Education:

2015              BFA, Magna Cume Lade, Sculpture, Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia  

2012                 Florence University of Arts - Florence, Italy

Professional Experience:

2017- Current Owner and Operator of Morgan Lugo Sculpture LLC.

2017-Current     Metalworker/Welder/Mold Maker, Inferno Art Foundry, Atlanta, GA

2017-Current     Fabrication Welder, Nucleus Sculpture Studios, Atlanta, GA

2017-2019     Steering Committee for The National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices Located at Sloss Furnaces in                                                              Birmingham, Alabama

2017                   Elysuim Exhibition and Performance Iron Pour, Berlin Art Week, Moving Poets, Berlin, Germany

2017                  Featured Artist, ARTitude Charity Gala, The Circle for Children, Atlanta, Georgia

2016                  Artist Assistant to George Beasley and Susanne Roewer, Elemental Attractions Exhibit, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2016                 Art Director on The Night Sitter, Feature Film- Nashville, Tennessee

2016                 Work Study Artist, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum - Slosberry, Indiana

2016                 Featured Artist, Makers for Standing Rock Charity Auction, Seattle, Washington

2015                 Intern, Herman Noack Bronze Foundry - Berlin, Germany    

2015                 Featured Artist, The Homer Fund, Home Depot - Atlanta, Georgia

2015                 Artist Assistant to Andrew Marsh and Gerry Masse, National Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art - Birmingham, Alabama

2015                Work Study artist at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum- Solsberry, Indiana

2014- 2015      Sculpture Shop Assistant, Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia 

2014                Artist Assistant to George Beasley and Matt Toole, 7th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art - Sabile, Latvia

2014                Work Study Artist, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum - Slosberry, Indiana 

2014                Artist Assistant to Karl Addison, The Atlanta Beltline - Atlanta, Georgia  

Artist Residencies:

2016               "Open Studio" Resident Artist, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum -Solsberry, Indiana

2015                Resident Artist, Gæsteatelier Hollufgård - Odense, Denmark

Exhibition History: 

Cast Iron Performance Pour (Molten Iron Performance): 

2018              Line of Work, Performance Iron pour with George Beasley, Susanne Roewer, Eden Jolly, Andreas Glaser, Karin Herrmann-Glaser, Lukas  Glaser, In conjunction with the "Lange Nacht Der Kunst" and the Kunstverein Kreis Gallery in Gütersloh, Germnay

Public Installations:

2017              Future Memories - Elysium Exhibition, Berlin Art Week, Moving Poets, Berlin, Germany

2016               Subconscious Self - Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, Indiana

Solo Shows:

2015              Headspace - Gæsteatelier Hollufgård - Odense, Denmark  

2014              Inside of “Mi Casa, Su Casa” - High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Group Shows:

2019 40 under 40: Next Generation of American Metal Artists, Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

2019 National Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices Steering Committee Show, Sloss Furnaces Historical Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama

2018 Art San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, California

2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finals, ZuCot Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Fest des Feuers, Glaser Studios, Basel, Switzerland

2018            Line of Work, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Germany

2018             In the Belly of the Beast: Second Degree, Stephen Smith Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama

2018             In the Belly of the Beast: First Degree, Stephen Smith Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama

2017             SPECTRUM MIAMI, Miami Art Week, Art Basel, DH Gallery of International Artists, Miami, Florida

2017              Elysium Exhibition and Performance Iron Pour, Berlin Art Week, Moving Poets, Berlin, Germany 

2017              National Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices Steering Committee Show, Sloss Furnaces Historical Landmark,                                                      Birmingham, Alabama

2017              Iron Tribe Invitational, Burris Hall Art Gallery of New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

2017              ARTitude Charity Auction and Gala - Atlanta, Georgia

2016             Intern Show - Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, Indiana

2016             Makers for Standing Rock Charity Auction - Seattle, Washington

2016             Featured Art, The Night Sitter, Feature Film, Los Angels, California 

2015             The Sculpture Garden- The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             Living Case- Eyedrum Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             Intern Show - Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, Indiana

2015             (In)Formel- The Low Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             Homer Foundation Charity Auction - Atlanta, Georgia

2015             New Kids on the Block- Mint Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             LadyFest: It's Perfectly O.K. to Kill Someone- Eyedrum Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             BFA Exit Show- Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

2015             Intern Show- Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, Indiana

2014             Dialog: Material- Further Polycontemporary Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Bibliography:

Published:

2018 PIKCHUR Magazine, Second Issue, “Artist Feature Morgan Lugo”, Annapolis, Maryland

2018            Von Rolf Birkholz, " Sprühende Funken, Gedichte im Garten", NW Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Germany 

2016              Madison Snelling, "Conversation with Morgan Lugo," MUD Magazine, Austin,Texas http://www.mudmagazine.co/art/#/morgan-lugo/

Online:

2018 VoyageATL, “Interesting People of Atlanta: Morgan Lugo”

http://voyageATL.com/interview/meet-morgan-lugo/

2018            VoyageATL, "Inspirational Stories of Atlanta: Morgan Lugo of Morgan Lugo Sculpture in East Atlanta."

                    http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet morgan-lugo-morgan-lugo-sculpture-east-atlanta/

2018            Chelsea, Steverson, "Leading Lady of ATL, Morgan Lugo is a True Jane of All Trades.", C4 Atlanta, 

                      https://c4atlanta.org/2018/03/leading-lady-morgan-lugo/

2014              Leisa Rich, “Review: Dialog: Material,” Arts Atlanta, www.artsatl.com

Affiliated Organizations:

2013-2015    Vice President of Edgewood Sculpture Form

Awards:

2015             3rd in show, Sculpture Garden Exhibition, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Scholarships: 

2010-2014    HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship 

2012             IEF International Study Abroad Scholarship

2010             Georgia Student Hockey Leauge Scholarship 

Artist Talks:

2018            University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2015             Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, Odense, Denmark

Panel Discussions: 

2018              "Women of Metal", Stephen Smith Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama