"I've always believed that art is always inside the artist" - R. T. Morgan
   
 
 
RT Morgan

R. T. Morgan
Born: Rome, Georgia, 1960
Majored in art marketing and production, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC and Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Apprenticed under professional sculptor in 1986
R.T. has maintained a professional artist studio full time in the Appalachian Mountains since 186. His art is represented in galleries in the southeast and is placed in corporate and private collections throughout the world. In 2002, R.T. Morgan Art Gallery; a 1750 square foot gallery showcasing various artists as well as R.T., was established in downtown West Jefferson, NC.

       
 

"Since I've been a professional sculptor and artist for two decades and involved in art for over thirty years, many people have concluded that I'm reaching my "full potential". This thought is totally inconveivable for me. Though middle-aged, I'm still a child with much to learn.

I've always believed that art is always inside the artist. His thoughts are almost constantly working the realm of art. Always designing, redesigning, creating, problem solving and dreaming. Artists must sort through these ever expanding thoughts and make the decisions as to which ones he wishes others to see. Only, then, when a physical product has occurred is it labeled "art". For myself, "full potential" is an unattainable goal. How can one reach such a point, when time is so limited but minds are not? In one lifetime an artist can create thousands of works, yet there are still thousands more in his mind that will only be seen by him.

 

"I've always believed in what I create. I know it to be born of me.. to be pure.
Art is true expressions, but physically, is a short statement."

Awards & Exhibits 
Award of Excellence, Art Festival Bethel, St. Petersbury, FL 1999
First Place, Venice Festival of the Arts, Venice, FL, 1998
Three Man Show, Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC 1998
Two Man Show, Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC 1997
Full Page article, Collectors Mart Magazine, 1996
Sculpture "Reaching for the Sun" used by Blowing Rock Stage Company as centerpiece for their production of
"The Cocktail Hour", 1992
Two Man Show with renowned artist Joe Miller, Blowing Rock, NC, 1991
Work on Cover of "Sunshine Artist", 1991
First Place, Brushy Mountain Arts Festival, Wilkesboro, NC, 1991
Best in Show, Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC, 1990
Best in Show, 3rd Annual Venice Art Fest, Venice, FL, 1990
Award of Merit, Northwest Artist League, juried exhibit, 1989
Televised by Channel 36 WCNC, Charlotte, NC, 1989
Best in Show, Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC, 1988
Third Place, Octoberfest on the Square, Hickory, NC, 1988
Two Man Show, Wilkes Art Gallery, N. Wilkesboro, NC, 1988
One Man Show, Scotland County Arts Council, NC, 1988
Member of Tri State Scupltors, 1987
Sculpture appearance in "Architectural Digest"
Between 1986 - 1998, R. T. Morgan has been involved in over 200 indoor and outdoor art shows along the East Coast and the Midwest.

R. T. has dedicated most of his adult life to the creation of art in both two and three dimensions. His flair for variety in his work has helped him to create hundreds of artworks in several mediums. Having worked mainly in stone from 1986 to the late 1990's, he decided it was time to add new mediums to his art. The artist began working in steel and stainless steel as well as returning to his childhood passion of painting. Since that time, his works in metals and on canvas have brought Morgan not only another avenue of expression but many new collectors from around the corporate world.

 
 
 
 
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