Morgan DeLuna was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and relocated to California in 2004. Growing up around a diverse group of people and beliefs she had a natural interest in what makes us different and the same. She explored these ideas throughout childhood via visual and performing arts. Morgan’s work as a photographic artist focuses on the relationship between appearance and identity; how we see and present ourselves and how that is received by others.

“I create work that I feel is personal and yet universal in theme. I am not solely seeking to express my own thoughts and ideas; I want to encourage and invite the viewers to find a meaning that is personal to them.”

Upcoming Events

Presenter at Open Show San Diego #7

February 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 09:00 PM at the Museum of Photographic Arts: Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 

Morgan DeLuna - CV

Born, 1981 Minneapolis, Minnesota, resides in Southern California

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Morgan DeLuna: Phenotype, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA

Juried Group Exhibitions

2017 Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017)-The Waiting Room, San Diego, CA

2017 Size Matters, San Diego, CA

2017 Vista Visions 2017, Vista Civic Center, Vista, CA

2016  Enlightened Lens, Hearth Rotating Gallery, San Marcos, CA

2015  Enlightened Lens, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery,CA

2015  Enlightened Lens, Hearth Rotating Gallery, San Marcos, CA

2014  Enlightened Lens, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, CA

2014  Invented Worlds, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN

2014  Palomar College Student Art and Photography Exhibition, San Marcos, CA

Articles & Reviews

Modern Luxury Magazine (Online), 7 Top Art Influencers, Angela Ashman, December 1, 2016 http://www.modernluxury.com/san-diego/features/7-top-art-influencers

Publications

2016   MODA 2016 Palomar College fashion magazine (Cover and featured fashion story)

2016   Bravura 2016 Annual Art and Literary Publication, Palomar College, Contributing Artist

Awards

2017 Second Place Award, Vista Visions 2017

2016  Finalist, Photographer's Forum magazine, Best of College & High School Photography 2016 

2015   San Diego County Fair, Best in Show - Monochrome - Student Showcase

2014  Partial scholarship of the Jack Iskin Photography Scholarship for Excellence in Photography

Education

2013-2017  Palomar College, San Marcos, California

2010-2012   University of California-San Diego, California, Certificate of Achievement -Art and theCreative Process

Mentorships/Residencies/Grants

2017 Far Sight, Mentorship program with scott b. davis - Medium Festival of Photography 

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