Nyeema Morgan’s art practice is developed within an interdisciplinary framework that explores the personal and cultural economy of knowledge through familiar artifacts. Morgan earned an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art. Her works, whether project based or singular, are inspired by philosophical conflicts presented in our everyday encounters with images, objects and information. Morgan investigates how these artifacts are consumed, processed, re-presented and reiterated. Her investigations, often on-going, are executed by rupturing the formal and structural gravitas of these artifacts. Morgan’s works, which have included large-scale drawings, installations, clay work, sculpture and printed matter, call to question information’s conceptual and hierarchical value, challenge the boundaries of authoritative reasoning as well as make evident her own implications within a larger socio-political drama.
The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series provides the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world.
All events are free, open to the public and take place at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine, at 7 p.m. On Tuesdays.
The following artists will present in the Spring 2019 Tuesday’s at the IMRC Lecture Series:
February 5 — Joanne Arnold
February 26 — Nyeema Morgan
March 5 — Lilly McElroy
April 2 — Frank Mauceri
April 16 — Kemi Ilesanmi
For more information, visit the Intermedia Program website.