Nikkita Morgan is an Irish born, mixed media textile artist who has been practicing art & design from a young age. She has attended University of Wales; Trinity Saint David where she graduated with a 2:1 in Textile, Art, Design and Craft in 2013. Nikkita has recently graduate with a Master's degree in Textile Design from Norwich University of the Arts.
Since 2012 she has been focusing her artwork on political issues specifically referring to the North of Ireland conflict. Her artwork is a representation of the historic, contemporary, political and religious outlook of the North's struggle within a contemporary context.
Nikkita's work is both large and small-scale using a variety of materials, processes and techniques such as; moving imagery/projections, embroidery, screen-printing, laser cutting, drawing, painting and mono-printing to produce 2D and 3D mixed media textiles artworks.
Paper, fabric, acetate, steel and digital projections are key materials and processes used to convey ideas relating to transience, fragility and damage; as a method of recording the emotions and reactions to the conflict. This is a continuing theme within her work as her aim is to raise awareness of the North's troubled landscape to the attention of a wider audience through the medium of her artwork.
Nikkita will be starting a 12-month artist-in-residency at the Edinburgh College of Art where she will develop her existing practice.
My main area of interest is mixed media textile art & design, where I use a range of materials and processes, that enables me to produce unique contemporary artworks mainly using paper, steel, acetate, fabric and digital projections. My work is a response to political issues, specifically referring to the continuing conflict in the North of Ireland. It focuses on the historic, religious, political and contemporary outlook of the struggle, which is viewed from my own personal perspective.
My work looks at the North's troubled landscape using original photographs from both the past and present conflict. Original photographs inspire and influence the imagery I produce (drawing/stitching/mono-print/painting stencils) and text is influenced from data/dates/information on the troubles.
My work is large scale using a variety of materials, processes and techniques such as; moving imagery and projections, embroidery, screen-printing, laser cutting, drawing, painting and mono-printing to produce 2D/3D mixed media artworks that would be interactive and engaging with an audience. These methods are also used to convey ideas relating to transience, fragility and damage; as a method of recording the emotions and reactions to the conflict.
Imagery and text are key elements used within my work to represent different aspects of the conflict, referencing key historic/contemporary events, slogans, words and images relating to the part of the story I am telling.
I am driven to confront what continues to be the on-going reality of life in the North of Ireland. My objective is to raise awareness of conflict issues to a wider audience and attract public attention to a public issue that is still thoroughly misunderstood.
A Troubled Landscape
A Troubled Landscape
An Embroidered Story
Untitled (Part One)
Untitled (Part Two)