C.V.

Marguerite Horner   C.V. and Biography 2022


Marguerite Horner. BA (Hons) MA Fine Art
http://www.margueritehorner.com

Art Education and Work Experience

2001-2004:  MA Fine Art Painting, City and Guilds of London Art School, London: Presented with the Kidd Rapinet prize for outstanding MA Degree work by Sir Peter Blake.

1985-2000: Director of Marguerite HornerLtd: Freelance Scenic Artist and mural painter.

1977-1981: BBC Television Centre: Trained and worked as a scenic artist

1973-1976: B.A. Hons Degree in Fine Art Painting: Sheffield University.

 

Additional Qualifications:

2012: Foundation degree in Pastoral mission at Heythrop College: The Specialist  Philosophy and theology college of the University of London.  

 

 

Awards

2018: The British Women Artists Award.

2017: NOA17 MS Amlin Prize for painting ‘Church’ for ‘Continuity in an Uncertain World’

2004: Kidd Rapinet Award for Outstanding Degree work

 

Solo exhibitions

2020: ‘Transcends All Understanding: Bermondsey Project Space, London.

2019: ‘Time Keeps Slipping’ Bermondsey Project Space, London

2017: Solo exhibition: ‘Keep me Safe’ Westminster Reference Library, London 

Q&A Artist Marguerite Horner and Film Producer & director Sue Clayton. 

And again at Farm Street Church Hall,  Mount St, Mayfair.  London.

2015: Cars  and Streets –Recent Paintings by Marguerite Horner: 

Art Bermondsey Project Space, London.  Accompanied by: ‘Marguerite Horner In conversation’ with Anna McNay ‘Bringing the Sublime into the Mundane’.

2014: Twilight Home: Zetter Hotel. Clerkenwell, London.

2013: Being from the Inside: High House Gallery, Clanfield, Oxon.

2013: Through Each Today: Contemporary British Painting, The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London.

2012: The Seen and the Unseen, PM Gallery, London W5

            (catalogue essay by Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E. Former FT and Sunday  

            Times Art Critic and Turner prize judge)

2006: "Marguerite Horner solo exhibition", Star Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex (Introduction by Julian Bell)

1976: Marguerite Nix* solo Exhibition: Usher Art Gallery Lincoln.

1977: Marguerite Nix* solo Exhibition : Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield .

            (reviewed by Francis Spalding in Arts Review)

            (* Nix is my maiden name)

 

Selected Group exhibitions

2022: ''Vitalistic Fantasies 2022' Contemporary British Painters Exhibition at Elysium Gallery, Swansea South Wales.

2022:Paradoxes' Contemporary British Painters, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.

2022: Shades of Green’ curated by Sandra Higgins: Royal United Hospital, Bath. 

           Including a talk June 8th 2022 at the Drawing Rooms.

Also as a virtual exhibition: https://td360.co.uk/SOG-Somerset/

2021: 'Small is Beautiful' Hansard Studios.Hansard Mews,London W14 8BJ

2021: 'Winter Showcase' Bermondsey Project Space, Bermondsey,London.

2021: The Masterpiece 100 Collection: launched online by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainer. https://www.painterstainersart.com/store/Everything-fades-even-sorrow-by-Marguerite-Horner-p393953801

2021: ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

2021: ‘Bus Stop Gothic’ Curated by John Ball Virtual Gallery:

  https://virtula.art/bus_stop_gothic/

2020: The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Online because of Covid-19.

2020 ‘John Lennon is not Dead’ The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenes. London E18BB curated by Harry Pie

2020 :’When London meets Wenzhou’ - Chinese and British Artist’ TBC London.

2020: ‘Beyond Other Horizons’ Contemporary Paintings made in Britain and Romania’ Lasi Palace of Culture, Romania, with a British Council Symposium.

2019: ‘When London meets Wenzhou - Chinese and British Artists:  Nanxi Academy. Yongjia. China.

2019: The John Ruskin Prize exhibition, The Holden Gallery, Manchester.

2019: ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION Piccadilly, London 

2019: “LANDE: The Calais “Jungle” and Beyond’: Oxford University Pitt Rivers 

2019: DRAW ART FAIR: SAATCHI GALLERY, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY.

Museum. Curated by Professor Dan Hicks; Sarah Mallet and Dr Rachael Kiddey.

2019: ‘MADE IN BRITAIN’:  Muzeum Narodowe  Gdansk ( National Gallery in Poland in Gdansk)

2019: 58th VENICE BIENNALE: ‘Alive in the Universe’ curated by Caroline Wiseman and David Baldry Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.

2019: DEAR CHRISTINE…A tribute to Christine Keeler. Touring Exhibition Curated by Fionn Wilson, Vane Contemporary Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Elysium Art Gallery Swansea  and  Arthouse1 Bermondsey, London.

2019: British Painting II, Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185, Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UY.

2019: CBP Exhibition, The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral, curated by Barbara Howey and Molly Thomson

2019: RWS Contemporary Watercolour competition, Bankside Gallery London.

 

2018: ‘The Trinity Buoy Wharf ‘Drawing prize Exhibition.

