b. 1980, UK; lives and works in London
Polly Morgan rose to attention after learning taxidermy in 2004, when she began to play with and dismantle taxidermy traditions, creating sculptures that have increasingly sidestepped symbolism in order to consider the animal formally. Exhibitions include solo presentations at the Horniman Museum, London (2015) and Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2013). She has participated in group shows internationally, including Organic Matters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC (2015), Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA (2014) and Naturalia at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2017). Her work has been collected by The New Art Gallery Walsall; Warrington Museum and Art Gallery; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; The Olbricht Collection; Ömer Koç; The Zabludowicz Collection; Ivor Braka; David Roberts Art Foundation; Didier Casimiro; and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.