Approved: 16.08.2006

Fiona Morley

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006
 
 

Biography

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My work is a combination of illustration and sculptural relief which is achieved with wire as the line can be taken off the page and into space

My inspiration comes from within. External experience is internalised, and my work is my personal processing made into form.

My work essentially looks at our humanity, examples of related themes running through my work are: our relationships with ourselves, with loved ones and the wider community; motherhood, and aloneness.

Also, explorations into our thoughts, how thoughts can give rise to feelings of entrapment and paralysis through fears and anxiety, and the pursuit of freedom from thought.

In more recent work I have been using symbolism through the natural world, animal, bird and plant life to represent different aspects of our inner selves, primarily the tension between the ‘enlightened’ self and the bestial, but also an attempt to express the ultimate interconnection of all things.

Whilst these are all fairly serious issues, I hope, and it has been said, that my work often brings with it a humour, which I feel is one of the more essential qualities for navigating ourselves through this life.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1996 - BA Hons, Sculpture - Fine Art, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh. - Foundation, Art Therapy, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.

2016 - Aug -Dec. Commission. Installation on 3 panels for 'Ideal networks ltd' Stroudley Rd, Brighton Station.

2016 - April 29th-June 5th. Joint Exhibition. 'Season of Grace' Galleri Plan B, Varendsgaten 14, Vaxjo, Sweden.

2011 - current. Full time mother and personal development of artwork in studio..

Exhibitions 2009-10 -, Hubert gallery, 1046 Madison Avenue, New York, US.

2009 - Album artwork. Wild Beasts, 'Two Dancers', Domino Records.

2007 -Exhibition and ongoing representative, Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St London W1T 4PU 

Art Fairs with Woolff Gallery 2007-2011- Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. - ArtChicago, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago. - London Art Fair, Isington Business Centre, London. - Toronto International art fair, North Building, Toronto -,

Affordable Art Fairs 2006-2012 New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bristol.

2004 - The proper study of mankind, Museum of Modern Art, Wales