2018: The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition. 

2018: ‘NEW PAINTING’ Contemporary British Painting members exhibition, The Crypt, St Marylebone Church. NW1 5LT.

2018: ‘PAINT NORTH’ Lady Bec, Unit 22c Margate, Leeds 

2018: ‘THE INNER AND THE OUTER’ Co-Curated by Marguerite Horner and Trevor Burgess: 8 Artists:  Oli Epp; Mona Osman; Lee Maelzer; Caroline Burraway; Marguerite Horner; Trevor Burgess; Nelson Diplexcito; John Kiki.

2018: ‘IN THE CITY’: The East Gallery at NORWICH University of the ARTS. July/August.  Then tours to the University of GREENWICH Galleries; STEPHEN LAWRENCE GALLERY : Artists: Tanmoy Samata; Mark Crofton Bell; Stephen Carter; Aida Rubio Gonzales; Ian Rosenfield; Marguerite Horner; Matthew Krishanu; Lee Maelzer; Jock McFadyen.

2018: ‘GETTING AWAY

Artouse1 Bermondsey. Quay Gallery Isle of Wight.

2018: Lynn Painter Stainer Prize. Mall galleries. London.

2018: Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries .

 I was invited to be on the panel to discuss ‘Figurative Art Today’  

2018: ‘In the Future’: Collyer Bristow Gallery : ​

Ian Monroe, George Bolster, Karen David, John Greenwood, Dina Varpahovsky, Charlotte Warne Thomas, Marguerite Horner , Dan Hays  David Worthington. etc. 

 

2017: National Open Art Competition , Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Wharf, South Bank, London SE1. Awarded MS Amlin ‘Continuity in an uncertain world’ Prize. 

2017: Anything Goes’ selected by Anna McNay, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London. 

2017: ‘Art and Healing Trauma’ a talk for ‘World Refugee Day’ at Initiatives of Change , London SW1.

2017: China 4 Museum Show:  CONTEMPORARY MASTERS from BRITAIN

1. The Yantai Art Museum, YANTAI. China.

2. Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, NANJING. China.

3. Jiangsu Arts Museum, NANJING, China.

4.Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. China.

2017: ‘Contemporary Masters from the East of England’, The Cut, Halesworth. Suffolk.

2017: SILENCE UN-SCENE : Hannah Brown; Nathan Eastwood; Marguerite Horner; Rob Reed.  Lewisham Art House: London.  Part of SLAM last Friday.

 

2017: Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Competition, Mall Galleries. London.

2017: ‘Edgelands’: On Tour exhibiting at: APT project Space London; Aberystwyth; Hartlepool Art gallery; Alison Richards Building, University Building, University of Cambridge; Beverley Museum and Art Gallery; Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery.

 

2016: ‘Edgelands’: APT Gallery, Creekside, Deptford, London.

2016: Contemporary British Painting show: The Crypt, St Marylebone Church

2016: ING Discerning Eye on the invitation of artist/judge Dan Coombs.

2016: Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries London.

2016: National Open Art Competition: Mercer’s hall, City of London.

2016: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London W1.

2016: Shortlisted for the Bridgeman Studio Awards 2016.

2016: ’Borders’: Core @ Nolias Gallery, 60, Great Suffolk St , London SE1.

2016: ‘Edgelands’:  The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, London.

Artists: Marguerite Horner, Dan Coombs. Lee Maelzer, Day Bowman, Barbara Howey, Sean Williams. Catalogue essay by ANDREW LAMBIRTH (former Art writer for The Spectator)

2016: CBP Summer Exhibition, Quay Arts, Sea St, Newport PO305BW.

2016: ‘Contemporary British Watercolours ’The Burton Gallery, Bideford, Devon.

2016: ‘Contemporary British Watercolours’ The Oriel Gallery, Antrim.

2016: Station of the Cross’ Komechak Art gallery of The Benedictine University, Chicago. U.S.A.

 

2015: ‘London Painting Survey’ Artswork Project Space, Barbican Arts Trust.

2015: ‘Griffin Gallery Open’ London W11.

2015: Contemporary British Watercolours, The Clotworthy House, 6228. 

2015  ‘ING Discerning Eye Exhibition’ Mall Galleries, London (Selected by Nichole 

            Farhi and Larry Lamb).

2015:  ‘National Open Arts Competition’  Royal College of Art, London SW7 2EU.

2015 'The Stations of the Cross' SE19 Container Gallery, London SE9

2015: ‘Contemporary British Watercolours’ : Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery

2015: Contemporary British Painting, The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, London.

2015: ‘The ArtBelow Summer Exhibition: The Muse Gallery, Notting Hill. London.

Also exhibiting as a poster on London underground Old St Tube station mid-June.

2015: ‘Rugby collection’ : Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

2015: ‘Present Tense’: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.

2015: ‘Station of the Cross’ SE9 Container Gallery, London .

2015: ‘Station of the Cross’ Brentwood Cathedral .

2015: Station of the Cross’ ’ St Marylebone Church London. 

 

2014:  Contemporary British Painting: Huddersfield Art Gallery.

