A B O U T
A native of Los Angeles, Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan's practice reflects the intersections of her bicultural identity and global influence. Engaging landscapes of critical thought and vital dialogue, she unravels and challenges themes surrounding body politics and intimacy, matriarchal memory, cultural rituals, sacred iconography and beyond.
By working as a multidisciplinary artist, often utilizing but not limited to Photography, Printmaking, Design, and Site-Specific Installations, she finds such integration of materials provides an alternative, yet very specific voice regarding the relationships between individuals, landscapes, and objects.
With intentions of creating visually relevant works, her approach lends to a respectful awareness and a yearning to acutely observe with humility and vulnerability. Such explorations allow G.Morgan to begin a process of unfolding and accepting the simultaneous existence of beauty and devastation in the every day.
G. Morgan studied at California State University Long Beach, where she earned her B.F.A. in Printmaking, with a considerable emphasis on Photography, and a B.A. in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies.
Over the past 15 years, she has worked to evolve not only her artistic practice, yet her service as an art educator, independent curator, and consultant. Her most recent project, ENTRE STUDIO LOS ANGELES (ESLA), functions as a multidisciplinary art, design, and learning studio/incubator - providing distinctive, creative services across the Arts. From consulting to education and workshops, to fine art and commercial photography, public art, site-specific design and installations; ENTRE seeks to provide holistic offerings when it comes to collaborative community engagement and accessibility, professional relationship development, and highly creative solutions.
C L I E N T S
BARDO MARTINEZ: YEMAYá SOL RECORDS
LUZ DE MANO
RASA VEDA HEALING
SELF HELP GRAPHICS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
C O L L A B O R A T O R S
AUTRY MUSUEM OF THE AMERICAN WEST
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH
CENTER FOR THE ARTS EAGLE ROCK
CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM
GRAND PARK, LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
MUSUEM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
A W A R D S & C O M M I S S I O N S
* In August of 2016, G. Morgan received a public art commission by the California Community Foundation to complete a sculptural, photo-based work as part of the 'We Are Los Angeles' initiative. The sculpture was unveiled to the public, along with 29 other works created by L.A. artists, at Grand Park in Downtown, Los Angeles in November 2016.
* A series of her photo-generated screen prints were included in the exhibition, 'A Short Essay on Chicano Photography ' at SPARC in 2015 curated by Armando Durøn. She also participated in a Print Atelier in May of 2016 at Self Help Graphics where the image was included in the exhibition entitled, '43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson', (the same print eventually traveled to the Riverside Art Museum, where it was exhibited in the exhibition, Aztlån, the Permanent Collection, and Beyond.
* In 2013, G. Morgan was invited by Self Help Graphics to participate in their acclaimed Professional Printmaking Program and Atelier to complete an artist residency that culminated in the production of an edition of Photo-Generated Screenprints entitled: 'Ojos y Milagros: Finding Space.'
* In 2010, she was one of two Los Angeles artists selected to participate in a joint transnational public art project, Casas Arte Home Intervention Project, in collaboration with Consejo Fronterizo de Arte y Cultura (COFAC) in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico and Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park, CA. The project was funded by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation.
E X H I B I T I O N S | C O L L E C T I O N S
G. Morgan has exhibited and completed projects throughout the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, and New Orleans, participating at venues including:
- Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA); - Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM); - New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA); - Riverside Art Museum (RAM); - University Art Museum Cal State Long Beach (UAM); - Women's Caucus of Art and Latina Outreach Initiative; - Mexican Cultural Institute Los Angeles; - Southwestern Anthropological Association; - SPARC - La Mano Press; - Avenue 50 Studio; - Fremont Gallery; - Tropico de Nopal; - Self Help Graphics.
Her work can be found in several publications and remains in the collections of:
- National Mexican Museum of Art, Chicago; - SHG’s archive at UC Santa Barbara; - University of Notre Dame; - Los Angeles City Hall; - Self Help Graphics; - Armando Duron.
C U R R E N T P R O J E C T S
G. Morgan is currently designing and editing a publication that presents a new and inclusive narrative on art history, one that highlights and explores the work of diverse artists worldwide, who have traditionally been eliminated from art historical texts.
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