About

Artist’s Bio

Nikkita Morgan is an Irish mixed media textile artist who has completed yearlong artist-in-residency programmes at George Watson’s College and the Edinburgh College of Art. Morgan received her Master’s in Textile Design in 2014 from Norwich University of the Arts and was a recipient of the Arts and Humanity Research Council Award for her course of study (AHRC). Before embarking on postgraduate study, Morgan was an undergraduate student at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar studying a BA (Hons) in Textile, Art, Design & Craft (2010-13). On completion of her degree she received the Textile Student of the Year Award.

Education

2013-14    Masters Degree in Textile Design: Norwich University of the Arts

2010-13    BA (Hons) Degree in Textile, Art, Design & Craft: University of Wales; Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar

2009-10    Foundation diploma in Art & Design: Southern Regional Collage

 

Exhibition record

Upcoming:

Between Lands: Whitespace Gallery: Edinburgh [2019]

Current:

1 FT SQ Art Exhibition: Blaney Yoga Centre, Fermanagh  

RedLine Artworks, Digital Exhibition: Available at: http://www.redlineartworks.org/gallery_532987.html (2016-2017-2018)

Past 2019:

1 FT SQ Art Exhibition: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh 

Past 2018:

Out of Sight, Out of Mind exhibition: Summerhall, Edinburgh

Brexit Respond… (interactive) Exhibition: Roots Gallery, Edinburgh (Solo)

Henry’s Odyssey Fundraising Exhibition, Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich

Macmillan Art Show 2018: Bonhams, Fringe Venue 216, Edinburgh

The Locale Group Exhibition: Glad Cafe, Glasgow

The Locale Group Exhibition: Cass Art, Glasgow

Past 2017:

Embroidered Stories: Edinburgh College of Art: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Locality Group Exhibition: DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh

Éire Intransition: St. Margaret’s House Gallery 2, Edinburgh [Gallery In-Kind Support] (Solo)

A-I-R Exhibition: George Watson College, Edinburgh

Guest Studio Residency Exhibition: Art Cube Artist’s Studio’s, Jerusalem (Solo)

Past 2016:

Materials, Meaning & Messages: R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, Co.Down

The SSA 119th annual exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

The Locale Group Exhibition: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

NSK Folk Art Rising 1916-2016: Burren College of Art, Co,Clare

Stitchery; the myriad possibilities of needle & thread: Top Floor Art Gallery, Co, Down

A-I-R 15/16 Exhibition: St. Margaret’s House Gallery 1, Edinburgh

A-I-R 15/16 (Taster) Exhibition: Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Art of Craft Exhibition: Market Place Gallery, Armagh

NI Young Artist of the Year Finalists Exhibition: The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena

Cause and Effect: Pentland Fine Art Gallery, Aberdeen

2015:

NN Open Exhibition: NN Contmeporary Art Gallery, Northampton

The Gallery Listoke, Winter Exhibition: Drogheda, Ireland

100 under 100, 3rd on 3rd Gallery: Jamestown, New York

Window of Eden: St.Monica’s, Dublin

Artists@WAR digital exhibition: Available at: http://www.galleryELL.com

Platform Open Annual Art Exhibition: Morphets of Harrogate, Yorkshire

The Locale Group Exhibition: McCune Smith Café, Glasgow

Convergence 15: Stew Gallery, Norwich. Supported by Norfolk County Council

River Waveney Sculpture Trail: River Waveney Study Centre, Bungay

Electric Open 2015 Art Exhibition: Electric Picture House, Cheshire

One year on: Stew Gallery, Norwich. Supported by Norfolk County Council

The North and Beyond: Grassington Festival, Yorkshire

Summer Salon 2015: Islington Art Factory, London

Open Weekend: Dove street studios, Norwich

UNA gallery May exhibition: Fabric warehouse, Norwich

Rising Stars 2015 exhibition: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

UNA gallery February exhibition: Fabric Warehouse, Norwich

2014:

MA Degree Show: Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich

Place, Space & Negotiated Territories Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich

2013:

New Designers: Islington, London

BA Degree Show: Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen

 

Collections

2017 – Embroidered Sampler Wall-hanging: Art Department: George Watsons College: Edinburgh

 

Residencies

2018-19 – International Artists in Residence Programme: Artsland, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council [December 2018, May & September 2019]

Feb 2017 – Guest Studio Residency Program: The Art Cube Artists’ Studio’s, Jerusalem

Aug 2016-Aug17 – Artist-in-Residence: George Watson College, Edinburgh

Aug 2016 – Gallery Artist-in-Residence (part of A-I-R 15/16 group exhibition): St.Margaret’s House Gallery 1, Edinburgh

Sep2015-Aug16 – Textile Artist-in-Residence: Edinburgh College of Art: Edinburgh

 

Grants/Awards

2018 – Artist of the month: Axisweb: Available at: https://www.axisweb.org/artist-of-the-month/2018/nikkita-morgan/

2018 – Highly Commended for series of works: Annual Awards for Art About Big Global Issues or Concerns 2018: Redline Artworks.

2017 – Travel Award for my Textile Art & Photographic Research Project: Arts Council of NI

2017 – Highly Commended for series of works: Annual Awards for Art About Big Global Issues or Concerns 2017: Redline Artworks.

2016 – NI Young Artist of the Year Runner-up: won a community arts commission from Mid And East Antrim Council

2015 – Norfolk Arts Project Fund: Norfolk County Council / Ideastap Wrap-Up Fund Brief / Split Infinitive Trust Grant

2014 – The Eaton Fund Grant

2013 – Arts and Humanities Research Council Award (AHRC)

2013 – Shortlisted for the Textile Study Group Graduate of the Year Award: New Designers: London.