             Priseman-Seabrook Collection,

2014:   @PaintBritain: Ipswich Museum and Art Galleries.

2014:   ‘Contemporary British Painting’ Group show ‘The Crypt’ St Marylebone  

              Church. NW15LT

2014:   ‘Things that do not Breath’ Chelsea Arts Club, London.

2014: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (Dr Giles Brown; Chris Ingram; Emma

             Stibbon;) Mall Galleries, London.

2014: National Open Art Competition: Somerset House, London.

2014:  Madison Museum of Fine Art, Georgia. USA.

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:  Contemporary British Painting group show: The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London.

2013:  Gifted: Chart Gallery, London SW3

2013:  ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London SW1 (selected by: Stephen Farthing; Eileen Hogan; Prof Deborah Swallow; Liz Anderson)

2013:  The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries London

2013:  The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Piccadilly, London W1

2013:  The London Group Open, 2013:  The Cello Factory, London SE18TJ

 

2012:  ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London SW1(selected by Skye Sherwin)

2012:  National Open Art Competition Exhibition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester;

             The Princes Foundation Gallery, Hoxton, London EC2. 

2012:   The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Piccadilly, London W1.

2012:   Lynn Painter Stainers Prize; Mall Galleries. London SW1

 

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, 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

 

2006:   Atmosfear, AIR Gallery, 32, Dover St, London W1

2006:   Art London Art Fair, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 

2006:   20/20 exhibition, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London W10 

 

2005:   ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 

             (selected by Joan Bakewell; Catherine Goodman)

2005:   Mirage of Minds, Century Gallery, Hoxton, London E2

2005:   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London W1

2005:   Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1

2005:   She Exists, Beverley Knowles Gallery, London SE1

2005:  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London SW11.

 

2004:   The Oval Theatre, Kennington. London SE11.

Competitions, prizes and awards

2018: The British Women Artist Award

2017: NOA17 MS Amlin Prize.

2006:  Saatchi/Guardian Competition, selected by Tim Marlow, Guardian G2 

2006:  Shortlisted for Celeste Art Prize.

2004:  Kidd Rapinet Award, for outstanding work at the MA Show, presented by Sir Peter  Blake, City and Guilds of London Art School

2001:    The Lynn Foundation.

             Semi-finals Windsor and Newton Competition

 

 

Auctions and Charity Exhibitions

2022:St Michael & All Angels W4 Advent Calendar Auction in aid of Charities: @UpperRoomOrg; @WaterHarvestOrg; @wLondonwelcome.

2021:The Hepatitis C Trust Postcard Auction :https://artonapostcard.com/collections/lots-41-80-winter/products/lot-52-marguerite-horner-come-down-in-time

2018: HeART UK anon art project , in aid of Heart research.

2015:  Oli Bennet Charitable Trust Anonymous Art Fair. London

2013:  Oli Bennet Charitable Trust Anonymous Art Fair. London

2012:  Xmas BogoF – in aid of WW Gallery, London.

2012:  The One year After Tsunami – Silent Art Auction –Flat Plant London W1F.

2011:  FOUND – sale to raise funds for Kettles Yard development.

2010:  Austerity Xmas BogoF – in aid of NSPCC at WW Gallery, London.

2009:  Exquisite Corpse – The Chelsea Arts Club Trust, London.

2009:  Art for Youth – Mall Galleries. London.

2009:  The Quentin Follies – Charleston. E. Sussex.

2008:  Secret Art Sale – in aid of ‘SHELTER’ Levitt Bernstein Architects. London.

2007:  Medical Foundation for the care of Victims of Torture., 26,Store St, London. 

2006:  York Freedom Auctions, supporting CAMFED.

 

Residencies

2019: ‘When London meets Wenzhou’ - Sketching and Exhibiting by Chinese and British Artists - Wenhzou China.

 2016: Awarded NOA Artist Award of Cill Rialaig residency in Ireland

2014: Cill Rialaig  Arts centre. Co. Kerry, Ireland.

2009: Hatley, near Cambridge (Summer)

 

Teaching

2016 -present: Drawing and Painting tutor: Bedford House, Buckhurst Hill Association.

2014: Visiting Artist: City Lit. London

2013: Visiting Artist : Leeds University: school of Art and Design

 

 

Curating Experience

2019: ‘Disposition’ Group Exhibition of 17 artists including Andrew Stahl and Luke Caulfield at the Bermondsey Project Space, London.

2018: ‘The INNER and the OUTER’ co-curated with Trevor Burgess at Bermondsey Project Space, London.

2015- present : Marguerite is currently responsible for curating the Artist talks at the Chelsea Arts Club.

Invite artist include: Luc Tuymans;  John Stezaker; Lisa Milroy RA ; Andrew Stahl; Norman Ackroyd  RA. ; Biggs and Collings and Derek Boshier. 

 

Public collections

Sheffield City Art Gallery; 

Falmouth Art Gallery; 

Swindon Art Gallery; 

Schneider Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Rugby Art Gallery England.

Lakeland Arts Trust, Abbot Hall, Cumbria, England

Madison Museum of Fine Art, Eatonton.Georgia  USA.

University of Arizona Museum of Art. U.S.A.

The Komechak Art Gallery of the Benedictine University , Chicago.

The Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Conneticut. U.S.A.

Nanxi Academy Gallery, Wenzhou, CHINA.

 

Private collections

Ireland; Switzerland; Cape Town; South Africa; New Zealand; Japan; America; England. Priseman/Seabrook collection;  The British National Collection.

Collectors include:

Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor; Julian Bell; Deborah & Nick Kent; Olly & Angela Neustatter; Belinda Robertson O.B.E.; Simon Draper; Stephen Skarloff; Fredrik Runnquist; Chris Upritchard; Mr AJ Gibson; Mr & Mrs Ho; Jane Douglas; Nicholas Jordan; Prof Clare Johnston; Prof Peter & Shirley Higgins; Jaquiline Pitfield; Davis & Vickey Carver; Mark & Amanda Geday; Julie Lampard; Lucinda Gresswell; Amanda & Noel Sharman; Micky & Daphne Astor; Roger Evans; Caroline Dillon; David Long; Debra & Larry Poteet; Michael Villeneau; Anthea Norman-Taylor and Brian Eno; Patrick Higgs; Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E. Sir John Hegarty; Tim Fywell; Jane and David Juritz; Marc and Jo Ortmans; Mike Von Joel; Jeremy Levinson; Camilla Bridgewater; Judith Hooper; Sarah Medway;  David and Claudia Harding , Louisa Warfield, Sophie Christian; Patrick Coughlin; Nick Fay; Dr Richard Staughton and Brenden Finucane Q.C. council of Tate members , among others.

Publications and Catalogues

2022: 'Paradoxes' catalogue, essay by Paul Carey-Kent.

2019: John Ruskin Art Prize Catalogue

2019:’Dear Christine…A Tribute to Christine Keeler’ catalogue

2019: The Draw Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery catalogue.

2018:The Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing prize catalogue

2018: ‘Getting Away’ catalogue

2018: ‘In the City’ catalogue

2018: The ING Discerning Eye catalogue

2018: The Lynn Painter Stainers catalogue.

2017: National Open Art Catalogue.

2017: ‘Insurers MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner’ by James Brewer in ‘All about Shipping’

2017: The Independent Catholic News: ‘Keep me Safe’ opens at Farm St Church Hall, by Jo Siedlecka.

 2017: The Ceredigion Herald: Review on ‘Edgelands’ Exhibition at Aberytswyth Arts Centre, by Rhian Boyt.

2017: Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Catalogue.

2017: Contemporary Masters from Britain, 80 British Painters of the 21st Century’ by Robert Priseman. ISBN-13:978-1543281620.

 2016: ‘Contemporary Masters from the East of England’ by Robert Priseman ISBN-13: 978-154144057

2016: Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition’ by Freya Purdue 

ISBN-13:978-1534870123

2016: London Painter Marguerite : career sea change and…allaboutshipping.

2016: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016: Review: allaboutshipping.

2016: ‘Edgelands’ catalogue essay by Andrew Lambirth,

2015: 750Wordsaweek. Art Criticism pbpokane. 44. London Painting Survey 

2015: Cars and Streets: Arts Bermondsey Project Space: Catalogue. Essay by Anna McNay.

2015: WILD CULTURE:’A very Naughty Boy’ by Herbert Wright. Feb 28th.

2015 : ING Discerning Eye catalogue: Image ‘Over There’ watercolour

2015: ARTLYST Review by Dr Daniel Barnes for @PaintBritain Ipswich Exhibition.

2015: Contemporary British Watercolours : Catalogue by Simon Carter. 

ISBN-13: 978-1515109921

2015: NOA Catalogue.

2015: Brentwood Cathedral ‘Stations of the Cross’. Curated by Simon Carter.

ISBN-13: 978-1505832068

2015: Visible Magazine ‘20 Artists of Today’ January

2015: Complex Magazine : ’15 Artists to watch in 2015’

2014: Aesthetica Magazine: Dec/Jan issue 62

2014: @PaintBritain Catalogue by Simon Carter. ISBN-13:978-1503342156.

2014: Priseman-Seabrook collection of 21st Century Contemporary British Painting Catalogue. ISBN-13: 978-1505537239

2014: NOA Catalogue.

2014: ING Discerning Eye Catalogue: image ‘On the Brink’ oil on paper

2014: In the City at Lion&Lamb Gallery feature in WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL

2014: In the City Catalogue.

2014: The Open West 2014 catalogue.

2014:  The Sunday Independent: 16th March ‘If you do one thing this week’

2013: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition catalogue. (work ‘The Thin Blue’ illustrated)

2013: Preview: Guardian Guide: Skye Sherwin ‘Though each Today’

2013: ARTLYST: Paul Carey-Kents Reviews Top Ten for August: 

           ‘Though each Today’

2013: NY Arts Magazine: Review ‘Being on the Inside’ by Beverley Knowles.

2013: The Marmite Prize catalogue.

2013: The London Group Open catalogue

2012: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition catalogue.

2012: National Open Art Exhibition catalogue.

