Morgan likes watching cult and horror movies in search of surprise and in contrast to her daily tasks. She is entirely too enthusiastic about costume competitions, the next bash she will throw, 80’s R&B, and never ceasing to learn something new. When she is not doing those things, she is creating objects and installations that embody her passion for living an unusual life.
Inspired by her upbringing in the South, television and film, and a longing to break the silence surrounding problematic subjects, Morgan’s work seeks to understand our censure around corporeal termination. Building narratives that leave the viewer orphaned in a mix of conflicted feelings, thoughts, and questions, her work brings deserved recognition to the topics of death and destruction.
Morgan Hill’s formal art education began at Memphis College of Art, where she focused in drawing. After a couple of years, her desire for design literacy led her to study interior and furniture design at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She earned her BFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking there and then spent a year assisting Mia Hall and serving as the Creative Director of the ESSE Purse Museum. Between 2015 and 2017 she completed the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Craft where she studied under Stoney Lamar, Brent Skidmore, Vivian Beer, and Rachel Meginnes. In the last five years, Morgan has been included in exhibits at Asheville Art Museum (North Carolina), Center for Art in Wood (Pennsylvania), Alabama Center for Architecture, and numerous collections.