes immense delight in encountering problems with materials chosen for sculpting, and being ever willing to try experimentingwith new things. ‘Red or Dead’, one of her wonderful works, came first at at the Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, International Competition for Young Sculptors, in Milan, Italy, in 2006, and a year later she was named, in The Observer newspaper, as one of the Courvoisier Future 500 for art and design.
Made ‘Artist in residence’ by ‘Adventure Ecology’ in 2008, because her artwork was so highly regarded, for being both environmentally and ecologically provocative to the senses, Claire enjoyed teaching. That year, too, her ‘Gone With The Wind, a commissioned piece for Great North Run cultural committee, was shown at the Laing Gallery in Newcastle, to great acclaim.
Her major solo exhibition ‘Periphery’ also showed in 2008, in a gallery at UCA Farnham, again very well received., Her featured at a Paris Exhibition in late October 2010, and during the first part of November at ‘Outside In’, exhibited by the SW1 Gallery in London. 2011 sees solo show opening in both Cologne, Germany, and Hobart, Tasmania, both shows beginning in January.
A worldwide following is just what this prodigious talent deserves, with the incredible depth of meaning that she manages to put into all of her work. Everything in the stirring imagery seems o be reflective of, life, death, natural rythyms and work as she sees it, though Claire constantly seems to be pushed into taking another step on an artistic journey that she may never complete.
Young and talented enough to be a real force in art, over future years, we can be certain times passage will reveal the full scope of her artistic talent. Fabulous is not too strong a word for aher work to date, and one cannot help but be sure that her artistic ability will mesmerize all who see it, whatever she produces next. What a wonderful future awaits.