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Hope Morgan was born into a family of female artists who instilled in her the importance of art-making at a young age. She earned her BFA from Longwood University in 2016 before returning to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia to pursue teaching and painting. 

 

Hope is an abstract painter whose practice is driven by the beauty of contained forms, how they exist in the natural world, and how we respond to them. Her pieces tell a story of meditative problem-solving through color, shape, and line. Her process becomes centering as she meticulously encases each element, creating landscapes of form and texture. These non-traditional landscapes are often informed by her time spent in the mountains. Additionally, she is interested in conversations surrounding art as it relates to neurodiversity and opening our minds to unconventional ways of thinking.

 

When she is not creating, she is absorbing inspiration by means of hiking in Shenandoah National Park, rock climbing, enjoying live music and teaching kindergarteners at St. Christopher’s School.

Hope Morgan

b. 1994

Based in Richmond, Virginia

EDUCATION

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

2016 BFA Drawing & Painting, Minor in English

UPCOMING

Resident Artist, Azule, Hot Springs, NC

EXHIBITIONS

2023 Keep it 1000, Southside Contemporary Art Gallery, Richmond,V A

2023 Flow & Form, Capital One West Creek, curated by Ray Fields x 1708 Gallery

2023 Cabin Fever Annual Art Auction, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2022 A Well to Draw From, Group Exhibition, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

2022 Dual Exhibition with Chris Brandell, Palette Home, Richmond, VA

2022 Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2022 Hung Juried 2.0, Glavé Kocen Consulting, Richmond, VA

2022 This Place is a Shelter, Solo Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2021 The Collage Collection, Palette Home, Richmond, VA

2020 Dual Exhibition with Claiborne Riley, Palette Home, Richmond, VA

2020 Faculty Art Show, St. Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA

2020 All-Media Juried Show, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

2019 Windows in the Sky, The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

2019 Modern In a 1931 Shell with Modern Richmond, Richmond, VA

2018 Festival of the River live mural painting, Browns Island, Richmond, VA

2018 Artist of the Month, Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Richmond, VA

2016 Point of Departure, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, VA   

2015 Junior Group Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

EXPERIENCE

2023 Live Painter, Southside Contemporary Art Gallery

2022 Artist, Monster Drawing Rally, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2022 Resident, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

2022 Muralist, Mending Walls’ “Transcending Walls” at Richmond Hill

2021 Artist, Mending Walls’ Paint Jam, Richmond, VA

2020 Muralist, Palette Home, Richmond, VA

2019 Guest Artist, The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

2013-2016 Tour guide, Bedford Hall, Longwood University

2013-2016 Volunteer, Bedford Gallery, Longwood University

2012 Muralist, The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

 

AWARDS

2019 Fellowship with Getaway House

2018 RVA H2O “It All Drains to the James” Mural Contest Winner

PUBLICATIONS

2022 The Scout Guide Richmond Volume 11 with Palette Home

COLLECTIONS

Richmond Hill/Mending Walls, Richmond, VA

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, VA

Tuck Real Estate, Richmond, VA

 

MUSIC

Listen on Spotify

Watch on Youtube

Label: Healy Music, Richmond, VA

Distributor: Tone Tree Music, Nashville, TN

 

Instagram: @hopem0rgan

Email: ehopemorgan@gmail.com

Website: www.hope-morgan.org

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