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Nadia Rea Morales

Artist Bio

Nadia Rea Morales is a Mexican artist living in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico in 1989, shortly after her family migrated to Park City, Utah where she spent most of her young life before moving to Salt Lake City. She is heavily influenced by her Mexican traditions and Catholic background, and often strives to achieve balance between her native culture and her American upbringing. She is inspired by both worlds, but feels most comfortable living as a neutral being in pursuit of her own voice. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in photography from Westminster College and plans is currently working towards her MFA in the Mount Royal School of art at MICA. Artist Website
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Artist Statement

Ars Longa Vita Brevis is Latin for “Art is Long, Life is Short” This blog is the embodiment of that notion. It is a personal celebration of mark making, self-investigation and blurring the lines between life and art. First and foremost I am an artist. I am a photographer, painter and sculptor but I am also a teacher, an activist, a feminist. The many titles I carry help fuel my creative process and provide inspiration. The other parts of my life may not be “art” in the traditional sense but I see them as such. Life and art are two equal parts of the same coin. To me there is no distinction between the two. A funny family anecdote, an interaction with one of my students or vulgar banter with my friends all play a part in my creative development. Ars Longa Vita Brevis is my artistic platform for sharing and documenting my battle with self-expression and self-exposure. I have a compulsion to work with my hands, a strong desire to create and a great need to understand my compulsion and desire. Because I feel that I am not a person that can easily articulate what I have to say with words, I choose to express myself by creating visual work. Making art is my means of communication. I feel that words do their job, but what I am trying to do says a lot more. I want people to feel something, not think something when they interact with my work.