OLIVIA MUSGRAVE

BIOGRAPHY

OLIVIA MUSGRAVE

(b.1958, Dublin, Ireland)

Musgrave studied sculpture a 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. She lives and works in London and Suffolk. 

A short film about the artist is available to view here.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Taking Flight, John Martin Gallery, London, UK

2014
Work in Progress, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London, UK

2012
The Fates, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London, UK

2009
The Seven Deadly Sins & Other Sculptures, John Martin Gallery, London, UK

2008
Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

2006
Taking Flight, John Martin Gallery, London, UK

2004
Recent Work, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London, UK

2002
Sculptures 2000-2002, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
Group and Solo Exhibitions Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

1997
Solo Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
SUMMER, Everard Read London, London, UK

2017
Art in Motion: The Spirit of the Horse, Messums Wiltshire, UK

2016
Opening Exhibition, Everard Read London, UK
Bronze, Steel and Stone, Everard Read London, UK

2008
London Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, London, UK

2007
Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

2005
Summer Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
ArtLondon, John Martin Gallery

2004
The Stuff of Magic, John Martin Gallery, London, UK

2003
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2002
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

1997
Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, UK
Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Mixed & Solo Exhibition, London, UK
The Boyle Arts Festival with Melanie le Brocquy, London, UK

1996
Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition, London, UK
Young British Sculptors, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK

1995
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London, UK

1994
Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, UK

1992
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition, London, UK

1991
Sculptor’s Drawings, Stephen Bartley Gallery, London, UK

AWARDS

1986
The Fedora Gleichen Award, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London, UK

1986
The Rodney Burns Drawing Award, London, UK

PUBLIC 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