Polly Morgan (b.1980 Banbury, Oxfordshire) lives and works in London. Polly Morgan moved to East London to read English Literature in 1998. As an undergraduate she became acquainted with many prominent artists working in the area and, encouraged by their example, took up taxidermy and began making sculptural work in 2004. Having studied with Scottish taxidermist George Jamieson, Morgan began to play with and dismantle taxidermy traditions, creating sculptures that brought her work to the attention of many notable collectors and curators both in Britain and internationally. Morgan's recent solo exhibitions include The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2014); Fate’s Refrain, Robilant + Voena, Milan (2014); Curiouser and Curiouser, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington (2013); Foundations / Remains, The Office, Nicosia (2013); Endless Plains, All Visual Arts, Omega Place, London (2012); Dead Time, Void, Derry (2011); and Burials, Workshop Arte Contemporanea, Venice (2011). Her recent group exhibitions include Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, USA (2014): Old Rope, an exhibition curated by Polly Morgan, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2014); What am I Doing Here?, Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark (2013); Victoriana – The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London (2013); Meine Lieber Schwan, ACC Galerie, Weimar (2013); Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow (2013); Nature of the Beast, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2013); Beastly Hall, Bexley Hall, Bexley (2013); House of Beasts, Attingham Park, Shropshire (2012); and Women Make Sculpture, Pangolin, London (2011).
Last updated: 22.04.2015