Biography

Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1980.

Polly Morgan moved to East London to read English Literature in 1998. She 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.

Polly Morgan continues to live and work in London.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

Short Sentences, Spoken Softly
Other Criteria / New York
2014
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
Burials
Workshop Arte Contemporanea / Venice
2011
Psychopomps
Haunch of Venison / London
2010
Still Birth
Other Criteria / Hinde St., London
2010
The Exquisite Corpse
One Marylebone Road / London
2007

Group

Naturalia
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, New York
2017
Faith and Fathom
Galleria Poggiali, Via Della Scala 35a, Florence, Italy
2016
5 Years at Heddon Street
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BT
2016
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA
2016
Zoote
Via Andrea Doria 10, Torino
2016
Late Harvest
Nevada Museum of Art / USA
2014
Dead Animals, or the Curious Occurrence of Taxidermy in Contemporary Art
David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2016
Organic Matters – Women to Watch
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
2015
Ngorongoro
Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, 13086
2015
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
Women Make Sculpture
Pangolin London
2011
Contemporary Eye: Crossovers
Pallant House Gallery / Chichester

2010
10,000 Hours; on Craftsmanship, Mastery and Failure in Art
Kunstmuseum Thurgau / Switzerland
2010
Passion Fruits
Me Collectors Room / Berlin
2010
Purpling
Gimpel Fils, London
2009
The Age of the Marvellous
One Marylebone / London
2009
Mythologies
Haunch of Venison / Burlington Gardens, London
2009
You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil
White Cube Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall / London
2008
Reconstruction #1
Sudeley Castle / Gloucestershire
2006


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