Morgan Blair


b. 1986, Worcester, MA
Lives and works in Queens, NY

Morgan Blair creates paintings with airbrush and sand or matte medium that exist in a realm of quasi abstraction and digital aesthetics. Often taking inspiration from claymation and sketching out the painting with clay, the paintings have a 3D sculptured quality to them that defies resolution. Their word-jazz spam titles pile a bunch of nonsense ideas from the internet in your head, but only further baffle your notion of what you might be looking at. A challenging palette and proliferation of bright gradients make the works feel screenic and other-worldly.

Her first solo show TL: DR was September, 2017, her second full gallery show I’m Holding A Sword. And An Axe. I’m Gonna Do Nothing. is October, 2019. Blair has exhibited at Paul Kasmin, The Journal Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, Thierry Goldberg and Andrew Rafacz among others. She recently completed an 140ft mural in The Netherlands for Stichting Street Art Foundation and a giant curved mural at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY



2008 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Illustration

Select Exhibitions


36 Paintings, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY



Zona Maco, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico

Artifacts, Nevven, Gothenburg, Sweden

Slow Drip, Resort, Baltimore, MD

Paperview, The Hole, New York, NY

Post Analog Studio, The Hole, New York, NY

Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY


Seed, Paul Kasmin, New York, NY

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

UNTITLED Art Fair, The Hole, Miami Beach, FL

CODE Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

Zona Maco, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico

Seinfelds, Tennis Elbow, Brooklyn, NY

Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

My Jaw Dropped, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

Shapeshifters, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Harper’s Books at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

The Likes of Us, Growroom Showroom, Brooklyn, NY

Hide And Go Chic, Rover Gallery, Chicago, IL


TL;DR, The Hole, New York, NY

Morgan Blair, Kate Klingbeil and Caroline Larsen, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Extra-cultural surprise, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Unfamiliar Again, Contemporary Women Abstractions, Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA

Small Enough to Keep Me Happy, Big Enough to Keep Me Occupied, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Optically Topical, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY

Along a River of Sapphire Pools, Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Shampoo Effect, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

Hunting for Punchlines, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York, NY

Please Mr. Postman, Essex Flowers mailbox, New York, NY (curated by Won Eh)

The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY

No Vacancy, Squat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Alt/Esc)

Failed Evolution, Spreak Break Art Fair, New York, NY

Ocotillo, Stella Elkins Gallery at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Object and Influence, Hygienic Art, New London, CT


The River, ROE Projects at Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

Deviants Are Often Sacrificed To Increase Group Solidarity, Emma Gellar Green, Brooklyn, NY BOSCO, ROE Projects Pop Up at 99 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Never Far Away, LVL3, Chicago, IL

Velvet Ropes, GIFC Worldwide at Forsyth Studio, New York, NY

How High?, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

Television, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Deal With It, Maake Magazine, Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA

AB FAB 3, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

30 Under 30ish, Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, NY

Got It For Cheap, Copenhagen, NYC, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, LA

Geo-Necro, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

Slippery Slope, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA


Blood and Sand, Mountain, Brooklyn, NY

Thick As Paper Thin, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY Lorax Poems, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Pattern ::: Chaos, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

NEWD Art Fair, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


DucksLA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA Inaugural Group Show, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

Shape Scapes, Calico, Brooklyn, NY

Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Decade of Decadunce, Cinders Projects at Dossier Outpost, New York, NY

Wildlife, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

Dirty Fingers, Cinders Projects, Long Island City, NY Sammiches, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, B.C.


Black Foliage, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

Where My Cones At? 2, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, CA

Black Foliage, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY


Subliminal Sunlight, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY

It Is As It Was, Good Press, Mono, Glasgow, Scotland


Museums Anthology, Islington Mill, Salford, Greater Manchester UK 2009 First Matter, By Appointment of By Chance, Brooklyn, NY

Picture Plane, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

Select Publications


Mike Lesuer, “Situating the In – Joke  Canvases of Morgan Blair,”  FLOOD Magazine, July 16


Juxtapoz #199


SPRTS, Endless Editions, New York, NY


Cinders Gallery Artist of the Month Interviews Zine

Exotics, Chris Golden 2013 Packet Biweekly #016

The Liner Magazine No. 2

Sammiches, Star Gods Press, Vancouver, Canada Happiness #3

Sundance Film Festival A to Z, Todd Olham for Sundance


Museums Press Anthology, Museums Press, Glasgow, United Kingdom 2010 The Open Daybook, Mark Batty Publisher

Faesthetic #13

Showpaper #71

3×3 Illustration Annual No. 6