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Marguerite Horner Biography 2019 Marguerite Horner was born in Lincoln. After completing her B.A. in Fine Art at Sheffield University in her twenties, she was offered two solo exhibitions, at The Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield and Usher Art Gallery Lincoln. Art historian and critic Professor Frances Spalding CBE reviewed these exhibitions in ‘Arts Review’ writing ‘ The intrigue of her work depends partly on the knife-edge balance maintained between painterliness and hard-edge photo-realism by varying the sharpness of focus’. In 2004 Marguerite graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School with an M.A. in Fine Art and was awarded the Kidd Rapinet prize for outstanding work. Since then Marguerite has exhibited widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows, including the Royal Academy Summer Show; ING Discerning Eye ; The Threadneedle Prize; The Lynn Painters Stainer prize; The National Open: The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibitions and The Ruskin Prize. In 2011 Marguerite exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale in ‘Afternoon Tea‘ with WW Gallery and in 2012 had her first London Solo Exhibition ‘The Seen and Unseen’‘ at The Pitshanger Manor Gallery. The catalogue essay was by Lady Marina Vaizey C.B.E. (former Art Critic for the FT and Sunday Times and a Turner Prize Judge) writing “Marguerite Horner’s paintings ‘lift the ordinary into the extraordinary and the specific into the Universal’…they are about…‘The life behind the eye as well as the life in front of it’ In 2017 Marguerite was awarded the ‘NOA17 MS Amlin prize’ for her painting ‘Church’ showing ‘Continuity in an uncertain world’ inspired by a humanitarian visit to the first Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp in 2014. In 2018 Marguerite was the winner of the ‘British Women Artists Award’. Marguerite Horner’s work has been acquired by a number of Art museums including Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery Museum, Swindon Art Gallery, The National Collection England and The Madison Museum of Fine Art, USA.  Schneider Museum of Art, USA and The Yale Centre for British Art, USA. In 2019 Marguerite work was part of a group show called ‘Made in Britain’ at the Muzeum Narodowe W Gdansk (National Gallery in Poland in Gdansk) and a group show called ‘LANDE : The Calais “Jungle” and Beyond’ at Oxford University Pitt Rivers Museum, and ‘When London meets Wenzhou’ at the Nanxi Art Academy Wenhzou, China and a touring show called ‘Dear Christine…A Tribute to Christine Keeler’ curated by Fionn Wilson at Vane Gallery, Newcastle; Elysium Gallery, Swansea and Arthouse1 London. She also took part with in the ‘Alive in the Universe project at the 58th Venice Biennale.