Feb 3 – Mar 30, 2024

Barely Visible

Barely Visible

Apr 2 – May 27, 2023

Good Weather

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center

ADAA 2022

ADAA 2022

Nov 36, 2022

Park Avenue Armory

The Set-Up

The Set-Up

Apr 30 – May 28, 2022

Soft Power. Hard Margins.

Soft Power. Hard Margins.

Mar 4 – May 14, 2022

Grant Wahlquist

An Oral History with Nyeema Morgan

An Oral History with Nyeema Morgan

Bomb Magazine
Jul 26, 2022
Nyeema Morgan’s work references familiar cultural material such as recipes, fables, canonical artworks and jokes to prompt reflection on the soft aesthetic power of systems of knowledge, information production and the mechanics of representation. Her conceptually layered works, ranging from large-scale drawings to sculptural installation and print based media, raise questions about how we articulate and construct meaning within a complex system of socio-political relations.

b. Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2007 MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000 BFA, Cooper Union, School of Art, NYC, NY
1996 Non-degree, University of Minnesota, Department of Art, Minneapolis, MN


between friends, (with Mary Simpson), David Peterson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Set-up, PATRON Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Soft Power. Hard Margins., Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME


Nyeema Morgan, The Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Soft Power. Hard Margins., table, Chicago, IL 

THE STEM. THE FLOWER. THE ROOT. THE SEED., Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Asian Smaisians and Other Abstract Racial Slurs (with Mike Cloud), Marlborough Gallery Viewing Room, NYC, NY

horror horror, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME 

Nyeema Morgan: I, Rhinoceros, Staniar Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

The Dubious Sum of Vaguely Discernable Parts, The Bindery Projects,  St. Paul, MN

You Are Here. This Is Now., Art in General, Musée Miniscule, NYC, NY

Nyeema Morgan: Like It Is, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), NYC, NY         
Errata, PATRON, Chicago, IL

Barely Visible, Good Weather, Chicago, IL
There is a Woman in Every Color : Black Women in Art, El Paso Museum of Art; touring to Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka KS. 

Continue a poem, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL 
The Scripts Found in a Bottle, Found in a Can, Found in a Discourse (Les Scripts Trouvés dans une Bouteille, Trouvés dan une Canette, Trouvés dans un Discours), The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Us We Them | Race Ethnicity Identity, Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA

There is a Woman in Every Color, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, New Brunswick, ME
Downtown Train, PS 122, NYC, NY
Stopgap, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

The Party’s Over, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME
The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN

Fish House 2, The Stuyvesant Fish House, NYC, NY
Ready, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Museum of Capitalism, Kellen Gallery/ Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY
Secondary Sources, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, NYC, NY
Distance, Dorsky Gallery, NYC, NY

Out of Line, SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY
Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

Paperless, Small Editions, Brooklyn, NY
#1, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME

20th Anniversary Show, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Itasca, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN

Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-2015,  The Drawing Center, NYC, NY
love child, Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY
Open Sessions 3, The Drawing Center, NYC, NY
Signal from Noise, CSS Bard Galleries/ Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
A Chorus of Objects, SPRING/ BREAK Art Show, NYC, NY
RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

the past is more infinite than the future, North Campus Art Gallery/ Miami Dade College, Miami, FL     
doubleplusgood, Tuck Under Projects, Minneapolis, MN
The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, NYC, NY 
Belewe, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

The Shadows Took Shape (in collaboration with william cordova & Otebenga Jones & Associates), The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, NY
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY [cat.]
Lost & Found Part II, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC, NY
Toonskin, Artspace, New Haven, CT
History! Hauntings and Palimpsests, The Anya & Andrew Shiva Gallery/John Jay College (CUNY), NYC, NY
Feedback, Arts Incubator at Washington Park, Chicago, IL
Collinear Points, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL

NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond, Museum of African and
Diasporan Arts (MOCADA), Brooklyn, NY 
What Do You Believe In?, New York Photo Festival 2012, NYC, NY
At Play 4, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK (traveling to OVADA, Oxford, UK and New Ashgate
Gallery, Farnham, UK
Projet Gutenberg, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France

Artist-in-Residence, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans, LA 

Artist-in-Residence, Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alumni Artist-in-Residence, Shandaken Project at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY 

Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYC, NY
Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Artist-in-Residence, Shandaken Project at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, NY

Painters & Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYC, NY

Studio Residency Program, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NYC, NY

