Kate MccGwire is an internationally renowned British sculptor whose practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, employing natural materials to explore the play of opposites at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level. Growing up on the Norfolk Broads her connection with nature and fascination with birds was nurtured from an early age, with avian subjects and materials a recurring theme in her artwork. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004 her uncanny sculptures have been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design (New York), the Royal Academy of Arts (London), the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and recently at the Choistro del Bramante (Rome).
2004 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art Awarded distinction for ‘Hair’s-Breadth’ dissertation on the use of hair in contemporary art practice
2001 BA Fine Art, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham 1st-class honours
Selected solo exhibitions include Menagerie, Harewood House, Leeds, UK (2020); Dichotomy, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, UK (2018); Secrete, Galerie Huit, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (2016); Scissure, La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France (2018); Covert, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France (2014); Lure, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea (2013); Host, Pertwee, Anderson & Gold, London, UK (2011) and Issue, M2 Gallery, London, UK (2005).
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