Artist’s CV



“Thunderously eye-catching, Abigail Norris’s dead animals have armatures that work like real skeletons and hides stitched from real fur. A powerful lament for the despoliation of nature.”

Waldemar Januszczak
Sunday Times


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

Past & Present, Brun Fine Art Gallery, London 2023-24

Amydst The Muttren Trees, Artist’s Garden, Temple, London 2023

Light Being,
Lychee One, London 2023

BBA Artists Award,
Kühlhaus GAllery, Berlin 2023

Meat Market #1, Deptford, London 2023

Amphorae,
Newhaven Art Space, Sussex 2023

Alternative Airport,
RuptureXibit, Hampton Wick, London 2023

Awe and Wonder, Chaiya Art Award, Oxo Tower, London 2023

Unladylike, DContemporary Gallery,
London 2023

The Artists Garden,
Temple, London 2023

Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London 2022

MUD, ArtWave, Sussex 2022

RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London 2022

We Won't Stop Showing, SET Woolwich, London 2022

Lapped Seams and Silver Linings, The Prick & Stitch and Vent & Pound Alliance, Standpoint Gallery, London 2022

Lost-Wax for Lost-Species II, Birmingham City University, Birmingham 2022

Naturisms, RCA Students and Alumni Group Show, London 2021

Lost-Wax for Lost-Species I, Founders Hall, London 2021

First Impressions, Safehouse 1 & 2, London 2021

Sew it Seams, The Prick & Stitch Alliance, Standpoint Gallery, London 2021

WIP, Royal College of Art, London 2021

Aegis, Rottingdean Windmill, Sussex 2018

The Mother, Rottingdean Windmill, Sussex 2018
EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK 2022

Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Arts & Multimedia Design, Sussex University & Lighthouse, Brighton 1999 - 2000



AWARDS:

Ingram Prize Winner 2023

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Finalist 2023

BBA Artists Award Finalist 2023

Awe & Wonder Artists Prize Finalist, 2023

YSP/RCA Graduate Award Winner 2022



COLLECTIONS:

The Ingram Collection



TALKS:

Tate Lates: Soft Sculpture and Material Matters. Tate Modern, London 2023



RESIDENCIES:

Body & Place, The CoLab, Owlpen Manor 2023

Royal College of Art & Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Artist’s Garden residency, London. December 2022 - March 2023

Lapped Seams and Silver Linings, The Prick & Stitch and Vent & Pound Alliance, Standpoint Gallery residency 2022

Sew it Seams, The Prick & Stitch Alliance, Standpoint Gallery residency, 2021

Room 13 International, Filmmaker Residency, West Rise School, Eastbourne. 2007 – 2011



COMMISSIONS:

City Collective, Edge and Shift - Community film installation with Maria Patterson, The Regency Town House, House Festival, Brighton 2015

This is Always the Result - Film collaboration with Gus Watcham & Mark C Hewitt. Arts Council England, Brighton 2015

Shamal - Film for live performance, collaboration with Rachael Gadsden, Liberty Festival, London 2015
The Four Fridas - Film for live performance, collaboration with Rachel Gadsden, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2015

Zones of Avoidance - Film collaboration with Maggie Sawkins and Mark Hewitt. Winner of the 2013
Ted Hughes Award for New Digital Work in Poetry 2014

Heads Up - Documentary film collaboration with Sarah Pickthall. Creative Case for Diversity, Arts Council England 2013



WORKSHOPS & LECTURES:

The Debris of Chaos - Collaborative Workshop with Marita Pappa, BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), London 2022

Artist Talk, Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), London 2022

Ideas Lab - Workshop and Artist Talk with Jacob Talkowski, BA Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire 2021

Artist Talk, Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), London 2022



PUBLICATIONS

Sunday Times -  Forget the Summer Exhibition - meet the 5 art stars of the future, Waldemar Januszczak 2022