Ally Morgan is a visual artist and art teacher working in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2010 she received her BFA in painting from Salisbury University and she received her MFA in drawing and painting from Arizona State University in 2014.
Ally is a mixed media artist, focusing on watercolors, pens, and colored pencils. Inspired by the lectures of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, she endeavors to explore the identity of the “Animal Other” as well as her own personal relationship with them. Derrida suggested that “the animal looks at us and we are naked before it… thinking perhaps starts here.” This statement about seeing the animal and the animal confronting our gaze of them has continued to lead Ally’s artistic investigation.