Polly Morgan moved to East London to read English Literature in 1998. She took up taxidermy and began making sculptural work in 2004. Having studied with Scottish taxidermist George Jamieson, Morgan began to play with and dismantle taxidermy traditions, creating sculptures that brought her work to the attention of many notable collectors and curators both in Britain and internationally.
Polly Morgan (b. 1980, Banbury, Oxfordshire) lives and works in London. Recent solo presentations of her work include: Taxidermy is Dead, Long Live Taxidermy, Horniman Museum, London (2015); Short Sentences, Spoken Softly, Other Criteria, New York (2014); and The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2014). Recent group exhibitions includes: Are They All Yours, HIX Art Gallery, London (2019); Sculpture In Focus, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2019); Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2017); Faith and Fathom, Galleria Poggiali, Florence (2017); and 5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2017).