Kari Morgan is a full-time Entrepreneur, Sculptor, Painter, and Designer, whose clear passion for art and mixed media emerged in her early childhood. Her background is Nisga’a from the house of Kw’isk'ayn, European, and Metis. While studying under master carvers, Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan, and Ken McNeil, Morgan received The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art Advanced Diploma.
Morgan believes traditional art is more than just the visual language for the people of the Northwest, she also believes it is medicine for the soul. She is honored to be practicing her traditional arts and has so much gratitude for all the people who have kept these practices alive, even through all the attempts to remove this knowledge from history. Morgan enjoys learning and challenging herself, and while discovering more about her traditions she is also discovering what it means to be a Native woman practicing art in the modern world. Morgan sees the importance of sharing knowledge and aims to display the strengths of her culture and people through her art and to entice positive narrative change.
Morgan has displayed artwork in various shows at The Museum of Northern British Columbia, Lester Center of the Arts, Terrace Art Gallery, Smithers Art Gallery, The Kitimat Museum, The Nisga’a Museum, The Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver, and the Stonington Gallery in Seattle where she has also held a Solo Exhibition “Post-Apocalyptic” in April 2022. Morgan has instructed multiple artist talks and art practice workshops throughout the Northwest in various schools and locations.
“I hope to inspire future generations to find their potential, and to get to know their heritage and traditions. I aim to educate people and change people’s perspectives. I am on a personal path to self love and appreciation while reclaiming my identity. I believe that the more others see people embracing who they are and creating their own paths in life, the more they may be inspired to do the same. And it is my hope that this shows through everything I create.”