Gallery Associate - Haas Gallery
M.F.A. Painting and Drawing - Pratt Institute, 2009
B.A. Painting and Drawing - Bloomsburg University, 2006
Rebecca Morgan attended Bloomsburg University (2006) and received her Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute (2009) Her work is at the Permanent Collection at the Hessel Museum of Bard College and has shown at Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York, Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair and the Dallas Contemporary Art Fair. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York.
"I make work about my love and hate relationship with the conservative rural settings I grew up in. My drawings and cartoons reflect a constant critique and defense of rural living. I investigate the familiar and the repulsion that comes with the territory of home.
I draw and paint larger-than- life self-portraits, set in the woods of a theatrical Appalachia; I look to the pastoral familiarity of my origins, as I navigate my reverence and aversion to the place that has rejected yet charmed me. I investigate themes of the tourist, homecomings and individuals in exile as a reflection of my own navigation of being an artist in transition between an urban and rural identity compounded by everyday frustrations and malaise.
My world resides somewhere between comfort and conflict; it is the sanctuary of a simplistic rural home, but one confounded by urban desires."
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