Rural Youth

Rural Youth, 2016

Watercolor on paper

12” x 9”

Incredulous Woman

Incredulous Woman, 2016

Graphite on paper

6” x 4”

Old Ass Pussy Bow

Old Ass Pussy Bow, 2016

Watercolor on paper

9.75” x 8.5”

Button’d Blue Young Woman

Button’d Blue Young Woman, 2016

Watercolor on paper

10.75” x 8.5”

Mountain Man Painter

Mountain Man Painter, 2016

Graphite on paper

83.5" x 62"

Sick Sunburnt Bumpkin,

Sick Sunburnt Bumpkin, 2015

Ink and watercolor on paper

5” x 8.25”

Sunday Painter, 2016

Ink and watercolor on paper

7” x 5”

Reclining Maid

Reclining Maid, 2016

Graphite on paper

7” x 12”

Odalisque

Odalisque, 2014

Graphite on paper

65” x 94”

Outhouse

Outhouse, 2014

Ink on vellum

40” x 25”

Daisy Pin'd Old Maid

Daisy Pin'd Old Maid, 2016

Watercolor on paper

8” x 5”

Woods Walker

Woods Walker, 2014

Graphite on paper

100” x 72”

A Hatfield

A Hatfield, 2016

Watercolor on paper

9” x 7”

Sleeping Mountain Man in a Hammock

Sleeping Mountain Man in a Hammock, 2016

Ink on vellum

14” x 11”

Stereotypical Hippie Girl

Stereotypical Hippie Girl, 2015

Ink and watercolor on paper

2015

8.25” x 5”

After Party

After Party, 2015

Ink and watercolor on paper

5” x 7”

Biography

Rebecca Morgan is from central Pennsylvania, and her paintings, drawings, and ceramics emanate from stereotypes of rural Appalachia. Humorous, benevolent, and savage at turns, her characters touch on truths about poverty, addiction, and off-the-grid living, as well as idealizations of uncultured country life. Stylistically, Morgan embraces hyper-detailed naturalism, influenced by Dutch painters such as Memling, Brueghel, and Van Eyck, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists like R.Crumb. As an on-and-off-again New Yorker, Morgan represents the ultimate insider/outsider point-of view, embracing and critically distancing herself from her origins.

Rebecca Morgan received a BA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from Pratt Institute, NY. Press for her work includes Time Out New York, ARTnews, Whitehot Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Artslant, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Berlin's Lodown Magazine, among others. She is the recipient of a residency at 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. Exhibitions include The Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, Invisible Exports, NY, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, Arts KC, MO, Booth Gallery, NY, Gasser Grunert Gallery, NY, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, and Spring/Break, New York, NY, among others.