Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner

London

About Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner is a London based artist and a winner of the British Women Artists Award 2018 and the NOA17 MSAmlin prize

On graduating with an M.A. in Fine Art in 2004 she was awarded the "˜Kidd Rapinet prize' for outstanding degree work, presented by Sir Peter Blake.
In 2006 Marguerites work was short-listed for the first Celeste Painting Prize.


She has since been exhibiting widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2005-2008-2010- 2011-2012-2013) the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (2005- 2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015) ) Art in Action (2009) The Threadneedle Prize (2010-2013) The Lynn Painters Stainer Exhibition (2010-2012) Artsway Open (2010) National Open Competition Exhibition (2011-2012)The Griffin Gallery(2015)

2011 Marguerite exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale in "˜Afternoon Tea' with WW Gallery and in July Exhibition with one other artist in "˜The MacGuffin' exhibition.

2012 Marguerite had her first London Solo Exhibition "˜The Seen and Unseen' at The PM Gallery.
Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E. (former Art Critic for the FT and Sunday Times and Turner Prize Judge) wrote an essay on her work for the catalogue.

In 2013 marguerite exhibited two solo exhibitions 'Being from the inside' at High house gallery and 'Through each Today' at st marylebone church' this was previewed in the guardian guide and her work reviewed in artlyst and NY arts magazine.

In 2015 Marguerite exhibited her 2nd London solo exhibition 'Cars and Streets'- recent paintings by Marguerite Horner, at Art Bermondsey Project Space''

Her work is in several public Art collections: Falmouth Art gallery; Swindon art gallery; Rugby Art Gallery; Schneider museum art gallery U.S.A;University of Arizona Museum of Art. USA. Komchak, Benedictine University Chicago


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Awards/ Prizes: 2004:The Kidd Rapinet prize for outstanding M.A. work , presented by Sir Peter Blake. 2006: Shortlisted for the Celeste art prize.Collections:Public: Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.Private:

JULIAN BELL (writer and artist) writes on Marguerite Horners work... "Marguerite Horner performs a simple, ancient but profound trick with her paintings. She takes a sheet of primed canvas or paper and makes it glow as if lit from within. Physically, the white is no more white than it was before she touched it, but spiritually it is transformed. The markings Horner makes serve not so much to represent views of the world around us, as to activate what lies behind them a quality not to be named, only touched on. A walk in the open with a camera has presented her with an epiphany, some angle of approach on whatever is real.""This is an airy, untrammelled pictorial world. The street and its concerns have been left behind. Colours have been left behind, almost - or rather, it is as if we were looking into a pure glow that is the sum of all pure colours. These skies and seas and trees are ghostly, if we read 'ghost' in its old spiritual sense. And yet there is a material particularity to each of Horner's large and arresting canvases.""Often a cunning interplay of divergent pigments only reveals itself in a double take. There is an equal cunning to her compositional strategies - the daring imbalances of above and below, the barriers she throws across the act of vision. Those barriers - ripples, branches, clouds - become flowing calligraphic performances. This is committed oil painting, and full of the medium's pleasures. It comes from a painter who has considered her aesthetic options carefully, having secured a wide-ranging technical command.""There are many ways one might set Horner's act in context: where I encountered her work, the talk would have been about photo-painters like Gerhard Richter. I think of her more as an English individualist, and a distinctively northern one: her light-flecked thickets put me in mind of the late 19th-century painter Atkinson Grimshaw. Julian Bell is the son of critic Quentin Blake and author of 'What is Painting' and 'Mirror of the World, A New History of Art'*************

Education

EDUCATION:

2001-2004: M.A. in Fine Art Painting: City and Guilds of London school of Art. (winner of the Kidd Rapinet Prize for outstanding work in the MA show)

B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting: Sheffield University.Foundation: Lincoln College of Art.

My practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality we can access through contemplation and painting.

Today the moving image dominates our world and whilst visually powerful in so many respects, it denies us the opportunity for stillness and reflection. The value of a painting lies in its ability to induce a contemplative state in the viewer. As Walter Benjamin says 'before it the spectator can abandon himself to his associations.'

For me, the value of contemplation lies in its ability to reconcile the heart and the mind into one. I'm inspired by Merleau-Ponty's observation that it is 'precisely because painting does not ‘copy’ things, and because it does not offer things to thought as does science but presents them immediately and bodily, in their depth and movement, that painting gives a true sense of the world and what it means to see it.'

Through my work I'm interested in enquiring into the ways in which man may be related to the infinite. Upon the framework of this enquiry my paintings aim to investigate, amongst other things, notions of transience, intimacy, loss and hope. I use the external world as a trigger or metaphor for these experiences? and through a period of gestation and distillation, I make a series of intuitive decisions that lead the work towards completion.

