Morgan Shimeld

Morgan Shimeld Biography

The work of Sydney based sculptor, Morgan Shimeld, is primarily concerned with the aesthetic and theoretical concepts of modernist architecture and design. Shimeld’s work, characterised by attention to structure and form, incorporates cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel. His practice is informed by the art movements of Minimalism, Formalism and Geometric Abstraction.

In 2000, Shimeld graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, from the University of Sydney.

Shimeld has been a finalist in a number of prestigious art prizes including:

  • Sculpture By The Sea 2014
  • Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2014 (Highly Commended)
  • The University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award 2014 (Winner JaniceReid Emerging Artist’s Award)
  • Sculpture at Sawmillers Reserve 2014 (Winner Mayor’s Award)
  • Sculpture at Scenic World 2014
  • The Mt Buller Sculpture Award 2013
  • The Montalto Sculpture Prize 2013
  • Sculpture at Scenic World 2013
  • Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011
  • The UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition 2010
  • The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2010
  • The Sawmillers Reserve Sculpture Prize 2010
  • Sculpture by the Sea 2009.Shimeld has had four solo exhibitions:
  • Vertex at Gallery 2010, Surry Hills (2015)
  • Converge at Brenda May Gallery (2011)
  • Tracing Constructs at Brenda May Gallery (2008)
  • Architectural Evolution at Brenda May Gallery (2006).Shimeld has works commissioned by both the QT Hotel in Sydney in 2012, and the Hotel Intercontinental in Melbourne in 2011. Morgan has also done a number of private commissions for design studios, architects and private collectors including:
  • Triplex Large for Bassam Fellows, New Cannan, Connecticut in 2017
  • Converge Large for private collectors in Mittagong in 2017
  • Cube Formation for Smart Design Studio, Surry Hills in 2016
  • Brass Bar for The Office Space, Paramount House in 2015
  • Architectural Façade, Chelsea St House in 2015
  • Traced Triplex for Bates Smart, Nicholson St Melbourne in 2016. Shimeld’s work has been sought after by many private collectors and has also been acquired by Artbank Australia.
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