Kate Morgan’s practice straddles functional and conceptual object making. Employing, and questioning, the techniques and specific language of traditional furniture making, Morgan investigates the ontological constraints that furniture, and more widely, objects, today pose. Her writing practice, read alongside this, could be seen as a codex of sorts.
Kate Morgan (b.1994, London), is an artist whose practice spans visual art, furniture, and writing. She lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated with a BA (Hons, First) degree in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016, which included an exchange period at the Pratt Institute in New York. From 2017-18 she undertook a study of Fine Furniture-making in Cumbria.
Recent exhibitions include VAS Alight, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh (2019), Cheek to the Cliff, Love Unlimited, Glasgow (2018), Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham (2018), and Social Event, curated by Love Unlimited, (Glasgow International 2018). Publications include ‘Potatoes Become Potatoes’ (2017), and ‘Bricks and Mortar’ (upcoming, 2019). She undertook an Emerging Artist Residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 2017, was shortlisted for the Craeftiga Award (2018), and was awarded the Alan Peters Award for Excellence in 2018.