Marguerite Horner graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City&Guilds of London Art School in 2004 and was presented by Sir Peter Blake with the Kidd Rapinet Prize for outstanding MA degree work. She has since exhibited widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows in England, China, Ireland, Poland, Romania.
In 2011 Marguerite exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale with WW gallery in 'Afternoon tea,' and in 2019 the 58th Venice Biennale with Caroline Wiseman gallery in 'Alive in the Universe' .
In 2012 Marguerite had her first London Solo Exhibition 'The Seen and Unseen' at The Pitzhanger Manor&Gallery with the catalogue essay written by Lady Marina Vaizey CBE.
In 2017 Horner won the NOA17 MS Amlin Prize, and in 2018 Horner won the British Women Artist Award and examples of her work were acquired by the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven Connecticut, USA.
In 2019 Marguerite was invited to take part in a 2 week artist residency in Nanxi Academy, Yongjia, China, and to be part of the exhibition 'When London meets Wenzhou'.
Also in 2019: Marguerite exhibited in ‘MADE IN BRITAIN’: Muzeum Narodowe Gdansk (National Gallery in Poland in Gdansk)
And in 2020: 'Beyond Other Horizons' at the Iasi Palace of Culture, Romania, with a British Council Symposium.
Her work has been acquired by several Art museums in England and also internationally in museums in the USA and China.
In 2024 a book called 'Numinous' was published by Hurtwood Press as part of their Contemporary Artist Series of books which aim to spotlight a talented and diverse range of artists producing important bodies of work . The foreword is by publisher and writer Matt Price and the essay by multidisciplinary scholar Dr Matthew Holman. This book can be ordered from Amazon in England and ACC Art Books in the USA.
"Marguerites paintings ' lift the ordinary into the extraordinary, and the specific into the universal...they are about the seen and the unseen, the life behind the eye as well as the world in front of it"
Lady Marina Vaizey CBE.
Lady Marina Vaizey CBE was formerly the Art Critic for the FT and Sunday Times and a Turner Prize Judge
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ARCHIVE: Interviews; Reviews and Catalogue.
Essay by LADY MARINA VAIZEY C.B.E. former Art Critic for the Financial Times and Turner Prize Judge.
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ARTLYST Review of London solo exhibition Marguerite Horner: Through each Today @ The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, Marylebone Rd – Baker Street By Paul Carey-Kent 2013
GUARDIAN Review of London solo exhibition 'Through each Today @ The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, Marylebone Rd,
by Skye Sherwin 2013
Marguerite Horner solo exhibition 'Through each Today' at the Crypt, St Marylebone Church, London 2013. In conversation with Claudia Bose.
Marguerite Horner receiving the MS Amlin prize 2018 for her painting 'Church' showing 'Continuity in an uncertain world' inspired by a humanitarian visit to the first Calais 'Jungle refugee camp in 2014 with the Chiswick Comboni nuns:
Video Interview about the ''Keep me safe' solo exhibition 2017 inspired by a humanitarian visit to the Calais 'jungle' refugee camp in 2014' by Bridget Osbourne (former producer of 'Hard News' at the BBC)
Marguerite Horner in conversation with Professor Sue Clayton at the solo exhibition 'Keep me Safe' at the Westminster Reference Library in 2017, discussing the situation of Calais refugees from Eritrea where men have to serve in the army all their life or otherwise face imprisonment and where the guards employed are chosen because they are deaf and dumb so that the atrocities cannot be reported...until some escaped.
|Silence Un scene| Artist Talk
Jun 17, 2017 |Silence Un-scene|
Hannah Brown; Nathan Eastwood; Marguerite Horner; Rob Reed. Lewisham Art House: London. Part of SLAM last Friday.
Guardian Exhibition of the week by Jonathan Jones 'Scandal 63' Revisited' Leicester Gallery: March 3rd 2023
Marguerite Horner in conversation with Kaori Homma -artist and teacher at Central Saint Martins - about her watercolour paintings giving an insight into her techniques for achieving luminosity in her monochromatic works.
Filmed as part of the group show, 'The Viewing Room' 19th April-7th May 2023 exhibition in London's Shepherd's Bush, which was curated by Sandra Higgins Art.
Numinous Marguerite Horner
The 'Numinous' paintings were inspired by a trip to Beachwood Canyon, California, and explore the presence of divinity in the everyday.
Published by Hurtwood Books as part of their Contemporary Artist Series, featuring a foreword by curator and writer Matt Price and essay by multidisciplinary scholar Matthew Holman.
Distributed by Thames & Hudson UK release 23rd November 2023 and ACC Art Books US release December 2023.