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Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan

Roman Charity, 2019

Oil and graphite on panel

30h x 24w in
76.20h x 60.96w cm

RM063

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan

Boring Cunnilingus, 2019

Oil and graphite on panel

22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm

RM064

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan

You Can Have It All, 2019

Oil and graphite on panel

26h x 24w in
66.04h x 60.96w cm

RM062

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan

Predator Swing, 2019

Oil on linen

20h x 16w in
50.80h x 40.64w cm

RM065

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

 

Predator Farmer, 2017

Oil and graphite on panel

20” x 24”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

 

Wading Babe, 2017

Oil and graphite on panel

30” x 20”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

 

Pie Stealer, 2017

Oil and graphite on panel

18” x 18”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

 

Sweet Gingham’d Daisy Picker, 2017

Oil and graphite on panel

22” x 18” 

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Granny Huffer, 2015

Oil and graphite on panel

10” x 8”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

Runaway bride/groom, 2016

Oil and graphite on panel

20” x 22”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

After Work Sunset, 2016

Oil and graphite on panel

10” x 8”

Oil painting on panel by Rebecca Morgan

 

Self Portrait Post MFA Wearing the Smock of a Former Employer II, 2017

Graphite and oil on panel

20" x 16"

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, Hyperallergic, 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 BravinLee Projects New York, NY; Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY; Oakland University Art Gallery, Beacon, NY; Western Exhibitions, IL; Mana Contemporary, NJ; Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, NY; 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, NY.