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Catrin Morgan

PhD Work

MA work

My work involves narrative and intervention. The interventions take two forms. One is the insertion of my fictions into reality: for example, removing the text from a factual book whose images or pages I find beautiful and replacing it with a story that the book might tell if it was given the chance. The other type of intervention involves fictions created by other people. I re-author narratives by imposing new hierarchies on them. In doing this I aim to illustrate ideas that may not be central to a particular story, but which serve to link it with many others.


  • PhD


    School of Communication


    Visual Communication, 2009–2014

  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2008

  • Catrin Morgan studied Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008. Since then she has exhibited widely and has work in the British Library collection.

    In 2011 Catrin completed a residency at the Florence Trust with an exhibition entitled Numbers Stations that has since been shown at Bletchley Park and dalla Rosa gallery. Her first book, Phantom Settlements a collaboration with another illustrator, Mireille Fauchon containing interviews with the artists, Ryan Gander, Tom McCarthy and Jamie Shovlin, was published by Ditto Press in 2011. Her second published work is an illustrated version of The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus, published by Granta in 2013.

    Morgan is currently exploring the relationship between illustration and print based deceptions such as Ern Malley or Nat Tate at the Royal College of Art through a practice based research degree. In 2011 she was awarded a Bursary from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in support of her research.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2002
  • Experience

  • Workshop Coordinator, University of Dundee, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • We Came To Take Your Jobs Away, Celje Castle, Slovenia, 2007; 21 Grams, Dazed & Confused Gallery, London, 2007; September 29th 1860, 1851 Gallery, Nottingham, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Varley Memorial Award, 2007; Third Prize, Oberon Books Illustration Award, 2007