Ava Morton is an artist and writer born in Houston, Texas. She received a BA in Fine arts and a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has most recently been practicing in Portland, Oregon by participating in local artist collectives and alternative pop-up galleries as well as non-profit art outreach programs. Her work has been published in the student literary arts magazine, The Catalyst.
Morton’s writing and artistic practices are entwined and often focus on (re)contextualization, subversion, and affect. She is interested in exploring the intersection of art and science from a critical perspective, integrating the two to create a dynamic analysis of visual culture. Her most recent research takes a particular interest in linguistics and communication. Morton is currently a first year dual degree candidate in the Masters of Fine Arts program and the Visual and Critical Studies program at California College of the Arts.