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Nyeema Morgan
updated: 09/06/2013
website: www.nyeemamorgan.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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You Are Here. This Is Now.
You Are Here. This Is Now. (installation view)
Like It Is: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 01
LIke It Is: Those Extraordinary Twins
obviously God
Equitable Distributions (a.k.a.: E.D.: W, G & E)
Elemental Configurations
I, Rhinoceros (1515-2012)
Untitled (from the installation I, Rhinoceros)
Forty- Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (6 of 47)
Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (23 of 47)
The Dubious Sum of Vaguely Discernable Parts: Newsprint Tabloid
Gamescape
Sports & Leisure: Warriors hammer Dallas (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations)
Art & Literature: When the hurly-burly's done, when the battle's lost and won. (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, information, language, systems, text, diagrammatic, mapping, futuristic, social criticism
 
 
You Are Here. This Is Now. by Nyeema Morgan
You Are Here. This Is Now.
Accordion book/timeline: inkjet print on paper, tape, glue
2010
2.5 " x  900 " 
You Are Here. This Is Now. (installation view) by Nyeema Morgan
You Are Here. This Is Now. (installation view)
Accordion book/timeline: inkjet print on paper, tape, glue
2010
2.5 " x  900i " 
Like It Is: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 01 by Nyeema Morgan
Like It Is: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 01
Graphite on paper
2010
50 " x  38 " 
LIke It Is: Those Extraordinary Twins by Nyeema Morgan
LIke It Is: Those Extraordinary Twins
graphite on paper
2011
50"" x  38"" 
obviously God by Nyeema Morgan
obviously God
unfired clay
2012
35" x  50" 
Equitable Distributions (a.k.a.: E.D.: W, G & E) by Nyeema Morgan
Equitable Distributions (a.k.a.: E.D.: W, G & E)
Monopoly houses, Lincoln Log cabin, train model, apartment building, white chalkboard paint, compressed charcoal, propane gas tank, water bottle, car battery, wood and yellow tape
2009
66" x  84"  x 11" 
Elemental Configurations by Nyeema Morgan
Elemental Configurations
Collage: Cut-out inkjet prints on store bought poster
2009
18" x  24" 
I, Rhinoceros (1515-2012)  by Nyeema Morgan
I, Rhinoceros (1515-2012)
Poster: inkjet print on paper
2013
19 " x  13 " 
Untitled (from the installation I, Rhinoceros) by Nyeema Morgan
Untitled (from the installation I, Rhinoceros)
Mixed media collage
2013
18" x  24" 
Forty- Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (6 of 47) by Nyeema Morgan
Forty- Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (6 of 47)
inkjet print digital drawing on index card
2008
5 " x  8 " 
Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (23 of 47) by Nyeema Morgan
Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make (23 of 47)
inkjet print digital drawing on index card
2009
5" x  5" 
The Dubious Sum of Vaguely Discernable Parts: Newsprint Tabloid by Nyeema Morgan
The Dubious Sum of Vaguely Discernable Parts: Newsprint Tabloid
Newsprint Tabloid
2012
16 " x  22.75 " 
Gamescape by Nyeema Morgan
Gamescape
Mixed paper media: board games, matte board and inkjet print
2008
13 " x  18 "  x 18 " 
Sports & Leisure: Warriors hammer Dallas (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations) by Nyeema Morgan
Sports & Leisure: Warriors hammer Dallas (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations)
Ink and colored pencil on vellum
2008
17 " x  13 " 
Art & Literature: When the hurly-burly's done, when the battle's lost and won. (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations) by Nyeema Morgan
Art & Literature: When the hurly-burly's done, when the battle's lost and won. (from the series Trivial Pursuits & Free Associations)
Ink and graphite on vellum
2007
17" x  13" 

Artist Statement

My art practice is developed within an interdisciplinary framework that explores the personal and cultural economy of knowledge through familiar artifacts. Whether project based or singular works, they are inspired by philosophical conflicts presented in our everyday encounters with images, objects and information. In particular, I draw from familiar data within the visual language of popular culture that exemplify different methodologies. I investigate how these artifacts are consumed, processed, re-presented and/or reiterated. My investigations, often on-going, are executed by rupturing the formal and structural gravitas of these artifacts, in an attempt to dig deeper towards an epistemological core. In my works, which have included large-scale drawings, installations, clay work, sculpture and printed matter, I call to question information’s conceptual and hierarchical value, challenge the boundaries of particular authoritative reasoning as well as make evident my own implications within a larger socio-political drama. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2009 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2007 MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2000 BFA, Cooper Union School of Art, NYC, NY

 

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 FORTY-SEVEN EASY POUNDCAKES LIKE GRANDMA USE TO MAKE, Rotunda Gallery/ BRIC | Arts | Media | Bklyn 

2012 THE DUBIOUS SUM OF VAGUELY DISCERNABLE PARTS, The BIndery Projects, St. Paul, MN 

2011 YOU ARE HERE. THIS IS NOW. Art in General, Musée Miniscule, NYC, NY

 

 SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2013 THE SHADOWS TOOK SHAPE, Studio Museum in Harlem (in collaboration with William Cordova & Otabenga Jones & Associates), NYC, NY 

2013 FEEDBACK, Arts Incubator at Washington Park, Chicago, IL 

2013 COLLINEAR POINTS, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL 

2012 AT PLAY 4, Bracknell Gallery/ South HIll Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK (New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham & OVADA, Oxford, UK) 

2012 OUR DAILY RITE, Artspace, New Haven, CT 

2012 PROJECT GUTENBERG, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France 

2011 IT'S YOU TODAY, Abrons Art Center, NYC, NY

2010 THE FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING, VerySmallKitchen & Pigeon Wing Gallery, London, UK

2009 EMERGE 10, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2009 LIVE + DIRECT, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 SUPERMARKET 2007, Koh-I-Noor, Stokholm, Sweden

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Bortolot, Lana. "Culture Count: How Do We Love Cake? Let Us Count the Ways", The Wall Street Journal. April 18

2012  Blanchard, Benoît, “Projet Gutenberg”, oeuvres-revue.net, February 29

2009 Genocchio, Benjamin. "A Decade of Emergence", New York Times, Art Review. August 28.

2009 Carlin, T.J.,"Get Outta Town!", Time Out New York, July.

 

AFFILIATIONS

2011-2014 Board Member, The Society for the Arts, Religion & Contemporary Culture

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2013-2014 LMCC Workspace Program, NYC, NY 

2010-2011 AIRspace Program, Abrons Art Center/ Henry Street Settlement, NYC, NY 

2009 Camille Hanks- Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

2007 Emerge 10, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ 

2006 Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts

1996 Full Tuition Scholarship, Cooper Union School of Art