United Kingdom, 1964
Kate MccGwire is an internationally acclaimed 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), Le Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and at Glasstress Gotika, an official collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale. MccGwire recently collaborated with Hermes for an installation piece in Tokyo and Ann Demeulemeester for the designer’s SS16 collection. Kate MccGwire will also be part of an all female show at Turner Contemporary in January 2017.
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