Events

'In the City' Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich galleries: 7th Sept 24th October.2018.

The ING DISCERNING EYE 2018
The Mall Galleries,
The Mall
London SW1

Open to the public: Thursday 15th November - Sunday 25th November 2018.


TRINITY BUOY WHARF
64, Orchard Place,
London E14 0JY,
trinitybuoywharf.com

Private View: Wednesday 26th September .
Open to the public: 29th September - 17th October 2018
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Then tours to the following venues

THE GALLERY at AUB
Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole BH12 5HH
aub.ac.uk/campus/thegallery

22 November 2018 - 10th January 2019
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ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL
19-22 Charlotte School
London EC2A 3SG
royaldrawingschool.org/exhibitions

2-22nd February 2019
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DRAWING PROJECTS UK
Bridge House
10 Stallard Street
Trowbridge BA14 9AE

2nd March - 26th April 2019
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CHAPEL GALLERY
St Helen's Road
Ormskirk L39 4QR
chapelgallery.org.uk

4th May - 6th July 2019
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For press enquiries:
Contact: Iona Rowland
T: 020 3653 0896
E: iona@parkerharris.co.uk

Exhibitions

2018: 'In the City' Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich galleries: 7th Sept 24th October.
2018: Shortlisted for the TRINITY BUOY WHARF Drawing Prize
2016: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,Piccadilly London.
2016: Contemporary British Painters Summer Exhibition, Quay Arts Gallery Newport, Isle of Wight.
2016: Derwent Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries London
2016: ING DISCERNING PRIZE Exhibition, Mall Galleries.
2016: Edgelands: Group show, The Crypt,London.
2015:Contemporary British Watercolours
Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery
2015: 'Cars and Streets' recent painting by Marguerite Horner: Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
2015: ‘London Painting Survey’ Artswork Project Space, Barbican Arts Trust.
2015: ‘Griffin Gallery Open’, London W11
2015 'The Stations of the Cross' SE19 Container Gallery, London SE9
2015: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2015
Mall galleries
London
12th -22nd Nov 2015
2015: ‘Contemporary British Watercolours’ Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery
2015: Contemporary British Painting, The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, London
2015 ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galeries
2015: ‘Rugby collection’ Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
2015: ‘Present Tense’ Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.
2015: ‘Station of the Cross’ Brentwood Cathedral ,
then to the SE9 Container gallery, London and finally to Komechak Art gallery of The Benedictine University, Chicago. U.S.A.
2014: Contemporary British Painting: Priseman-Seabrook Collection,
Huddersfield Art Gallery
2014: @PaintBritain: Ipswich Museum and Art Galleries.
2014: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (Dr Giles Brown; Chris Ingram; Emma Stibbon;) Mall Galleries, London.
2014: In the City: 9 Painters: Lion x Lamb Gallery, Hoxton, London.
2014: The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Mall Galleries, London .
2014: Open West: The Wilson : Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
2014: Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition: Mall Galleries, London.
2014: Spring Group Show: Peppercanister Gallery; Dublin2 Ireland.
2013: Christmas Group Show: Peppercanisiter Gallery: Dublin2 Ireland.
2013: Gifted: Chart Gallery, London SW3
2013: ING discerning eye exhibition
2013: the threadneedle prize exhibition.
2013: Royal Academy summer exhibition
2013: 'Through each today' solo exhibition : st marylebone church , London .
2013: 'Being from the Inside' solo exhibition: high house gallery, Clanfield Oxen, nr Oxford.
2012:the royal academy summer exhibition.
2013: ING discerning eye exhibition
2012: Lynn Painter Stainers Prize: Mall Galleries London SW1 28th March - 5th April.
2011: National Open Art Competition Exhibition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester,
2011: ING Discerning Eye , Mall Galleries, London SW1
(selected by: Ossian Ward)
2011: The MacGuffin: Wendy Elia & Marguerite Horner WW Gallery, London E5
2011: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London W1
2011: Afternoon Tea, WW Gallery, 54th VENICE BIENNALE, Italy
2011: London Art Fair, WW Gallery in Project Galleries, Islington, London N1
2010: ARTSWAY OPEN 2010, ArtSway, Hampshire, UK, England
2010: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Painters’ Hall London EC4, England
2010: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1
(selected by Robbie Wraith;Nina Campwell)
2010: Collaborators2, ROOM Gallery, Hoxton, London E2
2010: The Threadneedle Prize, The Mall Galleries, London SW1
2010: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy,London W1
2010: Drink and Dial, WW Gallery, Hackney Downs, London E5
2009: The Artist and the Garden, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex
2009: A Blast of Colour, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex
2009: Summer Exhibition, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex
2008: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London
2008: London Art Fair, Islington, London N1
2007: TRANSITION, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, Notting Hill, London W10.
2007: London Art Fair, Islington, London N1