Overview

“In all the work, large and small, there is an intensity of emotion which is palpable. Europa is never still with her bull in Olivia’s repeated renditions of this myth. She is falling, tumbling, headlong into ecstatic love...Every sculpture catches us short, draws us up, makes us want to plumb its secret. What is she thinking? – we ask, not merely of the sculptures, but of the artist.”.

A.N Wilson, from Olivia Musgrave, Sculptures, 2004

Olivia Musgrave was born in Dublin in 1958, her father Irish and her mother Greek. She 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, as well as influences from 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 Fellow the Royal Society of British Sculptors and former President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors. 

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2022 Autumn, John Martin Gallery, London
2020 Metamorphosis, John Martin Gallery, London
2016 Recent Editions, John Martin Gallery, London
2014 Work in Progress, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2012 The Fates, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2009 The Seven Deadly Sins & Other Sculptures, John Martin Gallery, London
2008 Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Taking Flight, John Martin Gallery, London
2004 Recent Work, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2002 Sculptures 2000-2002, John Martin Gallery, London
2002 Group and Solo Exhibitions Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin,
1997 Solo Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2019 The Winter Show, John Martin Gallery, London
2018 The Summer Show, John Martin Gallery, London
2008 London Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, London
2007 Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition
2005 Summer Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London
2005 ArtLondon, John Martin Gallery
2004 The Stuff of Magic, John Martin Gallery, London
2003 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2002 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries
2002 Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition
1997 Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Exhibition
1997 Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, Mixed & Solo Exhibition
1997 The Boyle Arts Festival with Melanie le Brocquy
1996 Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition
1996 Young British Sculptors, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
1995 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries
1994 Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition
1992 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1992 Christopher Hull Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition
1991 Sculptor’s Drawings, Stephen Bartley Gallery
1989 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries

Awards

1986 The Fedora Gleichen Award, Royal Society of British Sculptors
1986 The Rodney Burns Drawing Award

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