Michael Morgan studied art at Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia and Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland under teachers and professors Timothy Vermeulen, Walter Nichols, Janet Rash, and Alvis Mann. Michael’s artwork has been included in a number of shows, with several awards along the way. He currently studies and employs the methods of Abstraction, Abstract-Expressionism, Impressionism, Surrealism, and Portrait. Aside from art he has written and recorded original music of his own, along with several local bands including the Horehound Drops and Anubis, where he holds the endeavor of a musical profession (in addition to art, of course). He exercises by running, playing music, and shooting basketball. Further into the realm of art, his current primary media is pencil, charcoal, and acrylic. He also has, and continues to explore, the uses of oil painting and pen/ink drawing. Michael Morgan is currently working on ways of selling his original art and is taking on the art of freelancing itself.
Recent Exhibitions Entered:
2011: Various Local Solo Art Displays
2011: Bay Days Poster design donated to Crowne Plaza in Hampton, VA
2011: Selected into the top 5 out of 48 entries in the 2011 Hampton Bay Days Poster Contest
2011: Awarded Third Place for the 2011 Fairflield Days Outdoor Art Show
2011: Awarded Best In Show for the “I’m In the Mood For Color” Art Show at Pembroke 4 Art Gallery
2011: Two pieces accepted in Symphonic For The City’s “Renewal” 2011 Art Show
2011: Included a display for benefit show at the Jewish Mother Backstage Café in Norfolk, VA
2011: Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition – “We Reunite Again”, acrylic.
2011: Included four pieces at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, VA for the Virginia General Assembly
2010: Ocean View Art Show in Norfolk, VA
2010: Neptune Art Festival in Virginia Beach
2010: Symphonic For the City’s “Renewal” Exhibition – “We Reunite Again” (acrylic on canvas)
2010: “My Sister, My Friend” SEVAA Show, Virginia Beach, VA – “Lady Gaga 1” (charcoal) - Third Place
2010: Various Art Exhibits at the Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA
2010: Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition – “Vision 1”, pencil.
2009: Various Art Exhibits at the Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA
2009: Symphonic For the City’s “Spirit” Exhibition – “Origin”, pen/ink
2009: Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition – “Planet Egypt”, pen/ink.
2008: Elizabeth River Plein Air Project and Silent Auction at Riverfest ‘08 – “Seagle One the River”, pencil.
2008: Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition – “Naïve Paper”, pen/ink.
2007: Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition - “Mind Wind”, pen/ink.
Third Place – SEVAA “My Sister, My Friend” show in March, 2010: “Lady Gaga 1”, charcoal
Was awarded use of own art studio at Mount Saint Mary’s University - senior year 2001.
Was awarded Senior with distinguished study in the history of art, 2001.
Was awarded membership in the Monsignor Tierney Honor Society, 2001.
FIRST PLACE - Mount Saint Mary’s Artists’ Juried Exhibition 2000 - Painting Category.
Other various awards - Mount Artists’ Juried Exhibition 2000 in Sculpture & Mixed Media Categories.
HONORABLE MENTION - Hampton Arts League Members Exhibition 2000 - “Double Self-Portrait”,
Accepted into Hampton Bay Days Juried Exhibition 1999 - “Storm of The Desperate Beautiful”, Mixed
BEST IN SHOW – Mount Saint Mary’s Artists’ Juried Exhibition 1999 - “Everyone Else”, Pencil
SECOND PLACE - Mount Saint Mary’s Artists’ Juried Exhibition 1999 – Stained Glass Category.
FIRST PLACE – Mount Saint Mary’s Artists’ Juried Exhibition 1998 - Drawing Category.
BEST IN SHOW for Pencil Drawing, Hampton High School Senior Artists’ Juried Exhibition 1997.
Graduated “cum laude” from Mount Saint Mary’s University with B.A. in Visual Art - Class of 2001.
Consistent Dean's List achiever, Mount Saint Mary’s College 1998-2001.
Received ESI Training Certificates for Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint in 2001, Microsoft FrontPage in 2002.
Graduated with Highest Honors from Hampton High School, VA - Class of 1997.
2010 - Hampton Arts League Newsletter, Hampton, VA
2009 - Hampton Arts League Newsletter, Hampton, VA
2008 - Hampton Arts League Newsletter, Hampton, VA
1997 - The Daily Press, Hampton, VA
Created layout for and constructed new Fremont Die Consumer Products, Inc. website.
Created original design for a Fremont Die Consumer Products, Inc. NFL Flag Product Line.
Phone: (757) 927-4153
Current member of the Hampton Arts League – Hampton, VA.
Current Member of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association – Portsmouth, VA.
Artwork available at www.gallery-worldwide.com, http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/michael-morgan.html, http://www.etsy.com/shop/fifthseasonart, http://www.myspace.com/mikegorilla737, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1643215799
Personal and Music websites: http://members.cox.net/mike.w.morgan and
Created original template design for 3’ x 5’ flag product at Fremont Die Consumer Products NFL: http://www.fremontdie.com/images/NFL%20Products/3%27x5%27_Flagsnfl/Jaguars%203%27%20x%205%27%20Flag.jpg
Musician in variety of instruments and styles.