2012: Lynn Painter-Stainers prize catalogue.

2012: The Seen and the Unseen – catalogue essay by art critic 

            Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E.

2012: Saatchi Online Top Ten Shows for Feb ‘The Seen and Unseen’ 

           by Paul Carey-Kent

2012: Review  of ‘The Seen and Unseen’: art-Corpus by Anna MacNay

2011: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition Catalogue.

2011: National Open Art Exhibition catalogue.

2011: The MacGuffin – catalogue essay by Lady Mary Rose Beaumont and

           Anna McNay.

2011: Afternoon Tea – catalogue, with text by Cherry Smyth and Helen Sumpter, as Part of the ‘UK at the Venice Biennale’ programme and the wider Biennale collateral exhibitions, 54th Venice Biennale.

2011: Saatchi Online Top Ten Shows for July ’The MacGuffin’:  Paul Carey-Kent

2010:  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Catalogue.

2010:  Threadneedle Prize catalogue.

2010:  ROOM’ Collaborators 2’ Catalogue.

2010:  Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition Catalogue.

2010: Saatchi online Top Ten:Paul Carey–Kent (former Art World Mag Ed)

2009:  Artists and Illustrators- The Colour of Thought by Erik Empson. Oct.

2009: Chichester Observer: July 30th

2008: Marmite Prize Catalogue.

2007: Interface a-n Review ‘Transition’ by Anna Hales 18th April

2007: Interface a-n Reviews ‘Transition’ Ilinca Cantacuzino 30th July

2006: Marguerite Horner solo exhibition Star Gallery Lewes, introduction by Julian Bell.

2006:  Critics Choice: Saatchi online; by curator Jane Neal. July 1st

2006:  Viva Lewes: Alex Leith interview.

2006:  The Times T2: 20/20 exhibition: April.

2006:  Guardian G2: Tim Marlow shortlists me among 30 from 10,000 Saatchi

              online artists. 

2006:  Antiques Magazine: Is that what it is: Eulogies on the Exterior; 

             Erik Empson.

2005:  The Independent: Sue Hubbard.

  Arts Review; Francis Spalding – review of Mappin Art Gallery solo   show.

            Design Week: 14th April.

             Guardian G2: April

             Financial Times: 2nd April

            Arts Review: Mappin Gallery solo show by art historian Francis Spalding

 

Published Articles

2014:  The Tablet: ‘Before the Wedding’ by Marguerite Horner 31st July

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/search?word=marguerite+horner

 

Reviews

2019: The Morning Star ‘Image Restoration’ by Jan Woolf.

 

2018:  Review ‘Getting Away’ by James Brewer in ‘All about Shipping’

 

2017: ‘Insurers MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner’ by James Brewer in ‘All about Shipping’

2017: The Independent Catholic News: ‘Keep me Safe’ opens at Farm St Church Hall, by Jo Siedlecka.

 2017: The Ceredigion Herald: Review on ‘Edgelands’ Exhibition at Aberytswyth Arts Centre, by Rhian Boyt.

2017:  ‘Anything Goes’? Review by James Brewer for ‘All About Shipping’

2017: FAD Magazine: 6 exhibitions not to miss ’Anything Goes’

 

2016: London painter Marguerite Horner: career sea change and…

           by James Brewer for ‘all about shipping’.

2016:Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016: Review by James Brewer for   

          ‘all about shipping’.

 

2015: Art-Corpus: ‘Bringing the Sublime into the Mundane’ by Anna McNay

2015: Journal of Wild Culture: Review by Herbert Wright ‘Nailing a Very 

                  Naughty Boy’ on The Stations of the Cross’: St Marylebone Church.

2015: ARTLYST Review by  Dr Daniel Barnes of @PaintBritain.

 

2014:The Sunday Independent: 16th March ‘If you do one thing this week’

 

2013:NY Arts Magazine: Review ‘Being on the Inside’ by Beverley Knowles

2013: Preview: Guardian Guide: Skye Sherwin ‘Though each Today’

2013:ARTLYST: Paul Carey-Kents Reviews Top Ten: ‘Though each Today’

 

2012:Saatchi Online Top Ten Shows for Feb ‘The Seen and Unseen’ 

          by Paul Carey-Kent

2012: Review  of ‘The Seen and Unseen’: art-Corpus by Anna MacNay

 

2011:Saatchi Online Top Ten Shows for July ’The MacGuffin’:

          by  Paul Carey-Kent

 

2009:Artists & Illustrators: ‘The Colour of Thought’ Erik Empson.

 

2007:Interface a-n Reviews ‘Transitions’ by ilinca Cantacuzino 30th July.

2007:Interface a-n Reviews ‘Transitions’ by Anna Hales 18th April.

 

2006:Guardian G2, ‘Saatchi/Guardian competition’ White Cube director 

          Tim Marlow selects work from 10,000 on Saatchi Online: Sept 6th.

2006:Viva Lewes: Ed 35: ‘Marguerite Horner Solo Exhibition’ interview

          By Alex Leith

2006:Star Gallery: ‘Marguerite Horner solo exhibition’ introduction by 

         Julian Bell (author of ‘What is Painting’ and ‘Mirror on the World; 

         A  New History of Art)

2006:Saatchi Online:’ Critics Choice’, by Jane Neal (Art Critic): July 1st.

