Artist in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Studio Arts
Biography:Rebecca Morgan uses techniques of drawing, painting, and ceramics in works that subvert stereotypes of Appalachia. Stylistically, she embraces the hyper-detailed naturalism of Dutch masters, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of cartoonists like R. Crumb. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, and her work has appeared in solo and two-person exhibitions at venues including Gitler & ___, Santa Barbara; Mother Gallery, Beacon, New York; Gasser Grunert Gallery, New York, Steuben South Gallery, Brooklyn. Group exhibitions at Southampton Arts Center; American Folk Art Museum; Pratt Institute; and galleries in London, Nashville, Paris, Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami Beach, Cologne, Woodstock, Vienna, and Mexico City. Press about Morgan and her work in the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Whitehot Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, Juxtapoz Magazine, Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, and Berlin’s Lodown Magazine. Honors and awards include Lefebvre Ceramic Residency, Versailles, France; Dio Horia Residency, Mykonos, Greece; Wassaic Project juror, guest critic, and visiting artist; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Invited Artist in Residence, Newcastle, Maine; and Yaddo Artist in Residence, Saratoga Springs, New York. She previously taught at the Maine College of Art Graduate Summer Seminar, University of Arkansas, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Keene State College, University of Cincinnati, and George Mason University.
BA, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; MFA, Pratt Institute. At Bard since 2022.