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  • “Such and Such Street, 2011”Such and Such Street, 2011

    resin on interior window panes two panels, 18 x 18 x 4 inches

Ashley Morgan

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artist bio

Ashley Morgan is an active sculptor living and working in Milwaukee, where she is an instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She studied sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MFA, 2010) and painting and sculpture at Arkansas State University (BFA, 2006). Morgan has traveled locally and abroad to study contemporary sculpture through the boundaries of public and private uses of space. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including public art projects in Florence, Italy, a solo exhibition in Seoul, South Korea, and installed work at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She has also been selected as a fellow in for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Nohl Fellowship and a Sonnabend Fellowship for the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Her work can be found at www.ashleymorgan.info.

artist statement

I reconfigure and compose objects that tell a romantic story. It has been stated that my designs created from dated objects and architectural elements suggest a scene from a foreign film- there are no subtitles and you don’t speak the language, but you clearly are able to follow the storyline. My approach to art making is to find the Romantic within me and my viewer. It is through this conjured sense of longing that I gather information about the constantly changing world through the manipulation of found, often overlooked, raw materials. I have found by rearranging a piece of crown molding or a castaway chair, that these objects hold the potential to reveal more about us than we knew before. A strong sense of traditional craft mingles with non-traditional materials and applications. Through trial and error, my work is process-based. I play with materials and push them to perform into new associations and meanings.

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