Kendra Haste

Work

Upcoming Solo Exhibition: 15 October – 14 November 2020

Bio

KENDRA HASTE
Born in 1971, Kendra is an MA graduate, Royal College of Art and a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

2020
Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts London

2017
Elected to the Royal Society of Sculptors (RBS).
Sculpt AT Kew, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

2016
Bison Head purchased by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, USA.
Let’s Dance! Animals: Art and Design, Chimei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan.

2013
Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley gifted two of Kendra’s sculptures from
the Eric and Jean Cass Collection. Rhinoceros (2001) and Juvenile Baboon (2003).

2012
Elected a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, USA.
Historic Royal Palaces project for the Tower of London nominated for the 2012 Marsh Award.

2010
Historic Royal Palaces commission for the Tower of London.

2004-2010
The London Art Fair, Patrick Davies Contemporary Art.

2003
NDUTU, Davies & Tooth, London – solo show.
NDUTU, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham – solo show.
Elephant Relief purchased by London Underground for Waterloo Station.

2002
Adapt NOW, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow – group show.
Tigers, Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt – group show.
Leaping Tiger Reliefs, installed at Harvey Nichols, London – solo show.

2001-03
The London Art Fair, Davies & Tooth.

2001
New Sculpture, Beaux Arts, Bath – solo show.
Tigers,  Zeist Castle, Zeist – group show.
Wild Tigers of Bandhavgarh, Burrell Collection, Glasgow – group show.
Three Generations of Sculptors, Beaux Arts, Bath – group show.

2000
Underground Safari, Gloucester Road, London – solo show.
Tigers, Artists for Nature in India, hardback book published by Enmerc.
Young British Sculptors, Beaux Arts, Bath – group show.

1999
BBC Wildlife Art Award for sculpture Baboon.
Nature, Collier Bristow, London – group show.

1998
Residency, Lisbon School of Art.
Residency, RSBP Minsmere Reserve, Suffolk.
Parnham House, Beaminster – solo show.
RCA Graduate Show, RSPB Minsmere Reserve, Suffolk.
Graduate Multimedia Show, Candid Arts Trust, London.
Daler Rowney Illustration Award, RCA MA Degree Show.
MA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London.

1997
Artist for Nature Foundation Award. Expedition to the Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
Art of the Rainforest, Gloucester (with Nature in Art) – group show.

1996-98
Royal College of Art, MA Natural History Illustration.

1996
Born Free, Fitch Art, London.

1995-2013
Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

1990-93
Camberwell College of Art, BA (Hons) Illustration.

1989-90
Wimbledon School of Art, Foundation Course.

Kendra Haste at the Tower of London

In 2010 Kendra was awarded a commission by Historic Royal Palaces to fabricate thirteen sculptures to celebrate the history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London.

Life-size lions, baboons, a polar bear and an elephant, all constructed with Kendra’s trademark material, galvanised wire, help tell the story of the exotic animals that were kept at the Tower from the 1100s, providing entertainment and spectacle for visitors. Included in the commission is one of the most famous Tower ‘inmates’, a polar bear (a gift from the King of Norway to Henry III in 1251) whose collar and chain allowed it to fish for food in the Thames without escaping. In 1832 the remaining animals from the Menagerie were moved to Regents Park to help establish
London Zoo.

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