Florida Artists Group

  Area VIII Member

  Roberta Morgan— Painter

Roberta Morgan

Apple and Pine Cone
Roberta Morgan 

Autumn Leaves
  Roberta Morgan
Roberta Morgan

Roberta Morgan

FLAG Positions Served:
Newsletter Special Reports 2012-2013

Roberta's Bio:

In my paintings I take you on a journey with diverse pieces of visual information, still life painting, text, and abstract elements. This journey is not meant to be completely smooth, with clear direction to all of the information made obvious.  Some elements are intentionally used to obscure a clear view of other elements in the painting.  In addition, the text that I use is generally in classical languages-- Latin and Greek-- or in other languages and using other writing systems.  I make the path more of an adventure, using the visual tools at my disposal to bring dimension to the meaning communicated, to show life richly and fully textured.  We don't see all that goes on in the real world; life is full of mystery.  My practice of obscuring some elements, be they words or objects in the still life, is meant to mimic this reality that the universe is bigger than what we can grasp.

Awards & Honors:

2007  Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC, Corinne Mitchell Award
2005  West Virginia Division of Culture & History, Professional Development Grant
2005  Mid-Atlantic Arts Organization and WV Div. of Culture and History, Retreat on Disability
            and the Arts - gave presentation
2002  Included in Still Life in Oils, edited by Theodora Philcox, a book about still life painting which features             the work of 22 still life artists from around the world.  AVA Publishing SA is the publisher of the book.
1998   Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, included in the April issue of New American Paintings, which             covers the Mid-Atlantic region
1995   Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts: 2 Dimensional
1995   Listed in Who's Who in American Art, (Reed Reference Publishing)
1994   The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA, 75th National Exhibition, Award

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2007   Bath Bookworks, Berkeley Springs, WV, Meaning upon Meaning
2004  Mallory Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV, Unfolding Meaning
2001  Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD, Texture
1999   Sloane Jordan Gallery, Austin, TX
1998   Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, More Than Meets The Eye
1995   Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, Mysteries
1994   Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, Puzzle & Plan
1992   The Slayton House Gallery, Columbia, MD, Icons & Ironies
1992   Capital Gallery, Landover, MD, The Complexity of Life
1991   Gallery Lounge, Administration Building, George Meany Center for Labor Studies,
            Silver Spring, MD, Illumination
1989   Howard Community College Gallery, Columbia, MD, Recent Paintings and Pastels

Selected Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2007  Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL, Revolution: Text and Texture,            Curator: Barbara Saunders, Curator of Education, Ormond Beach Art Museum and Gardens.
2003  Coastal Frameshop and Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Context/Contest, Curator: Lee Wayne Mills,             artist, gallery director
1999   Gallery Lounge, George Meany Center of Labor Studies, Silver Spring, MD, Echo
1997   Galerie Lumière, Savannah, GA, Three Women

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012   The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, Envison: 26 Women at Work
2011   Cornell Museum of American Art, Delray Beach, FL, Florida Artists Group Statewide Exhibition
2011   Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FlL, Florida Artists Group, Area 4 Annual
2011   Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville, FL, GFAA Members Winter Show
2011   Central Park Medical Plaza, Gainesville FL, GFAA Spring Show
2011   Brick City Art Center, Ocala, FL, Ocala Art Group at Brick City
2011   Brick City Art Center, Ocala FL, Springtime Flight of Fancy, Award
2009  The Escenamobile International Festival, Seville, Spain, Art and Disability, an installation
            projecting the work of artists working around the world on a cube measuring 3 meters on each edge             and mounted on one corner in a public square, Curator: Nicolas Nishiky, artist
2009   Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV, Duets; Celebrating Collaboration,
            Curator: Anne Larsen, artist
2008   Dickirson Gallery at Tamarack, Beckley, WV, Holiday of Colors
2005   The Cultural Center, Charleston WV, WV Juried Exhibition, Jurors: David McFadden,
             Chief Curator, Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Donald Kuspit, art critic and Professor of Art
             History and Philosophy, State University of NY at Stony Brook
2004   Dickirson Gallery at Tamarack, Beckley, WV, West Virginia Splendor
2002   Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV, Far Out and Beyond, Curator: Jennie McBee, artist
2000   Marlborough Gallery, Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD, Reflections of Humanity,              Curator: Manon Cleary, artist
2000   Mill River Gallery, Oella, MD, Brute Elegance, Curator: Lee Wayne Mills, artist
2000   Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD, Ancient Mother, Curator: Ann Aves Martin, artist
1999    Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, India, Bridging Two Millenniums, Curator: Keshav Malik,
             India-based critic and columnist, Catalog