Kristen Morgin (born 1968) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Morgin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from California State University, Hayward, CA, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Alfred University, School of Ceramics, Alfred, NY. Morgin is the recipient of the 2011 Lamar Dodd Professorship of Art, University of Georgia, and the 2005 Joan Mitchell Award.
Morgin has had solo exhibitions at A-B Projects, Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY; Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, Athens, GA; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY; Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach, CA; Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA and Zach Feuer, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include Felix Art Fair 2021, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, 2021; A Dead Reckoning: Navigating Contemporary Ceramics, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL, 2021; Psychosomatic, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA, 2021; Possibility Made Real, Drawing and Clay, 12.26 Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2021; Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, 2020; Have To Hold, LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2020; Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past, The Rubin Arts Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 2019; Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2018; Interstitial, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, 2017; Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 2016; The Treachery of Objects, Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2016; Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY, 2015; Reverberation, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, 2013; Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, 2012; Under the Table, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX, 2012; The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art, UC Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012; Ruins in Contemporary Art, University of California, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012; Untitled: Death By Gun, Istanbul Biennial, 2011; Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 2011; The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 2010; Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2010; Contemporary Pop, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, NY, 2010; Unmonumental : The object in the 21st Century, The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY, 2007; Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2007; Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part II, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; and RAW, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.
Selected public collections include Alfred University, Alfred, NY; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.