Figurative / Realism
Installation / Land / Site-specific
Working through the language of the body, Abigail Norris explores cultural memory through fragmentary aesthetics that centre around concepts of connectedness. Her work addresses the growing disconnect between humans, animals and plants due to hierarchical structures such as the Great Chain of Being. Her work is unashamedly raw and jarring, with a subplot to interrupt habitual assumptions of everyday life.
Abigail uses basic construction techniques such as stitching and binding to highlight a non-hierarchical approach, and to empower what was previously seen as 'women's work'. Using various constituents such as tights, she emphasises the context of the female body as a creative force within the materiality of the sculptures and society; exploring a speculative bond between the female body and a universal body.
Since graduating from RCA, highlights include Tate Late talk, ‘Soft Sculpture and Material Matters’. Winner of the YSP/RCA Graduate Award 2022.
Shortlisted for: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2023, BBA Artists Award, Berlin 2023.
Notable group shows include: Unnatural Women WIAF, Mall Galleries 2023; Light Being, 2023 Lychee One; Unladylike, DContemporary Gallery, London 2023; Awe and Wonder, Chaiya Art Award, Oxo Tower, London 2023; Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London 2022