Claire Morgan | the artist
The artist Claire Morgan
Born 1980, Belfast, Ireland.
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ince graduating she has pursued a career solely as a visual artist. She has exhibited internationally, with solo shows, residencies and commissions across the UK, as well as solo and group exhibitions in Europe. At an early stage she developed a strong interest in the organic, in natural processes, and in the bodily connotations of natural materials. This formed the basis for her practice as an artist creating sculptural installations and continues to influence her work at present…
n 2004 Claire was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors Annual Bursary and Roy Noakes Awards for Come Fly With Me, a work that involved painstakingly repetitive and precise processes. She has continued to explore this way of working, and the challenges presented by her chosen materials and techniques have become an important part of her practice…
Claire Morgan interview
Claire Morgans sculptural installations appear to oscillate in frozen temporal fields, symbolic of a preternatural hunger and natures eternal fight. An interest in the suspension of time and belief is similar in vein to the work of Cornelia Parker and, perhaps in a more lateral sense, Maurizio Cattelan. Unlike the more specifically referential work of Parker or the zany and burlesque humour of a Cattelan, Morgans work is imbued with a sense of profound wonder at the natural world around us and tinged with an edge of impending doom. A meticulous attention to detail combined with a painstaking, some may say laborious, methodology found Morgan working alongside the artists Hemali Bhuta and Sissi Farassat in a recent group show at the Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich entitled Tracing Reality…