Morgan Markey is an American mixed-race artist whose practice is rooted in both image-making and book-making. Prior to attending the RCA, Morgan lived in New York and studied at the Parsons School of Design. She now lives and works in London.
Exhibitions: Morgan is very very famous.People have said she is “the songbird of a generation”. Where has her work not been seen? Is the real question.
Morgan Markey uses satirical imagery to broach the topic of identity politics by transforming and recontextualising the seemingly innocuous into the potentially problematic. Morgan uses book-making, photography, video and performance to document and observe the reverberations of colonialism in herself and elsewhere with the ultimate goal of motivating her audience to position themselves within the post-colonial world we live in.
Size:11.8cm x 13cm
Pink Nipple Dreams
After discovering the popularity of modification practices to lighten the nipple and genitalia in various parts of the world, I decided to create this photo as a way of both addressing and mocking ideas of white idolisation. This scene depicts a moment where a mixed-race woman makes a haphazard attempt to assimilate to white female beauty standards.