Katrina Moorhead

b. 1971, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

 
 
 
     
Katrina Moorhead, The Stars and Us, installation view, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Katrina Moorhead was born in 1971 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, receiving BA (1994) and MFA (1996) degrees from that institution. From 1996-98 she was an artist in residence in the Core Progam, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In the fall of 2005 she participated in an ArtPace Artist Residency, in San Antonio, TX. In 2006 she was a resident at the SIM Gueststudio, Reykjavik – Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland. Important recent exhibitions include her solo exhibition A Thing Called Early Blur, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston (2007); and the group exhibition Second Nature: Contemporary Landscapes from the MFAH Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Moorhead's work was recently included in the group exhibition The Luxury of Dirt, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland (2011) and was previously featured in the group exhibition, The Nature of Things, representing Northern Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale. She won the prestigious 2007 Texas Art Prize (a biennial award hosted by ArtHouse, Austin), and in 2008 was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors.

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