1980 Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

1999-2000 Distinction, Foundation Studies in Art and Design, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

2000-2003 First Class, BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), University of Northumbria, England

Lives and works in London, England


2007 Wooda Arts Award, Cornwall, UK

2006 Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Prize for Young Sculptors, Fondazione

Pomodoro, Milan

2004 Roy Noakes Award, selected by Royal British Society of Sculptors

Royal British Society of Sculptors, Annual Bursary Award


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)


The Gathering Dusk, Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris


Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better, Osthaus Museum Hagen; travelling to Stadtmuseum Jena (Cat.)


The Slow Fire, Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln (Cat.)

Trappings, Musée Joseph Denais, Beaufort-en-Vallée


Interference, Nässjö Konsthall (Cat.)

Arresting, Växjö Konsthall (Cat.)


Gone to Seed, MAC Belfast


QUIETUS, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

No Match, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Lancashire


Menagerie, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld

Terminal, Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Under the Sun, Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln

About Time, Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford


Life. Blood, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris


Periphery, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, UCA – University for the Creative Arts; Surrey (Cat.)

Gone With The Wind, Great North Run Cultural Programme, The Laing Gallery, Newcastle

Chasing Rainbows, Selfridges, London

The Fall, The East Rooms, London

Fluid, ROLLO Contemporary Art (Gallery), London


If you go down to the woods today, The Hospital Club, London

Head in the Clouds, Wooda Farm, Cornwall


Crowdpleaser, Persistence Work Studios – Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield (Cat.).


Hunter Gatherer, OMAC, Belfast


“All that is solid…”, Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London

Emotional Response, Lagan Lookout Visitors Centre, Belfast

Group Exhibitions (Selection)


Inaugral exhibition, Fondazione Ghisla, Switzerland

The Tourists, Fellbrigg Hall, UK


Accrochage, Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz

Wunderland, Château de Rue

Beastly Hall, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Hors Les Murs, Fiac 2013, Jardin des Plantes, Paris


Fantastic, Tripostal, Lille


Death, SHOWstudio Shop, London

                       Monanism, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart / Tasmania (Cat.)

Making Waves: International Contemporary Art from the Saatchi Collection, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, London
Ästhetik der Natur,
Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
100 sculptures animalières – Bugatti, Pompon, Giacometti…, LM-A30, Paris

The Bones of My Hand, The Last Tuesday Society, London (Cat.)

Agora – Miniartextil 2012, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy (Cat.)


Nature - Contemporary Art from the collection of the Altana Cultural Foundation, Osthaus Museum, Hagen
On Paper III,
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Rivera & Rivera Gallery, West Hollywood, LA

Bêtes off, La Conciergerie, Paris (Cat.)

Bestes, Bestiaux & Bestioles, Château d'Oiron, Oiron

Monanism, MONA - The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (Cat.)

Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (Cat.)

Suspense, EX3 Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Florence / Florenz (Cat.)
Lumiere International Light Festival, Durham, UK

Disconnected Everyday Tensions, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast


Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (Cat.)

On & On, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by Flora Fairbairn and Olivier Varenne (Cat.)

Outside In, SW1 Gallery, London

Heart of Glass, 20 Hoxton Square, London

Enragés, Fondation Francès, Senlis

Resilience, Espace d’art contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont Ferrand

Tracing Reality, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zürich


Consumer, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated COAL

Editions, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast (Cat.)

Caught In A Moment, ROLLO Contemporary Art, London

Building with Colour, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne (Cat.)


Landscape, 18 @ 108, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

EChO wanted, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

Domestico, Ierimonti Gallery, Milan


Radiance 07, Glasgow’s International Festival of Light, Glasgow

Die Green, Live Pretty?, Pia Getty, London, curated by Adventure Ecology (Cat.)

Miniartextil 2007, Church of San Francesco, Arte & Arte, Como (Cat.)

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, Jerwood Space, London; touring exhibition (Cat.)

Waste and The Natural World, The Gallery @ Adventure Ecology, London


Your Gallery @ The Guardian, The Guardian Gallery in association with the Saatchi Gallery, London

Unnatural Selection, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shropshire

Inside Out at Cragside, Northumberland, works commissioned by National Trust (Cat.)

Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Prize for Young Sculptors, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan (Cat.)


Out There, (CAN 05), Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (Cat.)

Sculpture at Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Crags, Yorkshire

Bolwick Arts 3, Bolwick Hall, Norfolk


RBS Bursary 2004, RBS Gallery, 108 Centre, London (Cat.)

Exposure, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne


12 x12, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Shrewsbury Sotheby’s Exhibition, Shrewsbury Art Gallery, Shropshire


Konturen, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine

Site-Specific Projects


Undercurrent, and Coming up for air, Oncologisch Centrum Spaarne Ziekenhuis, NL

No Match, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Lancashire, UK


To Woo You, Town Hall Hotel, London

Mandala (Dead Space), a temporary work for Portobello Wall, London


Canopy, The Big Chill Festival 2009, Herefordshire

Pressure Makes Diamonds, Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay


Spooning, Sheffield Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

Re(a)d, HLC, Telford


Vital Signs, Cardiff University Optometry Dept


Rising Tide, Temporary Address, Blyth, Northumberland (Cat.)


A New Moon, Whitstable Harbour, commissioned by Canterbury Council; toured to: Bristol Broadmeads (2006), Glasgow (2007), Durham (2011) (Cat.)

Shift, Tynemouth Station, Tyne and Wear, commissioned by Nexus


Leave, Westonbirt Festival of the Garden 2004

Parallel, Grainger Market, Art in the Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

Collections (selection)

MONA -Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, ALTANA Kulturstiftung DE, Spaarne Ziekenhuis NL, Cardiff University UK, Cardiff Bay Partnership UK, Fondation Frances FR, Guerlain FR, Silvie Fleming, Centre Pompidou - Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Paris, FR, Emerige, Paris, FR. Ghisla Art Foundation, CH.

