Dream Jug

Dream Jug, 2016

Raku ware

11.5” x 7.5” x 9”

Rebecca Morgan

Cobalt Jug, 2018

Stoneware

7h x 4.50w x 5.50d in
17.78h x 11.43w x 13.97d cm

RM096-cer

Rebecca Morgan

Muted Sunset Fade, 2018

Stoneware

10h x 7w x 9d in
25.40h x 17.78w x 22.86d cm

RM102-cer

Watershed Jug

Watershed Jug, 2015

Salt glazed stoneware

9.5” x 6” x 7”

Rebecca Morgan

Mother of Pearl Jug, 2017

Porcelain

6h x 5w x 5d in
15.24h x 12.70w x 12.70d cm

RM078-cer

Black Magic Jug, 2017

Porcelain

7.5” x 4.5” x 5” | 19 x 11.5 x 13 cm

Crunchy Copper Jug, 2017

Stoneware

11” x 6.5” x 8.5” | 28 x 16.5 x 21.5 cm

Rebecca Morgan

Sunset Fade Jug, 2017

Stoneware and glaze

6.75h x 6w x 6d in
17.15h x 15.24w x 15.24d cm

RM088-cer

Rebecca Morgan

Cool Fade Jug, 2018

Stoneware

12h x 7w x 7.50d in
30.48h x 17.78w x 19.05d cm

RM107-cer

Frowny Jug

Frowny Jug, 2014

Stoneware

9” x 7” x 7”

Pajama Jug

Pajama Jug, 2015

Raku ware

6.75” x 4.5” x 5”

Disgruntled Jug

Disgruntled Jug, 2014

Terracotta

11.5” x 9” x 6”

Biography

Born in central Pennsylvania, Rebecca Morgan works in painting, drawing, and ceramics that subvert stereotypes of Appalachia. Imbued with folk tradition and a sly sense of humor, her work peels apart the simultaneous reverence and disgust for rural people. Stylistically, Morgan embraces the hyper-detailed naturalism of Dutch masters, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists like R. Crumb. Although they often contain modern clues, her characters and scenes evoke a romanticized, nostalgic America, nonexistent but wistfully recalled, much like Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. Morgan’s works question what such images were selling in their conception, and she gives her archetypal maids, hillbillies, and dandies the space to explore contemporary issues of women reclaiming their subjectivity, a pop-cultural false sense of romance, and ideas about masculinity, power, escapism, and hedonistic backwoods pleasure.

Rebecca Morgan received a BA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from Pratt Institute, NY. Press for her work includes The New York Times, Time Out New York, ARTnews, Whitehot Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Artslant, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Berlin's Lodown Magazine. She is the recipient of residencies at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, The Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Residency, a Vermont Studio Center full fellowship, and the George Rickey Residency at Yaddo, among others. Morgan has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, with recent exhibitions at The Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, The Hole, NY, MRS Gallery, NY, Marinaro Gallery, NY, Hashimoto Contemporary, CA, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, NY, Fisher Parrish Gallery, NY, Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State, PA, Knoll Galerie, Austria, Richard Heller Gallery, CA, Children’s Museum of Art, NY, and SPRING/BREAK art fair, New York, NY.