Nadia Rea Morales is a contemporary artist and educator living in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico in 1989, shortly after her family migrated to Park City, Utah where she spent most of her young life. As an adult she lived Salt Lake City where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in photography from Westminster College. She is heavily influenced by her Mexican traditions and Catholic background, calling dominant narratives about gender, sex and ethnicity into question. While navigating complex social and political spaces, she often strives to achieve balance between her native culture and her American upbringing. She is inspired by both worlds but feels most comfortable living in pursuit of her own voice. Nadia is the first generation in her family to pursue a master’s degree, receiving her MFA in the Mount Royal School of Art from MICA. She currently works as an art educator in a residential school for adolescence with behavioral and emotional disabilities while also maintaining and active art practice.
February 13, 2020