Morgan Alexander bio

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morgan alexander is a visual artist working in the Southeastern United States. His work employs a limited colour palette and frequently incorporates glass, lead, salt, wax, paper, and natural found materials. In 2011, morgan completed BFA degrees in both Sculpture and Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. morgan is the winner of the Forward Arts Foundation’s 2013-2014 Emerging Artist Award. Following graduation, he spent 3 years studying 19th century photographic techniques with John Coffer in upstate New York. He also completed a multi-year intensive training program with Bonsai Master, Boon Manakitivipart, and has continued advanced studies with him since 2015.

morgan is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.


2014 3 Year Bonsai Intensive Studies with Boon Manakitivipart, CA (expected graduation 2016)
2013-14 19th Century Photography Studies with John Coffer, NY
2011 BFA Sculpture, Savannah College of Art and Design, summa cum laude
BFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, summa cum laude


paper kites/uncertain sky, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA (duo)

remembering, forgetting, and remembering again – Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
salt, stem, earth – Contemporary Spaces, Atlanta, GA
pas de deux (with Courtney Cottrell) – The Granite Room, Atlanta GA
a lapse of memory – Archetype Gallery, Atlanta GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Solar Heresies, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
Art Papers International Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award Retrospective, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
Summer Swan Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Conversions, Evolutions, and Turning Points, Dewberry Gallery, Atlanta, GA
AAC National Show – Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Patterns, Myths, Imperfections, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA
Rest, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA
Greenhouse Project, StudioSwan Gallery @ Serenbe, Palmetto, GA
Heredity – Studioplex, Atlanta GA (curated by Michael David)
@Large – The Factory, Atlanta GA (curated by Michael David / Martha Whittington)
Two Man Show, Griffin Davis Gallery, Atlanta, GA
National Collage Society 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL (catalogue)
AAC National Show – Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Forward Arts Foundation Atlanta Emerging Artist Award
Savannah College of Art and Design – 2011 Salutatorian
Savannah College of Art and Design – Artistic Merit Award Scholarship

Allcott Award

Reviews and Press

Meredith Kooi, “Opacity, Translucence, Clarity,” Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk (blog). May 20, 2014.
Felicia Feaster, “Art Review: ‘remembering, forgetting, and remembering again’,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, May 2, 2014. D5.
Donna Mintz, “Review: Morgan Alexander’s elegant shrines to nature and found materials,” ArtsATL (blog). April 28, 2014.
Kelly Skinner, “Art & Culture: Natural Instincts,” The Atlantan, April 2014. 63.
Forward Arts Foundation, “Emerging Artist Award Winners / 2000-2013 (catalogue),” Atlanta, GA, 2014. 7-9.