Morgan Osburn creates ceremonies of disembodiment & dissection, remaking and reclaiming the body through assemblage and installation. Her installations are built layer by layer, in an intuitive balancing act between materiality and emotive content. Constructed bodies are repurposed, transformed, and sacrificed, then explored through photography, and performance. These tactile sculptural installations reflect on the intimate contact and confrontation exchanged between two bodies.

She received her BFA in Studio Art and BA in Art History from Randolph College in 2018, and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2020. She currently teaches IB Visual Arts at West Charlotte High School. 

EDUCATION

2020         Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

2018         Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Minor in Religious Studies, Randolph College,         

2014         International Baccalaureate, Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020        AUTOMAT COLLECTIVE Fragments & Evidence Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020        Operating Systems Alternatives ’20 Art House Philadelphia, PA 

2020        Young Space Body(No)Body London, England 

2020        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Intuitive Play Philadelphia, PA

2020        Atelier FAS Jump Into the Fire Philadelphia, PA

2020        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Exercises in Ineffability Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Shaping Conversation Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Daydream Philadelphia, PA

2019        Marginal Utility, Exercises in Ineffability Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Love Philadelphia, PA

2019        Philadelphia City Hall Variations on the Artist Book Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Circle of Care Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Secret Haunts Philadelphia, PA

2019        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Salon de Refuses Philadelphia, PA

2018        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Sense & Sensuality Philadelphia, PA

2018        Maier Museum of Art Convergence Lynchburg, VA

2017        Randolph College Emergence Lynchburg, VA

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2020        Digital zine, (EM)BODY Vol. 3

2020        Digital zine, (EM)BODY Vol. 2 

2020        Young Space Body(No)Body London, England

2020        Digital zine, (EM)BODY Vol. I

2018        Cotton Xenomorph Journal, Soliloquies

2017        Cotton Xenomorph Journal, Rock, Paper, Moon

2017        Cotton Xenomorph Journal, Between Infinity

RESIDENCIES

2020        AUTOMAT COLLECTIVE, Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020        IB Visual Arts, West Charlotte High School, Charlotte, NC

2020        Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2019        Graduate Assistant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS

2019        Philadelphia Center for the Book, Member

2018        Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence, Scholarship & Prize

2018        Alumni Art Scholarship

2018        Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Circle Member

2016        Rise Grant, study art in Florence, Rome, & Venice

2014        Book Award & Scholarship, Randolph College