Morgan DeLuna was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today she lives and works in Southern California.

Morgan began investigating topics relating to identity, appearance, and human connection from a young age as a result of growing up in a multicultural, interfaith family in the Midwest.

Having a background in the performing arts, Morgan incorporates narrative and research into her photographic practice to further explore themes of the human condition and liminal space.

Morgan's work has been exhibited in spaces nationally and internationally, including the San Diego Art Institute, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and Gallery FotoNostrum in Barcelona. In addition to exhibitions, her work has been published in SHOTS Magazine and Diffusion Annual.


1981 born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, lives and works in Southern California

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

2023    Awagami International  Miniprint  Exhibition 2023, Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, Tokushima, Japan

2023    Perceive You 2, Shoebox Projects: Online Exhibition, Juried/Curated by Kristine Schomaker

2023    Athenaeum's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried by Isabel Casso, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library: Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries, La Jolla, CA

2021    A Show of Hands, Don't Take Pictures, online exhibition

2020    Strong Strong Women, The Frame Maker, San Diego, CA

2020  The 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Rebecca Robertson, and Analy Werbin, Gallery FotoNostrum, Barcelona, Spain

2019    PAISANOS trashumantes, creadores anacrónicos... de origen disímil (Traveling Exhibition), Mexican Consulate, San Bernardino, CA

2019    Photographs in Conversation, online exhibition, Lenscratch, May 31, 2019

2019    Woman/Self, The Photographer's Eye: A Creative Collective, Escondido, CA

2019    Americans, Juried by Paula Tognarelli, The Rankin Arts Photography Center (RAPC) at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2019    LOVE &/or FEAR, LACP/Freewaves/LACE, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018)-The Bourbon Room, Lafayette Hotel, San Diego, CA

2018    Sensorium by Vanguard Culture, Idea1 Apartments, San Diego, CA

2018    ABOUT-FACE, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2018    The 5th Biennial Of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona, Spain 

2018    CorpoRealities, PH21 GalleryBudapest, Hungary

2018    Women Seen By Women, Galeria Valid Foto BCN, Barcelona, Spain

2017    Size Matters, Medium Festival of Photography, San Diego, CA

2017    Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017)-The Waiting Room, Lafayette Hotel, 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

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


2019  Winner, 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Self-Portrait: Women Seen by Women-NorahJuried by Elizabeth Avedon, Rebecca Robertson, and Analy Werbin 

2018    Honorable Mention, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Self-Portrait Series-Phenotype

2017    Honorable Mention, Women Seen by Women - Special Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Lina-American from WE WALK TALL The Photography Gala Awards

2017    Second Place Award, Vista Visions 2017


The Business of Fine Art Photography: Art Markets, Galleries, Museums, Grant Writing, Conceiving and Marketing Your Work Globally (1st ed.)Thomas Werner, Routledge, 2023, p. 225-226

Bravura Journal, 2021 Edition, Palomar College, p. 13, 94

Diffusion, Volume X | Print Annual, Blue Mitchell, One Twelve Publishing, 2021, p. 41, 115, 116

SHOTS Magazine, Issue No.145 - Fall 2019: "The Journey." p. 9

Articles, Reviews, Features, & Interviews

CanvasRebel Magazine (online), "Meet Morgan DeLuna." Amy Flores, October 16, 2023

One Twelve Publishing (online), "Poignant Portfolio no. 36: Morgan DeLuna." Blue Mitchell, April 11, 2022

Magagagagazine 2021, Interview with Xavier Vasquez, May 29, 2021

SHOUTOUT SOCAL (online), "Meet Morgan DeLuna-Photographic Artist." Patrick Harris, December 21, 2020

APA: San Diego Chapter (online), "Meet a Member ." Member Interview with APA San Diego, October 12, 2020

LACP (online), "Member of the Month." September 2020

art and cake (online), "Artist Profile: Morgan DeLuna."written by Genie Davis, published by Kristine Schomaker, December 12, 2019

SD Voyager (online), "Art & Life with Morgan DeLuna." Patrick Harris, October 24, 2018

Lenscratch (online), "Morgan DeLuna: Phenotype." Amanda Dahlgren, September 19, 2018

The Coronado Times (online), "Bridgeworthy." Chris Kelly, April 24, 2018

Keep the Channel Open: "Episode 63": podcast interview with Mike Sakasegawa, April 11, 2018

Modern Luxury Magazine (online), "7 Top Art Influencers." Angela Ashman, December 1, 2016

Speaking Engagements

2023  Precieve Me 2:  Recorded Artist Talk (58:36) Online group "exhibition of figurative self-portraits exploring the ideas of identity, vulnerability, empowerment, and perception." Curated by Kristine Schomaker

2023    Guest speaker, Palomar College Media Days, "The Anatomy of the Creative Process," Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2021    Guest panelist, Culture & Cause: Highlighting Women in Photography, APA San Diego and MOPA, Online, San Diego, CA

2020    Guest speaker, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

2020    Guest speaker, Portfolio taught by Donna Cosentino, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2019    Presenter at Open Show LA #51, hosted at Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Guest speaker, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2018    Presenter at Open Show San Diego #7 hosted by Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA


2022     Palomar College, Photography, Associate of Arts

2012     UC San Diego Extended Studies, Art and the Creative Process, Certificate of Achievement

Mentorship Program

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

Using Format