I was born and raised in Western Colorado. After receiving my BFA in Printmaking from the University of Denver in 2001 I pursued further printmaking education at Metropolitan State College of Denver. In 2005 I completed my MFA in Printmaking at Wichita State University. I currently teach Lithography and Drawing as an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University and am the Vice-President of the Mid-America Print Council.
As an artist I have exhibited nationally and internationally, frequently participating in print portfolios, and have work featured in several permanent collections. While my parents still boast the largest collection of Morgan Price original artworks, I am steadily unleashing larger and larger quantities of prints upon the general populace. When not printing I can be found scouring local thrift and antique stores or riding my bike.
“It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.”
-Worried Man Blues American folk song
The thoughts that keep me awake late at night and sit like a lump of lead in the pit of my stomach have a way of seeping into my artwork. While these concerns are often personal, I believe they also reflect the fears, pressures, and anxieties of contemporary society. We exist in a nervous time- environmentally, politically, and socially our world is changing at unprecedented rates while technology grants us constant access to crises taking place around the globe. The specific worries of an individual may vary but the experience of fretting over the future is something shared by many.
Drawing inspiration from advertisements, printmaking history, cartoons, film, and literature, I seek to tell stories that illustrate personal and societal ills. By giving a face to my bogeymen I strip them of their mystique, exposing the roots that gave them rise. Blending the grotesque with the appealing, the serious with the humorous, I negotiate my ambivalence toward the progression of modern society. Working from my life and experiences, I worry my sore spots, seeking to pull from them moments of complicated beauty.