Morgan Cristine (Flores)
Los Angeles, California
Morgan Cristine is a Mexican-Japanese-European-American visual artist and documentary filmmaker from California.
In her visual art explorations from 2020-2021, Morgan explores themes related to decolonization, art history, the everyday, detribalized Indigenous identity, and present-day relationships to land and the environment. Working with natural, non-toxic, recycled, and found materials, Morgan seeks to provide reflections of our unsustainable modern world, which means our disconnection from land and the (many) Indigenous point(s) of view, and possible "solutions through example" via the philosophy of her art practice.
As an abstract painter at her foundation, some of the above themes are reflected in Morgan's paintings more indirectly, and currently as an MFA Art Studio candidate at the University of California, Davis, Morgan has given herself to an exploratory process of material, and is still very much in the unknown with her work. Bodies of work from 2019 and before reflect her interest in natural, non-toxic, and reused materials, as well at the present moment, love, home, the temporary nature of life, and the environment. Morgan will be finding the language to uncover the linkages between her 2D and new 3D work, and looks forward to more discovery in the refinement of her practice in her second year of graduate school. (2022)
*Descriptions forthcoming regarding Morgan Cristine's documentary work.*