Kristen Morgin (born 1968) lives and works in Los Angeles,CA. Morgin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from California State University, Hayward, Hayward, CA and a Masters of Fine Art degree in 1997 from Alfred University, School of Ceramics, Alfred, NY. Morgin is the recipient of the 2005 Joan Mitchell Award.
Morgin has had solo exhibitions at Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY; Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, Athens, GA; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY; Zach Feuer, New York, NY; Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach, CA; and Wattis Institute, San Francsico, CA.
Recent group exhibitions include Reverberation, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, 2013; Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, 2012; Under the Table, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX, 2012; The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art, UC Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012; Ruins in Contemporary Art (working title, upcoming), University of California, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012; Untitled: Death By Gun, Istanbul Biennial, 2011; Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 2011; The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 2010; Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2010; Contemporary Pop, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, NY, 2010; Unmonumental : The object in the 21st Century, The New Museum , 235 Bowery, New York, NY, 2007; Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2007; Hammer Contemporary Collection : Part II, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; and RAW, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.
Selected public collections include Alfred University, Alfred, NY; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.