Morgan DeLuna was born and raised in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and relocated to Southern California in 2004. Growing up in a family of ethnic and religious diversity DeLuna’s interest in humanity, specifically our similarities regardless of our differences, started early on. She explored these ideas throughout her adolescence and early adulthood via visual and performing arts. In 2013 DeLuna began studying digital photography finding that the mediums ability to produce a perception of reality spoke better to what she was looking to express. For the majority of her work DeLuna focuses on the relationship between appearance and identity; how we see and present ourselves and how others receive us. 


Morgan DeLuna - CV

Born, 1981 Minneapolis, Minnesota, resides in Southern California

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

2018 Sensorium by Vanguard Culture, San Diego, CA

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

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

Juried Group Exhibitions

2018 CorpoRealities, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

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

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

Guest Speaker and Interviews

2018 Keep the Channel Open: Episode 63: 

podcast interview with Mike Sakasegawa 

http://www.keepthechannelopen.com/

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

http://www.openshow.org/en/sandiego/604

Articles & Reviews

The Coronado Times (Online), Bridgeworthy, Chris Kelly, April 24, 2018 https://coronadotimes.com/news/2018/04/24/bridgeworthy-san-diego-art-institute-presents-about-face/

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

2018 Honorable Mention, Women Seen by Women - Special    Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, The Photography Gala 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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