Janet Morgan

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Lights of the Temple. Mixed media on paper, 26" x 40", 2014
The Hanging Woman. Mixed media on paper, 26" x 40", 2014
Easy. Mixed media on paper, 26" x 40", 2015
The Grounding Cord. Mixed media on paper, 26" x 40", 2013
The Dynamic Center. Mixed media on paper, 26" x 40", 2014
Artist's Statement

My artwork is grounded in the body, the kinesthetic: movement, music, and dance -- and also in its subtle forces -- emotional, spiritual and humorous energies. The quest to reveal the underlying energy source runs through all of my work-- landscape and figurative painting, books, environmental pageant art, dance and teaching. And why is this art work be important? We live in a time of much anger and violence, with communication often disembodied. The disconnect between ourselves and the natural world is causing serious problems. We need to come home to our bodies, our animal-ness, our human-ness, our body-temples. Being a human being fully inhabiting our bodies as part of Gaia gives us knowledge of ourselves and our home, with the opportunity for healing and connection. see http://janetmorgan.net


Morgan has painted all over the world, from Antarctica to Kyrgyzstan. She has illustrated books, made celebration and theatrical art and has had over 100 exhibitions. She worked for 18 years as an Expressive Arts Therapist with adult cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She has depicted hundreds of deities in her large paintings, reimagining the traditional ones and inventing new ones. Her work is inspired by a desire to find the underlying energy sources in and around us, in nature, in the human and in the divine. Her work has been widely exhibited, from the National Museum of Art of Kyrgyzstan to Burning Man. She has taught at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, the Art Students League and will teach this fall the the Rubin Museum of Art. She has done many artists in residences, among them Death Valley National Park, The Omega Institute, Babayan in Turkey and Electric Island in Georgian Bay, Canada.