About

Morag is interested in what links us together, maintaining a figurative and portrait based practice focusing on routine and automatic behaviour within relatable, resting imagery that has a sense of more than one day being described at a time. The work seeks to describe our familiarities and authentic nature of ourselves through candid posture, body language and expressions, as a crowd or an individual. Sometimes this is explored by direct representation in the form of a portrait, and other times the work is more lucid and colours and shapes make up the expressive qualities in her paintings. Morag sometimes uses an unusual technique of crumbling soft pastel or pigment into chalk house paint to get the desired tones in her portraits. Other usual materials are oils, pastels, paper and raw canvas or calico.

 

Morag Caister (born 1994) is a British painter graduating from the University of Brighton in 2019, and is currently working between the UK and Albania while she prepares for her first solo show in Tirana as well as The Other Art Fair in London. Morag is currently listed as an Investable Artist by online gallery New Blood Art, and was named in the 'Best of 2021' by London Paint Club. In 2021 Morag was announced as one of six winners of The Curators EROS Project Award and was shortlisted for The Self-Portrait Award hosted by The Ruth Borchard Collection as well as exhibiting extensively. Morag painted celebrity Maître D'hôtel Fred Sirieix and Booker Prize winner Bernadine Evaristo as a semi-finalist in the 2020 series of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, and most recently was included in the new Portrait Artist of the Year exhibition at Compton Verney curated by Kathleen Soriano. In 2022 Morag has been shortlisted for The Football Art Prize with her portrait 'Match Of The Day', and her piece 'Self-Portrait With Bad Posture' has been selected for the permanent collection of the brand new Soho House Brighton opening later this year, by Soho House Head Curator Kate Bryan. Morag will have a booth at The Other Art Fair, London in March, and her first solo show 'Looking For Peace' will open at Gallery 70 in May.

Get in touch

Instagram

@moragcaister

Email

moragcaister@gmail.com

Phone

+44 (0)7585 229384

Currently represented by

  • Forge Art Gallery, London, UK

forgeart.co.uk   +44 (0)7966 153 673

  • New Blood Art, London, UK

newbloodart.com   +44 (0) 203 126 4943

Exhibitions

2022

  • Portrait Artist of the Year at Compton Verney, Compton Verney, Warwick, UK

  • The Football Art Prize Exhibition Tour (Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale, The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland, UK)

  • The Other Art Fair, London, UK

  • D31 Art Gallery Winter Exhibition 2021, D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK

2021

  • Fairground I, Gallery 94, Glyndebourne, UK

  • Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries, London, UK (online)

  • ALTERED, Brighton Fringe, Brighton, UK

  • Forces of Nature, Glyndebourne Arts Festival, Gallery 94, Glyndebourne, UK (online)

  • Artists Open Houses, Brighton Fringe, Brighton, UK

  • Self Portrait Prize 2021, Ruth Borchard Collection, London, UK (online)

  • Works on Paper 3, Blue Shop Cottage, London, UK (online)

  • Fresh Perspectives, London Paint Club, London, UK (online)

2020

  • Fairground, Gallery 94, Glyndebourne, UK (online)

  • ING Discerning Eye 2020, Mall Galleries, London, UK (online)

  • Allie, Joe, Morag, Destil Arts Centre, Tirana, Albania

2019

  • Free Range, Truman Gallery, London, UK

  • Degree Show, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

  • Material Practices, Hove Museum, Hove, UK

2018

  • …&…, Destil Arts Centre, Tirana, Albania