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Morgan Craig
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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As physical constructs, architectural edifices from the most highly designed to the most crudely fabricated are tangible, relevant forms of culture. They not only convey knowledge about the past, but also serve an ideological function in the present. These three-dimensional structures play pivotal roles in shaping both societal and cultural understandings of history while simultaneously aiding in an ongoing process of present-day identity construction. What, I have come to wonder, will the implications be--for both future constructs of identity and versions of history--if societies fail to recognize the profound impact of architectural edifices such as the ruins of the post-industrial era? While many dismiss or abhor the site of the post-industrial ruin, I believe it is imperative to document these edifices and to press people to engage in dialogue about the associations we make with such sites and the sentiments that they engender in us: whether or not we have personal associations with them. I also find it imperative that people begin to question how particular types or styles of architecture shape the identities of those who live in or around them.  



born: Pennsylvania


University of the Arts, MFA, 2003
Tyler School Of Art, BFA with Teacher Certification, 2000

selected awards/honors

Cite Internationale des Arts Fellowship 2012
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 2011
Djerassi Resident Artist Program Fellowship 2011
Australian National University Visiting Artist

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Pennsylvania College of Technology-Penn State Univ., Williamsport, PA, 2012
Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, 2012
Parkland College, Champaign, IL, 2012
Tennesse Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 2012

selected group shows

Delaware Art Museum:Centennial Juried Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, 2012
Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Work It, Rochester, NY, 2012
Walker's Point Center For The Arts: Vanishing Points, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:artWork: an exhibit for our times, Whitewater, WI 2012


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