2006:‘Antiques Magazine no 1092: ‘Is that what that is: Eulogies for the

           Exterior’ by Erik Empson: July 8th-21st

2006: The Times’ T2: ‘Oh you Pretty things’ 20/20 exhibition’ 

          by Derwent May: April

 

2005: The Independent:‘Is this a Gallery or a ghetto’  4 star review 

          by art critic Sue Hubbard: April 21st.

2005: Design Week: April 14th

2005: Guardian G2: April.

2005: Financial Times: ‘She Exists’exhibition, by Jackie Wullschlager:April 2nd 

                  Design Week: 14th April.

                  Guardian G2: April

                  Financial Times: 2nd April

                 Arts Review: Mappin Gallery solo show by art historian Francis Spalding

 

                   

 

Employment

1977 -1980: BBC Television: Trained and was employed full time as a Scenic Artist

1980-2001: Sole Trader - Director of Marguerite Horner Ltd as a Scenic Artist: painting to commission i.e. Mural painting for Architects; and also painting background scenes for photo-shoots for TV; Film; Advertising and Editorial work such as ‘The World of Interiors’; ‘The Sunday Times’; and Advertising shoots with photographers such as David Bailey and Adrian Flowers among others.

2013: Visiting Artist Leeds University school of Art and Design.

2014: Visiting Artist: City Lit. London.

 

Skills

Scenic art techniques; Trompe  l’oiel  painting; marbling; wood graining; backdrop painting; glass painting; charcoal and pencil drawing; perspective drawing; life drawing; oil painting; acrylic painting; and watercolour painting; 

Can use a computer and some basic photo shop. Experience in etching; silk screen and lithography and Digital photography.

 

 

Recent Voluntary Work

Humanitarian aid helping the Camboni nun Sister Natalia and her group take food and clothes into the Calais Jungle from Christmas 2014 through to 2016 on several occasions.

 

Biography

Marguerite Horner is a London based artist

 Lady Marina Vaizey CBE (former FT and Sunday Times art critic and Turner prize Judge) wrote:

'Marguerite Horner’s paintings: 'lift the ordinary into the extraordinary and the specific into the Universal’…they are about…‘The life behind the eye as well as the life in front of it’.

 

After Marguerite Horner completed her B.A. degree in Fine Art in her twenties, she was offered two solo exhibitions, at The Mappin Art gallery Sheffield and Usher Art Gallery Lincoln. Art historian and critic Professor Frances Spalding CBE reviewed these exhibitions in ‘Arts Review’ writing:

The intrigue of her work depends partly on the knife-edge balance maintained between painterliness and hard-edge photo-realism by varying the sharpness of focus’.

To support herself and her practice Marguerite then worked as a scenic artist at the BBC where she trained and worked for 3 years, leaving to work as a freelance artist. All of her work during this time was commissioned and she painted in collaboration with photographers such as Adrian Flowers and David Bailey, painting backgrounds for publications such as ‘The World of Interiors’ and ’The Sunday Times’, as well as many award winning advertising campaigns throughout the 80′s and 90′s.

 

Together with her technical understanding, which Marguerite cultivated over the years, she also has developed contextual understanding through studying for her M.A. in Fine Art in 2004. Her final works were awarded with the ‘Kidd Rapinet prize’ for outstanding work, this was presented by Sir Peter Blake.

 

She has since been exhibiting widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2005-2008-2010-2011-2012-2013-2016-2019) 

the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (2005-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2018-2020-2021) The Royal Society of Marine Artists (2005) Art in Action (2009) The Threadneedle Prize (2010- 2013-2018) The Lynn Painters Stainer Exhibition (2010-2012-2017-2018) and Artsway Open (2010) The National Open Competition Exhibition (2011-2012-2014-2015-2016-2017) The Derwent Drawing Prize (2016)  The Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing prize (2018) The London group Open Exhibition (2013) The Open West (2014). The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2014) ; Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery  (2014) @PaintBritain Ipswich Art school gallery (2014) and The ‘LONDON PAINTING SURVEY’ at Blackhorse Lane Studios Project Space. (2015) The Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing prize (2018) 'Paradoxes' Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight (2022)

 

In 2006 Tim Marlow (one time Director of Artistic Programmes at The Royal 

Academy) selected Marguerite to feature among the 30 emerging artists to take part in a Guardian/ Saatchi competition.

In the same year Marguerite had a solo show at the Star Gallery in Lewes, East Sussex, for which Art historian, Julian Bell wrote in the introduction:

‘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.

 

Also in 2006 Marguerites work was short-listed for the first Celeste Painting Prize, and was writer/curator Jane Neals ‘Critics Choice’ for Saatchi Online, commenting:

'Mysterious and understated, they draw in the viewer to a world which Horner has succeeded in making convincingly real and uncomfortably uncanny.’