Numerous private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, Asia




The Slow Fire, texts Darren Ambrose and Stefanie Kreuzer, Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln


Crowdpleaser, Text by Deborah Kermode (essay) and Ele Forsyth (interview), Art Editions North, Cornerhouse.

Other publications


Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself, Robert Marbury, Artisan, New York 2014 (pp. 27,96-103)

Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection Volume 1, Fondazione Ghisla, 2014 (pp 30-31)


Taxidermy, Thames & Hudson 2013 (pp. 230-231)

Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing, Colophon, Mid Pennine Arts, (pp. 1, 6-7, 56-72)

Miniartextil agora, Arte & Arte, (pp. 162-163)


100 sculptures animalieres, Bugatti, Pompon, Giacometti..., Somogy Editions d'Art 2012 (cat)
(pp. 42 & 161-163)


Erratic: Visual Impact in Current Design, Gestalten 2011 (pp 118-119)

Betes Off, Editions du Patrimoine 2011 (cat)(pp. 2-3, & 110-111)

Monanisms, Museum of Old and New Art 2011 (cat) (pp. 192-193)

Suspense, Damiani, 2011 (cat) (pp 66-69)

Compulsive Obsessive Repetitive, Towner, (pp. 10-13)


On & On, La Casa Encendida 2010 (pp. 92-97 & front and back covers)

Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design 2010 (pp82-83)

3D Typography, Mark Batty, Thames and Hudson 2010 (pp.114-115)


Editions, Belfast Print Workshop 2009 (pp. 18-19)

Building With Colour, Gallery North, Northumbria University (pp. 43-49)


Periphery, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries 2008


Die Green Live Pretty?, Arts Co and Pia Getty 2007 (pp. 10-11)

8 Weeks, Yorkshire ArtSpace Residency Programme, YASS 2007 (pp. 56-64)

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, Wimbledon College of Art 2007 (pp. 136-137)

Filare Il Tempo, miniartextilcomo 2007, Arte & Arte 2007 (p60)


Sparks, Insite Arts. (pp. 47-66)

Inside Out at Cragside, National Trust.

Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, 2006. (pp. 34-35)

Temporary Address, Blyth, (p. B:9)


Out There, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 2005 (p. 4)


Threshold, Climate Change Shropshire

Official Festival Guide, Westonbirt Festival of the Garden (pp. 62-63)

RBS Bursary Awards 2004, Claire Foster, RBS 2004



Suspended animation, in: Swiss Magazine, February 2013. (pp.92-95)

Kina Lloyd: Clair(e) Obscur(e). Claire Morgan, in: Oazart, January 2013. (pp. 42-45)

Textile Forum, 2013, Issue 3, (p. 34)

Fortrollande och finurligt, in: Smalandsposten, October 31st 2013.


Claire Morgan UNE FRAGILTE DEMTERMINEE, in: L’OEIL, January 2012

La bête en nous, in: Telerama Sortir, January 3rd 2012. (p. 12)

Dans l’oeil de chouette, in: Liberation, January 1st 2012. (p.14)

Betes off, in: Arts Gazette, January 5th 2012.


MONA, in: Modern Painters, October 2011.

Some magazine, Still Life; A Magazine between Design and Art; Issue 1 Spring 2011, (p. 13) (image)

It’s Nice That, Issue 5, April 2011, (p. 30)

Island 125, Winter 2011 (p. 68)

La nef des animaux, in: LE FIGARO, December 8th 2011 (p2-3)


Claire Morgan, sculpteur sous signe d’air, in: Le Figaro, February 15th 2010.

Dreierlei Realitäten, in Züritipp, 03/2010.

Spurenlese, in: Artensuite, 03/2010.

Wild at Art, in: Above Magazine, Spring 2010.

Claire Morgan, Galerie Karsten Greve, in: Artforum Critic’s Pick, 01/2010.

Arts Magazine, February 2010, No 42, (p. 39)

Le Figaro, No 20 385, 15 February 2010, (p. 41)


Vogue Girl Korea, No 92, October 2009, (p. 202)


Tatler, April 2008, (p. 142)

Harper’s Bazaar, July 2008, (p. 75)

Hello, Issue 1005, 29 January 2008, (p. 36)

[For Display Purpose] Issue 1, 2008, (front cover, pp. 20-21)


The Courvoisier future 500 rising stars, The Observer (supplement), (p. 7)


G2, 06 September 2006, (p. 14)

G2, 19 October 2006, (p.19)

The Journal: Culture, October 2006, (pp. 4-5)

News, Arts Council England, North East, Issue 12, November 2006, (pp. 3-4)


Art on Transport, Nexus, Tyne and Wear, (p. 46)


The Belfast Telegraph, February 16, 2004, (p. 8)


Green Art

An item with journalist Sophie Peyrard

Tracks Program33, first aired 02/06/2011 on Arte

FIAC Hors les murs 2013 au Jardin des Plantes: Diamond

Footage documenting the installation, Diamond, for FIAC Hors les murs 2013

At Jardin des Plantes, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 2013

A news item about the exhibition Arresting, at Vaxjo Konsthall, 2013

Gone to Seed
A film by Jim Crone
Documenting the Exhibition Gone To Seed, at MAC, Belfast, 2012

No Match
A film by Benjamin Wigley, Artdocs
Commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts, documenting the installation No Match, part of the Contemporary Heritage Programme in 2012

About Time
A film by Electric Egg
Commissioned for the exhibition About Time, at The National Centre for Craft and Design, 2011

A film by Sarah Wakely
Documenting the exhibition Periphery, at UCA Farnham, 2008