Nyeema Morgan is a New York-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA. Morgan's work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Art in General, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; The Bindery Projects, MN; Carol Jazzar Gallery, FL; South Hill Park Arts Center, Bracknell, UK; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France; and forthcoming at CSS Bard Galleries/ Bard College, NY. Morgan's awards and residencies include an Art Matters Grant, NY; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace residency, NY; AIRspace Program residency, Abrons Arts Center, NY; and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME. Her works have been included The Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY and The New York Times. Morgan earned an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art.
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I develop my interdisciplinary practice to explore personal and cultural economies of knowledge through familiar artifacts. The works I make, which have included ephemeral clay installations, large-scale drawings and printed media are inspired by philosophical conflicts presented in our everyday encounters with images, objects and information. These cultural artifacts serve as resource materials in many of my works, which I typically gather through on-going cataloguing. My works function as a means to question information’s conceptual and hierarchical value, challenge the boundaries of authoritative reasoning and make evident my own implications within a larger socio-political drama.