“Nyeema Morgan’s deeply searching work speaks to the power dynamics that underlie systems of knowledge, raising piercing questions about identity, representation, and social relations.” – Juror René Morales, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, MCA Chicago.
Nyeema Morgan is the 2023 Joyce Foundation Artadia Award recipient.
Nyeema Morgan is an interdisciplinary artist. Solo and two-person exhibitions of her work have been presented at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA; Marlborough Contemporary Viewing Room, NYC, NY; The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO; PATRON Gallery, Chicago, IL and Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME. Group exhibitions include The Drawing Center, NYC, NY; Galerie Jean Roche Dard, Paris, France; The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME and the CSS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Morgan attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned degrees from the Cooper Union School of Art and California College of the Arts. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant and an Art Matters Foundation Grant as well as residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Shandaken Projects at Storm King Art Center. Her work is in public collections at the Walker Art Center, the Bowdoin College Museum and the Worcester Museum of Art.
Morgan’s conceptually layered works are characterized by an interplay between text, image and object. Through references to familiar cultural material (popular jokes, canonical artworks, recipes and etc) her works point to the soft aesthetic power of systems of knowledge, information production and the mechanics of representation.