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Artist Profiles: Jenny Morgan

A fine artist working out of New York, Jenny Morgan got her MFA at the School of Visual Arts NY. She primarily paints oils on canvas, and focuses on portrait work. The figures in the paintings are not only rendered with great skill, but you can see that each portrait has something uniquely altered. It might be a color that is invading a portion of the face or arms, or areas that look as though they have either been sanded down, or not rendered past the underpainting. It’s an amazing effect, and what I find most interesting is that her portraits are filled with emotion and life, and these alterations do not cover up, or take over the work. Jenny has a few paintings with no alterations done to them, and they are just as powerful as the others. About her work Jenny states: “I manipulate the figure to expose the individual’s idiosyncrasies and create a physiological portrait. Working with people from my own life as subject matter allows me to hone in on specifics of their character and present their personalities as I experience them.”

See more of Jenny Morgan’s work on her homepage: JennyMorganart.com
She also has a book available: New Territory by Jenny Morgan



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4 Comments

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    LittleBoPeep
    May 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    These are so amazing, I love the emotion her works convey, simply astonishing.

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    Ivar Zeile
    May 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Great to see Jenny on so many blogs right now, she is definitely one of the most consistent and collectible young artists on the national market today. Check out her feature story (including cover) of national contemporary art publication Art Ltd. which hits the streets this week.

    http://www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1273606066&archive=&start_from=&ucat=38&page=show

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    lizzelizzel
    May 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Her work is amazing. I wish I could zoom in, or better yet, see them in person.

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    Spencer
    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Wah, thanks for showcasing her, she is awesome!

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