Morgan Gilbreath

  • Prayer Crate

    Prayer Crate

    Cast Liturgical Candles Here, I hand-cast blessed liturgical candles into a milk-crate, representing people's prayers being manifested into what I consider to be the most useful and democratic object of storage and transportation. Size: 1’x1’x1’ 2014

  • Covering (The Space Between)

    Covering (The Space Between)

    Glass Shards Collected from the Streets of Philadelphia, Carpet

  • Ecstacy - Morgan Gilbreath

    Ecstacy - Morgan Gilbreath

    Found and Reconstructed Trophies; 2013

  • Victory, 2014

    Victory, 2014

    Recycled Bottles Cut, Kiln-Fused, and Hot-Manipulated In this experiment, I dissected discarded beer bottles into sections and fused them together in a kiln. I then took it out of the kiln at a molten state, and let the glass naturally stretch, separate, and sag - thus resulting in a three-dimensional, twisting, wing-like sculpture. Size: Approx. 1’x1’x2’ 2014

Morgan Gilbreath

Morgan Gilbreath Photo credit Stephanie Price

Morgan Gilbreath is a glass and mixed-media installation artist whose work deals with the intersections between religion, labor, and urban life, and art. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Glass, a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Certificate in Community Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Morgan most recently returned from helping to set up a new glass studio in Dubai, UAE and spent the summer as a Teaching Assistant at Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has shown work at various galleries in Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, and Seattle, WA. Morgan currently lives and works out of a private studio in Philadelphia, PA.