PERE­GRINE O’GORM­LEY

American Art Collector - - Destination | Pacific Northwest -

La Con­ner, WA, (360) 770-8511 www.pere­gri­neogorm­ley.com

Pere­grine O’Gorm­ley grew up on 40 acres of woods and graz­ing land in the moun­tains of cen­tral New Mex­ico where his fa­ther taught him to care­fully ob­serve his nat­u­ral sur­round­ings. His stomp­ing grounds in­cluded the hills and val­leys in the sev­eral square mile water­shed sur­round­ing their home, barbed wire fences, rat­tle snakes, go­pher snakes, rab­bits, coy­otes and fox, myr­iad rap­tors and small birds, and the odd black bear (who’d get af­ter their bee­hives) plus miles of free wan­der­ing pinyon ju­niper wood­land. In re­mem­ber­ing his fa­ther, O’Gorm­ley states, “My fa­ther, taught me to see. We’d peer care­fully at a pin­head-sized fly­ing in­sect, and he’d say, ‘A fly­ing mir­a­cle! This mi­nus­cule thing, eats, breaths, sees, hears, has legs …six, did you count them? Did you catch the iri­des­cence in its wings? Does it have two pairs or one? ...AND this tiny thing, CAN FLY! Un­be­liev­able!’”

Sculpt­ing from his early days through to the present, he first ex­hib­ited in a Santa Fe gallery in his teens. He has won mul­ti­ple Na­tional Sculp­ture So­ci­ety awards in­clud­ing the Pat Mun­son Prize for avian sculp­ture in 2017 and 2015, and in 2016 the Green-Wood Ceme­tery Award, Brook­green Gar­dens, Paw­leys Island, South Carolina.

O’Gorm­ley ex­hibits work broadly, in­clud­ing, the Mu­seum of North­west Art, Bain­bridge Island Mu­seum of Art, Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edi­son, Wash­ing­ton, and Ger­ald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mex­ico. Up­com­ing shows in­clude the Birds in Art ex­hi­bi­tion at the Leigh Yawkey Wood­son Art Mu­seum and Western Vi­sions at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art.

He earned his de­gree in bi­ol­ogy at Colorado Col­lege in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

O’Gorm­ley now lives and works on 7 acres with his wife Lau­rel and their three chil­dren over­look­ing the Puget Sound in north­west­ern Wash­ing­ton.

1Pere­grine O’Gorm­ley, Old Tree, bronze, ed. of 9, 22 x 10 x 9"

2Pere­grine O’Gorm­ley, An­gelo­rum, ju­niper burnt, 21 x 8 x 11"

3Pere­grine O’Gorm­ley, Ally (Keep Me on Your Shoul­der), ju­niper on ju­niper, 72 x 43 x 29"

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