Nyeema Morgan (born 1977, Philadelphia, PA) is a New York based visual artist. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Art in General, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; The Bindery Projects, MN; South Hill Park Arts Center, Bracknell, UK; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France; and the CSS Bard Galleries/ Bard College, NY. Morgan’s awards and residencies include an Art Matters Grant, NY; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace residency, NY; AIRspace Program residency, Abrons Arts Center, NY; and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME. Her works have been included in The Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY and The New York Times. Morgan earned an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art.
Morgan’s art practice is developed within an interdisciplinary framework that explores the personal and cultural economy of knowledge through familiar artifacts. Her works, whether project based or singular, are inspired by philosophical conflicts presented in our everyday encounters with images, objects and information. Morgan investigates how these artifacts are consumed, processed, re-presented and reiterated. Her 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. Morgan’s works, which have included large-scale drawings, installations, clay work, sculpture and printed matter, call to question information’s conceptual and hierarchical value, challenge the boundaries of authoritative reasoning as well as make evident her own implications within a larger socio-political drama.