Creating art from Taxidermy
Born in 1980, Polly Morgan is a British artist working in London. She rose to attention after learning taxidermy in 2004, when she began to play with and dismantle taxidermy traditions, creating sculptures that have increasingly sidestepped symbolism in order to consider the animal formally.
2016 Selected by Lord Melvyn Bragg to design and create 13 awards for the winners of the Sky Southbank Arts Awards.
2014 Selected to represent Britain in Women to Watch 2015, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
2014 Old Rope, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.
2020 How to Behave at Home, The Bomb Factory, London.
2019 are they all yours, in collaboration with Robert Cooper, Hix Art, London 2015 Taxidermy is Dead, Long Live Taxidermy! Horniman Museum, London, UK 2014 Short Sentences, Spoken Softly, Other Criteria, New York, USA.
2014 The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.
2014 Fate’s Refrain, Robilant + Voena, Milan, Italy.
2013 Curiouser and Curiouser, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
2013 Foundations/Remains, The Office, Nicosia, Cyprus, Greece.
2012 Endless Plains, All Visual Arts, London, UK.
2011 Dead Time, Void, Derry, Ireland.
2011 Burials, Workshop Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy.
2010 Pyschopomps, Haunch of Venison, London, UK.
2007 The Exquisite Corpse, Reconstruction, London, UK.
2006 Still Life After Death, Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Dallas, USA.
2019 Beyond the Road, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2019 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London.
2019 Sculpture in Focus, The New Art Gallery Walsall.
2018 Ngorogoro, Lehderstraße, 10409 Berlin, Germany.
2017 Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA.
2016 Dead Animals, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA 2015 Organic Matters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
2015 Gallery of Wonder, Arts & Heritage, touring England.
2014 Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA.
2013 Victoriana – The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK.
2013 Meine Lieber Schwan, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany.
2013 Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art.
2013 The Nature of the Beast, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK 2013 Beastly Hall, Bexley Hall, Bexley, UK.
2012 House of Beasts, Attingham Park, Shropshire, UK.
2012 10, 000 Hours, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland.
2011 Women Make Sculpture, Pangolin London, London, UK.
2011 Passion Fruits, ME Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany.
2010 Contemporary Eye, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK 2009 Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK.
2009 Purpling, Gimpel Fils, London, UK.
2008 You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil, White Cube, London, UK.
2013 100 Works of Art that will Define our Age, Kelly Grovier, London, Thames & Hudson.
2013 Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition, Michael Petry, London, Thames & Hudson.
2013 The Nature of the Beast The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Cornerhouse Publications.
2013 Sculpture Now, Anna Moszynska (ed), London, Thames & Hudson 2010 Pyschopomps, Haunch of Venison, Monograph.
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter, The Olbricht Collection, Ömer Koç, The Zabludowicz Collection, Ivor Braka, David Roberts Art Foundation, Didier Casimiro, Murderme.
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