Lot 372 - Morag Caister - New Sofa 2
Pencil and soft pastel on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Morag Caister (b. 1994) is an award winning British artist living and working in London. Since graduating from The University of Brighton Caister has exhibited in significant museums, galleries and art fairs in the UK and abroad, her first solo show taking place last summer in Tirana, Albania. Caister is the winner of Sky Art's televised series Portrait Artist of the Year 2022 and has artwork in private collections Soho House and The National Portrait Gallery. Caister is currently a candidate for Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Art & Culture. Caister's practice explores ultimate, existential themes through figuration. With references tying the subject to today in this era while considering timelessness, the work contributes toward a record of human experience. Caister works from live sittings and finds the figure in repetitive straggling painted lines before using colour sparingly.
University of Brighton, BA, Painting, 2019
Brighton Metropolitan College, Foundation, Art & Design, 2014
London, Unit 1 Gallery - 'Take My Hand'
London, The Hoxton Gallery - 'AOAP x Jack Trodd Auction'
Albania, Tirana, Gallery 70 - 'Looking For Peace' (Solo Exhibition)
Sweden, Stockholm, Gallery 70 - 'Supermarket Art Fair'
London, Blue Shop Cottage - 'WOP4'
London, The Truman Brewery - 'The Other Art Fair'
Warwickshire, Compton Verney Art Gallery - 'Portrait Artist of the Year: The Exhibition', curated by Kathleen Soriano
Rochdale, Touchstones Gallery; Sheffield, Millenium Gallery; Sunderland Museum - The Football Art Prize touring exhibition
Glyndebourne, Gallery 94 - 'Fairground I'
London, Mall Galleries - 'Figurative Art Now'
Brighton Fringe - 'ALTERED'
Glyndebourne Arts Festival, Gallery 94 - 'Forces of Nature'
Brighton Fringe - 'Artists Open Houses'
London, Ruth Borchard Collection - 'Self-Portrait Prize 2021'
London, Blue Shop Cottage - 'WOP3'
London Paint Club - 'Fresh Perspectives'
Glyndebourne, Gallery 94 - 'Fairground'
London, Mall Galleries - 'ING Discerning Eye 2020'
Albania, Tirana, Destil Arts Centre - 'Allie, Joe, Morag'
London, The Truman Brewery - 'Free Range'
Brighton, The University of Brighton - 'Degree Show'
Hove Museum - 'Material Practices'
Albania, Tirana, Destil Arts Centre - '…&…'
Prizes & Shortlists
Jackson's Painting Prize, UK, 2023 (Longlist)
Forbes 30 Under 30, Art & Culture, Europe, 2023 (Candidate)
Portrait Artist of the Year, UK, 2022 (winner)
Partnership Editions Open Call, UK, 2022 (winner), selected by Yomi Adegoke
The Football Art Prize, UK, 2022 (shortlist)
EROS Award, The Curators, New York/France, 2021 (winner), selected by Diana Widmaier Picasso
Self-Portrait Prize, Ruth Borchard Collection, UK, 2021 (shortlist)
Portrait Artist of the Year, UK, 2020 (semi-finalist)
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