Morgan Ritter

Public Art Exhibitions & Collections Specialist


Morgan is an artist, poet, and arts worker. She serves as RACC’s Public Art Exhibitions & Collections Coordinator and has been responsible for the sensitive care of art and arts spaces for over 13 years within the majority of Portland’s non-profit arts institutions. Her dedication to the arts is motivated by her personal ethos, centered on the protection of vulnerable forms and their representation in society. She has organized exhibitions, publications, and events with poets, emerging, and marginalized artists.

She is an artist and poet originally from a small town in Wisconsin referred to by locals as “the donut hole” and went on to grow up in Southern California. Morgan has lived in Northeast Portland since 2007. Morgan’s art practice consists of sculpture, installation, books, video, poetry, and performance. Her art work is generated through reconfiguring and reworking found materials, used without hierarchy. She utilizes clay sourced from muddy puddles, oil pastels, html, junk mail, or cat furniture. Her work has been exhibited in a light bulb store and an orchard as well as venues such as Artists Space (NY), Shanaynay (Paris), PICA, The Whitney Biennial 2017 (NY), and MoMA (NY). She is the recipient of grants from Oregon Arts Commission and Foundation for Contemporary Art, among others. She has attended several residencies including Anderson Ranch and Ken Kesey’s Farm.