Rural Youth

Rural Youth, 2016

Watercolor on paper

12” x 9”

Mountain Man Painter

Mountain Man Painter, 2016

Graphite on paper

83.5" x 62"

Rebecca Morgan

Feminine Farmer, 2017

Watercolor on paper

8h x 6w in
20.32h x 15.24w cm

RM228-wop

Button’d Blue Young Woman

Button’d Blue Young Woman, 2016

Watercolor on paper

10.75” x 8.5”

Incredulous Woman

Incredulous Woman, 2016

Graphite on paper

6” x 4”

Rebecca Morgan

Tan'd Woman, 2017

Watercolor on paper

8.50h x 5.50w in
21.59h x 13.97w cm

Framed: 11.25h x 8.25w in
28.58h x 20.96w cm

RM231-wop

Odalisque

Odalisque, 2014

Graphite on paper

65” x 94”

Sunday Painter, 2016

Ink and watercolor on paper

7” x 5”

Rebecca Morgan

Girl with Coke, 2017

Watercolor on paper

8h x 6w in
20.32h x 15.24w cm

Framed: 10.75h x 8.75w in
27.31h x 22.23w cm

RM229-wop

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”

Blue Ribbon Girl

Blue Ribbon Girl, 2016

Watercolor on paper

10.75” x 8.5”

Woods Walker

Woods Walker, 2014

Graphite on paper

100” x 72”

Stereotypical Hippie Girl

Stereotypical Hippie Girl, 2015

Ink and watercolor on paper

2015

8.25” x 5”

Sleeping Mountain Man in a Hammock

Sleeping Mountain Man in a Hammock, 2016

Ink on vellum

14” x 11”

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.