Morgan Rose Free is a Canadian artist predominantly working in sculptural assemblage. Her conceptual interests lie in human engagement with the outside world, often grappling with ideas around our current climate crisis, engagement with public spaces (both natural and human made), and how the digital age has affected these relationships. Based in Columbus OH, she is a cofounder of Dream Clinic Project Space. She has exhibited in solo, group and two person exhibitions across North America and has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Bunker Projects, Terrain Exhibitions at Enos Park, and ACRE Projects. In 2019 she received a Research and Creation Grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. She received her MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University in 2017 and her BFA in Fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design with honors in 2012.
“I take a patchwork of images and stories and express the emotion of them through my abstract painting in an effort to bring cohesion. Color, form, and texture are elements that reverberate as I work – fashioning a blank surface into a finished sensation. I build layers of color and emotional experience. I gather. I invent. I apply. I adjust until the image has fully fabricated and I have captured the emotional atmosphere and intricacies that stories unweave and then weave again.”