Within her first year of life, Catherine Morgan was diagnosed with a challenging organic deficiency. Many experts doubted her capability to lead an ordinary life, but with her parents’ devotion and tenacity, and her own acute intelligence and determination, together they prevailed.
At an early age, Catherine’s artistic eye captured things that those around her missed. She saw forms, textures, colors, and patterns and began to express her vision in sketching, depicting voluminous dresses and costumes. Frequent artistic encounters at festivals, museums and galleries kept her inspired and constantly expressing what she saw with her notable and flourishing imagination. She was also encouraged by other artists, including her great friend, Anne Kinder.
By the time Catherine graduated from high school, she knew she wanted to pursue art as a career. Art is Catherine’s healing path into a world of her own expressions.
Catherine was accepted by the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and graduated in 1998, having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in photography. Upon graduation, and after moving to Houston, she and her family hatched the idea of a residential artists’ facility. This would allow her to thrive in an artistic community and have other craft artists join her. In 2015 Catherine moved her studio home where she is able to create in many media. She has expressed her art in ceramics, fiber, glass, and watercolor. Catherine is immersed now in acrylics and most currently digital painting.
Catherine Morgan and Perry Price at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon, May 2022.
Video Courtesy Catherine Morgan and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.