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 Saatchi Gallery (London), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and recently at Glasstress, an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale.
2017 Doing Identity: The Reydan Weiss Collection, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany 2017 Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2017 Proof of Life, The Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 2017 Erwarten Sie Wunder! The Museum as Cabinet of Curiosity and Wunderkammer, Museum Ulm, Germany 2017 Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK 2017 Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA 2017 The High Low Show, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, Laure Genillard, London, UK 2017 Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, The Art Pavilion, Mile End, UK 2017 Aloys Zötl & Kate MccGwire: Bestiarien der eigenen Art, Galerie Haas AG Zürich, Switzerland 2016 Secrete: Kate MccGwire, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong 2016 Scissure: Kate MccGwire, La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France 2016 Creative Differences: Dyslexia and Neurodiversity in Science, Art and Design, Royal College of Art, London I PREFER LIFE: The Reydan Weiss Collection, Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 2016 Glassfever Contemporary Art in Glass, DordtYart, Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands 2016 Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, Gallery Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium 2016 Rare Bird: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art, Berman Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA 2015 Glasstress 2015 Gotika, An official collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2015 The Collectve, The Drawing Room, The House of St Barnabas, London, UK 2015 Complicit: Juliette Losq, Kate MccGwire, Jayne Anita Smith, Curated by Coates & Scarry, London, UK 2015 Peter Randall-Page & Kate MccGwire, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol, UK 2015 Secrete: Kate MccGwire, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany 2015 Beauty of the Beast, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Holland
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