Kate MccGwire is an internationally renowned British sculptor whose practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, employing natural materials to explore the play of opposites at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level. Growing up on the Norfolk Broads her connection with nature and fascination with birds was nurtured from an early age, with avian subjects and materials a recurring theme in her artwork.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004 her uncanny sculptures have been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery (London), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris) and recently at Glasstress, an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale. 


2017      Doing Identity: The Reydan Weiss Collection, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
2017      Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2017      Proof of Life, The Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
2017      Erwarten Sie Wunder! The Museum as Cabinet of Curiosity and Wunderkammer, Museum Ulm, Germany
2017      Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
2017      Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
2017      The High Low Show, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, Laure Genillard, London, UK
2017      Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, The Art Pavilion, Mile End, UK
2017      Aloys Zötl & Kate MccGwire: Bestiarien der eigenen Art, Galerie Haas AG Zürich, Switzerland
2016      Secrete: Kate MccGwire, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong
2016      Scissure: Kate MccGwire, La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France
2016      Creative Differences: Dyslexia and Neurodiversity in Science, Art and Design, Royal College of Art, London I PREFER LIFE: The Reydan Weiss Collection, Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
2016      Glassfever Contemporary Art in Glass, DordtYart, Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands
2016      Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, Gallery Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
2016      Rare Bird: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art, Berman Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
2015      Glasstress 2015 Gotika, An official collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2015      The Collectve, The Drawing Room, The House of St Barnabas, London, UK
2015      Complicit: Juliette Losq, Kate MccGwire, Jayne Anita Smith, Curated by Coates & Scarry, London, UK
2015      Peter Randall-Page & Kate MccGwire, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol, UK 2015      Secrete: Kate MccGwire, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
2015      Beauty of the Beast, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Holland