Kim Morgan is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation and multi-media. Her work explores the impact of technology on people’s perceptions of time, space, and the body, and the shifting boundaries between the private and the public. An important part of her practice is creating interdisciplinary collaborative public art installations. These projects use public space as a laboratory to consider current issues.
Morgan’s work has been exhibited in galleries such as Mass MoCA, North Adams, Artpace San Antonio, Texas, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC, St. Paul’s Gallery, New Zealand, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, and in public spaces – the Regina Transit System, the Vancouver Olympics 2010, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Dalhousie University Medical School, and most recently Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019.
Awards include; Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterwork Award 2012, Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grants, Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, and a co-recipient SSHRC (Social Science Humanities and Research Council) Research and Creation Grant.
Notable residencies; Artpace San Antonio, Texas, The Dalhousie Medical School, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, and The Banff Centre for the Arts, and Pelling Lab-Augmented Biology Lab, University of Ottawa, TRLabs Regina, (artist-in-residence 2005-2008)
Morgan has a B.A. in Literature from McGill University, a BFA in Sculpture/Extended Media from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and an MFA in Sculpture/Installation, from the University of Regina.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan!
My works over the past six years have explored materiality and the body — blood and breath, skin and dust/ash — using interdisciplinary methods of working, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM). I have been working in collaboration or partnership with other researchers and institutes to bring these ideas into public spaces. I have worked with the Dalhousie Medical School, Dalhousie Computer Science Department, the Life Science Microscopy Lab and most recently with the Pelling Augmented Biology Lab in Ottawa. The research culminates in a public art installation as well as employs students as research assistants. I believe that art in the public realm which engages a wider and more diverse community (than in a gallery) has the ability to educate and effect change.
Over the next two years I am partnering with Dalhousie Art Gallery to create public art installations outside the gallery space in the community of Halifax.
While engaging in these longer research/creative projects, I also participate in site-specific public art installations by invitation – Nuit Blanch 2019, Uncommon Common Art 2018. These public art events are collaborative.