Claire Morgan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and currently lives and works in Gateshead in the North East of England.
Claire has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries across Europe and the US, and has participated in numerous group shows around the world, including Australia.
After presenting suspended sculptures at Palais de Tokyo and Fiac! in 2009, Claire unveiled her first solo exhibition in France: Life. Blood., at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris. Alongside the suspended sculptures she is best known for, this was the first time Claire exhibited the ‘blood drawings’ that have become an equally significant signature, and that her painting practice has grown from.
Exhibitions of note include the solo museum shows Stop Me Feeling (Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, US, 2017), The Sound of Silence (Het Noordbrabants Museum, NL, 2016), The Gathering Dusk (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, FR, 2015), Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.(touring: Osthaus Museum Hagen, DE, Stadtmuseum Jena, DE, Fondazione Fernet Branca, St. Louis, FR, 2014-2015), and group shows Monanism(MONA, Tasmania, AU, 2011), Bestes, Bestiaux, et Bestioles (Château d’Oiron, FR, 2011) and on&on (La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES, 2010).
Books include The Slow Fire, with texts by Darren Ambrose and Stefanie Kreuzer, and Perpetually at the Centre, with texts by Lucia Pesapane and Claire Morgan, published by Galerie Karsten Greve in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Sculptures, drawings and paintings are in numerous collections in Europe, the US, Australia and Asia, including MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, AU; Guerlain, FR; Centre Pompidou, FR; ALTANA Kulturstiftung, DE.
Claire Morgan is represented by Galerie Karsten Greve.