2013 – Textile Student of the Year Award: University of Wales Trinity Saint David:Coleg Sir Gar

 

Professional Artist Experience

2019 – Research Assistant: The Needlework Development Scheme (NDS): University of Edinburgh: Roles include: taught stitch workshops with prisoners at HM Prison Edinburgh; archiving NDS collection, assisting with exhibition set up and event  preparation. [Jun 2017 – Current]

2018 –  Artist talk & workshops: Part of my artist-in-residence programme, giving artist talks and workshops to primary, secondary school and college students. [Artsland]

2018/19 – Lead Artist: Co-coordinating, organising & curating Between Lands group exhibition.

2018 – Workshop Assistant: 100 Years Women’s Vote Banner making workshops. Taught embroidery skills to female’s at Contanvale Prison and student and staff members at the University of Edinburgh: Processions: Artichoke. [February – June]

2018 – Guest Lecturer Tour: Touring around Norfolk to give artist talks & teach textile workshops to deprived school and college students, helping to promote University education within the Creative Arts: Organisation: Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach: Norfolk. [January – Ongoing]

2017 –  Workshop Teacher: Taught textile workshops for children aged 7 12 online via organisers software: Art+International Art Education Center: China [2015 – 2017]

2017 – Textile Art Community Project: Aida Refugee Camp: Bethlehem: Palestine. Taught embroidery workshops to groups of non-English speaking children (7-11 year olds),  teenagers and women. Project supported by The Arts Council NI Travel Award Scheme. [Oct – Nov 2017]

2017 –  Artist Talk ‘Conflicting Textiles’: Art Cube Artist’s Studio’s, Jerusalem [Feb]

2016 – Artist Talk; Materials, Meaning & Messages Exhibition: R-Space, Lisburn, Co. Down

2016 – Lead Artist: Co-ordinated, organised & curated A-I-R 15/16 group exhibitions.

2016 – Artist Commission: design & construct campaign banner for Educational Institute of Scotland

2016 – Artist Talk: Glasgow Artist Guild, Saramago Café: Glasgow

2015 –  Artist Talk’s: Meet Your Maker, Maklab: Glasgow / Artist Presentation: Edinburgh College of Art / Guest lecturer: Paston Sixth Form College.

2015 – Lead Artist: Co-ordinated, curated and organised the one year on exhibition: Stew Gallery: Norwich.

2015 – Artist workshop and volunteer for the Arts Recovery Program, working with vulnerable adults: Norfolk. Certificates in: Challenging behaviour and Safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

2015 – Waveney & Blyth Arts exhibition planning & management course. Symposium team: helped curate and organise the art sculpture trail: Bungay.

2015 – Environment Project Commission: collaborative project working with local artists and scientists from the University of East Angelina to design & construct a 3D info graphic sculpture that represented the storm surge damage surrounding the Norfolk coast.

2014 – Dialogues 2014: Space, Place and Negotiated Territories, Symposium Team: part of the selection panel who co-ordinated, curated and organised this exhibition & conference: Norwich University of the Arts.

2007-08 – Wall mural commissions: Spurs Restaurant: Newry & Belfast

Publications

Wotisart? #23 Magazine: Featured Artist: February 2019 Available at: http://wotisart.bigcartel.com/product/wotisart-23-february

Average Art Magazine: Featured Artist: Jan 2019, Available at: http://averageart.co.uk/magazine.html

Art & Politics: Featured series of artwork: 2018. Available at:  http://www.redlineartworks.org/section652294_361328.html

Wotisart? #20 Magazine: Featured Artist Novemeber 2018: Available at: http://wotisart.bigcartel.com/product/wotisart-20-novemeber

Average Art 8 Magazine: Featured Artist: Nov 2018, Available at: http://averageart.co.uk/magazine.html

A5 Magazine: Featured Artist, September 2018, Available at: https://a5zine.bigcartel.com/product/a5-magazine-18-september

Wotisart? #13 Magazine: Featured Artist, April 2018, Available at: http://wotisart.bigcartel.com/product/wotisart-13-april

Average Art Magazine: Featured Artist, April 2018, Available at: http://averagearts.bigcartel.com/product/average-art-21-april

Wotisart? #4 Magazine: Featured Artist, July 2017, Available at: http://wotisart.bigcartel.com/product/wotisart-4-july

Average Art Magazine: Featured Artist, July 2017, Available at: http://averagearts.bigcartel.com/product/average-art-july

A5 Magazine: Featured Artist, June 2017, Available at: http://www.afive.co.uk/

Average Art 8 Magazine: Featured Artist, March 2017, Available at: http://averageart.co.uk/magazine.html

Art Reveal Magazine: 22nd Issue, Artist Interview (page 76-81), November 2016, Available at: http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/22nd-issue/

eSharp issue 24: belonging & inclusion, Spring 2016, Available at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/esharp/issues/24spring2016-belongingandinclusion/

The Arts Show: Episode 2, Art of Craft Exhibition [Featured Artwork], BBC2 NI (26/05/2016) Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07d3fdd

Window2eden, Embroidered Landscape | Nikkita Morgan, November 2015, Available at: https://windowtoeden.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/embroidered-landscapes-nikkita-morgan/

Little Performance Online Magazine, issues #4, September 2015, Available at:  http://www.littleperformance.com/page20.htm

Art Habens Art Review 5th Edition, An Interview with Nikkita Morgan, August 2015, Available at: http://issuu.com/arthabens/docs/art_habens_art_review_specialed.201

 

 

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