OLIVIA MUSGRAVE

BIOGRAPHY

OLIVIA MUSGRAVE

(b. 1958 Dublin, Ireland)

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Olivia Musgrave was born in Dublin in 1958, her father was Irish and her mother is Greek. She lives and works in London and Suffolk.

Large works are usually in an edition of 3 and smaller pieces in editions of 9. A selection of sculptures are held in the gallery and her studio which can be viewed by appointment. Other pieces would have to be cast to order, a process which takes approximately 6 weeks.

The gallery has published a book in hard and softback editions, please contact the gallery for details

 

A short film about Olivia is available to view: http://filmstudiolondon.com/movies/musgrave/

 

Her father is Irish and mother Greek. She studied sculpture at the City & Guilds of London under Allan Sly. Her work is drawn both from life and from the imagination where she draws inspiration from Greek mythology. In artistic terms, Musgrave has been influenced by 20th Century Italian sculptors, including Marini, Martini, Greco and Manzu. Alongside her personal work, she has completed a number of portrait and public commissions in bronze. She is a member of both the Royal Society of British Sculptors and the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2014 

Work in Progress, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London

2012 

The Fates, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London

2009 

The Seven Deadly Sins & Other Sculptures, John Martin Gallery, London

2008

Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

2006 

Taking Flight, John Martin Gallery, London

2004 

Recent Work, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London

2002 

Sculptures 2000-2002, John Martin Gallery, London

2002

Group and Solo Exhibitions Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin,

1997

Solo Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2008

London Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, London

2007

Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition

2005

Summer Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London

2005

ArtLondon, John Martin Gallery

2004

The Stuff of Magic, John Martin Gallery, London

2003

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2002

The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries
Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition

1997

Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition

Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Mixed & Solo Exhibition
The Boyle Arts Festival with Melanie le Brocquy

1996

Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition
Young British Sculptors, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath

1995

The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries

1994

Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition

1992

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition

1991

Sculptor’s Drawings, Stephen Bartley Gallery

1989 

The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries

 

 

AWARDS

 

1986

The Fedora Gleichen Award, Royal Society of British Sculptors

1986 T

The Rodney Burns Drawing Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Boots Plc.
The National Bank of Greece
The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland
Oxford Business School, Oxford University
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
University of Limerick