morgan|johnson|norwood   visual art
About Morgan Johnson Norwood
2012
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A contemporary artist with a focus of minimalism and modern design, Morgan creates paintings have been described as “innovative, bold, and distinctive,” yet with a “soft, ethereal focus” that evokes images of stones to trees to human cells and nerve endings, beautifully pushing the point that we are irrevocably connected to the world around us.

Born in Orlando, FL and raised in Atlanta, GA, Morgan has found herself at home in the Washington, DC area for nearly a decade. Before moving to northern Virginia, Morgan spent a significant amount of her career focusing on contemporary art and education through her work with school programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, directing the adult and youth education program at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida, and most recently teaching art to pre-K - fifth grade students at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia.

She studied art and art education at Mercer University and the University of Georgia, and museum education at George Washington University. Her award-winning paintings, sculptures, and works on paper are currently collected in the United States, Canada, England, Spain, and Qatar. She has exhibited most recently at ArtWorks Gallery, the JoAnn Rose Gallery, and the US Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia; and Artomatic in Washington DC. This summer she began showing in the Reston outdoor art market at Lake Anne. In addition, she is a participant in the 2012 and 2013 Sketchbook Project, an international traveling exhibition of sketchbooks that will become a part of the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection at the tour’s conclusion.

Morgan’s published illustrative work includes features in Fit Yoga magazine, and she has illustrated two books, Hip Tranquil Chick: A Guide to Life on and Off the Yoga Mat, by Kimberly Wilson, and Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life, by Sophie Uliano. Gorgeously Green was featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” with the author and actor Julia Roberts.

She currently works in her home studio where she is also quite busy raising her two young children.
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