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. Her numerous group exhibitions include Materials, Meaning & Messages at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, The SSA 119th Annual Exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and  Art of Craft at The Market Place Gallery, Armagh. Morgan was awarded with the NI Young Artist of the Year Award [runner-up] in 2016.

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

Current:

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

RedLine Artworks, Digital Exhibition: Available at: http://www.redlineartworks.org/gallery_532987.html

Past 2018:

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

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

RedLine Artworks, Digital Exhibition: Available at: http://www.redlineartworks.org/gallery_532987.html

Locality Group Exhibition: DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh

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

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

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

Past 2016:

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

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

RedLine Artworks, Digital Exhibition: Available at: http://www.redlineartworks.org/gallery_532987.html

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

Upcoming               International Artists in Residence Programme: Artsland, Fermanagh & Omag 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

2018                 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                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              Workshop Teacher: Taught textile workshops for children aged 7 12 online via organisers software: Art+International Art Education Center: China [2015 – Current]

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. [Janurary – Ongoing]

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     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

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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