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Morgan O’Hara: Catalog of works

O’Hara, Morgan

Morgan O'Hara was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Japan, earned a Master's Degree in Art from California State University at Los Angeles, and had her first solo exhibition in the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1978. She began working internationally in performance art festivals in 1989, did her first site specific wall drawings at De Fabriek in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and began the practice of the Japanese martial art, aikido, all in the same year. She teaches master classes in drawing and the psychology of creativity in art academies in the US, Europe and Asia. O'Hara has done many international residencies including two sessions at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. She is recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Gottleib Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Leon Levy Foundation, the David and Rosamond Putnam Travel Fund and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. Her work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including: Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Czech National Gallery, Prague; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Hood Museum of Art - Dartmouth College, New Hampshire; the Moravian Gallery, Wannieck Gallery and the Janacek Museum, all in Brno, Czech Republic; Macau Art Museum, Macau, China, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Olomouc Museum of Art, Czech Republic, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit OZW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Her permanent site specific wall drawings can be found in the Macau Art Museum, Macau, China; The Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan and the Free University OZW Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. O'Hara lived in Europe for 25 years (Berlin and Paris, Italy for 21). O'Hara became a member of the Elizabeth Foundation in 2010.



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September 27, 2013


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