Painter Jenny Morgan hits the front page in New York City

Categories: Visual Arts

"Further," Jenny Morgan.
Painter Jenny Morgan, a Salt Lake native with a Denver history, is now based in New York City, but her ties to the region, where she attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, are strong. Morgan came up through the gallery ranks here, from the co-ops to her current berth as a gallery artist at Plus Gallery, all the while developing her signature style of manipulated, hyper-real portraiture, which she later honed as a grad student at New York's School of Visual Arts. And she continues to make strides in the art world, not only as a painter, but as an illustrator.

Morgan recently announced a commission by the New York Times Magazine for a cover story portrait of WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange; it is her fourth commission by a major magazine (she's previously done portraits of Courtney Love, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lauren Santo Domingo for New York Magazine).

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"We Are All Setting Suns," Jenny Morgan.

Congrats to Morgan. We always like to see a local star trekking across the universe.

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"Jenny Morgan - Self Portrait" is the first video composition of the acclaimed young painter from New York City. Morgan discusses the more intimate details of several of her most compelling paintings of the last 4 years, works that have defined her as one of the top emerging talents in the US. Known for her exquisite and revealing self portraits as well as her interpretations of other people in her life, Morgan's body of work redefines the genre of contemporary portraiture.

Filmed in August, 2011 at the end of her summer residency in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Plus Gallery owner Ivar Zeile and assistant Ryan Pattie. Composition and editing by Ryan Pattie.

Bree Davies
Bree Davies

Both Jenny and her work are amazing. Even better when you can stand in front of one of her brilliant seven foot tall canvases.

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