 

Among the Project Spaces and galleries that Marguerite has exhibited with are Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; The Usher Art gallery Lincoln; Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London ; Moncrieff-Bray; C4RD; WW Gallery; ROOM; High House Gallery; PM gallery, London; Chart gallery, Chelsea, London; Muse gallery, London. Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin2, Ireland; The Bermondsey Project Space, London. The Madison Museum of Fine Art, Georgia, U.S.A; Lion+Lamb, Hoxton London; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Ipswich Art School Gallery;  Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and The Oriel Gallery, Antrim. The National Gallery, Gdansk, Poland; The Iasi Palace of Culture, Romania; The Yantai Art Museum, YANTAI. China; Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, NANJING. China; Jiangsu Arts Museum, NANJING, China and theTianjin Academy of Fine Arts. China.

 

In 2011 Marguerite exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale in ‘Afternoon Tea’ with WW Gallery. Also in 2011 Marguerite’s joint exhibition ‘The MacGuffin: Wendy Elia & Marguerite Horner’ was selected by Paul Carey-Kent (former Art World Magazine editor) for his TOP TEN shows for July in the Saatchi Online magazine. The catalogue essay for ‘The MacGuffin’ was by Lady Mary-Rose Beaumont:

2012 Marguerite had her first London Solo Exhibition ‘The Seen and Unseen” at The PM Gallery in Ealing.  The catalogue essay was written by Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E. (former Art Critic for the FT and Sunday Times and a Turner Prize Judge).

2013 Marguerite had two solo exhibitions: ’Being from the Inside’ High House Gallery, Clanfield, Oxen. and  ‘Through each Today’ The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church London as part of The Contemporary British Painting 2 year Project aimed at presenting the next wave of significant painters in Britain.  Marguerites work was also included in the Marmite Prize 2013 catalogue, and been selected for The Threadneedle Prize exhibition 2013.

In 2014: Marguerite was selected for OPEN WEST 2014 and a residency in Cill Rialaig, co. Kerry Ireland, she was also was included in the ‘Contemporary British Painters’ exhibition in Huddersfied ; the @ PaintBritain exhibition, Ipswich and ‘In the City’ Exhibition at the Lion and Lamb Gallery in Hoxton London plus a solo exhibition at Zetter Hotel, London called ‘Twilight Home’.

In 2015 Marguerite contributed work for The Stations of the Cross for Brentwood Cathedral and an exhibition over lent at St Marylebone Church, which will also be on display to the public on billboard space across major underground stations. 

Later in 2015 Marguerite will be exhibiting in ‘The Contemporary British Watercolour’ exhibition at Maidstone Museum and Art gallery  which then transferred to The Oriel Gallery in Antrim until 2016. Later in 2015 Marguerite was invited to show work in the’ London Painting Survey’ curated by Matthew Krishanu and David Sullivan at the Blackhorse lane studio’s Project Space.

In October 2015 Marguerite had her second London solo show called: ‘Cars and Streets’ at the newly opened ‘ART BERMONDSEY PROJECT SPACE’ London SE1.where she was ‘In Conversation’ with art writer Anna McNay who wrote the exhibition catalogue essay ‘Bringing the Sublime into the Mundane’.

In 2016 Marguerite  exhibited in a group show called ‘Edgelands’ curated by Day Bowman, 6 Artists : Marguerite Horner, Dan Coombs. Lee Maelzer, Day Bowman, Barbara Howey, Sean Williams, with a Catalogue essay by Andrew Lambirth. (former writer of the Spectator) Marguerite also exhibited in The Derwent Drawing Prize exhibition and took part in the Summer exhibition at Quay Art Gallery on the Isle of Wight.

 In 2017  Marguerite’s work was shown in 4 museums in China and in ‘Test Card P’, with members of  the Contemporary British Painting group. Marguerite also had a solo show called ‘Keep me Safe’ inspired by a humanitarian visit to the original Calais jungle in 2014. She was also awarded the NOA17 MS Amlin Award.

In 2018 Marguerite was selected for the Threadneedle prize exhibition and the Lynn Painter Stainer prize; the ING Discerning Eye and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibitions. Also the ‘In the City’; ‘Getting Away’; ‘In the Future’ and ‘Paint North’ group shows. 

 In 2018 Marguerite was the winner of the British Women Artist Award. 

 

In 2019 Marguerite exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale as part of ‘Alive in the Universe’ project curated by Caroline Wiseman and David Baldry. She also exhibited in ‘Made in Britain’ at the National Museum, Gdansk, Poland and ‘LANDE- the Calais “Jungle” and Beyond’ at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum, curated by Professor Dan Hick; Sarah Mallet and Dr Rachael Kiddey.

Marguerites work was exhibited in ‘Christine…a tribute to Christine Keeler’ curated by Fionn Wilson which toured England going to Vane Art Gallery, Newcastlw-upon- Tyne: Elysium Art Gallery, Swansea and Arthouse1, London. Her work was selected for the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour competition, Bankside Gallery, London.  Also  as part of the CBP group she showed work at the Hostry, Norwich Cathedral and exhibited in British Painting II at the Bermondsey Project Space. Marguerite was also selected to be part of the first DRAW Art Fair at the SAATCHI GALLERY and she was shortlisted for the RUSKIN Prize 2019.

Marguerite was invited to join British and Chinese Artist for a residency project entitled ‘When London meets Wenzhou’, China, which results in exhibitions in both Wenzhou and London.

In 2020 Marguerite went to Poland and exhibited in ‘Beyond Other Horizons’ Contemporary Paintings made in Britain and Romania’ at the Lasi Palace of Culture, Romania, with a British Council Symposium... and then Marguerite had a solo exhibition 'Transcends all Understanding' at Bermondsey Project Space that opened just as the Covid 19 'lockdown' began. Later 2020 As Covid 'lockdown' restrictions began to lift Marguerite took part in 'John Lennon in not dead' exhibition curated by Harry Pie at the Stash Gallery London. Later in the year Marguerite exhibited in the ING Discerning eye virtual exhibition.

 

In 2021 Marguerite  exhibited in'Small is Beautiful' Hansard Studios.Hansard Mews,London W14 8BJ; The 'Winter Showcase' Bermondsey Project Space, Bermondsey,London.The Masterpiece 100 Collection: launched online by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainer. https://www.painterstainersart.com/store/Everything-fades-even-sorrow-by-Marguerite-Horner-p393953801 The  ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. and ‘Bus Stop Gothic’ Curated by John Ball Virtual Gallery:

In 2022 Marguerite exhibited in Shades of Green’ curated by Sandra Higgins: virtual exhibition: 

 https://td360.co.uk/SOG-Somerset/, and also 'Paradoxes' Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.

 

 

Marguerite is  responsible for curating the Artist talks at the Chelsea Arts Club, London which include: Luc Tuymans; John Stezaker; Norman Ackroyd; Lisa Milroy ; Andrew Stahl;  Christopher Le Brun, among the artists invited to present lectures on their practice. In 2018 Marguerite became a member of council at the Chelsea Arts Club.

 

Recent Reviews

Winner of the BRITISH WOMEN ARTISTS AWARD 2018: https://britishwomenartists.com/competition.php


Short Film by Producer Bridget Osborne on Marguerite Horner winning the NOA17

MS Amlin Prize and the background to her painting 'Church' which was inspired by a humanitarian visit to the original Calais refugee Jungle in 2014:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCT6kVZ_5Zo&t=4s

 

Review: ‘Anything Goes?’ FAD magazine Top 6 Art Exhibitions to see 2017

http://fadmagazine.com/2017/07/30/top-6-art-exhibitions-see-week-london-4/

 

Review: ‘Anything Goes’ Contemporary British Painting at Art Bermondsey Project Space 2017

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2017/07/27/anything-goes/

 

Radio interview: Kevin Wilson talks to Freya Purdue, Marguerite Horner and Georgia Newman about the new art exhibition at Quay Arts:  http://www.vectisradio.com/interviews/kevin-wilson-talks-to-freya-purdue-marguerite-horner-and-georgia-newman-about-the-new-art-exhibition-at-quay-arts/

 

London painter Marguerite Horner: career sea change and…http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2016/06/25/london-painter-marguerite-horner-career-sea-change-and/

Winner of the BRITISH WOMEN ARTISTS AWARD 2018:  https://britishwomenartists.com/competition.php

 

 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016: REVIEW

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2016/06/10/imagination-runs-riot-at-royal-academy-summer-exhibition-2016/

 

 

Wall Street International:  http://wsimag.com/art/11273-in-the-city

NY Arts Magazine : http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=11204

Anna McNay: 2015 'Bringing the Sublime into the Mundane' 

Review of 'Cars and Streets -Recent Paintings by Marguerite Horner' at Art Bermondsey Project Space:

 http://art-corpus.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/marguerite-horner-bringing-sublime-into.html

  Guardian Guide Preview by SkyeSherwin:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/aug/02/exhibitionist-art-shows-3-aug#/?picture=414116340&index=4

 Paul Carey-Kents Top Ten August 2013 Review: http://www.artlyst.com/articles/london-art-exhibitions-to-visit-during-the-august-lull (Paul Carey-Kent is the former editor of Art World magazine).

Complex Magazine 2015 : ’15 Artists About to Dominate 2015’

 http://www.complex.com/style/2015/01/artists-about-to-dominate-2015/

Visible. ‘19 Artists for Today’. Special supplement 2015 produced by State media.issue 16 of State/F22:http://www.state-media.com/…/li…/magazine/14207984718808.pdf

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Artist Statement 

 

My practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality we can access through contemplation and painting…Jung asserts that ‘the experience of the Sacred and Holy is a fundamental requirement of the self. To deny it brings spiritual decay; to embrace it illuminates the soul with meaning’.

 

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.

‘For the only equivalent for the universe within is the universe without’ Jung 

 

Marguerite Horner 2022

M A R G U E R I T E    H O R N E R

Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 Shortlisted entry marg
BSA 17 Bridgeman studio award 2017

VIDEO on THE MACGUFFIN EXHIBITION 2011 WW GALLERY.

VIDEO on Winning the NOA17 MS ALMIN Prize