Nayyar, Rhea. “Chicago Artists Exploring Meaning-Making Win 2022 Artadia Awards” Hyperallergic Apr. 11

Schmid, Christina. between friends: On Mourning, Mirrors and Togetherness in Extraordinary Times. Walker Art Center. Dec 5.
Morgan, Nyeema. “Love Rituals”. A Tender Spirit, A Vital Form: Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence  Morgan, edited by Howard Oransky. University of Minnesota Press, 2023. Pg. 69-76. 
Polster, Barbarita. Setting-Up the Set-Up: Nyeema Morgan at PATRON Gallery, Wrong Life Review. Sept 16.
Cheung, Julietta & Nyeema Morgan, Correspondence Archive. #22, Aug.
Young, Nate. An Oral History with Nyeema Morgan, BOMB Magazine. Fall issue.  
Arango, Jorge S., Art Review: Nyeema Morgan grants permission to rethink iconic works of art, Press  Herald. Mar 27.

Forsythe, Pamela J., “The Philadel­phia Art Alliance presents Nyeema Morgan’s Like It Is”, Broad Street Review, September
Corwin, Will. “THE STEM. THE FLOWER. THE ROOT . THE SEED.”, Arcade Projects, January
Keys, Bob. “Bowdoin museum looks at black women as subjects and artists”, Press Herald, August
DeCordoza, Kerry. “A Hierarchy of Images: A Review of Nyeema Morgan at table”, Newcity, August
Paris, Norm. “Soft. Power. Hard Margins.: Nyeema Morgan Interviewed by Norm Paris”, BOMB Magazine,

McCort, Kalene., “Fall exhibits at BMoCA capture the cosmos and fracture the female formula”, The Daily Camera, September

Tyson, John A., Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, CAA Reviews. Oct
Kany, Daniel. “Art review: ‘Second Sight’ brings fresh, provocative visions to Bowdoin art museum”, Press
Herald. March
Tani, Ellen. “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College

Kaack, Nicole. “Paperless”, Small Editions, print publication
Langevin, Julien. “Where Critical Tides Meet: The Inaugural Show at Grant Wahlquist Gallery”, The Chart, Vol. 2, No. 3. Spring

Dickenson, Shiela. “Critic’s Pick: Itasca”, ArtForum
Kinsella, Eileen. “18 Female Artists Give Advice to Young Women Starting Out in the Art World”, Artnet, July

“Art List’s 3 Must See Shows: Art You Can’t Miss This Week in New York”, Art Market Monitor, July
Choi, Eun Young. “Donuts and Coffee”, Culturehall, March
Meier, Allison. “Jam-Packed Spring/Break Art Show Pulls into Moynihan Station”, Hyperallergic, Mar 4.

Wolff, Rachel. “Science Friction: Sci-Fi Gets Real”, ARTnews, March
“Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1”, Daedelus Foundation, exhibition catalogue

Cotter, Holland. “Going Beyond Blackness, Into the Starry Skies”, The New York Times, November
Rosenberg, Karen. “The Future is African”, The New York Times, November
Clark, Abigail. “A Chat Over Pound Cake: Nyeema Morgan Reflects on “Forty Seven Easy Poundcakes”, BRIC
Arts | Media | Bklyn, April
Bortolot, Lana. “Culture Count: How Do We Love Cake? Let Us Count the Ways”, The Wall Street Journal,

Visiting Critic, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO 
Panelist, A Tender Spriit, A Vital Form: Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence Morgan, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (with Bill Gaskins, Tia Simone-Garner and Robert Cozzolino)
Artist Talk, Member Event: Artist Talk with Nora Lawrence and Nyeema Morgan Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY 

Guest Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Guest Artist, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art & Design, Portland, ME
Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Department of Print Media, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Artist, Boston College, Art, Art History & Film Department, Boston, MA

Artist Lecturer, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Visiting Artist, University of Maine, Department of Art, Orono, ME

Artist Lecturer, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)            
Fellowship Program, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL
Voices: Nyeema Morgan, Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Department of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Visiting Artist, University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, Cincinnati, OH

Visiting Artist, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Artist, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

Co-moderator, Book Club: The Invisible Man, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, NY (with Shaun C. Leonardo) 
Visiting Scholar, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School, New York University, NYC, NY
Visiting Artist, Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (in collaboration with william cordova and Otabenga Jones & Associates)
Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA